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When does Forex Market Open?

Updated: Apr 14, 2023

The forex market, also known as the foreign exchange market or FX market, is a global market that operates 24 hours a day, 5 days a week. It is open from Sunday evening (Eastern Time) when the Asian markets open, until Friday afternoon (Eastern Time) when the New York market closes. However, please note that trading hours may vary slightly depending on daylight saving time changes in different regions or countries.

The following is a general overview of the forex market hours in Eastern Time (ET):

Sunday 5:00 PM ET to Friday 5:00 PM ET:

  • Asian session: Sunday 5:00 PM ET to Monday 4:00 AM ET

  • European session: Monday 3:00 AM ET to 12:00 PM ET

  • North American session: Monday 8:00 AM ET to Friday 5:00 PM ET

It's important to note that while the forex market is open 24/5, not all currency pairs may be actively traded during all sessions. Trading activity and liquidity may vary depending on the session, which can impact the bid-ask spreads and volatility in the market. Traders should also be aware of any market holidays or events that may affect forex market hours. It's always best to check with your broker or a reliable source for the most up-to-date and accurate information on forex market hours.

When does Forex Market Open

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