When does the forex market open?

The forex market opens on Sunday evening at 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST). This marks the beginning of the trading week.

First Forex Trading Session

The first session to open is the Sydney session, followed by the Tokyo, London, and New York sessions.

Sydney Session

The Sydney session opens at 5:00 PM EST on Sunday and closes at 2:00 AM EST on Monday.

Tokyo Session

The Tokyo session opens at 7:00 PM EST and closes at 4:00 AM EST.

London Session

The London session opens at 3:00 AM EST and closes at 12:00 PM EST.

New York Session

1The New York session opens at 8:00 AM EST and closes at 5:00 PM EST.

Daylight Saving Time

Be aware of daylight saving time changes as they affect opening & closing times of the forex market in different countries. Not all countries observe daylight saving time, so the time differences may vary.


it's essential to keep in mind that liquidity may be lower during certain times, such as the late hours of the New York session and the early hours of the Asian sessions.

News & Events

Some traders prefer to avoid trading during major news releases due to increased volatility and unpredictable market reactions.