What are the Forex Market Hours?

The Forex market is open 24 hours a day. It provides a great opportunity for traders to trade at any time of the day or night. 

Forex trading hours:

The market opens at 5:00 pm EST on Sunday and closes at 5:00 pm EST on Friday.

The individual sessions are:

  • New York opens at 8:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
  • Tokyo opens at 7:00 pm to 4:00 am EST
  • Sydney opens at 5:00 pm to 2:00 am EST
  • London opens at 3:00 am to 12:00 noon EST

Therefore, two sessions will overlap at certain times:

  • New York and London: between 8:00 am — 12:00 noon EST
  • Sydney and Tokyo: between 7:00 pm — 2:00 am EST
  • London and Tokyo: between 3:00 am — 4:00 am EST

It is important to know when the Forex Sessions begin and end. For instance, trading EUR/USD, and GBP/USD currency pairs would give good results between 8:00 am and 12:00 noon EST because this is when two markets for those currencies are active.

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