Because of its accessibility, convenience, and potential for profits, the Forex has become the runaway leader in the list of the world’s biggest financial markets.
Part of the reason it has achieved this is that each major region around the world has its own home market. When the sessions of these markets are put together, the Forex practically becomes a 24 hour market that can be accessed by anyone around the world.
Not only do these sessions vary in terms of opening and closing times, they oftentimes have differences when it comes to activity levels or which currency pairs become more traded. Among the most active sessions that traders like you should be aware of are the London, New York, and Tokyo markets.
Since currency movements vary from session to session, it would be beneficial for you to know about these three.
Europe’s primary Forex market is the London session, which accounts for the most activity among all Forex markets. Not only is it the central financial district of Europe, it is also one of the most recognized and sought after locations for investors looking to become traders. Because of this, almost all currency pairs become active when London is open, especially when it overlaps with Tokyo for its trading hour and with New York during the entire afternoon.
The next most active market is in New York, which is the financial center of the United States. Since this is the home of dollar where news and policy changes are first announced, it is one of the most influential sessions that can spark a change in the direction of markets.
The Tokyo session is considered as the first market to open internationally. Among these three, it has the lowest level of activity since other locations around the world are likely to be closed. However, Tokyo is still an important market to keep track of since trends that begin here can continue to other sessions.