Forex Trading Sessions Schedule

Forex Trading Sessions Schedule Monitoring

As in any other type of activity requiring the adoption of important decisions for trading in the exchange market, it is necessary to consider various external factors. The majority of them treats construction and testing of the effective trading system and maintenance of trading discipline.

In addition, it is important to be aware of general Forex market behavior and to know the factors influencing its movement at different times of a day. In the schedule of trading sessions on the Forex market is allocated to three main periods (Moscow time +3 GTM):

  • The European trading session (09:00 – 17:00);
  • Asian session (03:00 – 11:00);
  • The American trading session (16:00 – 24:00).

Including it is possible to work during trading sessions for Australia and Oceania passing in the morning: 01:00 – 09:00.


Potential changes to trading conditions on the 25th of September due to high volatility
Potential changes to trading conditions on the 25th of September due to high volatility

Dear clients, On the 24th of September, Germany will hold its parliamentary elections. This may lead to increased volatility on the market, which, coupled with low liquidity, increas...

Changes to Margin Requirements Ahead of German & New Zealand Elections
Changes to Margin Requirements Ahead of German & New Zealand Elections

Dear Trader, This weekend's general elections in Germany and New Zealand may result in the market experiencing high volatility across a number of Forex and CFD instruments. As a ...

Trading on DAX30 unavailable on the 3rd of October
Trading on DAX30 unavailable on the 3rd of October

Dear clients, On the 3rd of October, 2017, due to German Unity Day celebrations, trading on the DAX30 instrument will be unavailable. The schedule presented above is for informationa...

Possible changes in margin requirements due to the parliamentary elections in Germany
Possible changes in margin requirements due to the parliamentary elections in Germany

Dear clients, Please be advised that in connection with the upcoming parliamentary elections in Germany, which are scheduled for September 24, 2017 (Sunday), there is a possibility o...

CHANGE IN TRADING CONDITIONS DUE TO GERMAN FEDERAL ELECTIONS
CHANGE IN TRADING CONDITIONS DUE TO GERMAN FEDERAL ELECTIONS

Please be aware that margin requirements on all trading platforms will change due to the German federal elections. The results of these elections will have a drastic effect on the eu...

01.09.2017 Trading sessions schedule on 4th September 2017
01.09.2017 Trading sessions schedule on 4th September 2017

Dear Clients! Please be advised about trading sessions schedule change on 4th September 2017 due to the US Labour Day Holiday 2017.

Changes to the trading schedule due to Labor Day in the US and Canada
Changes to the trading schedule due to Labor Day in the US and Canada

Dear clients, On the 4th of September, due to Labor Day celebrations taking place in the US and Canada, some changes will be made to the trading schedule concerning CFDs and spot met...

Change in CFD Trading Sessions on September 4, 2017
Change in CFD Trading Sessions on September 4, 2017

Dear TeleTrade Clients, Please be advised that there will be a change in the CFD trading hours that will take place on September 4, 2017, in observance of US Labour Day. Change in CF...

Beware of reduced liquidity on Monday, 4 September
Beware of reduced liquidity on Monday, 4 September

Trading hours: FX • Regular trading hours on Monday 4. September Gold and Silver • Trading stops at 17:00 GMT on Monday 4. September • Market opens at 22:00 GMT on Mon...

Labor Day
Labor Day

Dear Traders and Partners!Due to the celebration of the Labor Day in the USA 04.09.2017, the trading schedule will be changed as following:On the 4th and 5th of S...

Changes in trading schedule RoboFX
Changes in trading schedule RoboFX

Dear Clients and Partners! We’re informing you that due to the celebration of the Labor Day in the United States of America, several instruments will be traded according to the...

Change in CFD Trading Hours on September 4, 2017
Change in CFD Trading Hours on September 4, 2017

Dear Clients, Please note that there is a national holiday celebrated in the US on the first Monday of September – Labour Day. In observance of the holiday, the US trading sess...

Labor Day celebrations in the US
Labor Day celebrations in the US

We would like to inform you that due to Labor Day celebrations in the US that will take place on 4 September 2017 the trading schedule will change as per below: American stocks will ...

Changes in trading schedule
Changes in trading schedule

Dear Clients and Partners!We’re informing you that due to the celebration of the Labor Day in the United States of America, several instruments will be traded according to the ...

