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How to Determine Forex Market Hours

Video Summary

FXMarketHours shows the local time for each major forex center. It is important to know this information as trade activity varies according to the time of day. Liquidity for example, tends to increase when major markets overlap as more traders are likely to be active. Also, the first hour or so after a major market opens often provides a good indication of market sentiment for the day.

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Forex Market Hours

See world forex trading hours and status

See at a glance the market hours and current status of the world's currency markets. National bank holidays and weekends are taken into account.

There are at least two reasons why you should track the major forex market trading hours:

  • The first hour after a major market opens is considered very important and often indicates how the session might develop.
  • In periods when market 'trading hours' overlap, liquidity tends to increase because more traders are participating in the FX market.
  • The hourly volume graph shows the historical level of trading activity on fxTrade for all pairs.

You can embed Forex Market Hours on your website by copying and pasting the code below.

  • Opening and closing times are approximate because of the OTC (Over the Counter) nature of the forex market.
  • Forex Market Hours Chrome Extension: View the current market hours from your Chrome browser by installing this extension.


This is for general information purposes only - Examples shown are for illustrative purposes and may not reflect current prices from OANDA. It is not investment advice or an inducement to trade. Past history is not an indication of future performance.

Trading FX and/or CFDs on margin are high risk and not suitable for everyone. Losses can exceed investment.