Trading.com Trading Hours
Trading sessions from
Sunday 22:05 GMT to
Friday 21:50 GMT
More Activity, More Possibilities
The forex market is open 24 hours a day, and it is important to know which are the most active trading periods.
For instance, if we take a less active period between 5 pm – 7 pm EST, after New York closes and before Tokyo opens, Sydney will be open for trading but with more modest activity than the three major sessions (London, US, Tokyo). Consequently, less activity means less financial opportunity. If you want to trade currency pairs like EUR/USD, GBP/USD or USD/CHF you will find more activity between 8 am – 12 am when both Europe and the United States are active.
Alertness and Opportunity
Other forex trading hours to watch out for are the release times of government reports and official economic news. Governments issue timetables for when exactly these news releases take place, but they do not coordinate releases between the different countries.
It is thus worth finding out about the economic indicators published in the different major countries, as these coincide with the most active moments of forex trading. Such increased activity means bigger opportunities in currency prices, and sometimes orders are executed at prices that differ from those you expected.
As a trader, you have two main options: either include the news periods in your forex trading hours, or decide to deliberately suspend trading during these periods. Whichever alternative you opt for, you should take a pro-active approach when prices suddenly change during a news release.
Trading.com trading hours are between Sunday 22:05 GMT and Friday 21:50 GMT. When our dealing desk is closed, the trading platform does not execute trades and its features are only available for viewing.
For any enquiries, technical difficulties, or urgent support, feel free to contact our 24-hour customer support by email or live chat any time.