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When to Trade On IQ Option

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digital options provide you the opportunity to trade in various assets like stocks, currencies, commodities, cryptocurrencies, etc. With the presence of many assets on IQ Option, a trader’s wish is to get the ability to trade at all times. But technically, trading in all the assets is not possible every time.

Trading in stock exchanges can be done at a particular time of the day. This allows the stockbrokers as well as other people to go home and spend time with their families, i.e. live a normal life. Then, there is the Forex market which remains closed during weekends and is operational on Friday for half working day. The reason for this is similar to stock exchanges.

IQ Option Trading Schedule and Market Hours

There are two main asset categories which are traded on IQ Option. They are Forex Currency Market and Stock Markets. The trading hours of both these assets are described below:

Stock Markets

When it comes to trading done in stocks, the stock markets of the US are traded the most. Generally, trading in US stock markets can be done between 09:30 and 16:00 EST (Eastern Standard Time).

If you follow a trading pattern which depends on the market’s volatility, the trading activity is at the lowest level from 12:00 to 13:00 EST. This is because this time period corresponds to the trader’s lunch time. The highest trading activities take place in early hours of the trading prior to lunch.

Besides the stock markets of the US, the traders of digital Options also trade European assets. The most popular European stock markets of IQ Option traders are Xetra DAX and FTSE. The market hours of these exchanges are from 07:00 or 08:00 to 15:30 or 16:30 on weekdays.

Forex Currency Markets

Although many commodities and currency markets are there, the most active one is Forex and the Forex market earned this fame by just being opened for the first 4 weekdays (whole 24-hours) and half of the last weekday. The Foreign Exchange Currency Market is not limited to the physical trading centers. There are only four big financial centers which witness the majority of the activity. These centers are open for a specific time of the days in a manner similar to stock exchanges. The major four Forex markets are New York, London, Tokyo and Sydney.

The trading time at these centers overlaps at some periods. For example, the markets of London and Tokyo overlaps. The trading time of New York and London also overlaps. The time duration of overlap is considered critical because a lot of swing occurs during this overlap.

It can be concluded that trading through IQ Option depends on the market timing. The trading can be done in a particular stock market when it is open and similarly, the trading in major Forex exchanges can be done when they are open. If you wish to trade in other assets, then trading in those assets will be possible when the specific exchanges or markets of those assets are open. Some assets are available 24/7 and therefore trading is possible in them all the time.

NOTE: This article is not an investment advice. Any references to historical price movements or levels is informational and based on external analysis and we do not warranty that any such movements or levels are likely to reoccur in the future. In accordance with European Securities and Markets Authority’s (ESMA) requirements, binary and digital options trading is only available to clients categorized as professional clients.
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