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Daylight Saving Time (DST) and British Summer Time (BST)

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Daylight Saving Time (DST) begins in North America on Sunday 11th March. US and Canadian markets will therefore be trading one hour earlier in UK time, and will be out-of-sync until Sunday 25th March when British Summer Time (BST) begins, and the US reverts to normal UK trading times.


In particular, please note the following changes during this out-of-sync period (all times are London time):


  • US equity markets will be open between 1.30pm and 8pm, therefore dividend adjustments to US indices will happen at 8pm
  • “All Sessions” markets on US shares will be open from 8am to midnight Monday-Thursday, and 8am to 9pm on Fridays
  • On Sundays –
    • FX markets will open as usual at 9pm
    • All 24-hour index markets will open at 10pm, instead of 11pm
    • Weekend indices will roll at 9.40pm, instead of 10.40pm
  • On Saturdays –
    • Cryptos and Weekend indices will open at 8am as normal.
  • On Fridays –
    • FX markets, 24-hour index markets and the dealing desk will close at 9pm, instead of 10pm
  • New York Cocoa, Sugar and Coffee, and London Sugar all close an hour earlier than normal
  • Any expiring US markets will be settling an hour earlier than usual

If you have any questions, please ask.

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