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.


CFD Trading Sessions Changed on November 23-24, 2017
CFD Trading Sessions Changed on November 23-24, 2017

НеDear Clients, Please note that some changes in the CFD trading hours will take place on November 23-24, 2017, in observance of Thanksgiving Day in the USA. Please refer to specific...

Change of trading sessions in CFD instruments from November 23-24, 2017
Change of trading sessions in CFD instruments from November 23-24, 2017

Dear Customers! Please be advised that there will be a change in the CFD trading hours that will take place on November 23-24, 2017 – Thanksgiving Day in the USA. Settings of t...

Changes in the trading schedule on 23-24 November 2017
Changes in the trading schedule on 23-24 November 2017

Dear clients, In observance of the Thanksgiving Day in the United States, the trading schedule on 23-24 November 2017 will be changed. Please refer to the table below for the schedul...

OctaFX US Thanksgiving Day trading schedule
OctaFX US Thanksgiving Day trading schedule

We are altering the trading schedule for several trading instruments from November 23rd to November 24th, 2017. Please, consider the following schedule while planning your ...

US Thanksgiving holiday Trading hours
US Thanksgiving holiday Trading hours

Beware of reduced liquidity on Thursday 23rd November and Friday 24th November. Trading hours:FX Regular trading hours on Thursday 23rd November and Friday 24th November Gold and Sil...

FreshForex: Trading Hours Change on November 23th and 24th
FreshForex: Trading Hours Change on November 23th and 24th

22 November 2017 Dear clients, Please be informed that due to Thanksgiving in USA, trading hours will be changed on November 23th and 24th.   Trading schedule: Instruments Tradi...

Changes to the trading schedule on the 23-24th of November, 2017
Changes to the trading schedule on the 23-24th of November, 2017

Dear clients, We’d like to bring to your attention that due to Thanksgiving Day celebrations taking place in the USA, some changes will be made to the trading schedule on the 2...

Trading sessions schedule on 23rd-24th November 2017
Trading sessions schedule on 23rd-24th November 2017

Dear Clients! Please be advised about trading sessions schedule change on 23rd and 24th November 2017 due to Thanksgiving Day in USA: Metals Thursday 23rd November 2017 early close a...

Binary Option Trading Hours for Thanksgiving
Binary Option Trading Hours for Thanksgiving

Dear Clients, The U.S Thanksgiving will be celebrated in the U.S on Thursday, Nov 23rd. Follow this celebration, all U.S Exchanges and trading floors are expected to remain close for...

Forex Trading Hours for Thanksgiving
Forex Trading Hours for Thanksgiving

Dear Clients, Please be informed that due to Thanksgiving Day in the USA, there will be some changes in the schedule of trading sessions for Metals and oil. On November 23, 2017 trad...

Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving Day

Dear Clients! We remind you that the USA is celebrating Thanksgiving Day on the 24th of November and there will be changes in the exchange working schedule on the 23rd and 24th of No...

Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving Day

Dear Clients, Due to the Thanksgiving Day celebrations on 23rd of November 2017, cash payments and transfers in USD (deposits, withdrawals and transfers between the client's fina...

ThanksGiving Day in the United States of America on 23d of November 2017
ThanksGiving Day in the United States of America on 23d of November 2017

LiteForex’s trading hours amended from 22nd till 24th of November , 2017 Dear clients, We would like to bring your attention to some changes in our trading schedule ahead of th...

Changes in trading schedule (Thanksgiving Day)
Changes in trading schedule (Thanksgiving Day)

Dear Clients and Partners! We’re informing you that due to the celebration of the Thanksgiving Day in the United States of America from November 23rd and 24th 2017, several ins...

We’ve Updated Our Trading Schedule for 23-24 November, 2017
We’ve Updated Our Trading Schedule for 23-24 November, 2017

November 17, 2017 15:03 Dear Trader, Please note that due to the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday in the US, our trading hours will be slightly modified. These changes will take place f...

Changes to Our Trading Schedule, 23-24 November 2017
Changes to Our Trading Schedule, 23-24 November 2017

November 16, 2017 16:34 Dear Trader, We kindly inform you that due to Thanksgiving Day taking place between 23-24 November, our trading schedule will be slightly modified. The change...

FXTM Trading Schedule during U.S. Thanksgiving Day
FXTM Trading Schedule during U.S. Thanksgiving Day

In observance of Thanksgiving in the U.S., FXTM’s trading schedule will be changed.Please refer to the table below for the schedule of all the instruments that are subject to c...

Trading and company services schedule on November 6th
Trading and company services schedule on November 6th

Dear clients! As the 6th of November is a holiday in Russia, trading schedule for certain groups of instruments may change. Namely, the Russian stock CFD trading will be closed, whil...

Russian Unity Day: Updates to Our Trading Schedule
Russian Unity Day: Updates to Our Trading Schedule

November 03, 2017 11:34 Dear Traders, Please note that on Monday, 6 November 2017, currency pairs containing the Russian Ruble (RUB) will be closed for trading. This change is due to...

National holidays in Russian Federation
National holidays in Russian Federation

Dear Clients, We kindly remind you that  due to Unity Day in Russian Federation on November 4th, 2017 Russian exchanges will be closed on 6th November, 2017. Payments (incl. fun...


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.
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