When is the best time of the day to trade cryptocurrency?

About Market Trading Sessions

Unlike trading stocks and commodities through a traditional broker, the cryptocurrency market is open 24/7 across a growing number of online exchanges worldwide. Trading when global markets are closed can result in light volume and lower liquidity as professional traders are usually not active outside of these hours.

Closing times for traditional market exchanges vary, but they usually open in the morning and close in the evening – except on the weekend and holidays. The crypto trading sessions table displays when a market is open or closed based on the local time zone so that you can determine when volume might be highest.

Although a particular market may be “closed,” there can still be huge movements in the cryptocurrency market depending on news and speculations. The most successful trades are the ones executed when most traditional markets across the globe are open.

New daily candles in cryptocurrency markets form at 00:00:00 UTC. Trading sessions on the homepage do not “close” for holidays and weekends. Volume may actually be higher in cryptocurrency during these times.

Trading Hours in the United States

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) has normal trading hours from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. local time, unless there’s an early close due to a holiday.

Nasdaq trading hours begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. Pre-market trading hours are from 4 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. local time, and after-hours trading extends from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Trading Hours in Canada

Canada’s Toronto Stock Exchange opens at 9:30 a.m. and closes at 4 p.m. local time.

Trading Hours in Australia

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) is open from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Trading Hours in Europe

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) in the United Kingdom is open from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The Frankfurt Stock Exchange (FSX) is open from 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

The Moscow Exchange (MOEX) trading hours are from 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. local time.

Trading Hours in Asia

The South Korea Stock Exchange (KRX) is open from 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Japan’s Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) is open from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., with an hour lunch of no trading from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) is open from 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., with an hour lunch from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. with no trading.

China’s Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) is open from 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., with a 90 minute lunch break from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

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