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Eurogroup Meeting
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Trading session:
Tokyo

  • New York
  • London
  • Tokyo
  • Sydney
  • New York
    Opens in 15:00:00
  • London
    Opens in 10:00:00
  • Tokyo
    Closes in 11:00:00
  • Sydney
    Opens in 00:00:00

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  • EURJPY
  • AUDJPY
  • AUDUSD
  • EURAUD
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Trading tools

Here you can find all the most crucial Forex trading tools in one place. Use this page to see which trading sessions are currently open and check the exact trading hours for every available asset. Learn about the next important event that can affect market prices and check live quotes for major currency pairs with this simple trading helper. Use it whenever you need a quick glance at the market before opening an order.

Trading hours

This schedule shows the actual trading time for every asset offered by Octa. Use it to plan your trading day and choose the best times for opening and closing orders.

Choose the timezone
UTC EEST
UTC (Universal Time Coordinated) is the time standard commonly used worldwide. To determine your local time, add the local time offset to UTC.
Forex

Major and minor pairs

Monday — Friday

09:05 p.m. – 09:00 p.m.
(5-minute recess)

Saturday

No trading

ZAR pairs

Monday — Friday

01:00 a.m. – 09:00 p.m.
(4-hour recess)

SATURDAY / SUNDAY

No trading

Indices

NAS100 / SPX500 / US30

Monday — Friday

10:00 p.m. – 08:15 p.m.
(15-minute recess)
08:30 p.m. – 09:00 p.m.
(1-hour recess)

Saturday

No trading

10:00 p.m. – 06:15 a.m.
(1-hour recess)
07:15 a.m. - 09:00 p.m.
(1-hour recess)

Monday — Friday

10:00 p.m. – 09:00 p.m.
(1-hour recess)

Saturday

No trading

Sunday

Opens at 10:00 p.m.

FRA40 / EUSTX50
JPN225 / UK100

Monday — Friday

10:00 p.m. – 09:00 p.m.
(1-hour recess)

Saturday

No trading

GER40

Monday — Friday

06:00 a.m. – 08:00 p.m.
(10-hour recess)

SATURDAY / SUNDAY

No trading

ESP35

Monday — Friday

07:00 a.m. – 03:30 p.m.
(15.5-hour recess)

SATURDAY / SUNDAY

No trading

Commodities

XBRUSD

Monday — Friday

00:00 a.m. – 09:00 p.m.
(3-hour recess)

SATURDAY / SUNDAY

No trading

XTIUSD

Monday — Friday

10:00 p.m. – 09:00 p.m.
(1-hour recess)

Saturday

No trading

XNGUSD

Monday — Friday

05:00 a.m. – 09:00 p.m.
(8-hour recess)

SATURDAY / SUNDAY

No trading

Metals

All instruments

Monday — Friday

10:00 p.m. – 09:00 p.m.
(1-hour recess)

Saturday

No trading

Crypto

All instruments

Monday — Friday

09:05 p.m. – 09:00 p.m.
(5-minute recess)

Saturday

Closes at 09:00 p.m.
Opens back at 11:00 p.m.
(2-hour recess)

Sunday

Closes at 12:30 a.m.
(30-minute recess)
01:00 a.m. – 09:00 p.m.
(5-minute recess)

Octa ECN

.low

Monday — Friday

Same as corresponding instruments

Saturday

No trading

Intraday assets

.Daily

See the symbol's Specification in the MT5 platform.

Stocks

the U.S., Hong Kong

Monday — Friday

01:30 p.m. – 08:00 p.m.
(17.5-hour recess)

SATURDAY / SUNDAY

No trading

Australia

Monday — Friday

12:10 a.m. – 06:00 a.m.
(18 hours 10 minutes recess)

Saturday

No trading

France, Great Britain, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Germany

Monday — Friday

07:00 a.m. – 03:30 p.m.
(15.5-hour recess)

SATURDAY / SUNDAY

No trading

Finland, Sweden

Monday — Friday

07:00 a.m. – 03:25 p.m.
(15 hours 35 minutes recess)

SATURDAY / SUNDAY

No trading

Japan

Monday — Friday

12:00 a.m. – 02:30 a.m.
(1-hour recess)
03:30 a.m. – 06:00 a.m.
(18-hour recess)

SATURDAY / SUNDAY

No trading

Singapore

Monday — Friday

01:00 a.m. – 04:00 a.m.
(1-hour recess)
05:00 a.m. – 09:00 a.m.
(16-hour recess)

