Usually, the Metatrader platform works from Monday morning till Friday night. Each broker has a different time zone and different working hours.
MT4 Market Opening Times
MetaTrader Opening Hours (trading hours) start at midnight between Sunday night and Monday morning. For some brokers, trading hours begin on 22 Sunday nights (because of different time zones), and some at 00 AM. Most GMT zone brokers allow trading from Monday at 00.01 AM till Friday at 11.59 PM.
How to see Metatrader server time?
To seeMetatrader server time, you need to open the MT4 or MT5 platform and then make visible widget Market Watch. Go to View Menu, then choose Market Watch to make the widget visible and to see the current server time.
Here you can see Metatrader’s current time and figure out Time Zone:
MetaTrader 5 Market Open Time
MetaTrader 5 Market Open Time usually starts around 11 PM GMT+2 on Sunday, while the market close around 11 PM GMT+2 on Friday. However, the market opening time depends on brokerage server time and working hours. Some brokers enable trading from 9 PM on Sunday, while others allow MT5 trading a few hours after midnight in early Monday morning.
MetaTrader 5 market opening time matches MT4 market opening times for the same broker!!!
Of course, except forex, traders can trade various instruments using the Metatrader platform. Each non-forex market has different opening hours. For example, indices, gold, or US stock markets open at other times.
MetaTrader Open Time and Close time by Brokers
In this article, we will do one research. I will visit top forex broker websites and look for information about trading servers. My goal in this research is to figure out when trading assets will be enabled for trading. While stocks can be traded only several hours per day, the forex trading market is open for a trading whole working week from Monday to Friday. However, you will see that each broker has different working times.
This research is essential because if you want to close your trade before the weekend, you need precisely when the closing time is. Additionally, if you know some important news from the weekend that can impact trading price, you may need to open a trade just after the market opens when your broker allows you to do it.
Research results are presented in the Table below:
In the Table below are presented opening and closing times for the MetaTrader platform for various brokers:
|Broker||Metatrader open time||MetaTrader closing time||Visit|
|HFM||Monday 00:00:51 GMT+2 winter (GMT+3 summer)||Friday 23:59:59 GMT+2 (GMT+3 summer)||VISIT HFM|
|FxPro||Sunday 23 GMT+2 winter (GMT+3 summer)||Friday 23 GMT+2 winter (GMT+3 summer)||VISIT FXPRO|
|Avatrade||Sunday 22 GMT winter (GMT+1 summer)||Friday 22 GMT winter (GMT+1 summer)||VISIT AVATRADE|
|Exness||Sunday 23:05 GMT||Friday 20:59 GMT||VISIT EXNESS|
|OctaFx||Monday 12:01 am EET/EST||Friday 23:59 EET/EST||VISIT OCTAFX|
|IC Markets||Monday 00:01 winter GMT+2 (GMT+3 summer)||Friday 23:57 GMT+2 winter (GMT+3 summer)||VISIT IC MARKETS|
|Dukascopy||Sunday 22 GMT winter (21 GMT summer)||Friday 22 GMT winter (21 GMT summer)||VISIT DUKASCOPY|
|XM||Sunday 22:05 GMT||Friday 21:50 GMT||VISIT XM|
As shown in the Table above, major forex brokers and foreign exchange market trading hours have similar opening times. For example, HM MT4’s opening time is just 1 minute after midnight on Monday (GMT+2 during winter and GMT+3 during summer), while closing time is on Friday on 23:59:59. FxPro MetaTrader opening time is Sunday 23 GMT+2, while MetaTrader closing time is on Friday 23 GMT+2.
Additionally, the Avatrade MetaTrader’s opening time is Sunday 22 GMT, while MetaTrader’s closing time is Friday 22 GMT. Exness MetaTrader’s opening time is Sunday at 23:05 GMT, while MetaTrader’s closing time is Friday at 20:59 GMT. Additionally, the Dukascopy MetaTrader’s opening time is Sunday 22 GMT, while MetaTrader’s closing time is Friday 22 GMT.