Time Change Reminder - September / October / November 2022

Over the next six weeks, beginning this weekend, Daylight Saving Time Changes will affect forex markets around the world, as various countries on various dates, switch from Daylight Saving Time to Standard Time, or vice versa.

During this period, you might see the opening and closing times of the foreign markets you trade change by one or two hours, depending on where you are located and which foreign markets you are following.

This may, or may not, have a significant impact on your trading, depending on the time-frame you are trading. Generally, the shorter your time-frame (scalping or intraday trading, for example) the more important it will be for you to stay in sync with the trading hours in your chosen markets.


Here is the schedule of changes that will occur over the next 6 weeks:


Daylight Saving Time Changes in the major forex markets

  • September 25 — New Zealand will begin southern hemisphere Daylight Saving Time (DST)

  • October 2 — southeastern Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Hobart, etc.) will begin DST

  • October 30 — the U.K. and all of eastern and western Europe will return to Standard Time

  • November 6 — the U.S. and Canada will return to Standard Time


Daylight Saving Time Changes in other markets

  • October 30 — Ireland, and most of Mexico, will return to Standard Time

Significant markets which do not observe Daylight Saving Time — listed in order according to forex market size (source: BIS 2019)

  • Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, and China

Other markets which do not observe Daylight Saving Time — listed according to size

  • Korea, Russia, United Arab Emirates, India, Taiwan, South Africa, Turkey, Brazil, Thailand, and Malaysia


See post #2 for details of the time changes which will occur in New Zealand this weekend.

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On Sunday, September 25, New Zealand will begin southern hemisphere Daylight Saving Time.

  • In New Zealand, the NZST time zone (UTC+12) will change to NZDT (UTC+13)

Clocks in New Zealand will be turned forward by one hour, prior to the opening of the forex market on Monday morning, September 26.

  • For traders in New Zealand: The forex trading session in New Zealand will not change. But, starting September 26, the forex trading session in every other market will begin and end one hour later than previously.

  • For traders in all other locations: The only change will be that, starting September 26, the forex trading session in New Zealand will begin and end one hour earlier than previously.



The next Daylight Saving Time change will occur in one week, when s.e. Australia will begin DST.

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I forget this every year. Twice some years.

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I almost usually forget if not for @Clint. I think last year a bunch of people posted threads about abolishing DST in the US.