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Nqoe FX

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In this lesson we will explain to traders when both forex trading sessions times are and the best time to trade forex. The main forex trading session, and the Asian session. We will also pinpoint when the most optimal trading opportunities occur.

As a forex trader you know that the forex market is open 24 hours. In this article we will provide more exact times to be in front of the computer to maximize potential for price movement and how to efficiently monitor the forex market for trades. Traders will be able to know specific times for the most possible pip potential. We will also outline some guidelines for trading outside of the main trading session, and when volatile news drivers can drive more movement. Forex trading hours are Sunday evening to Friday afternoon, USA time. There are two major forex trading sessions, the Asian session and the combined European and American Session, which we will refer to as the main session.

Forex Session Times


Forex Trading Sessions, Main Trading Session

The above image illustrates when the various equity markets around the world are open in relation to the main trading session. The Sydney and Tokyo equity markets represent and overlap the Asian session forex times. The London stock market and New York stock exchange hours overlap the main trading session. We have heard some confusing terminology form traders like London session forex time or New York session forex times. The main trading session overlaps both of these. The main trading session is roughly a 5 hour window of time starting about 4 hours before the US stock market open until about 1 hour afterward. This is the best times to enter forex trades.

Example of how to locate the main forex trading session in your time zone:

In central time zone USA, the New York stock market opens at 8:30 am, so the main session would be at 4:30 a.m until about 9:30 a.m. for your best time to trade forex and trade entry points.

Example Number 2:

In eastern time zone USA, the New York market opens at 9:30 a.m so the main session would be from 5:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for your best time to trade forex and trade entry points.

These are the best forex trading times for trade entries, in the main session. If you live in a different time zone around the world just take this same logic and apply it to your time zone. You need to know when the New York Stock Exchange opens in your time zone to estimate when the main session is in your particular time zone. In some cases EUR, GBP and CHF news drivers occur ahead of the main session and these news items on the economic news calendar are also just fine for driving possible trade entries.

Look at the illustration below. The peaks of the chart represent the market volatility and participation in the Asian session versus the main session. Most of the activity and market participation is in the main trading session times on the right. This is because all markets are open in the main session: commodities markets, futures markets, options exchanges, and European and US equity markets are all open at the same time.
 

maplefu0601

New Member
I had been trading for 24 hours for more than 15 years. BUT still cannot find any useful indicators or trading systems. Maybe I need to follow the trading session to get a better result.
 

Jote

New Member
Great sharing! So makes sense that the best time is the overlap between any open markets, creating more fund flow
 

Mael SH

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In this lesson we will explain to traders when both forex trading sessions times are and the best time to trade forex. The main forex trading session, and the Asian session. We will also pinpoint when the most optimal trading opportunities occur.

As a forex trader you know that the forex market is open 24 hours. In this article we will provide more exact times to be in front of the computer to maximize potential for price movement and how to efficiently monitor the forex market for trades. Traders will be able to know specific times for the most possible pip potential. We will also outline some guidelines for trading outside of the main trading session, and when volatile news drivers can drive more movement. Forex trading hours are Sunday evening to Friday afternoon, USA time. There are two major forex trading sessions, the Asian session and the combined European and American Session, which we will refer to as the main session.

Forex Session Times


Forex Trading Sessions, Main Trading Session

The above image illustrates when the various equity markets around the world are open in relation to the main trading session. The Sydney and Tokyo equity markets represent and overlap the Asian session forex times. The London stock market and New York stock exchange hours overlap the main trading session. We have heard some confusing terminology form traders like London session forex time or New York session forex times. The main trading session overlaps both of these. The main trading session is roughly a 5 hour window of time starting about 4 hours before the US stock market open until about 1 hour afterward. This is the best times to enter forex trades.

Example of how to locate the main forex trading session in your time zone:

In central time zone USA, the New York stock market opens at 8:30 am, so the main session would be at 4:30 a.m until about 9:30 a.m. for your best time to trade forex and trade entry points.

Example Number 2:

In eastern time zone USA, the New York market opens at 9:30 a.m so the main session would be from 5:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for your best time to trade forex and trade entry points.

These are the best forex trading times for trade entries, in the main session. If you live in a different time zone around the world just take this same logic and apply it to your time zone. You need to know when the New York Stock Exchange opens in your time zone to estimate when the main session is in your particular time zone. In some cases EUR, GBP and CHF news drivers occur ahead of the main session and these news items on the economic news calendar are also just fine for driving possible trade entries.

Look at the illustration below. The peaks of the chart represent the market volatility and participation in the Asian session versus the main session. Most of the activity and market participation is in the main trading session times on the right. This is because all markets are open in the main session: commodities markets, futures markets, options exchanges, and European and US equity markets are all open at the same time.
thanks a lot
 

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