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October 2, 2019

How Daylight Savings time changes affect Forex trading hours?

Daylight Savings time changes in Australia, Europe and US.

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US Daylight Savings time change

Starting from Sunday, October 6th, 2019, Australia starts their Daylight Savings Time, Europe will exit Daylight savings on October 27th,2019 followed by the US on November 3rd, 2019.

Due to the US Daylight Savings time change, MT4/5 servers will have their clocks wound back to GMT+2.

The result of this will mean the session times for certain symbols will change in the MT4/5 Marketwatch.

Please follow the below links to see the full breakdown:

How does this affect my MT4/5 trading?

On the 3rd of November, 2019 the platform time will be changed to GMT+2, and the daily End Of Day (Rollover) will occur at 9:00am AEDT.

All Forex pricing will start on Monday at 9.00am AEDT (New York Sunday 5.00pm) Morning and close 9.00am AEDT Saturday (New York Friday 5.00pm) Morning to coincide with this change.

Australian Daylight Savings – Monday 7th Oct 2019

Symbol Hours Break
AUS200 1:50 – 23:00 8:30 – 9:10, 23:00 – 1:50

Europe Daylight Savings – Monday 29th Oct 2019

Symbol Hours Break
GER30 03:15 – 24:00 24:00 – 03:15
EURO50 03:15 – 24:00 24:00 – 03:15
UK100 04:00 – 24:00 24:00 – 04:00
FRA40 10:00 – 24:00 24:00 – 10:00

US Daylight Savings – Monday 4th November 2019

Symbol Hours Break
AUS200 00:50 – 23:00 7:30 – 8:10, 23:00 – 00:50
GER30 02:15 – 23:00 23:00 – 02:15
EURO50 02:15-23:00 23:00 – 02:15
UK100 03:00 – 23:00 23:00 – 03:00
FRA40 9:00 – 23:00 23:00 – 9:00
SING30 02:30 – 22:45 11:10 – 11:40, 22:45 – 02:30
HK50 03:15 – 21:00 06:00 – 07:00, 10:30 – 11:15, 21:00 – 03:15
CHINA50 03:00 – 22:45 10:30 – 11:00, 22:45 – 03:00
XBRUSD 03:00 – 24:00 24:00 – 03:00
The times indicated above may not apply to the platforms you use. For more information, please refer to your broker’s or exchange’s latest news and announcements.

Changes to your Expert Advisor?

If you use an Expert Advisor you will most likely need to change your offset setting from GMT+3 to GMT+2.

Make sure to do this before the market opens on Monday morning.

If you have any questions, please contact your broker’s support team.

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