Trading

Hours of operation

Our hours of operation coincide with the global financial markets. Trading is available from Sunday 5pm to Friday 5pm (New York). Please note: these times are subject to change during daylight saving time and certain public holidays.

Hours of Operation
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You cannot close existing positions or open new positions when the markets are closed. You can, however, place or modify entry, stop-loss, take-profit and trailing stop orders.

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Spreads (the difference between the bid price and ask price) typically widen before the markets close and could trigger orders and/or margin closeouts.

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Market prices may significantly change or “gap” when the market resumes trading. This change could trigger orders, which would be executed at the prevailing market rate. For example, if a price moves against you, a stop-loss order may be triggered at a different price to the price specified on your order. This could result in additional losses.

Note: Ensure that you maintain sufficient margin in your OANDA Trade account at all times to avoid a margin closeout. To reduce the risk of a margin closeout, you could reduce or close your overall positions or add more funds to your OANDA Trade account. To prevent unwanted order execution, consider widening your take-profits, stop-losses or trailing-stops prior to the market close.

Forex

Instrument name Timezone MT4 lot size Trading hours
All FX products New York 100,000 Sun-Fri: 17:04 - 16:59*

*FX trading will be closed from 16:59 until 17:04 (New York time) daily.

Metals CFDs

Instrument name Currency Timezone of exchange MT4 lot size Trading hours (local exchange time)
Gold (XAU/USD) USD New York 100 Sun-Fri: 18:01 - 16:59
Silver (XAG/USD) USD New York 5,000 Sun-Fri: 18:01 - 16:59

Index CFDs

Note: MT4 lot size only applies to CFD trades placed on an MT4 account.

*Where indicated, the opening or closing time of the session moves forward by one hour during daylight savings time.

Instrument name Currency MT4 lot size Trading hours (local exchange time) Timezone of exchange
AUS 200 AUD 1 Mon-Fri: 09:50 - 16:30; 17:10 - 07:00* Sydney
China A50 USD 1 Mon-Fri: 09:00 - 16:30; 17:00 - 04:45 Singapore
Euro 50 EUR 1 Mon-Fri: 01:15* - 22:00 Frankfurt
France 40 EUR 1 Mon-Fri: 08:00 - 22:00 Paris
Germany 30 EUR 1 Mon-Fri: 01:15* -22:00 Frankfurt
Hong Kong 50 HKD 1 Mon-Fri: 09:15 - 12:00; 13:00 - 16:30; 17:15 to 03:00 Hong Kong
India 50 USD 1 Mon-Fri: 09:00 - 18:10; 18:40 - 04:45 Singapore
Japan 225 JPY 1 Sun-Fri: 17:00 - 16:00 Chicago
Netherlands 25 EUR 1 Mon-Fri: 08:00 - 22:00 Amsterdam
Singapore 30 SGD 1 Mon-Fri: 08:30 - 17:20; 17:50 - 04:45 Singapore
Taiwan Index USD 1 Mon-Fri: 08:45 - 16:30; 17:15 - 03:00 Hong Kong
UK 100 GBP 1 Mon-Fri: 01:00 - 21:00 London
US Nas 100 USD 1 Sun-Fri: 17:00 - 15:15; 15:30 - 16:00 Chicago
US Russ 2000 USD 1 Sun-Fri: 17:00 - 15:15; 15:30 - 16:00 Chicago
US SPX 500 USD 1 Sun-Fri: 17:00 - 15:15; 15:30 - 16:00 Chicago
US Wall St 30 USD 1 Sun-Fri: 17:00 - 15:15; 15:30 - 16:00 Chicago

Commodity CFDs

Instrument name Currency MT4 lot size Trading hours (local exchange time) Timezone of exchange
Brent Crude Oil USD 1,000 Mon-Fri: 01:00-23:00 London
Copper USD 25,000 Sun-Fri: 17:00 - 16:00 Chicago
Natural Gas USD 10,000 Sun-Fri: 18:00 - 17:00 New York
West Texas Oil USD 1,000 Sun-Fri: 18:00 - 17:00 New York

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