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.


Defender of the Fatherland Day
Defender of the Fatherland Day

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President's Day
President's Day

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Trading hours will be changed on Monday, February 20
Trading hours will be changed on Monday, February 20

Dear traders, Please note that on Monday, February 20, trading hours will be changed due to the President's Day celebration in the United States. The changes will apply to the ...

US President’s Day 2017 Trading Schedule
US President’s Day 2017 Trading Schedule

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Changes to the trading schedule on 20/02/17
Changes to the trading schedule on 20/02/17

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Changes in the trading schedule on February 20
Changes in the trading schedule on February 20

Changes in the trading schedule on February 20 – 2017.02.16Dear clients, Due to the President's Day in the USA on Monday, February 20, 2017, some changes in the s...

Important Notification – Presidents’ Day USA
Important Notification – Presidents’ Day USA

We would like to inform you that due to the Presidents’ Day in the United States of America, the trading hours of various instruments will be affected on 20 February 2017. The ...

16.02.2017 Trading sessions schedule on 20th February 2017
16.02.2017 Trading sessions schedule on 20th February 2017

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Trading schedule changes on Presidents' Day
Trading schedule changes on Presidents' Day

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Changes to Commodities and Indices Trading on US President’s Day (February 20)
Changes to Commodities and Indices Trading on US President’s Day (February 20)

Dear Clients, Please, note the following changes in trading hours for commodities and indices on February 20, 2017 due to US President’s Day in the USA: Currency pairs: normal ...

Changes in trading schedule on Metals and CFD
Changes in trading schedule on Metals and CFD

Dear Clients and Partners! We’re informing you that due to the public holiday in the USA, President’s Day, on February 20th 2017, metals and several CFDs will be traded a...

Changes in trading schedule on Metals and CFD
Changes in trading schedule on Metals and CFD

Dear Clients and Partners! We’re informing you that due to the public holiday in the USA, President’s Day, on February 20th 2017, metals and several CFDs will be traded a...

Change of trading hours of CFD instruments on February 20, 2017 due to President’s Day in USA
Change of trading hours of CFD instruments on February 20, 2017 due to President’s Day in USA

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President's Day in the United States
President's Day in the United States

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Trading Session Change for Presidents’ Day
Trading Session Change for Presidents’ Day

Dear Clients, Please be informed that due to the Presidents’ Day celebration on the 20th of February 2017 in the USA, there will be some changes in the schedule of trading sess...

Changes in Trading Hours for President’s Day
Changes in Trading Hours for President’s Day

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Presidents’ Day US public holiday
Presidents’ Day US public holiday

LiteForex trading hours amended on Presidents’ Day, 20.02.2017

Change in Trading Hours for CFDs on February 20, 2017, due to President’s Day in the USA
Change in Trading Hours for CFDs on February 20, 2017, due to President’s Day in the USA

Dear TeleTrade Clients, Please be advised that there will be a change in CFD trading hours on February 20, 2017, due to President’s Day in the US. Changes in Trading Sessions f...

Changes in trading schedule on February 20, 2017
Changes in trading schedule on February 20, 2017

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Trading hours change (Presidents Day)
Trading hours change (Presidents Day)

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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.