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

Unlike trading stocks and commodities on a traditional exchange, the cryptocurrency market is open 24/7 across a growing number of online exchanges. 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.

When are the markets most active?

Closing times for traditional market exchanges vary, but they usually open in the morning and close in the evening – except on weekends and holidays. The market 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.

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Although a particular market can be “closed,” there may still be huge movements in the global 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.

American Session

  • The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is based in New York City and 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.
  • The Nasdaq is an American stock exchange that serves as a global electronic marketplace for securities trading. 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. The normal trading hours begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at 4 p.m.
  • Canada’s Toronto Stock Exchange opens at 9:30 a.m. and closes at 4 p.m. local time, with no break in trading for a lunch period.

Euro Session

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

Asian Session

  • 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 from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. with no trading.