Forex Market Hours

Forex is said to be tradable 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, however it is not always possible. The timetable below shows the open hours for the FX market.

Day Open Hours
Sunday From 22:00 GMT
Monday All Day
Tuesday All Day
Wednesday All Day
Thursday All Day
Friday Until 22:00 GMT
Saturday Closed

Some currencies are still traded over the weekend which is why you can often see a gap in the trading price each time the FX market opens for trade (Sunday).

There are times when you should consider not trading and having some time away from the computer. These are some of the main events that you should put as recurring yearly events.

Date Markets affected Reason
25 Dec All Markets Closed - Christian holiday
1 Jan All Markets Closed - New Year's Day
4 Jul USD Pairs Independence day (America)
Multiple All markets US & UK Bank Holidays

Traders have always seemed to take holidays in the August period each year. This may be due to their children having their summer holiday too. The entire month generally has lower volumes and less volatile which provides very little setups.

I would generally recommend taking your holiday during this month or switch off your screens so you do not get frustrated with having little opportunities to trade.

So, make sure you take August off if you're planning a holiday