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.


Changes in trading schedule for USA Independence day on 4th July 2017
Changes in trading schedule for USA Independence day on 4th July 2017

OctaFX would like to inform you of the changes in the trading schedule on 4th of July. Tuesday 4th of July, trading on XAUUSD, XAGUSD, XPTUSD, XPDUSD, XBRUSD, XTIUSD, JPN225, US30, N...

The Independence Day
The Independence Day

Worldwide InternationalConsulting Center Dear clients, Due to celebrations of the Independence Day in the USA, CFD trading will be unavailable until the 5th of July. Taking into acco...

​Changes in Trading Hours for US Independence Day
​Changes in Trading Hours for US Independence Day

July 03, 2017 11:04 Dear trader, Please note that there will be changes in our trading hours during the US Independence Day period from Monday's session opening on 3 July to Wedn...

Trading schedule changes 3-5 July, 2017!
Trading schedule changes 3-5 July, 2017!

Dear clients! Please note that due to Independence Day celebrations in the USA from 3rd to 5th of July 2017, the trading schedule will undergo some changes: American stocks CFDs trad...

Holiday on 4 July in the US
Holiday on 4 July in the US

The US celebrates Independence day on Tuesday, 4 July. Beware of reduced liquidity on Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 July. Trading hours: FX Regular trading hours Gold and Silver  Tradi...

Holiday on 4 July in the US
Holiday on 4 July in the US

The US celebrates Independence day on Tuesday, 4 July. Beware of reduced liquidity on Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 July. Trading hours: FX Regular trading hours Gold and Silver  Tradi...

30.06.2017 Trading sessions schedule on 4th July 2017
30.06.2017 Trading sessions schedule on 4th July 2017

Dear Clients! Please be advised about trading sessions schedule change on 4th July 2017 due to the US Independence Day Holiday 2017: Metals  Tuesday 4th July  early close a...

Changes to the trading schedule due to US Independence Day
Changes to the trading schedule due to US Independence Day

Dear clients, Due to US Independence Day celebrations, the trading schedule on the 3rd and 4th of July, 2017, will undergo some changes:DateInstrumentChanges to the trading schedule ...

The Independence Day
The Independence Day

Dear Clients and Partners! Please note that on the 4th of July 2017 the US celebrates the Independence Day. American exchanges will be closed. The trading schedule of futures contrac...

Change in Trading Hours on July 3 and 4
Change in Trading Hours on July 3 and 4

30 June 2017Dear clients,  Due to Independence Day celebration in USA on July 4, 2017 trading hours for some instruments will be changed.   Trading schedule: Trad...

4th of July trading schedule
4th of July trading schedule

Dear clients! Due to the celebration of the Independence Day in the United States, the following categories of instruments will be unavailable for trading on the 4th of July: Am...

Changed Trading Schedule During US Independence Day
Changed Trading Schedule During US Independence Day

June 29, 2017 12:44 Dear Trader, We kindly inform you that our trading schedule will suffer some changes due to US Independence Day from Monday, July 3rd, to Wednesday, July 5th, 201...

FXTM Trading Schedule for US Independence Day in 2017
FXTM Trading Schedule for US Independence Day in 2017

In observance of the upcoming national holiday in the United States (Independence Day, 4 July), FXTM’s trading schedule will be changed.Please refer to the table below for the ...

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

Dear Clients and Partners! We’re informing you that due to the public holiday in the USA (Independence Day), several instruments will be traded according to the changed schedul...

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

Dear Clients and Partners!We’re informing you that due to the public holiday in the USA (Independence Day), several instruments will be traded according to the changed schedule...

Changes in trading hours due to USA Independence Day celebrations
Changes in trading hours due to USA Independence Day celebrations

Liteforex trading hours amended from 3th to 5th July 2017 Dear clients, Please be aware that some changes in schedule over the upcoming Independence Day in the United States of Ameri...

Change in CFD Trading Hours on July 3-4, 2017
Change in CFD Trading Hours on July 3-4, 2017

Dear TeleTrade Clients, Please note that there will be a change in the trading hours on CFD instruments that will take place on July 3-4, 2017, due to the celebration of Independence...

CFD trading sessions will be held according to a certain schedule on July 3-4, 2017
CFD trading sessions will be held according to a certain schedule on July 3-4, 2017

Dear Forex Optimum Group Clients, Please keep in mind that on July 4, 2017, Independence Day will be celebrated in the USA. Due to this event, the schedule for certain CFD trading se...

Changes in trading schedule
Changes in trading schedule

Dear Clients and Partners! We’re informing you that due to the public holiday in Russia (Russia Day), the USDRUB currency pair will be traded according to the changed schedule*...

Changes in trading schedule
Changes in trading schedule

09.06.2017 / 10:49Dear Clients and Partners!We’re informing you that due to the public holiday in Russia (Russia Day), the USDRUB currency pair will be traded according to the ...


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.