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.


US observes Washington's Birthday today
US observes Washington's Birthday today

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Changes to the trading schedule on the 23rd of February, 2018
Changes to the trading schedule on the 23rd of February, 2018

Dear clients, Please be aware that some changes will be made to the trading schedule on the 23rd of February, 2018, due to the Russian national holiday “Defender of the Fatherl...

Trading sessions schedule on 19th February 2018
Trading sessions schedule on 19th February 2018

Dear Clients! Please be advised about trading sessions schedule change on 19th February 2018 due to President's Day in USA: Metals Monday 19th February 2018 early close at 20:00 ...

Changes to the trading schedule 16th – 19th of February, 2018
Changes to the trading schedule 16th – 19th of February, 2018

Dear clients, Please be aware that due to Chinese New Year celebrations in Hong Kong and President’s Day in the USA, the trading schedule will undergo some changes from the 16t...

FreshForex: Trading Hours Changes on February 16th and 19th
FreshForex: Trading Hours Changes on February 16th and 19th

Dear clients, Please be informed that due to Chinese Lunar New Year's Day celebration in Hong Kong and President's Day celebration in USA, trading hours will be changed. On F...

FXTM 2018 President’s Day Trading Schedule
FXTM 2018 President’s Day Trading Schedule

In observance of the upcoming national holiday in the US, President’s Day, FXTM’s trading schedule will be changed. Please refer to the table below for the schedule of al...

Changes in trading schedule (Presidents’ Day in the USA)
Changes in trading schedule (Presidents’ Day in the USA)

Dear Clients and Partners, We’re informing you that due to the public holiday in the USA, Presidents’ Day on February 19th 2018, metals and several CFDs will be traded ac...

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

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CFD Trading Sessions Will Follow Special Schedule In Observance of US Presidents' Day On February 19, 2018
CFD Trading Sessions Will Follow Special Schedule In Observance of US Presidents' Day On February 19, 2018

Dear Clients, Please be advised that there will be changes in the CFD trading hours in observance of Presidents' Day in the US on February 19, 2018. Changes in CFD Trading Hours ...

Trading Schedule Changes Due to Upcoming Observances
Trading Schedule Changes Due to Upcoming Observances

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OctaFX trading schedule changes during US President’s day February 19 2018
OctaFX trading schedule changes during US President’s day February 19 2018

OctaFX would like to inform you about the changes in trading hours for some instruments during US President day, February 19th. Please, consider the following schedule while planning...

CFD Trading Sessions Will Follow Special Schedule In Observance of US Presidents' Day On February 19, 2018
CFD Trading Sessions Will Follow Special Schedule In Observance of US Presidents' Day On February 19, 2018

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Important Notification – February Bank Holidays 2018
Important Notification – February Bank Holidays 2018

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Modified Trading Schedule for Lunar New Year and US Presidents’ Day Holiday Period on 16-19 February 2018
Modified Trading Schedule for Lunar New Year and US Presidents’ Day Holiday Period on 16-19 February 2018

Dear Trader, We kindly ask you to note that due to the upcoming Lunar New Year and US Presidents' Day holiday period on 16-19 February, 2018, our trading hours will be slightly m...

FXTM Trading Schedule during the Lunar New Year
FXTM Trading Schedule during the Lunar New Year

In observance of the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday in Hong Kong, FXTM’s trading schedule will be changed. Please refer to the table below for the schedule of all the instrume...

Changes in trading schedule over Presidents’ Day public holiday in US
Changes in trading schedule over Presidents’ Day public holiday in US

Dear clients, We would like to draw your attention to the trading schedule over the upcoming Presidents’ Day in the United States of America on 19th of February 2018. Please no...

Changes in trading schedule on January 26, 2018
Changes in trading schedule on January 26, 2018

25 January 2018Dear Clients! FreshForex company would like to inform you that in observance of Australia Day our trading schedule will be subject to change on Thursday, January 26, 2...

Trading sessions schedule on 26th January 2018
Trading sessions schedule on 26th January 2018

Dear Clients! Please be advised about trading session schedule change for S&P/ASX 200 on 26th January 2018 due to Australia Day: CFD - Stock indexes Friday 26th January 2018 S&am...

FXTM Trading Schedule during Australia Day 2018
FXTM Trading Schedule during Australia Day 2018

In observance of the upcoming national holiday in Australia (Australia Day), FXTM’s trading schedule will be changed. Please refer to the table below for the schedule of all th...

Changes to the trading schedule on the 26th of January, 2018
Changes to the trading schedule on the 26th of January, 2018

Dear clients, Please be informed that due to Australia Day celebrations taking place on the 26th of January, 2018, some changes will be made to the trading schedule: ASX200 – l...


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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