Risk Warning: CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 76.56% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

76.56% of retail CFD accounts lose money.

Risk Warning: CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 76.56% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Never Miss a Trading Opportunity with JustMarkets’ Extended Trading Hours

Forex is a decentralized market that operates through various world financial centers. Since these financial centers are located in different time zones, for account types, the Forex market is open 24 hours a day, five days a week from 00:05:00 (GMT+2) Mondays till 23:59:00 (GMT+2) Fridays. Every day from 23:59:59 (GMT+2) till 00:05:00 (GMT+2) the market is closed. Friday is the last day of the currency market operations because large market participants, including various financial institutions, large funds, companies, and banks, are closed for the weekend.

Trading Hours

Since JustMarkets offers trading not only FX currency pairs but also indices, shares, metals, and energies, trading hours of a single trading instrument may differ. Please see the schedule of market hours for various trading instruments:

FX Currency Pairs
Name Monday (GMT+2) Tuesday (GMT+2) Wednesday (GMT+2) Thursday (GMT+2) Friday (GMT+2)
All FX pairs 00:05 – 23:59 00:05 – 23:59 00:05 – 23:59 00:05 – 23:59 00:05 – 23:59
USDRON 00:05 – 18:59 00:05 – 18:59 00:05 – 18:59 00:05 – 18:59 00:05 – 18:59
Metals
Name Monday (GMT+2) Tuesday (GMT+2) Wednesday (GMT+2) Thursday (GMT+2) Friday (GMT+2)
XAGUSD 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59
XAUEUR 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59
XAUUSD 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59
XAUAUD 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59
XAGAUD 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59
Indices
Name Monday (GMT+2) Tuesday (GMT+2) Wednesday (GMT+2) Thursday (GMT+2) Friday (GMT+2)
AU200 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59
ES35 09:00-20:59 09:00-20:59 09:00-20:59 09:00-20:59 09:00-20:59
EU50 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59
FR40 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59
HK50 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59
JP225 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59
UK100 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59
US100 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59
US30 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59
US500 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59
DE40 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59
Energies
Name Monday (GMT+2) Tuesday (GMT+2) Wednesday (GMT+2) Thursday (GMT+2) Friday (GMT+2)
XNGUSD 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59
WTI 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59 01:00-23:59
BRENT 03:00-23:59 03:00-23:59 03:00-23:59 03:00-23:59 03:00-23:59
Shares
Name Monday (GMT+2) Tuesday (GMT+2) Wednesday (GMT+2) Thursday (GMT+2) Friday (GMT+2)
US Shares 16:30-22:59 16:30-22:59 16:30-22:59 16:30-22:59 16:30-22:59
UK Shares 10:01-14:00, 14:02-18:29 10:01-14:00, 14:02-18:29 10:01-14:00, 14:02-18:29 10:01-14:00, 14:02-18:29 10:01-14:00, 14:02-18:29
EU Shares 10:02-18:29 10:02-18:29 10:02-18:29 10:02-18:29 10:02-18:29
Сryptocurrencies
Name Monday (GMT+2) Tuesday (GMT+2) Wednesday (GMT+2) Thursday (GMT+2) Friday (GMT+2) Saturday (GMT+2) Sunday (GMT+2)
All cryptocurrencies 00:05-23:59 00:05-23:59 00:05-23:59 00:05-23:59 00:05-23:59 00:05-12:00,
19:00-23:59
00:05-23:59

JustMarkets is constantly improving its services and expanding the range of trading instruments, so only the main tools are indicated above, and the list may be not complete. If you haven’t found the necessary instrument in the table, you can always check its schedule in the MT4/MT5 trading terminal → Specification of the needed trading instrument.

Also, please note that the trading hours of a trading instrument may change because of holidays or other reasons. We publish all the changes in the trading schedule in Our news section.

Trading Sessions

There are several Forex trading sessions with different schedules. During each session, a particular currency experiences high volatility.

Session City Open (EET*) Close (EET*)
Pacific Sydney 0:00 9:00
Asian Tokyo 2:00-3:00 11:00-12:00
European London 10:00 19:00
American New York 15:00-16:00 0:00-1:00

* Eastern European time: GMT+2 winter; GMT+3 summer

  • Pacific Trading Session

    Forex starts its session with the Pacific region on Monday at local time. This session is low-volatile, and this is the most peaceful time in the market.

  • Asian Trading Session

    The Asian session follows the Pacific session. Currency pairs that include USD, EUR, JPY, and AUD are traded actively during these hours. The high trading volume of AUD takes place due to the time intersection with the Pacific session.

  • European Trading Session

    The opening of the European session starts in financial centers such as Frankfurt, Zürich, and Paris. Trading gets even more active when it comes to London. The activity fades away during lunchtime but then resumes by evening. Fairly strong volatility may be noticed during the European session because the European zone has a significant money turnover.

  • American Trading Session

    The most active time in the foreign exchange market is the beginning of the American session because it combines the opening hours of New York Stock Exchange and the afternoon renewal of trading in Europe. Fundamental news of high importance are released at the beginning of the American session. It is characterized by high activity, especially on Friday before the market is closed.

How to Use This Info in Practice?

To make use of knowing the Forex trading hours, mind the following tips:
  • The highest trading activity is observed during the European and American sessions, so this is the best time to trade. In those hours, most transactions are carried out, and trading spreads are the lowest.
  • You may also notice that some trading sessions overlap, so during these hours, volatility is usually the highest.
  • In the Asian session, the Japanese yen is the most traded.
  • The activity in the European session is the highest during two periods: 10:00-14:00 and 15:00-19:00 EET.
  • Be careful during the “thin” market – a transitional time between sessions when there is insufficient liquidity to maintain a stable price chart, i.e., strong impulses are possible.
  • During the New Year rally, large banks and exchanges are closed for holidays; companies withdraw funds for summing up the results and reporting. This is a long “thin” market when you need to be extremely careful.
  • The gap often follows the market opening after the weekend, so we recommend you protect your funds by placing Stop Loss and Take Profit orders or even close all positions on Friday.

Trading Schedule Changes

Trading schedules may change because of Christmas, US Independence Day, Labour Day, etc. During some holidays, when markets are closed, trading is not carried out. In other cases, market hours may be shifted.

JustMarkets always publishes the updated trading schedule if the market hours change. You can find the updates in the News section. Please follow our news to be aware of any scheduled shifts. We recommend you take trading schedule changes into account as you may need to revise your trading plan if, for example, low liquidity is expected in the market.

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