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Trading Hours

ZERO Markets trading hours for MT4 can be found below. Please note that ZERO Markets MT4 server time and charts are GMT+2 or GMT+3 (when New York Daylight savings takes effect). We operate these server times to ensure a 5 daily candle week. All of our FX currency pairs trade 24 hours a day with a break for two minutes between 23:59 to 00:01. The trading week starts on Monday at 00:02 and closes Friday at 23:57.

We have implemented this slight delay and small breaks in the day to help prevent the widening of spreads during this time when liquidity providers go offline. For  further instrument specifications please Right Click on any instrument in the ‘Market Watch’ area and select ‘Specification’. Here you will be able to view the specific details on any of the instruments.

Regular Market Hours

  • Forex Pairs Daily Trading Hours (server time)
    All 00:01 to 23:59 (Monday open 00:02 and Friday close 23:57)

  • Metals Trading Hours (server time)
    XAUUSD 01:00 to 23:59 (Friday close 23:57)
    XAUAUD 01:00 to 23:59 (Friday close 23:57)
    XAGUSD 01:00 to 23:59 (Friday close 23:57)
    XAGAUD 01:00 to 23:59 (Friday close 23:57)

  • Indices Trading Hours (server time) Daily Break (server time)
    AUS200 02:50 to 09:30, 10:10 to 24:00 0:00 to 02:50, and 9.30 to 10:10
    STOXX50 09:00 to 23:00 23:00 to 09:00
    GER30 09:00 to 23:00 23:00 to 09:00
    JP225 02:00 to 23:15 23:15 to 02:00
    DJ30 01:00 to 23:15, 23:30 to 24:00
    (Friday Close 23:15)
    23:15 to 23:30, and 00:00- 01:00
    US500 01:00 to 23:15, 23:30 to 24:00
    (Friday Close 23:15)
    23:15 to 23:30, and 00:00- 01:00
    NAS100 01:00 to 23:15, 23:30 to 24:00
    (Friday Close 23:15)
    01:00 to 23:15, 23:30 to 24:00
    (Friday Close 23:15)
    HK50 04:15 to 07:00, 08:00 to 11:15 07:00 to 08:00, and 11:15 to 04:15
    UK100 09:00 to 23:00 23:00 to 09:00

  • Commodity Daily Trading Hours (server time) Daily Break (server time)
    WTI 01:00 to 24:00 (Friday close 23:45) 00:00 to 01:00

Trading conditions

ZERO’s trading conditions are widely regarded as well above the industry standard. We place a very strong emphasis on competitive spreads and commission charges. For example on our Super ZERO  Account, clients will often see a 0.0 pip spread on EURUSD. Our trading commissions are a competitive $7 USD per one lot traded, round trip.

We offer clients the option of multiple trading platforms (MT4 and WebTrader) on multiple devices (such as PC, Mac and mobile devices) to make trading easier and more accessible. Clients can chose between our Standard Account and Super ZERO Account.

Pip values

ZERO Markets quotes currency pairs by “5, 3 and 2” decimal places – also known as fractional pips or pipettes.

  • On a 5 decimal place currency pair a pip is 0.00010
  • On a 3 decimal place currency pair a pip is 0.010
  • On a 2 decimal place currency pair a pip is 0.10

For example: If GBP/USD moves from 1.51742 to 1.51752, that .00010 USD move higher is one pip.

When trading FX and other symbols there are some easy rules to calculate the ‘pip-value’ of the trade so you can work out your potential gains and losses quickly.

  • When trading a ‘spot’ instrument the pip value will always be in the second quoted symbol in the currency pair – so for EURAUD/USD, this means the pip value will be based in U.S. Dollars. This also applies to commodity pairs such as Gold (XAU/USD) – where the pip value will be based in USD.
  • For Indices, the point value will be based in the currency of the country that hosts that stock index; for instance, GER30 is traded in Europe which means that the point value is given in EUR (Euro); US30 is traded in the US, so the point value will be in US Dollars.

A list of all traded symbols and their pip values is shown below. The pip scales in direct proportion to the trade size – so a 2 lot trade will have twice the value per pip as a 1 lot trade.

To calculate these values for yourself, you can use the below guide:

  • Determine your contract size by multiplying your volume in lots by the standard FX contract size of 100,000 units. For example, 0.1 (mini lot trade) x 100,000 = 10,000
  • Multiply 10,000 by .0001 since 1/10,000th is a pip for all pairs (except JPY pairs). 10,000 x 0.0001 = 1.
  • The value obtained is the value per pip you will receive in the quote currency of the currency pair (second currency)
  • Convert the pip value to your account currency by using the available exchange rate.

Contact us

Sydney

Head Office

Level 5, Exchange House10 Bridge StSydney NSW 2000

Contact Details

Telephone (Aus):

1300 376 233

Telephone (Int):

+61 (0)2 8252 6800