Trading Hours

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Global Prime Financial Markets Trading Hours

One major benefit of Forex, indices and commodities trading is they all trade nearly 24 hours a day, 5 days a week. That is from 5 PM New York on Sunday through to 5 PM New York on Friday, and almost every week day of the year. That’s a lot of trading and opportunities!

Trading hours can also be viewed below or from within the MetaTrader and TraderEvolution trading platforms.

TradingView

A 5 daily candle week for all clients

The GMT offset is either +2 or +3 depending on whether Daylight savings time is in effect or not.

Markets Open

When the liquidity providers pricing into Global Prime switch online (Monday session start) and switch offline (Friday session end) the spreads can be wider as the liquidity providers reset and liquidity is low.

To ensure our clients positions are not stopped out by the widened spread, we commence pricing on Monday 2 minutes after the market open and close pricing on Friday 3 minutes before market close.

Daily Trading Break

There is a daily 2 minute break in trading from 23:59-00:01 platform time. Clients are able to see the prices streaming during this break. No orders can be placed and pre-existing orders cannot be executed during this time.

This is to safeguard from positions with a Stop Loss getting hit by the potential spread spike that can occur over rollover when Liquidity Providers reset their pricing for the new trading day at 00:00 platform time.

Forex and Metals Trading Hours

 

Market Open

Market Close

Trading Break

Forex 00:01 Monday 23:57 Friday 23:59 - 00:01
Metals 01:02 Monday 23:57 Friday 23:57 - 01:02


Note: All times correct as of 6 January 2020.

Indices Trading Hours

Instrument Name

Symbol

Trading Hours (GMT +2)

ASX200 AUD200 00:50 – 24:00
Nikkei 225 JPN225 01:00 – 24:00
Hang Seng Index HK50 01:00 – 24:00
Euro Stoxx 50 EUSTX50 01:00 – 24:00
CAC 40 FRA40 01:00 – 24:00
DAX 30 GER30 01:00 – 24:00
FTSE 100 UK100 01:00 – 24:00
DJ 30 US30 01:00 – 24:00
NASDAQ 100 NAS100 01:00 – 24:00
S&P 500 US500 01:00 – 24:00
ES35 ES35 09:00 - 21:00
China50 China50 03:00-10:30, 11:00-22:45


Note: All times correct as of 11 June 2020.

Energies Trading Hours

Instrument Name

Symbol

Trading Hours (GMT +2)

Brent Crude Oil UK Oil 03:00 – 24:00
US Crude Oil XTIUSD 01:00 – 24:00
XNGUSD XNGUSD 01:00 – 24:00

Note: All times correct as of 11 June 2020.

Shares CFDs Trading Hours

 

Market Open

Market Close

Trading Break

Nasdaq Listed 16:30 Monday 23:00 Friday 23:00 - 16:30
(Following Day)
NYSE Listed 16:30 Monday 23:00 Friday 23:00 - 16:30
(Following Day)


Note: All times correct as of 6 January 2020.

Bonds CFDs Trading Hours

 

Market Open

Market Close

Trading Break

EURBUND 2:15 Monday 23:00 Friday 23:00 - 2:15
(Following Day)
EUROBOBL 2:15 Monday 23:00 Friday 23:00 - 2:15
(Following Day)
EURBUXL 2:15 Monday 23:00 Friday 23:00 - 2:15
(Following Day)
EURSCHA 2:15 Monday 23:00 Friday 23:00 - 2:15
(Following Day)
UKGILT 10:00 Monday 20:00 Friday 20:00 - 10:00
(Following Day)
UST05Y 1:00 Monday 24:00 Friday 00:00 - 1:00
UST10Y 1:00 Monday 24:00 Friday 00:00 - 1:00


Note: All times correct as of 6 January 2020.

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Margin Call/Stop

Margin Call @ 120% margin Level. Margin Stop Out @ 100% margin Level.

Min. Trade Size

Trade from 0.01 Lots.
$0.10/point on Indices & 10c/point on FX + Metals.

Max. Trade Size

Trade up to 1000 Lots.
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Minimum Deposit

Open a trading account from A$ 200 or equivalent in supported currencies.

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Account Currencies

Trade in AUD, USD, EUR, GBP, SGD or CAD.
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Your questions, answered.

What does ECN mean? Right

Electronic Communications Networks or ‘ECNs’ are off-exchange execution venues which allow market participants to trade with a range of counterparties anonymously. They are the main trading venues for OTC markets such as Foreign Exchange and Metals.

This basically means ECNs provide the technology and venue for price makers aka ‘liquidity providers’ to distribute their liquidity. Price takers (traders) can see these prices and execute trades against them. The ECN is therefore responsible for prices/quotes and the execution of orders.

See our ECN page for a detailed overview of the Global Prime ECN offering.

What GMT offset are our charts set to? Right

To align the daily chart candles with New York close (5pm ET) Global Prime server time and charts are GMT + 2 or GMT + 3 when daylight savings is in effect.

What are the underlying market hours for Forex? Right

Trading Hours - The foreign exchange market trades 24 hours a day, 5 days a week. This is from 5pm New York (ET) on Sunday through to 5pm New York on Friday. Global Prime quotes on most Forex pairs from the open on Sunday through to the close on Friday. The daily break time of Forex is 23:59-00:02 server time. During this time you are unable to trade. Prices are generally wide and erratic from the low liquidity arising from the end of day processes at all the major trading banks across the world. To align the daily chart candles with New York close (5pm ET) Global Primes server time and charts are GMT+2 or GMT+3 when daylight savings is in effect.

What are the underlying market hours for indices? Right

The trading week starts from 6pm New York (ET) on Sunday (01:00 server time) until 5pm New York on Friday (00:00 server time). The daily break time for Commodities vary (see table). During this time you are unable to trade. To align the daily chart candles with New York close (5pm ET) Global Primes server time and charts are GMT+2 or GMT+3 when daylight savings is in effect. Find more information here https://www.globalprime.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/fx_specs.pdf

Is trading out of market hours more risky? Right

Trading outside of market hours generally results in high spreads and increased volatility. This is primarily due to there being less liquidity available in the market during these times. Further, in the case of indices or commodity futures, these products are priced as fair value estimates of the futures underlying markets. Accordingly, after the underlying market closes, LP’s have to formulate a price that represents where the underlying market would be if it was still operating. During these times, there is nowhere for LP’s to hedge their exposure so to account for the increased risk, they must increase spreads to offset their exposure.

Generally speaking, times that involve increased spreads and scarce liquidity are indicative of a more volatile trading environment that carries an increased risk level.

Do Global Prime’s trading hours follow daylight savings time? Right

Non-DST = GMT + 2 / DST = GMT + 3

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