FreshForex: Change in Trading Hours on September 4th
FreshForex: Change in Trading Hours on September 4th

01 September 2017Dear clients, Please note that due to Labor Day celebrations in USA on September 4th, 2017 trading hours for some instruments will be changed. 

Праздник в США – День труда
Праздник в США – День труда

Компания ИнстаФорекс сообщает о том, что 4 сентября 2017 года время торговых сессий будет изменено в связи с праздником в США – Днем труда. Таким образом, 4 сентября, в ближайш...

US & Canada Holidays, Labor Day
US & Canada Holidays, Labor Day

Dear Client, Due to Labor Day – public holiday in United States on September 4th, 2017, payments and transfers in US dollars and Canadian dollars (incl. funding, withdrawal, in...

US Labour Day - Changes to Trading Schedule
US Labour Day - Changes to Trading Schedule

August 31, 2017 09:07 Dear Trader, Please note that during the US Labour Day holiday period, which runs from session opening on Monday 4 September to Tuesday 5 September, 2017, our t...

Important Notification – September Bank Holiday
Important Notification – September Bank Holiday

We would like to inform our clients that due to Labor Day in the United States of America, the trading hours of various instruments will be affected on 4th September 2017. The normal...

Changes in Trading Schedule for US Labor Day Monday 4 September
Changes in Trading Schedule for US Labor Day Monday 4 September

Please be aware of the following changes in the trading schedule on Monday 4 September. Trading on XAGUSD, XAUUSD, XPDUSD, XPTUSD, JPN225, US30, NAS100 and SPX500 close at 20:00 EEST...


Forex Trading Sessions Schedule Monitoring

As in any other type of activity requiring the adoption of important decisions for trading in the exchange market, it is necessary to consider various external factors. The majority of them treats construction and testing of the effective trading system and maintenance of trading discipline.

In addition, it is important to be aware of general Forex market behavior and to know the factors influencing its movement at different times of a day. In the schedule of trading sessions on the Forex market is allocated to three main periods (Moscow time +3 GTM):

  • The European trading session (09:00 – 17:00);
  • Asian session (03:00 – 11:00);
  • The American trading session (16:00 – 24:00).

Including it is possible to work during trading sessions for Australia and Oceania passing in the morning: 01:00 – 09:00.

Importance of Forex Trading Sessions Schedules Monitoring

(In the material is presented Moscow time: GTM+3)

The opening of Asian session marks the traditional beginning of the trading day. In these hours participants of the market pay close attention to Asian currencies – yen, Singapore dollar, etc. Because many countries of the Asian region dynamically export goods, during the Asian trading hours of the company adjust the cost of national currencies on the discretion. But this period of the trading is rather quiet as the main activity is developed after the opening of the European session.

The largest and most popular exchanges are in Europe, including large financial institutions and investment funds which actively participate in the biddings and, therefore, this period in Forex trading sessions is the most dynamic. With the opening of the London session at 10:00 the market reaches the greatest volatility lasting up to 13:00-14:00 since bidders make the main transactions till lunch.

The schedule of the biddings after the opening of the New York exchange is, at least, significant at 16:00. During this session European currencies are also actively traded, in connection with return after a lunch of the European dealers. In addition, the biddings join the American traders, active hedge-funds, banks and firms motivated for speculation at the exchange and also are published important economic data from the USA. And at this moment it is necessary to pay attention to the closing of the European session as Americans remain in the exchange single, continuing to trade and use the thin market without liquidity, advancing currency pairs in their interests.

Recommendations about use of the trading sessions schedule

For the correct estimation of a situation in the Forex market by means of the schedule of trading sessions, it is necessary to pay attention to the next moments:

  • The activity of the European session comes during two periods of time: 10:00-14:00 and 15:00-19:00;
  • During the Asian session, the bigger quantity of trading activities is made with the Japanese yen;
  • It isn't necessary to leave the transactions without control in the period of the “thin” market, a conditional transitional stage between sessions when the level of liquidity is small to support of a stable price chart since strong impulses are possible.
  • In days of New Year's holidays when the main exchanges and banks are closed, and quotes considerably grow, brokerage companies remove the means summing up the results of the reporting. The market in these moments “is thin for a long time”, and the behavior of the trader shall be careful and deliberate.
  • Often opening of sessions after days off is followed by a gap therefore, it is recommended to establish protective stop orders on orders, or to close transactions on Friday.