Forex Market Hours and Time Zone Converter

When does the Forex Market open? See the Forex Market Hours in your local time. Select your local time zone from the drop down box. 

Time and date: 12:00pm 24 October 2021 Europe/London

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Forex Market Center Time Zone Opens
Europe/London
Closes
Europe/London
Status
Sydney
Asian Session
Australia/Sydney 10:00pm
24 October 2021
06:00am
25 October 2021
Closed
Tokyo
Asian Session
Asia/Tokyo 12:00am
25 October 2021
08:00am
25 October 2021
Closed
Frankfurt
European Session
Europe/Berlin 07:00am
25 October 2021
03:00pm
25 October 2021
Closed
London
European Session
Europe/London 08:00am
25 October 2021
04:00pm
25 October 2021
Closed
New York
US Session
America/New_York 01:00pm
25 October 2021
09:00pm
25 October 2021
Closed

*Note – does not take note of holidays

What Are The Main Forex Trading Sessions?

The Forex markets are open 24 hours a day and as such there are no formal trading sessions for them. However, a convention is that there are three main sessions for Forex trading sessions which are defined in relation to GMT or UTC.

Session GMT Open GMT Close
Sydney (Asian) 21:00 PM 05:00 AM
Tokyo (Asian) 23:00 AM 07:00 AM
Frankfurt (European) 07:00 AM 15:00 PM
London (European) 08:00 AM 16:00 PM
New York (North American) 13:00 PM 21:00 PM

Note: GMT and UTC are always the same time. The only difference is that GMT is a timezone and UTC is a standard.

Why Are Forex Session times not consistently described?

If you research forex trading times you will find that different sources state slightly different times which can be very frustrating.

The reason for this is because it is more of a convention than a rule. These times are loosely based on the local “working day” for traders. Generally 08:00 AM to 16:00 PM local time which is then converted to GMT.

Our Forex Market Hours Table takes the local time in each city at 08:00 AM and 16:00 PM and converts it to you local time zone. Try it now.

Read our full article on the Forex Market Trading Sessions.

Includes information on a free MT4 forex session map indicator.

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