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Trading Sessions in Forex | Trading Basics 🕰🌎

Updated: Jul 26



Hey traders,


In this post, we will discuss trading sessions in Forex.


Let's start with the definition:

Trading session is daytime trading hours in a certain location.

The opening and closing hours match with business hours.

For that reason, trading hours are varying in different countries because of contrasting timezones.


❗️Please, note that different markets may have different trading hours.

Also, some markets have pre-market and after-hours trading sessions.

In this post, we are discussing only forex trading hours.


The forex market opens on Sunday at 21:00 GMT

and closes on Friday at 21:00 pm GMT.


There are 4 main trading sessions in Forex:


🇦🇺 Australian (Sydney) Session Opens at 21:00 GMT and closes at 06:00 GMT

🇯🇵 Asian (Tokyo) Session Opens at 12:00 GMT and closes at 9:00 GMT.

🇬🇧 UK (London) Session Opens at 7:00 GMT and closes at 16:00 GMT.

🇺🇸 US (New York) Session Opens at 12:00 GMT and closes at 21:00 GMT.


Asian trading session is usually categorized by low trading volumes

while UK and US sessions are categorized by high trading volumes.


Personally, I trade the entire UK session and US opening and usually skip Australian and Asian sessions.


What trading sessions do you trade?