Forex Market Trading Sessions

Submitted by currenciesfx on Thu, 04/14/2022 - 09:07
The Forex Market is open 24 hours a day from Monday to Frid
The Forex Market is open 24 hours a day from Monday to Friday.

Forex Market Trading Sessions

 
The are four (4) main Forex trading sessions:
1) London Trading Session
2) New York Trading Session
3) Tokyo Trading Session
4) Sydney Trading Session
Tokyo and Sydney sessions are called the Asian session.
 

Forex Trading Hours GMT)

 
Here are the Forex Market time zones throughout the trading year (GMT).
 

A) Winter Time Zone (October to April)

 

  • London session: 08:00 am to 17:00 pm
  • New York session: 13:00 pm to 22:00 pm
  • Tokyo session: 23:00 pm to 08:00 am
  • Sydney session: 21:00 pm to 06:00 am

 

B) Summer Time Zone (April to October)

 

  • London session: 07:00 am to 16:00 pm
  • New York session: 12:00 pm to 21:00 pm
  • Tokyo session: 23:00 pm to 08:00 am
  • Sydney session: 22:00 pm to 07:00 am

 

Forex Market Overlaps

 

An overlap occurs when two Forex markets are open at the same time. During an overlap, the liquidity and the trading activity get maximized.

Forex Market Overlaps

GMT Market Overlaps

  • New York and London sessions overlap: 12:00 pm - 16:00 pm GMT
  • London and Tokyo sessions overlap: 07:00 am - 08:00 am GMT
  • Sydney and Tokyo sessions overlap: 23.00 pm - 07:00 am GMT

 

Most Active Times to Trade Forex

  • Overlaps offer high liquidity and wider volatility (pip range movement)
  • The overlap between London and New York sessions offers the best opportunities for Forex trading from 12:00 to 14:00 GMT
  • The best days to trade Forex are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

 

GMT Hour Difference

Here is the hour difference between GMT (Winter/Summer) and other Time Zones:

GMT HOUR DIFFERENCE

LOCATION

WINTER

SUMMER

London

0

+1 Hours

New York

-5 Hours

-4 Hours

Los Angeles

-8 Hours

-7 Hours

Wellington

+11 Hours

+12 Hours

Sydney

+9 Hours

+10 Hours

Tokyo

+9 Hours

+9 Hours

Hong Kong

+8 Hours

+8 Hours

Singapore

+7 Hours

+8 Hours

Moscow

+3 Hours

 

Frankfurt/Main

+1 Hours

+2 Hours

Zurich

+1 Hours

+2 Hours

 


Forex Market Trading Sessions

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