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Hours of the forex market When should you trade and when should you not?
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With an estimated $5.3 trillion exchanged daily, the foreign exchange market is the most liquid financial market. Because Forex is an over-the-counter product, there is no central physical exchange where the currencies can be traded, unlike shares, which are sold on several different stock exchanges.

The FX market is an interbank market where large banks serve as market makers and set their rates. Unlike stock market hours, when traders are constrained to a weekday timetable with set hours, there are fewer trading constraints, such as when and where you can trade.

Forex trading hours are different all across the world. The currency market is open 24 hours a day from Sunday evening until Friday night. This is due to the many worldwide time zones, which allow you to trade on any day. These three sites host extensive trading sessions:


Tokyo is the capital of Japan (Asian session)


London is the capital of the United Kingdom (European session)


New York is a city in the United States (North American session)


When does the FX market start trading?

The Tokyo session starts at midnight and closes at 9 a.m. UK time during the autumn and winter months. It is one of the largest currency trading centers in the world, accounting for nearly a fifth of all forex transactions. During the Asian session, currency pairs involving the yen are anticipated to see more action.

The London forex market opens at 8 a.m. UK time accounts for about 35% of all currency transactions (estimated at £2.1 trillion per day). Because of the enormous volume of trading during the London session, forex spreads are anticipated to be lower due to increased liquidity. However, because of its high volatility, the London session is frequently the most excellent time to trade the main currency pairs, which have lower spreads due to the enormous volume of deals. The session will end at 4 p.m.

The New York session starts at 1 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m. in the United Kingdom. Because of the overlap with the previous London session, there is more liquidity at the beginning of the trading session's New York forex market hours. As the trading day draws close, there is usually minimal action.

The Sydney foreign exchange market is open from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. UK time, we are completing the 24-hour currency trading loop.


When is the best ideal time to trade into Forex?

Theoretically, the best time to trade Forex is when the market is most active and when the most trades are made at once. High liquidity and tighter spreads are available in such an environment. In conclusion, the best time to trade is when there are overlaps across open markets. The sessions in London and New York have the most overlap.

Due to the high volatility at this time, even if the spread appears to be tighter at first, important economic news announcements may cause the space to widen. However, significant volatility might be advantageous when trading in the currency market.

The London session is also the busiest of all the markets, especially during the week. On the other hand, Friday trading offers lesser volatility and lower liquidity due to fewer people trading. It also depends on the currency pair you're trading; for example, changing the JPY during the Asian session would be more appropriate. Use a spread betting or CFD trading demo account to practice currency trading.



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