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TRADING HOURS & HOLIDAY NOTICES

See the opening and closing hours for various markets, and be informed of upcoming bank holidays.

TRADING HOURS

Trading hours refer to the regular trading session available for a specific market. These hours may vary between instruments, exchanges, and days of the week. For example, some markets can close early (half-day trading) on specific days, which can affect the timings when orders can be placed.

Forex

Quotes Trading
Monday:
00:00 - 00:00
Monday:
00:05- 23:59
Tuesday:
00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday:
00:01- 23:59
Wednesday:
00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday:
00:01- 23:59
Thursday:
00:00 - 00:00
Thursday:
00:01- 23:59
Friday:
00:00- 23:55
Friday:
00:01- 23:55

GOLD & SILVER

Quotes Trading
Monday:
01:00 - 00:00
Monday:
01:05- 23:59
Tuesday:
01:00 - 00:00
Tuesday:
01:01- 23:59
Wednesday:
01:00 - 00:00
Wednesday:
01:01- 23:59
Thursday:
01:00 - 00:00
Thursday:
01:01- 23:59
Friday:
01:00- 23:55
Friday:
01:01- 23:55

HOLIDAY HOURS & NOTICES

Please see MEX Atlantic’s Holiday Hours to stay up to date on the relevant dates and trading sessions.

Instrument Monday
16 Jan 2023
Friday
20 Jan 2023
Monday
23 Jan 2023
Tuesday
24 Jan 2023
Wednesday
25 Jan 2023
Thursday
26 Jan 2023
FX Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
Metals Early Close 21:30 Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
Platinum Early Close 21:30 Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
Palladium Early Close 21:30 Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
US Stocks Closed Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
Canadian Stocks Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
UK Stocks Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
HK Stocks Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Closed Closed Closed Normal Trading Hours
Paris Stocks Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
SPA Stocks Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
AU Stocks Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
GER Stocks Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
LCOXX - Brent Oil Futures Derivatives Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
NGXX - Natural Gas Futures Derivatives Early Close 21:30 Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
CLXX - Crude Oil Futures Derivatives Early Close 21:30 Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
HGXX - Copper Futures Derivatives Early Close 21:30 Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
UKOUSD - Brent Spot Oil Early Close 21:15 Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
USOUSD - Crude Spot Oil Early Close 21:15 Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
DAX30_XX - Indices Futures Derivatives Early Close 23:00 Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
UK100_XX - Indices Futures Derivatives Early Close 23:00 Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
WS30_XX, US500_XX, NAS100_XX - Indices Futures Derivatives Early Close 22:00 Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
AUS200 - Indices Cash Derivatives Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Early Close 23:00 Reopens 08:10
DE30 - Indices Cash Derivatives Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
UK100 - Indices Cash Derivatives Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
AUS200 – Indices Cash Derivatives Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
US30, US500, UT100 - Indices Cash Derivatives Early Close 20:00 Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
ESP35 - Indices Cash Derivatives Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
HK50 - Indices Cash Derivatives Normal Trading Hours Early Close 21:00 Closed Closed Closed Reopens 03:15
JP225 - Indices Cash Derivatives Early Close 20:00 Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
EUR50 - Indices Cash Derivatives Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
CAC40 - Indices Cash Derivatives Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
CHINA50 - Indices Cash Derivatives Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Closed Closed Closed Normal Trading Hours
IND50 - Indinces Cash Derivatives Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
VIX_XX Early Close 18:30 Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
Corn Closed Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
Coffee Closed Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
Cocoa Closed Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
Soybean Closed Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
Cryptos Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
  • Please note these times provided are subject to change.
  • Please note that there could be unexpected periods of volatility, low liquidity, and some LP’s will increase the spreads during holidays.
  • Dates are subject to change by the respective markets.
  • Clients are kindly requested to manage their accounts and positions during the trading hours of the company as listed above.

FAQ

When does the U.S. market close?

In the U.S., the following holiday closures are in effect: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Washington’s Birthday, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
There are partial holidays the day after Thanksgiving (Black Friday), and Christmas Eve. During those days, markets run from 9:30 AM - 1 PM. EST. In the U.S., when holidays fall on Saturdays, markets close on the Friday. When holidays are on Sundays, markets close on Monday.

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