Forex trading hours
|World stock exchanges||opens||(EDT)|
|New York||8:00 am||5:00 pm|
|Tokyo||7:00 pm||4:00 am|
|Sydney||5:00 pm||2:00 am|
|London||3:00 am||12:00 noon|
- Best time to trade and why?
The best time to trade is when the market is the most active and therefore has the largest trading volume.The best time to trade is when the market is the most active and therefore has the largest trading volume.
The most active hours are London and New York trading sessions, especially when those sessions overlap.
Active market hours yield many good trading opportunities and better profits. While calm slow markets would literally waste your time & efforts.
opens at 8:00 am to 5:00 pm EST (EDT)
opens at 7:00 pm to 4:00 am
opens at 5:00 pm to 2:00 am EST
opens at 3:00 am to 12:00 noon EST
Most Active Hour = when two sessions overlap
- New York and London: between 8:00 am — 12:00 noon EST (EDT)
- Sydney and Tokyo: between 7:00 pm — 2:00 am EST (EDT)
- London and Tokyo: between 3:00 am — 4:00am EST (EDT)
For example, trading EUR/USD, GBP/USD currency pairs would give good results between 8:00 am and 12:00 noon EST when two markets for those currencies are active.
At those overlapping trading hours, you’ll find the highest volume of trades and therefore more chances to win in the foreign currency exchange market.