TRADING MARKET HOLIDAY HOURS

Markets take holidays too

See 2023 market holiday hours & maintenance times below.

January 2023

All times are shown in London time (holiday hours are subject to change).

Symbol Instrument type Martin Luther King Jr. Day - 16/01/2023 Second Day of Lunar New Year - 23/01/2023 Third Day of Lunar New Year - 24/01/2023 Fourth Day of Lunar New Year - 25/01/2023 Australia Day - 26/01/2023
COFFEExx Commodity Future CFD Closed Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
COTTONxx Commodity Future CFD Closed Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
GCxx Commodity Future CFD Early Close 19:30 Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
HGxx Commodity Future CFD Early Close 19:30 Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
NGxx Commodity Future CFD Early Close 19:30 Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
SIxx Commodity Future CFD Early Close 19:30 Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
UKOILxx Commodity Future CFD Closed Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
USCOCOAxx Commodity Future CFD Closed Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
USOILxx Commodity Future CFD Closed Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
UKOIL Rolling Rolling Oil Closed Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
USOIL Rolling Rolling Oil Closed Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
AUS200xx Indices CFD Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Late Open 06:10
CHINA50xx Indices CFD Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
DE30xx Indices CFD Early Close at 21:00 Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
ESP35xx Indices CFD Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
FRA40xx Indices CFD Early Close at 21:00 Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
HK50xx Indices CFD Normal Hours Closed Closed Closed Normal Hours
INDIA50xx Indices CFD Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
SING30xx Indices CFD Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
UK100xx Indices CFD Early Close at 21:00 Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
US30xx Indices CFD Early Close at 18:00 Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
US500xx Indices CFD Early Close at 18:00 Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
USDINDEXxx Indices CFD Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
UT100xx Indices CFD Early Close at 18:00 Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
VIXxx Indices CFD Early Close at 16:30 / Reopens 23:00 Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
AUS200Roll Indices Rolling CFD Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Late Open 06:10
CHINA50Roll Indices Rolling CFD Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
CHshares Indices Rolling CFD Normal Hours Closed Closed Closed Normal Hours
DE30Roll Indices Rolling CFD Early Close at 21:00 Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
ESP35Roll Indices Rolling CFD Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
EU50Roll Indices Rolling CFD Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
FRA40Roll Indices Rolling CFD Early Close at 21:00 Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
HK50Roll Indices Rolling CFD Normal Hours Closed Closed Closed Normal Hours
INDIA50Roll Indices Rolling CFD Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
JP225Roll Indices Rolling CFD Early Close at 18:00 Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
RUSS2000 Indices Rolling CFD Early Close at 18:00 Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
UK100Roll Indices Rolling CFD Early Close at 21:00 Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
US30Roll Indices Rolling CFD Early Close at 18:00 Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
US500Roll Indices Rolling CFD Early Close at 18:00 Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
UT100Roll Indices Rolling CFD Early Close at 18:00 Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
VIXRoll Indices Rolling CFD Early Close at 16:30 / Reopens 23:00 Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
FX FX & Metals Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
XAG FX & Metals Early Close at 19:30 Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
XAU FX & Metals Early Close at 19:30 Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
XPT FX & Metals Early Close at 19:30 Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
EU Equities (French) Equities Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
EU Equities (German) Equities Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
EU Equities (Spanish) Equities Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
UK Equities Equities Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
US Equities Equities Closed Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
Crypto Cryptocurrencies Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Nornal Hours Normal Hours
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FAQs

Questions about Market Holiday Hours

Can I trade when markets are closed?

No, you can only open (or close) a position when markets are open. Most markets run on New York trading hours (9.00 - 17.00 ET) but they can also be days and times affected by public holidays or other sociopolitical & cultural events. 

Always plan ahead for upcoming market closures to ensure your trades run smoothly and all potential rollovers are considered in advance. 

The Forex market is open 24 hours a day, 5 days a week.

The time on MT4 (or MT5) is shown as Eastern European Time (EET).

During Daylight-Saving Time, EET is 3 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +3). During Standard (Winter) Time, EET is 2 hours ahead of GMT (GMT +2).

The end of our trading day always aligns with the market close in New York.

Precious metals operate on similar trading hours to forex with the additional daily break at 21.00-22.00 GMT during BST (British Summer Time) and 22.00-23.00 during GMT DST (Daylight Saving Time). 

Unfortunately, no. Trades can only be placed during open market hours – but the markets will continue to evolve 24/7. Some traders prefer to use stop loss orders to minimise risk, to always check rolling fees & to contract expiry dates before placing a trade to ensure they run as planned. 

Yes, we offer margin-free hedging where any hedged positions are set to ‘zero’. This means you do not need a margin to maintain the position which will be show your net position equal to zero. This allows you to benefit from more available funds, but it can also pose the risk of triggering ‘margin call’ or ‘stop out' events when sudden spread widening (eg. during news releases).

Please consider rolling fees over weekends in your financial planning as margin-free hedged positions are not swap-free - unless you are trading on a swap-free account.

The financing cost for your CFD trade is referred to as ‘rollover.' This is the interest paid depending on the size of the position and for holding a position past 20:45 GMT. For index CFDs, any dividend adjustments issued are included in the rollover amount as well.

The formula for financing cost is as follows:

Closing Price of the Index * the interest rate / 100 / Number of Days +/- Dividends * Trade Size.

Pay attention to open positions on Fridays. If you hold a position over the weekend, the rollover is charged 3 times as you’ll be unable to close a position until the markets open on Monday AM.

To avoid rollover charges, make sure to close any open positions before 20:45 GMT.

See our Financing Fees page

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