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TRADING MARKET HOLIDAY HOURS

Markets take holidays too

See 2022 market holiday hours & maintenance times below.

October 2022

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

Symbol Instrument type Chung Yeung Festival - 04/10/2022
COFFEExx Commodity Future CFD Regular Hours
COTTONxx Commodity Future CFD Regular Hours
GCxx Commodity Future CFD Regular Hours
HGxx Commodity Future CFD Regular Hours
NGxx Commodity Future CFD Regular Hours
SIxx Commodity Future CFD Regular Hours
UKOILxx Commodity Future CFD Regular Hours
USCOCOAxx Commodity Future CFD Regular Hours
USOILxx Commodity Future CFD Regular Hours
UKOIL Rolling Rolling Oil Regular Hours
USOIL Rolling Rolling Oil Regular Hours
AUS200xx Indices CFD Regular Hours
CHINA50xx Indices CFD Regular Hours
DE30xx Indices CFD Regular Hours
ESP35xx Indices CFD Regular Hours
FRA40xx Indices CFD Regular Hours
HK50xx Indices CFD Closed
INDIA50xx Indices CFD Regular Hours
SING30xx Indices CFD Regular Hours
UK100xx Indices CFD Regular Hours
US30xx Indices CFD Regular Hours
US500xx Indices CFD Regular Hours
USDINDEXxx Indices CFD Regular Hours
UT100xx Indices CFD Regular Hours
VIXxx Indices CFD Regular Hours
AUS200Roll Indices Rolling CFD Regular Hours
CHINA50Roll Indices Rolling CFD Regular Hours
CHshares Indices Rolling CFD Closed
DE30Roll Indices Rolling CFD Regular Hours
ESP35Roll Indices Rolling CFD Regular Hours
EU50Roll Indices Rolling CFD Regular Hours
FRA40Roll Indices Rolling CFD Regular Hours
HK50Roll Indices Rolling CFD Closed
INDIA50Roll Indices Rolling CFD Regular Hours
JP225Roll Indices Rolling CFD Regular Hours
RUSS2000 Indices Rolling CFD Regular Hours
UK100Roll Indices Rolling CFD Regular Hours
US30Roll Indices Rolling CFD Regular Hours
US500Roll Indices Rolling CFD Regular Hours
UT100Roll Indices Rolling CFD Regular Hours
VIXRoll Indices Rolling CFD Regular Hours
FX FX & Metals Regular Hours
XAG FX & Metals Regular Hours
XAU FX & Metals Regular Hours
XPT FX & Metals Regular Hours
EU Equities (French) Equities Regular Hours
EU Equities (German) Equities Regular Hours
EU Equities (Spanish) Equities Regular Hours
UK Equities Equities Regular Hours
US Equities Equities Regular Hours
Crypto Cryptocurrencies Regular Hours

