Time Zones Forex

Time Zones Forex

Now that you know what forex is, why you should trade it, and who makes up the forex market, it’s about time you learned when you time Zones Forex trade. It’s time to learn about the different forex trading sessions. Yes, it is true that the forex market is open 24 hours a day, but that doesn’t mean it’s always active the entire day.

You can make money trading when the market moves up, and you can even make money when the market moves down. BUT you will have a very difficult time trying to make money when the market doesn’t move at all. And believe us, there will be times when the market is as still as the victims of Medusa. This lesson will help determine when the best times of the day are to trade.

Before looking at the best times to trade, we must look at what a 24-hour day in the forex world looks like. The forex market can be broken up into four major trading sessions: the Sydney session, the Tokyo session, the London session, and Pipcrawler’s favorite time to trade, the New York session. Actual open and close times are based on local business hours, with most business hours starting somewhere between 7-9 AM local time. DST also varies, confusing us even more. And Japan doesn’t observe daylight savings, so thank you Japan for keeping it simple.