Forex Trading Sessions Schedule

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.


Daylight saving time in the EU
Daylight saving time in the EU

2017/03/26 Europe changes to daylight saving time. In relation to this, the time of the server will be changed by 1 hour in front. Earlier, 2017/03/12, the USA has changed to dayligh...

Upcoming Daylight Saving Time Clock Changes!
Upcoming Daylight Saving Time Clock Changes!

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Trading Sessions Changes due to Europe Summer Time Shift
Trading Sessions Changes due to Europe Summer Time Shift

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Change in Trading Conditions for Range of Instruments
Change in Trading Conditions for Range of Instruments

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Change of trading sessions for CFD instruments starting March 26, 2017 due to switch to Daylight Saving Time in Europe
Change of trading sessions for CFD instruments starting March 26, 2017 due to switch to Daylight Saving Time in Europe

Dear TeleTrade Clients, In Europe, Daylight Saving Time will start on March 26, 2017. There will be a change in trading sessions for CFD instruments starting March 26, 2017. The sett...

Change of trading sessions in CFD instruments from March 26, 2017 - due to starts Daylight Saving Time in Europe
Change of trading sessions in CFD instruments from March 26, 2017 - due to starts Daylight Saving Time in Europe

21.03.2017 Dear Customers! In Europe Daylight Saving Time will start on March 26, 2017. Change of trading sessions in CFD instruments from March 26, 2017. Settings of the instruments...

Transition to daylight saving time in Europe since March 27, 2017
Transition to daylight saving time in Europe since March 27, 2017

Dear clients,Due to the transition to daylight saving time in Europe since March 27, 2017 the trading schedule has been changed for the following instruments (CET):InstrumentTrading ...

Holiday in Japan - changes in trading schedule on March 20, 2017
Holiday in Japan - changes in trading schedule on March 20, 2017

Dear clients,Due to the holiday in Japan - Vernal Equinox Day - on March 20, 2017 the trading schedule has been changed for the following instruments (CET):Instrument20.03.2017CFD on...

Daylight Saving Time Clock Shift
Daylight Saving Time Clock Shift

Dear Clients, Due to the daylight saving time clock shift in the USA on the 12th of March and considering the fact that Europe will shift clocks two weeks later, some alterations wil...

Changes in Trading Schedule and Changeover to Summer Time 16.03.2017, 12:03
Changes in Trading Schedule and Changeover to Summer Time 16.03.2017, 12:03

GKFX will notify you of a change in the schedule of trading instrument sessions due to the United States Daylight Saving Time on March 12, 2017. The countries of Europe will perform ...

Upcoming Daylight Saving Time Clock Changes
Upcoming Daylight Saving Time Clock Changes

Dear clients!    Please be informed that due to the upcoming Daylight saving time changes in Europe and US, the opening and closing hours of certain financial markets will ...

TenkoFX Switches MT4 Server to Summer Time
TenkoFX Switches MT4 Server to Summer Time

Dear Traders, Please note the changes to be made in TenkoFX MT4 server time. The GMT offset in the MT4 TenkoFX trading platform will be set to GMT+3 on Sunday, March 12, 2017. The ch...

Changes in trading schedule
Changes in trading schedule

Dear Clients and Partners! We’re informing you that on March 12th 2017, the USA will transfer to the daylight saving time, European countries will switch to the summer time on ...

Changes in trading schedule
Changes in trading schedule

Dear Clients and Partners! We’re informing you that on March 12th 2017, the USA will transfer to the daylight saving time, European countries will switch to the summer time on ...

Move to summer time
Move to summer time

Dear Traders, Please note that the weekly session will open at 01:00 (trading server time) on Monday, March 13 as Daylight saving time 2017 will start on March 12 in the United State...

Daylight saving time
Daylight saving time

Dear Traders! Please note that USA begins Daylight Savings Time on 2017/03/12. Thereby, CFD ETF, American CFD contracts on Futures, American stock market will open and close the sess...

Changes to the trading schedule due to daylight savings
Changes to the trading schedule due to daylight savings

Dear clients,   On the 12th of March 2017, Daylight Saving Time officially begins in the US. European countries will undergo this change two weeks later, on the 26th of March 20...

Changes in trading hours due to switch to daylight saving time in USA
Changes in trading hours due to switch to daylight saving time in USA

USA switches to daylight saving time on the night of 12th March, 2017

Trading Sessions Changes due to Summer Time Shift
Trading Sessions Changes due to Summer Time Shift

10 March 2017Dear clients, Please note that USA shift to Summer time earlier than Europe, that's why from March 13th to March 24th trading will be carried out acco...

Important Notification – Daylight Savings 2017
Important Notification – Daylight Savings 2017

We would like to inform you that due to the seasonal change in the Daylight Savings Tiime, the trading hours of various instruments will be affected between March 13th and March 24th...


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.