Markets are closed daily for a one-hour period beginning at 16:00 UTC.
Certain limited functionality is available immediately preceding the closing and reopening of the markets:
- 15:50 UTC PRE-CLOSE
The market goes into pre-close (cancels only)
- 16:00 UTC CLOSE
The market closes and systems shutdown (cancels no longer allowed, deposits and withdrawals disabled)
- 16:50 UTC PRE-OPEN
All systems brought online (post-only allowed, cancels accepted, deposits and withdrawals allowed, no matches will occur)
- 16:58 UTC PRE-OPEN-LOCK
The market goes into pre-open-lock (Place orders allowed, cancels NOT accepted, no matches)
- 17:00 UTC OPEN
The market opens (place, cancels allowed, all time in forces allowed, matches can occur)
This daily market closure allows for expiration of contracts and system maintenance.