Forex Market Hours

24 Hour Access to Global Markets

Opening on Sunday 9:00 pm GMT and closing on Friday 8:00 pm GMT.
Region City Open (GMT) Close (GMT)
Europe London 8:00 am 5:00 pm
Frankfurt 7:00 am 4:00 pm
America New York 1:00 pm 10:00 pm
Chicago 2:00 pm 11:00 pm
Asia Tokyo midnight 9:00 am
Hong Kong 1:00 am 10:00 am
Seoul midnight 6:00 am
Pacific Sydney 10:00 pm 7:00 am
Wellington 10:00 pm 6:00 am

Definition of Forex Market Hours

The period of time during which forex market traders are able to buy, sell, exchange and speculate on currencies. Global forex markets are made up of a complex of banks, companies, central banks, investment and hedge fund firms, retail forex brokers and investors worldwide. Since this market operates in multiple time zones, it is always accessible at almost any time.