Trading Sessions

Session Name
Town
Time (Msk)
Asian session
Tokyo
Singapore
Hong Kong
03:00 - 12:00
04:00 - 12:00
04:30 - 10:00
European session
Frankfurt
Zurich
Paris
London
10:00 - 18:30
10:00 - 18:30
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
American session
New York
Chicago
Toronto
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
17:00 - 02:00
Pacific session
Wellington
Sydney
23:00 - 08:00
01:00 - 10:00
Four Forex trading sessions are conditionally distinguished
Asian trading session

It is characterized by a calm market situation. At this time, the Bank of Japan publishes economic news. Activity is observed in currency pairs with yen and other “Asian” currencies. The pairs EUR / USD and AUD / USD NZD / USD are also active

European trading session

The opening of the session is relatively calm, the peak of the movement falls on the opening of the London Stock Exchange. At this time, important economic news of European countries. The greatest volatility is observed in the main currency pairs: GBP / CHF; GBP / JPY; USD / CHF; EUR / USD.

American trading session

The beginning of the session is quite active, American banks begin to work, but there are no significant changes. The market comes to life during the opening of the New York Stock Exchange. Important economic news comes to the American session and trading is put more active and aggressive. The American and Canadian dollars are well traded, as well as the pairs GBR / JPY and GBR / CHF.

Pacific trading session

It is characterized by low trading volume and minimal market price fluctuations. Couples are considered to be in demand, including the New Zealand and Australian dollars.

Schedule of major exchanges
To closely monitor each market movement, timing in trading plays an important role. Knowing what time of day a currency pair is characterized by the largest and narrowest trading range, you can improve your capital allocation opportunities.
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Pacific session
Wellington
Sydney
European session
Frankfurt
Zurich
Paris
London
Asian session
Tokyo
Singapore
Hong Kong
American session
New York
Chicago
Toronto
Overlapping Asian and European Sessions

The least active time period on the market. Bidding is very thin, this period

suitable for traders fearing risks for their positioning on

opening bidding in Europe.

Overlapping European and American Sessions

At this time, activity in the market reaches its greatest swing, since at this time trading is carried out on two

the world's largest markets at the same time. At this time accounted for 70% of all transactions in foreign exchange

market for the European session and 80% of all transactions for the American session

If you can’t trade at the peak of activity in the market due to the time zone or working moments, we can give you some tips:

You can become a long-term trader. You just need to view the charts 2-4 times a day, for example: before going to work and after work.

Try to trade during another session, even if this is not the busiest time. If you are unable to trade during the European or American sessions, try to trade during the Asian. The main thing is discipline.

Do not forget, practice makes trading better, and the longer you trade, the better it will turn out for you