Currency Holidays Calendar offers a comprehensive database of official currency non-settlement dates

Currency Current Time Status
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ US Dollar USD EDT (-04:00)
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง British Pound GBP BST (+01:00)
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Japanese Yen JPY JST (+09:00)
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Australian Dollar AUD AEST (+10:00)

Currency Holidays Explained

When are currency markets open?

Forex markets are "over-the-counter" — this means there is no single central exchange. Instead, FX markets consist of a network of banks, brokers, institutions, and individuals around the world.

FX trading starts Monday morning in Sydney, Australia and continues for 120 consecutive hours until 5pm Friday evening in New York. Most trading occurs during normal working hours in each region of the world.

What are currency holidays?

A currency holiday (or non-settlement date) is when the central bank for a given currency is closed. When the central bank is closed, large transactions cannot be settled. See currency holiday calendar »

Settlement holidays affect FX markets, stock markets, and other large transactions. For example, in the US, Veterans Day is a currency holiday, but not a trading holiday. This means stocks can trade that day, but no settlement occurs.

When is the best time to trade FX?

Generally, trading during high-volume is best because there will be lower spreads. The highest trading volume occurs during the overlap between working hours in different financial regions.

For example, European markets open during the end of the day in Asia. Similarly, when US markets first open there is a 3 hours with Europe. This can be one of the best times to trade.

Can you trade FX on the weekend?

Banks and other large investors can trade any time although transactions will not settle until Monday morning.

Some retail brokers may let you trade during the weekend. Spreads will be much higher and prices may jump sporadically due to low volume. This is similar to trading stocks during after-hours trading.

How does settlement work?

Settlement is when money actually lands in your account. Most currency pairs settle T+2.

This means if a trade occurs on Monday, it will settle on Wednesday. If a trade occurs on Thursday and the next Monday is a non-settlement date for either currency, then the trade will settle Tuesday.

How to get started trading FX?

The Forex market is the most liquid market is the world. Over $6 trillion of currencies is traded on average everyday around the world.

To get started, find a broker in your country. Many retail brokers offer a bonus just for signing up.

Currency Holidays Grid

The table below shows non-settlement dates in the next 30 days for 8 major currencies. In order for currency pair to have settlement, both currencies must be open for settlement. Currency non-settlement date information for all currency pairs – as well as stock market holidays and detailed trading hours data – is available through our API. Learn more »

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