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.


Change of trading hours for CFD Indices
Change of trading hours for CFD Indices

Dear Clients, Please, note that starting from December 5, 2016 trading for the following CFDs will open at 01:00 Server Time (GMT +2): Australia 200 Europe 50 France 40 Japan 225 UK ...

Change of trading sessions for CFD on December 4, 2016
Change of trading sessions for CFD on December 4, 2016

02.12.2016 Dear traders! Please note, that there will be a change in the trading hours on CFD instruments that will take place on December 4, 2016. Instruments Ticker Opening of trad...

Change of trading hours for CFD Indices
Change of trading hours for CFD Indices

Dear Clients, Please, note that starting from December 5, 2016 trading for the following CFDs will open at 01:00 Server Time (GMT +2): Australia 200 Europe 50 France 40 Japan 225 UK ...

Change in CFD Trading Sessions starting December 4, 2016
Change in CFD Trading Sessions starting December 4, 2016

Dear TeleТrade Clients, Please be advised that there will be a change in the CFD trading hours that will become effective from December 4, 2016. Change in Trading Sessions on CFD ins...

Changes in Trading Terms Ahead of Italian Referendum
Changes in Trading Terms Ahead of Italian Referendum

November 29, 2016 11:25 Dear Traders, Market uncertainty is increasing around the Italian constitutional referendum on Sunday, 4 December 2016. In response to this situation, please ...

Changes in trading hours
Changes in trading hours

InstaForex would like to inform you about a change in trading hours on November 24-25, 2016 due to the national celebration of Thanksgiving Day in the United States. The change conce...

Attention! On the 24th and 25th of November trading session will be closed earlier
Attention! On the 24th and 25th of November trading session will be closed earlier

Because of celebration of the Thanksgiving Day, trading sessions for the XAUUSD and XAGUSD on the 24th and 25th of November will be closed earlier. See the updated trading ...

Forex Assets Availability on Thanksgiving Day
Forex Assets Availability on Thanksgiving Day

Dear Clients! Please note that because of Thanksgiving Day in USA there will be changes in trading hours on most CFDs on November 24 and 25, 2016. The normal trading hours will be re...

Changes in trading schedule on metals, CFDs, and stocks 23.11.2016 / 10:07
Changes in trading schedule on metals, CFDs, and stocks 23.11.2016 / 10:07

Dear Clients and Partners! We’re informing you that due to the public holiday in the USA, Thanksgiving Day, on November 24th and 25th 2016, metals, some CFDs and stocks (RoboFo...

Changes in Trading Schedule 23.11.2016, 08:21
Changes in Trading Schedule 23.11.2016, 08:21

Please note that on 24-25 November 2016, the trading schedule for Metals Spot, US Stock CFDs, Spot Energies and CFD Cash Indices will be modified because of the US Thanksgiving holid...

Changes in trading schedule on metals, CFDs, and stocks
Changes in trading schedule on metals, CFDs, and stocks

Dear Clients and Partners! We’re informing you that due to the public holiday in the USA, Thanksgiving Day, on November 24th and 25th 2016, metals, some CFDs and stocks (RoboFo...

Changes to trading schedule on 24th and 25th November, 2016
Changes to trading schedule on 24th and 25th November, 2016

Dear clients, Please note that due to Thanksgiving celebrations in the USA, on 24th and 25th November, 2016 the trading schedule will undergo some changes: Thursday, 24th November, 2...

Change to the trading schedule of US Thanksgiving Day
Change to the trading schedule of US Thanksgiving Day

23 November 2016Dear Clients, Due to Thanksgiving celebrations in the US, on 24th November, 2016 there will be changes to the trading sessions schedule. Trading Schedule: Trading Ins...

US Thanksgiving holiday Trading hours
US Thanksgiving holiday Trading hours

Beware of reduced liquidity on Thursday 24th November and Friday 25th November. Trading hours:FX Regular trading hours on Thursday 24th November and Friday 25th November Gold and Sil...

Please note: trading hours to change
Please note: trading hours to change

Dear clients, We would like to inform you that due to the US Thanksgiving holiday, the following changes apply for the trading instruments listed below: 23.11.2016 CFD NYSE: Early cl...

Holiday in Japan - changes in trading schedule on November 23
Holiday in Japan - changes in trading schedule on November 23

Dear clients! Due to the holiday in Japan (Labor Thanksgiving Day) on November 23, 2016 the trading schedule has been changed for the following instruments (CET):Instrument23.11.2016...

US Thanksgiving Holiday:
US Thanksgiving Holiday:

November 22, 2016 13:52 Dear Traders, Please note that on 24-25 November 2016, the trading schedule for Metals Spot, US Stock CFDs, Spot Energies and CFD Cash Indices will be modifie...

Trading schedule changes due to US Thanksgiving
Trading schedule changes due to US Thanksgiving

November 22, 2016 14:56 Dear Traders, Please note that on 24-25 November 2016, the trading schedule for Metals Spot, US Stock CFDs, Spot Energies and CFD Cash Indices will be modifie...

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

Dear traders, OctaFX Technical Department would like you to be informed that due to the coming US Thanksgiving we have altered a trading schedule for several trading instruments. Sta...

Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving Day

Dear Clients! We would like to remind you that, due to the celebration of the Thanksgiving Day in the USA, the US exchanges will be closed on Thursday the 24th of November. On Friday...


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.