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Forex market hours

The foreign exchange market is open 24-hours a day, with the exception of weekends. As one financial centre closes, another one opens. Access the deepest pockets of liquidity when sessions overlap.

Forex trading sessions

Trading hours across financial centres (London time, and New York time):

Financial centreLondon time (GMT)New York time (EDT)
London7:00 am to 4:00pm3:00 am to Noon
New YorkNoon to 9:00 pm8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sydney9:00 pm to 6:00 am5:00 pm to 2:00 am
Tokyo11:00 pm to 8:00 am7:00 pm to 4:00 am

When trading sessions overlap

Foreign exchange markets are particularly active when sessions overlap across financial centres. For example, EUR/USD and GBP/USD volumes are greatest when London and New York are both open. Time your trading around those times to maximise liquidity and secure competitive spreads.

Financial centreLondon time (GMT)New York time (EDT)
New York and London overlap12:00 noon to 4:00 pm8:00 am to 12:00 noon
Sydney and Tokyo overlap11:00 pm to 6:00 am7:00 pm to 2:00 am
London and Tokyo overlap7:00 am to 8:00am3:00 am to 4:00am

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