SATURDAY / SUNDAY

No trading

All hours are in UTC timezone

Monday to Friday

Saturday

Sunday

UTC (Universal Time Coordinated) is the time standard commonly used worldwide. To determine your local time, add the local time offset to UTC.
Forex
Major and minor pairs 09:05 p.m. – 09:00 p.m.
(5-minute recess)
No trading Opens at 09:05 p.m.
ZAR pairs 01:00 a.m. – 09:00 p.m.
(4-hour recess)
No trading
Indices
NAS100 10:00 p.m. – 08:15 p.m.
(15-minute recess)
08:30 p.m. – 09:00 p.m.
(1-hour recess)
No trading Opens at 10:00 p.m.
SPX500
US30
AUS200 10:00 p.m. – 06:15 a.m.
(1-hour recess)
07:15 a.m. - 09:00 p.m.
(1-hour recess)
No trading Opens at 10:00 p.m.
FRA40 10:00 p.m. – 09:00 p.m.
(1-hour recess)
No trading Opens at 10:00 p.m.
EUSTX50
JPN225
UK100
GER40 06:00 a.m. – 08:00 p.m.
(10-hour recess)
No trading
ESP35 07:00 a.m. – 03:30 p.m.
(15.5-hour recess)
Commodities
XBRUSD 00:00 a.m. – 09:00 p.m.
(3-hour recess)
No trading No trading
XTIUSD 10:00 p.m. – 09:00 p.m.
(1-hour recess)
Opens at 10:00 p.m.
XNGUSD 05:00 a.m. – 09:00 p.m.
(8-hour recess)
No trading
Metals
All instruments 10:00 p.m. – 09:00 p.m.
(1-hour recess)
No trading Opens at 10:00 p.m.
Crypto
All instruments 09:05 p.m. – 09:00 p.m.
(5-minute recess)
Closes at 09:00 p.m.
Opens back at 11:00 p.m.
(2-hour recess)
Closes at 12:30 a.m.
(30-minute recess)
01:00 a.m. – 09:00 p.m.
(5-minute recess)
Octa ECN
.low Same as corresponding instruments No trading Same as corresponding instruments
Intraday assets
.Daily See the symbol's Specification in the MT5 platform.
Stocks
the U.S., Hong Kong 01:30 p.m. – 08:00 p.m.
(17.5-hour recess)
No trading
Australia 12:10 a.m. – 06:00 a.m.
(18 hours 10 minutes recess)
France, Great Britain, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Germany 07:00 a.m. – 03:30 p.m.
(15.5-hour recess)
Finland, Sweden 07:00 a.m. – 03:25 p.m.
(15 hours 35 minutes recess)
Japan 12:00 a.m. – 02:30 a.m.
(1-hour recess)
03:30 a.m. – 06:00 a.m.
(18-hour recess)
No trading
Singapore 01:00 a.m. – 04:00 a.m.
(1-hour recess)
05:00 a.m. – 09:00 a.m.
(16-hour recess)
No trading
Our trading platform time is based on the EEST––Eastern European Time. EEST is 3 hours ahead of UTC. On 27 October 2024, the trading platform time will switch to EET, which is 2 hours ahead of UTC.
Forex

Major and minor pairs

Monday — Friday

12:05 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
(5-minute recess)

SATURDAY / SUNDAY

No trading

ZAR pairs

Monday — Friday

04:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
(4-hour recess)

SATURDAY / SUNDAY

No trading

Indices

NAS100 / SPX500 / US30

Monday — Friday

01:00 a.m. – 11:15 p.m.
(15-minute recess)
11:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
(1-hour recess)

SATURDAY / SUNDAY

No trading

AUS200

Monday — Friday

01:00 a.m. – 09:15 a.m.
(1-hour recess)
10:15 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
(1-hour recess)

Saturday

No trading

Sunday

No trading

FRA40 / EUSTX50
JPN225 / UK100

Monday — Friday

01:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
(1-hour recess)

SATURDAY / SUNDAY

No trading

GER40

Monday — Friday

09:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
(10-hour recess)

SATURDAY / SUNDAY

No trading

ESP35

Monday — Friday

10:00 a.m. – 06:30 p.m.
(15.5-hour recess)

SATURDAY / SUNDAY

No trading

Commodities

XBRUSD

Monday — Friday

03:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
(3-hour recess)

SATURDAY / SUNDAY

No trading

XTIUSD

Monday — Friday

01:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
(1-hour recess)

SATURDAY / SUNDAY

No trading

XNGUSD

Monday — Friday

08:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
(8-hour recess)

SATURDAY / SUNDAY

No trading

Metals

All instruments

Monday — Friday

01:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
(1-hour recess)

SATURDAY / SUNDAY

No trading

Crypto

All instruments

Monday — Friday

12:05 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
(5-minute recess)

Saturday

02:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
(2-hour recess)

Sunday

12:05 a.m. – 03:30 a.m.
(30-minute recess)
04:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Octa ECN

.low

Monday — Friday

Same as corresponding instruments

SATURDAY / SUNDAY

No trading

Intraday assets

.Daily

See the symbol's Specification in the MT5 platform.

