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Trading Session




Most commonly means one of the three eight-hour sessions forrntrading FOREX over a 24-hour period - Asian, European, and North American.


Additional Comments:

Technically, there are five sessions between Sunday evening and Friday evening:

1. The New York exchange trades from 7:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. EST.

2. The Sydney, Auckland, and Wellington exchanges trade from 3:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M. EST.

3. The Tokyo exchange trades from 6:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M., stopping for an hour-long lunch break, then trading again until 4:00 A.M. EST.

4. The Hong Kong and Singapore exchanges trade from 7:00 P.M. to 3:00 A.M. EST.

5. The last exchanges trading are the Munich, Zurich, Paris, Frankfurt, Brussels, Amsterdam, and London exchanges. These all trade from 2:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.EST.

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