Forex Market Hours When to tard and when not to? read More

Forex trading hours

World stock exchangesopens(EDT)
New York8:00 am5:00 pm
Tokyo7:00 pm4:00 am
Sydney5:00 pm2:00 am
London3:00 am12:00 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.

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New York

opens at 8:00 am to 5:00 pm EST (EDT)

Tokyo

opens at 7:00 pm to 4:00 am

Sydney

opens at 5:00 pm to 2:00 am EST

London

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.