US Daylight Saving Time: Changes to Trading Schedule

March 06, 2017 15:58

Dear Traders,

We'd like to inform you that between 12 March and 26 March, 2017 (inclusive), the everyday trading breaks will be shifted back one hour (i.e. trading will open and close earlier).

Instruments

Amended Trading Hours (EET)

Forex Spot

00:05 Mon. - 22:59 Fri.; recess 22:59 - 23:05 Mon. - Fri.;

pre-close margining from 22:00 Fri.

Metals Spot

01:00 Mon. - 22:59 Fri.; recess 22:59 - 00:01 Mon. - Fri.;

pre-close margining from 22:00 Fri.

WTI

01:00 Mon. - 22:59 Fri.; recess 22:59 - 00:01 Mon. - Fri.;

pre-close margining from 22:00 Fri.

BRENT

01:00 Mon. - 22:59 Fri.; recess 23:59 - 02:00 Mon. - Fri.;

pre-close margining from 22:00 Fri.

DAX30

01:00 Mon. - 23:00 Fri.; recess 22:59 - 00:01;

pre-close margining from 22:00 Fri.

DJI30

01:00 Mon. - 23:00 Fri.; recess 22:15 - 22:30 & 22:59 - 00:01;

pre-close margining from 22:00 Fri.

FTSE100

01:00 Mon. - 23:00 Fri.; recess 22:59 - 00:01;

pre-close margining from 22:00 Fri.

NQ100

01:00 Mon. - 23:00 Fri.; recess 22:15 - 22:30 & 22:59 - 00:01;

pre-close margining from 22:00 Fri.

SP500

01:00 Mon. - 23:00 Fri.; recess 22:15 - 22:30 & 22:59 - 00:01;

pre-close margining from 22:00 Fri.

JP225

02:00 Mon. - 23:00 Fri., recess 22:15 - 01:00;

pre-close margining from 22:00 Fri.

Stock CFDs [US]

15:30 - 22:00 Mon. - Fri.

#USDX

02:00 - 22:58 Mon.-Fri.;

pre-close margining from 22:00 Fri.

#USTNote

01:00 Mon. - 22:59 Fri.; recess 22:59 - 00:01;

pre-close margining from 22:00 Fri.

This two-week change is due to the US switching over to Daylight Saving Time two weeks before Eastern Europe does (we continue working on Eastern European Time (EET)).

Please note that here is a higher level of risk involved in maintaining opened positions and pending orders over the holiday period and other events. The indicated trading hours are subject to change by the respective exchanges or liquidity providers.

If you'd like to keep an eye on all upcoming events, check out our Forex calendar.

Best regards,

Admiral Markets