How Many Forex Trading Days In A Year?
The Forex market is unique in that it is not traded over a central exchange with official opening and closing times.
This means that unlike most other financial markets, there are practically no trading holidays in the Forex market with the exception of New Years day.
There are, of course, various bank holidays in various countries at various times, but during those times the Forex market will remain open to retail traders around the world.
For example, there might be a U.S. bank holiday on Monday, but retail Forex traders in the U.S. (and around the world) can still trade as only institutional traders (and banks) are not working that day.
Another thing to keep in mind is that the Forex market is open from Monday to Friday across all timezones around the globe.
This effectively means that the Forex market is only closed for about 1.5 days for the weekend, as the Asian session opens on Sunday night in the U.S., and the U.S. session closes on Saturday morning in Asia.
By keeping these factors in mind, we can now calculate the number of Forex trading days in a year.