Cryptocurrency market hours: when is the best time of day to trade cryptocurrencies?

Cryptocurrency market hours are usually 24/7 but varying levels of trading activity mean that there are more advantageous times to open and close positions. Find out what the best times of day to trade cryptos are.

What time does the crypto market open?

Cryptocurrency markets open at 12:00 am and run through to 12:00pm, so you can open and close positions 24 hours a day – even on the weekend.

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Are crypto markets always open?

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The only time crypto exchanges could be shut is during periods of maintenance, but you should always be made aware of these periods of downtime before they happen.

Cryptocurrency market opening hours

Cryptocurrency Global market opening hours opening hours
Bitcoin 24/7 5pm Sunday to 5pm Friday
5pm Sunday to 5pm Friday
Litecoin 24/7 5pm Sunday to 5pm Friday
Ripple 24/7 5pm Sunday to 5pm Friday

At City Index, you can trade cryptos 24 hours a day from 9am (AEDT) on Monday to 9pm (AEDT) on Saturday. Learn more about cryptocurrency trading with us or open an account to get started.

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When is the best time to trade cryptocurrency?

The best time of day to trade cryptos is usually in the market’s peak trading hours, which are between 8am to 4pm in local time, when there is the highest volume of trading.

While the crypto market is 24/7, your trades are more likely to be executed when there is the highest level of activity. Outside of these hours, when trading is lighter, it can be more difficult to open and close trades.

It’s also important to be aware of news and events that could impact the crypto market, whether that’s a halving event, regulation changes or celebrity endorsements. Around these influential announcements, the price of cryptocurrencies can fluctuate, which can provide trading opportunities.