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General trading hours

ForexGrand general trading hours are:

Monday 00:05 GMT+2 to Friday 23:55 GMT+2

For a detailed specification of trading sessions for every commodity, please refer to the relevant webpage or browse the details via Metatrader 4 platform. To view the trading sessions via MT4, click the relevant symbol, click the right mouse button, and select “Specification”.

Trading at the beginning of the week

When the market is open, all trading conditions will be available, however, the first few hours of the trading week are often known as a “thin market”. The thin market is characterized by high price volatility, low liquidity, and unstable demand. Sudden changes in demand have a strong influence on prices.

As a result, the trading conditions including spreads and executions (of orders as well) might be very limited at the first hours of the trading week. Traders should consider any deals opened during the early market. They can be different from expectations regarding prices due to a lack of liquidity.

As soon as the major markets such as the Japanese market and other Far East markets start to work, the trading conditions usually return to normal.