Markets take holidays too
See 2023 holiday hours & maintenance times below.
All times are shown in London Time (holiday hours are subject to change).
Tuen NG Festival
|COFFEExx||Commodity Futures||Normal Hours||Closed||Normal Hours|
|COTTONxx||Commodity Futures||Normal Hours||Closed||Normal Hours|
|GCxx||Commodity Futures||Normal Hours||Early Close at 19:30||Normal Hours|
|HGxx||Commodity Futures||Normal Hours||Closed from 19:30 - 23:00||Normal Hours|
|NGxx||Commodity Futures||Normal Hours||Closed from 19:30-23:00||Normal Hours|
|SIxx||Commodity Futures||Normal Hours||Early close at 19:30||Normal Hours|
|UKOILxx||Commodity Futures||Normal Hours||Early close at 18:15||Normal Hours|
|USCOCOAxx||Commodity Futures||Normal Hours||Closed||Normal Hours|
|USOILxx||Commodity Futures||Normal Hours||Early Close at 18:15||Normal Hours|
|CARBONxx||Commodity Futures||Normal Hours||Normal Hours||Normal Hours|
|UKOILRoll||Rolling Oil||Normal Hours||Early close at 18:15||Normal Hours|
|USOILRoll||Rolling Oil||Normal Hours||Early Close at 18:15||Normal Hours|
|AUS200xx||Indices Futures||Late Open at 08:10||Normal Hours||Normal Hours|
|CHINA50xx||Indices Futures||Normal Hours||Normal Hours||Normal Hours|
|DE30xx||Indices Futures||Normal Hours||Closed from 21:00 - 23:00||Normal Hours|
|ESP35xx||Indices Futures||Normal Hours||Normal Hours||Normal Hours|
|FRA40xx||Indices Futures||Normal Hours||Closed from 21:00 - 23:00||Normal Hours|
|HK50xx||Indices Futures||Normal Hours||Normal Hours||Closed|
|INDIA50xx||Indices Futures||Normal Hours||Normal Hours||Normal Hours|
|SING30xx||Indices Futures||Normal Hours||Normal Hours||Normal Hours|
|UK100xx||Indices Futures||Normal Hours||Closed from 21:00 - 23:00||Normal Hours|
|US30xx||Indices Futures||Normal Hours||Closed from 18:00 - 23:00||Normal Hours|
|US500xx||Indices Futures||Normal Hours||Closed from 18:00 - 23:00||Normal Hours|
|USDINDEXxx||Indices Futures||Normal Hours||Normal Hours||Normal Hours|
|UT100xx||Indices Futures||Normal Hours||Closed from 18:00 - 23:00||Normal Hours|
|VIXxx||Indices Futures||Normal Hours||Normal Hours||Normal Hours|
|AUS200Roll||Indices Rolling||Late Open at 08:10||Normal Hours||Normal Hours|
|CHINA50Roll||Indices Rolling||Normal Hours||Normal Hours||Normal Hours|
|CHshares||Indices Rolling||Normal Hours||Normal Hours||Closed|
|DE30Roll||Indices Rolling||Normal Hours||Closed from 21:00 - 23:00||Normal Hours|
|ESP35Roll||Indices Rolling||Normal Hours||Normal Hours||Normal Hours|
|EU50Roll||Indices Rolling||Normal Hours||Normal Hours||Normal Hours|
|FRA40Roll||Indices Rolling||Normal Hours||Closed from 21:00 - 23:00||Normal Hours|
|HK50Roll||Indices Rolling||Normal Hours||Normal Hours||Closed|
|INDIA50Roll||Indices Rolling||Normal Hours||Normal Hours||Normal Hours|
|JP225Roll||Indices Rolling||Normal Hours||Closed from 18:00 - 23:00||Normal Hours|
|RUSS2000||Indices Rolling||Normal Hours||Closed from 18:00 - 23:00||Normal Hours|
|UK100Roll||Indices Rolling||Normal Hours||Closed from 21:00 - 23:00||Normal Hours|
|US30Roll||Indices Rolling||Normal Hours||Closed from 18:00 - 23:00||Normal Hours|
|US500Roll||Indices Rolling||Normal Hours||Closed from 18:00 - 23:00||Normal Hours|
|UT100Roll||Indices Rolling||Normal Hours||Closed from 18:00 - 23:00||Normal Hours|
|VIXRoll||Indices Rolling||Normal Hours||Closed||Normal Hours|
|IT40Roll||Indices Rolling||Normal Hours||Normal Hours||Normal Hours|
|UKGILT||Bond Futures||Normal Hours||Normal Hours||Normal Hours|
|BUND||Bond Futures||Normal Hours||Normal Hours||Normal Hours|
|FX||FX / Metals / Cryptos||Normal Hours||Normal Hours||Normal Hours|
|XAG||FX / Metals / Cryptos||Normal Hours||Early close at 19:30||Normal Hours|
|XAU||FX / Metals / Cryptos||Normal Hours||Early close at 19:30||Normal Hours|
|XPT||FX / Metals / Cryptos||Normal Hours||Early close at 19:30||Normal Hours|
|EU Equities (French)||Equities||Normal Hours||Normal Hours||Normal Hours|
|EU Equities (German)||Equities||Normal Hours||Normal Hours||Normal Hours|
|EU Equities (Spanish)||Equities||Normal Hours||Normal Hours||Normal Hours|
|UK Equities||Equities||Normal Hours||Normal Hours||Normal Hours|
|US Equities||Equities||Normal Hours||Closed||Normal Hours|
|Crypto||Crypto||Normal Hours||Normal Hours||Normal Hours|
Frequently asked questions
What are forex trading hours?
The Forex market is open 24 hours a day, 5 days a week.
The time on MT4 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.
What are precious metal trading hours?
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).
Can I trade outside of trading hours?
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.
Do you offer margin-free hedging?
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.
What do rollover costs mean?
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.
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