Forex Market Opening Hours

Why Market Opening Hours is important to know in forex trading?

  • The most volume traded are within the market opening hours, and the volume accumulates when the next consequent market open. Assume we are using +8 GMT (Malaysian) time. Asian Market opens = 8:00 AM the market will start to move significantly, the market movement will become more and more when European Market opens at 3:00 PM and the most in the US Market open at 8:00 PM. When the market closed at 2:00 AM the market volume traded will be less.

OPEN POSITION RATIOS: These graphs show breakdowns from OANDA's books for recent open positions for the major currency pairs. This information is sampled every 20 minutes, and could be interpreted as an indicator of current trading activity.

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