TRADING MARKET HOLIDAY HOURS

Markets take holidays too

See 2024 market holiday hours & maintenance times below.

February 2024

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

Symbol Instrument type Lunar New Year's Eve
09/02/2024
Third Day of Lunar New Year 12/02/2024 Forth Day of Lunar New Year 13/02/2024 President's Day 19/02/2024
COFFEExx Commodity Futures Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Closed
COTTONxx Commodity Futures Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Closed
GCxx Commodity Futures Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Early Close 19:30
HGxx Commodity Futures Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Early Close 19:30
NGxx Commodity Futures Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Early Close 19:30
SIxx Commodity Futures Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Early Close 19:30
UKOILxx Commodity Futures Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Early Close 19:15
USCOCOAxx Commodity Futures Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Closed
USOILxx Commodity Futures Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Early Close 19:15
CARBONxx Commodity Futures Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
UKOILRoll Rolling Oil Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Early Close 19:15
USOILRoll Rolling Oil Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Early Close 19:15
AUS200xx Indices Futures Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
CHINA50xx Indices Futures Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
DE40xx Indices Futures Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Early Close 21:00
ESP35xx Indices Futures Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
FRA40xx Indices Futures Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Early Close 21:00
HK50xx Indices Futures Early Close 04:00 Closed Closed Normal Hours
INDIA50xx Indices Futures Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
SING30xx Indices Futures Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
UK100xx Indices Futures Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Early Close 21:00
US30xx Indices Futures Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Early Close 18:00
US500xx Indices Futures Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Early Close 18:00
USDINDEXxx Indices Futures Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
UT100xx Indices Futures Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Early Close 18:00
VIXxx Indices Futures Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Early Close 16:30
AUS200Roll Indices Rolling Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
CHINA50Roll Indices Rolling Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
CHshares Indices Rolling Early Close 04:00 Closed Closed Normal Hours
DE40Roll Indices Rolling Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Early Close 21:00
ESP35Roll Indices Rolling Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
EU50Roll Indices Rolling Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
FRA40Roll Indices Rolling Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Early Close 21:00
HK50Roll Indices Rolling Early Close 04:00 Closed Closed Normal Hours
JP225Roll Indices Rolling Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Early Close 18:00
RUSS2000 Indices Rolling Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Early Close 18:00
UK100Roll Indices Rolling Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Early Close 21:00
US30Roll Indices Rolling Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Early Close 18:00
US500Roll Indices Rolling Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Early Close 18:00
UT100Roll Indices Rolling Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Early Close 18:00
VIXRoll Indices Rolling Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Early Close 16:30
IT40Roll Indices Rolling Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
UKGILT Bond Futures Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
BUND Bond Futures Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
FX FX / Metals / Cryptos Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
XAG FX / Metals / Cryptos Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Early Close 19:30
XAU FX / Metals / Cryptos Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Early Close 19:30
XPT FX / Metals / Cryptos Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Early Close 19:15
EU Equities (Austria) Equities Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
EU Equities (Sweden) Equities Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
EU Equities (Belgium) Equities Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
EU Equities (Denmark) Equities Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
EU Equities (Finland) Equities Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
EU Equities (French) Equities Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
EU Equities (German) Equities Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
EU Equities (Ireland) Equities Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
EU Equities (Italy) Equities Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
EU Equities (Netherlands) Equities Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
EU Equities (Norway) Equities Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
EU Equities (Poland) Equities Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
EU Equities (Spain) Equities Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
EU Equities (Switzerland) Equities Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
UK Equities Equities Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
US Equities Equities Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Closed
Crypto Crypto Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
EURGBPfuture FX Futures Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
EURUSDfuture FX Futures Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal Hours
GBPUSDfuture FX Futures Normal Hours Normal Hours Normal 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 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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