This is a global market, open 24 hours, 5 days a week. It’s great for people who have day or night jobs, because they can trade at set times, and still work. The market is closed on the weekend, which is handy.
The diagram shows the active trading hours for the most popular global financial centres:
All times are in Greenwich Mean Time.
If you look closely, there are times of the day when two regions are trading at the same time. Using the analogy from earlier, these represent the swimming pool’s peak hours.
You see a lot of activity during these crossover periods. With the right education you can learn how to trade within these markets.