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.


The change in the tender schedule in connection with celebration of the Martin Luther King Day in the US
The change in the tender schedule in connection with celebration of the Martin Luther King Day in the US

Dear clients and partners of the company, Please, pay attention to the following trading schedule for the period of the celebration. The schedule of NewForex Deal...

Martin Luther King Day trading schedule
Martin Luther King Day trading schedule

Dear clients! Due to the celebration of Martin Luther King Day on the 16th of January in the United States of America, NYSE, NYMEX and CME stock exchanges will be...

Trading breaks on MLK day
Trading breaks on MLK day

Please beware of the following trading breaks on the coming Monday 16th January due to Martin Luther King day in the US: USA30.IDX close Mon 17:30 GMT - re-open Tue 07:00 GMT USA500....

Changes to trading schedule for Martin Luther King Day
Changes to trading schedule for Martin Luther King Day

Dear clients, Martin Luther King Day will take place in the US January 16-17, 2017. Due to this the trading schedule will change. XAUUSD, XAGUSD, XPTUSD, XPDUSD trading will be close...

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, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, on January 16th and 17th 2017, metals and several CFDs wil...

Changes to trading schedule for Martin Luther King Day
Changes to trading schedule for Martin Luther King Day

Dear Clients, Due to Martin Luther King Day taking place in the US on 16th January, 2017, the trading schedule will change. Trading will close early for the following instruments: XA...

Changing the schedule of trading sessions on 16 of January 2017 due to with the day of Martin Luther King in the United States.
Changing the schedule of trading sessions on 16 of January 2017 due to with the day of Martin Luther King in the United States.

13.01.2017 Dear Customers! Please be advised about changes of trading hours in CFD instruments on 16 of January 2017 Martin Luther King Day in USA. Changes of trading sessions in CFD...

Trading Hours of Martin Luther King Day
Trading Hours of Martin Luther King Day

Dear Clients, With regards to the Martin Luther King Day celebration in the USA on January 16th 2017, trading hours on Spot Metals and Oil will be changed. These assets will be unava...

Changes in the trading schedule due to celebration of Martin Luter King Day in the US
Changes in the trading schedule due to celebration of Martin Luter King Day in the US

We would like to inform you about changes in the trading schedule on the 16th January due to  celebration of  Martin Luther King Day in the US.   Please refer to the f...

Trading Schedule Changes Due to US Holiday
Trading Schedule Changes Due to US Holiday

January 13, 2017 08:32 Dear Traders, Please note that on 16 January 2017, the trading schedule for instruments will be modified due to it being Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the US. ...

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

Dear Clients, Please, note the following changes in trading hours for CFDs and incices on January 16th, 2017 due to Martin Luther King Day in the USA. January 16, 2017 Currency pairs...

Look Up the Latest Market News Without Ever Leaving Your MetaTrader
Look Up the Latest Market News Without Ever Leaving Your MetaTrader

January 12, 2017 17:36 Dear Traders, Hopefully, you enjoy the start of 2017 as much as we do. To make sure you're on the top of your game, we at MTrading are proud to introduce a...

MTrading Schedule Changes on Martin Luther King Jr. Day
MTrading Schedule Changes on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 12, 2017 17:32 Dear Traders, Please note that due to the US celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day on 16 January 2017, trading schedule for some of the instruments will be ch...

Mobile application from Alpari already in the App store
Mobile application from Alpari already in the App store

Dear clients, Alpari has launched the Alpari Mobile application and by using it you can always receive the fullest and most up to date informational picture of what is happening on t...

Trading schedule during Martin Luther King Day on 16 january 2017
Trading schedule during Martin Luther King Day on 16 january 2017

We suggest that you have a look at the trading schedule during the Martin Luther King Day below:16/01/2017 CFD ETF - Trading is closed US Stocks CFD - Trading is closedCFD Equity, In...

Important Notification – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Important Notification – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

We would like to inform you that due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States of America, the trading hours of various instruments will be affected on January 16, 2017. The...

Changes to the sessions schedule on Martin Luther King Day
Changes to the sessions schedule on Martin Luther King Day

12 January 2017Dear clients, Due to US Martin Luther King Day celebration on January 16th, 2017, there are changes to the trading sessions. Trading schedule:  Trading ...

Changes in trading schedule on January 16, 2017
Changes in trading schedule on January 16, 2017

Dear clients, Due to the holiday in the US (Martin Luther King Jr. Day) on January 16, 2017 the trading schedule will be changed for the following instruments (CET):Instrument16.01.2...

Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dear customers! Due to Martin Luter King Day celebrations on 16 of January 2017, cash payments and transfers in USD (crediting, transfer and transfers between the client's f...

Changes to Trading Times & the Belgium 20 Index CFD
Changes to Trading Times & the Belgium 20 Index CFD

January 05, 2017 15:36 Dear Trader, Please note that starting from session opening on Monday 9 January, 2017, our trading hours will be as follows: Instrument description New trading...


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.