September 2022

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

Symbol Instrument type Labour Day - 05/09/2022 Day Following Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival - 12/09/2022 State Funeral of Her Majesty The Queen - 19/09/2022 Mourning Day - 22/09/2022
COFFEExx Commodity Future CFD Closed Regular Hours Late Open 12:30 Regular Hours
COTTONxx Commodity Future CFD Closed Regular Hours Late Open 12:30 Regular Hours
GCxx Commodity Future CFD Early Close 19:30 Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours
HGxx Commodity Future CFD Early Close 19:30 Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours
NGxx Commodity Future CFD Early Close 19:30 Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours
SIxx Commodity Future CFD Early Close 19:30 Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours
UKOILxx Commodity Future CFD Early Close 18:15 Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours
USCOCOAxx Commodity Future CFD Closed Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours
USOILxx Commodity Future CFD Early Close 18:15 Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours
UKOIL Rolling Rolling Oil Early Close 18:15 Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours
USOIL Rolling Rolling Oil Early Close 18:15 Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours
AUS200xx Indices CFD Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours Late Open of 8:10
CHINA50xx Indices CFD Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours
DE30xx Indices CFD Closed 21:00 - 23:00 Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours
ESP35xx Indices CFD Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours
FRA40xx Indices CFD Closed 21:00 - 23:00 Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours
HK50xx Indices CFD Regular Hours Closed Regular Hours Regular Hours
INDIA50xx Indices CFD Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours
SING30xx Indices CFD Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours
UK100xx Indices CFD Closed 21:00 - 23:00 Regular Hours Open (OOH spreads) Regular Hours
US30xx Indices CFD Early Close 18:00 Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours
US500xx Indices CFD Early Close 18:00 Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours
USDINDEXxx Indices CFD Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours
UT100xx Indices CFD Early Close 18:00 Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours
VIXxx Indices CFD Closed 16:30 - 23:00 Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours
AUS200Roll Indices Rolling CFD Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours Late Open of 8:10
CHINA50Roll Indices Rolling CFD Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours
CHshares Indices Rolling CFD Regular Hours Closed Regular Hours Regular Hours
DE30Roll Indices Rolling CFD Closed 21:00 - 23:00 Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours
ESP35Roll Indices Rolling CFD Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours
EU50Roll Indices Rolling CFD Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours
FRA40Roll Indices Rolling CFD Closed 21:00 - 23:00 Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours
HK50Roll Indices Rolling CFD Regular Hours Closed Regular Hours Regular Hours
INDIA50Roll Indices Rolling CFD Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours
JP225Roll Indices Rolling CFD Early Close 18:00 Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours
RUSS2000 Indices Rolling CFD Early Close 18:00 Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours
UK100Roll Indices Rolling CFD Closed 21:00 - 23:00 Regular Hours Open (OOH spreads) Regular Hours
US30Roll Indices Rolling CFD Early Close 18:00 Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours
US500Roll Indices Rolling CFD Early Close 18:00 Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours
UT100Roll Indices Rolling CFD Early Close 18:00 Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours
VIXRoll Indices Rolling CFD Closed Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours
FX FX & Metals Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours
XAG FX & Metals Early Close 19:30 Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours
XAU FX & Metals Early Close 19:30 Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours
XPT FX & Metals Early Close 19:30 Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours
EU Equities (French) Equities Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours
EU Equities (German) Equities Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours
EU Equities (Spanish) Equities Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours
UK Equities Equities Regular Hours Regular Hours Closed Regular Hours
US Equities Equities Closed Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours
Crypto Cryptocurrencies Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours Regular Hours

August 2022

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

Symbol Instrument type UK Summer Bank Holiday - 29/08/2022
COFFEExx Commodity Future CFD Late Open 12:30
COTTONxx Commodity Future CFD Regular Hours
GCxx Commodity Future CFD Regular Hours
HGxx Commodity Future CFD Regular Hours
NGxx Commodity Future CFD Regular Hours
SIxx Commodity Future CFD Regular Hours
UKOILxx Commodity Future CFD Regular Hours
USCOCOAxx Commodity Future CFD Late Open 12:30
USOILxx Commodity Future CFD Regular Hours
UKOIL Rolling Rolling Oil Regular Hours
USOIL Rolling Rolling Oil Regular Hours
AUS200xx Indices CFD Regular Hours
CHINA50xx Indices CFD Regular Hours
DE30xx Indices CFD Regular Hours
ESP35xx Indices CFD Regular Hours
FRA40xx Indices CFD Regular Hours
HK50xx Indices CFD Regular Hours
INDIA50xx Indices CFD Regular Hours
SING30xx Indices CFD Regular Hours
UK100xx Indices CFD Open (OOH Spreads)
US30xx Indices CFD Regular Hours
US500xx Indices CFD Regular Hours
USDINDEXxx Indices CFD Regular Hours
UT100xx Indices CFD Regular Hours
VIXxx Indices CFD Regular Hours
AUS200Roll Indices Rolling CFD Regular Hours
CHINA50Roll Indices Rolling CFD Regular Hours
CHshares Indices Rolling CFD Regular Hours
DE30Roll Indices Rolling CFD Regular Hours
ESP35Roll Indices Rolling CFD Regular Hours
EU50Roll Indices Rolling CFD Regular Hours
FRA40Roll Indices Rolling CFD Regular Hours
HK50Roll Indices Rolling CFD Regular Hours
INDIA50Roll Indices Rolling CFD Regular Hours
JP225Roll Indices Rolling CFD Regular Hours
RUSS2000 Indices Rolling CFD Regular Hours
UK100Roll Indices Rolling CFD Open (OOH Spreads)
US30Roll Indices Rolling CFD Regular Hours
US500Roll Indices Rolling CFD Regular Hours
UT100Roll Indices Rolling CFD Regular Hours
VIXRoll Indices Rolling CFD Regular Hours
FX FX & Metals Regular Hours
XAG FX & Metals Regular Hours
XAU FX & Metals Regular Hours
XPT FX & Metals Regular Hours
EU Equities (French) Equities Regular Hours
EU Equities (German) Equities Regular Hours
EU Equities (Spanish) Equities Regular Hours
UK Equities Equities Closed
US Equities Equities Regular Hours
Crypto Cryptocurrencies Regular 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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