Stocks

the U.S., Hong Kong

Monday — Friday

04:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
(17.5-hour recess)

SATURDAY / SUNDAY

No trading

Australia

Monday — Friday

03:10 a.m. – 09:00 a.m.
(18-hour recess)

SATURDAY / SUNDAY

No trading

France, Great Britain, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Germany

Monday — Friday

10:00 a.m. – 06:30 p.m.
(15.5-hour recess)

SATURDAY / SUNDAY

No trading

Finland, Sweden

Monday — Friday

10:00 a.m. – 06:25 p.m.
(15.5-hour recess)

SATURDAY / SUNDAY

No trading

Japan

Monday — Friday

03:00 a.m. – 05:30 a.m.
(1-hour recess)
06:30 a.m. – 09:00 a.m.
(18-hour recess)

SATURDAY / SUNDAY

No trading

Singapore

Monday — Friday

04:00 a.m. – 07:00 a.m.
(1-hour recess)
08:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
(16-hour recess)

SATURDAY / SUNDAY

No trading

All hours are in EEST timezone
(Trading platform time)

Monday to Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Our trading platform time is based on the EEST––Eastern European Time. EEST is 3 hours ahead of UTC. On 27 October 2024, the trading platform time will switch to EET, which is 2 hours ahead of UTC.
Forex
Major and minor pairs 12:05 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
(5-minute recess)
No trading
ZAR pairs 04:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
(4-hour recess)
Indices
NAS100 01:00 a.m. – 11:15 p.m.
(15-minute recess)
11:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
(1-hour recess)
No trading
SPX500
US30
AUS200 01:00 a.m. – 09:15 a.m.
(1-hour recess)
10:15 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
(1-hour recess)
No trading
FRA40 01:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
(1-hour recess)
No trading
EUSTX50
JPN225
UK100
GER40 09:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
(10-hour recess)
No trading
ESP35 10:00 a.m. – 06:30 p.m.
(15.5-hour recess)
Commodities
XBRUSD 03:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
(3-hour recess)
No trading
XTIUSD 01:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
(1-hour recess)
XNGUSD 08:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
(8-hour recess)
Metals
All instruments 01:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
(1-hour recess)
No trading
Crypto
All instruments 12:05 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
(5-minute recess)
02:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
(2-hour recess)
12:05 a.m. – 03:30 a.m.
(30-minute recess)
04:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Octa ECN
.low Same as corresponding instruments No trading
Intraday assets
.Daily See the symbol's Specification in the MT5 platform.
Stocks
the U.S., Hong Kong 04:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
(17.5-hour recess)
No trading
Australia 03:10 a.m. – 09:00 a.m.
(18-hour recess)
France, Great Britain, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Germany 10:00 a.m. – 06:30 p.m.
(15.5-hour recess)
Finland, Sweden 10:00 a.m. – 06:25 p.m.
(15.5-hour recess)
Japan 03:00 a.m. – 05:30 a.m.
(1-hour recess)
06:30 a.m. – 09:00 a.m.
(18-hour recess)
Singapore 04:00 a.m. – 07:00 a.m.
(1-hour recess)
08:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
(16-hour recess)

FAQ

How to trade on news releases?

Major economic news releases affect the prices of most trading assets, and the effect can last for days. It means both short-term traders and long-term investors can benefit from trading the news. A common way to do that is to open an order during a period of consolidation before the news release, wait for the market response, and then close it after a sharp price movement. However, opening the right order is difficult: to master trading the news, you should learn how fundamental analysis works first.

How to use the economic calendar for trading?

Use the Octa economic calendar to find an upcoming news release and analyse how it might affect the price of a certain asset. Open an order prior to the release and wait for the market reaction. You can also wait until the actual data hits and open your order based on how the market usually reacts to such info. To learn more, read our quick guide about how to trade on news.

What is a trading session?

A trading session is the time of the day when a certain major market is open and you can manage trades. In Forex trading, there are four main sessions named after local financial centres: New York, London, Tokyo, and Sydney. They slightly overlap, allowing you to trade Forex 24/5: when one closes, another opens.

What are the trading hours?

The trading hours show when you can trade certain instruments. This page lists the actual hours provided by Octa: they already include all the technical breaks established by the broker.

What is after-hours trading?

After-hours trading occurs when the day’s normal trading session is closed. For example, the major stock exchanges in the U.S. close at 8 p.m. UTC, but the after-hours trading session can run as late as 12 a.m. UTC with the use of electronic communication networks (ECNs). However, Octa does not support any extended-hours trading.