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

GOLD & SILVER

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

Brent Crude Oil Futures

Day Open Close Re-open Close
Monday 01:01 24:00
Tuesday 00:00 01:00 03:00 24:00
Wednesday 00:00 01:00 03:00 24:00
Thursday 00:00 01:00 03:00 24:00
Friday 00:00 01:00 03:00 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
1 Apr 2024
Tuesday
2 Apr 2024
Thursday
4 Apr 2024
Friday
26 Apr 2024
FX Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
Metals Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
Platinum Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
Palladium Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
US Stocks Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
UK Stocks Closed Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
HK Stocks Closed Normal Trading Hours Closed Normal Trading Hours
Paris Stocks Closed Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
SPA Stocks Closed Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
GER Stocks Closed 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
NGXX - Natural Gas Futures Derivatives Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
CLXX - Crude Oil Futures Derivatives Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
HGXX - Copper Futures Derivatives Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
UKOUSD - Brent Spot Oil Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
USOUSD - Crude Spot Oil Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
DAX30_XX - Indices Futures Derivatives Closed Late Open 03:15 Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
UK100_XX - Indices Futures Derivatives Closed Late Open 03:00 Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
WS30_XX, US500_XX, NAS100_XX - Indices Futures Derivatives Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
DE30 - Indices Cash Derivatives Closed Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
UK100 - Indices Cash Derivatives Closed Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
AUS200 – Indices Cash Derivatives Closed Late Open 01:50 Normal Trading Hours Late Open 10:10
US30, US500, UT100 - Indices Cash Derivatives Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
ESP35 - Indices Cash Derivatives Closed Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
HK50 - Indices Cash Derivatives Closed Normal Trading Hours Closed Normal Trading Hours
JP225 - Indices Cash Derivatives Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
EUR50 - Indices Cash Derivatives Closed Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
CAC40 - Indices Cash Derivatives Closed Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
CHINA50 - Indices Cash Derivatives Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
VIX_XX Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
Corn Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
Coffee Late Open 14:30 Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
Cocoa Late Open 14:30 Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
Soybean Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
Cotton Late Open 14:30 Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
Sugar Closed Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours Normal Trading Hours
Cryptos 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.

Are the markets more volatile around holidays?
Is the stock market open 24 hours?
Is the forex market open 24 hours?
Is the Crypto CFD’s market open 24 hours?
Why are trading times important in the forex market?

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