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What's the Best Time to Trade Forex? | 3 Major Market Sessions 💰

hello traders and welcome back to the

channel today we're gonna be talking

about the major market sessions and when

is the best time to trade Forex trade

currencies trade stocks whatever you

trade we're going to talk about the

different market sessions that might

pertain to wherever you are in the world

and how you might find the best session

for you let's go ahead and jump into it

right now so welcome back ladies and

gentlemen to the channel my name is Nick

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this video with more traders around the

world so today we're going to be talking

about the major market sessions and how

to find the best times to trade the

markets now there are well all

timeframes are not treated equally when

it comes to trading Forex there are

different times or different times of

the day that are more volume less volume

more volatile less volatile that sort of

thing and today we're gonna spot some

ways that you can find kind of the major

market sessions now what you can see

here is that when you are pulling up on

trading view I've got trading view

pulled up here and what you'll see is

I've got this little indicator on the

chart and this thing is super super

useful I'm gonna go into detail about

what this sessions indicator will

actually do for you first of all if you

are using trading view and you would

like to get this on your chart it's free

what you can see is I've got this

sessions indicator over here and to get

that I went to indicators this is again

this is something free and just looked

up sessions okay sessions and come down

to here I've got it favorited assess

your sessions on chart by a you rocks

underscore AI F whoever made this thank

you very much this tool is awesome and

you can see if you click on this it

pulls up this thing which separates the

different major market sessions but

before we get any further let's talk

about what those major sessions are okay

this right here in the green is going to

be our London session and the pink here

is going to be the u.s. session

also known as the New York session okay

and so these are your major two sessions

now there is a third one called the

Asian session and this is when the Asian

markets are getting going likewise the

London session is going to be when

Europe is kind of waking up and getting

started and then you have the u.s.

session which of course is when New York

City or the eastern coast in the United

States starts opening their trading

markets usually you know these markets

will start to pick up and volume you'll

start to see the markets move a little

bit as you can see here take a look in

the white in the white this partially

encompasses the asian session and also

just kind of the quiet times in the

markets when the markets aren't really

open and they're not very active and

notice how in the white sessions the

market doesn't move a whole lot right as

opposed to this area which we can see a

big area of movement again on this

15-minute chart here on euro USD we saw

some major movements at this kind of

session area right when the London

session was going as well as the u.s.

session in the pink right we started to

see the market actually get moving and

actually give us some some volume or

some volatility to potentially trade it

if you're an intraday trader this is

really really important to you to

understand hey when are these markets

actually going to be moving so that I

can show up and actually look to trade

right if you're trying to trade anything

in here there's really not too much to

do right because the market is so quiet

and there's really not a whole lot going

on if we kind of zoom back to some other

examples you can see that really during

these major sessions this is really

where we get some major moves you can

see we had a really bullish push here

right during that session we had a

really bearish push during this session

and notice again that during that asian

session or that offf session right when

the markets were quiet we did not really

get that going now I'm not going to

spend too much time about describing

exactly when this exactly happens right

what exact time this is because if you

use this session indicator it's super

easy to look it up now down on the right

hand corner you can see this is UTC

negative four so this is my time frame

right and this will of course be

converted to yours when you're using

trading views so it'll show you your

time and what when these sessions are so

for example to me trading the London

session is not very good because me on

the eastern coast here

if I want to trade the London session it

means that I have to get up at like 3:00

a.m. right so the London session is 3:00

a.m. Eastern it is 8 a.m. in London

so if you're in London it might be a

great time to trade the London session

likewise right it makes sense and if you

are in the eastern coast in the US or

you're in the US this is going to be

during our night time so that's why they

have the New York session the New York

session of course is in the pink here

and that's when things get going in the

u.s. right now the brown in the middle

guys this is where the u.s. session

starts but the London session is still

open and this is really where we get a

lot of heavy volume for the trading day

when this kind of brown section here in

the middle that means that both London

session is active and the New York

session is active right so you have both

of those major markets and both of those

major timeframes active in the charts

and that's why we get a lot of

volatility during that time so if you're

an Android a trader and you like to

trade them kind of big volatility and

you like to trade big Mamu momentum and

movements in the markets your time is

probably going to be looking to trade

during one of these major sessions or at

least when you see volatility in the

market right volatility tends to pick up

again in these major sessions area again

this is a tool that you can get on

Metatrader or sorry not meditator

trading view for free you can put it on

there and you can start to play around

with it now within that once you have

that kind of scoped then you're gonna

have to start looking for opportunities

or you know trading a style that works

best for you so it's one thing to know

when the volatility is but then you have

to say well do I really want to trade

volatility do on it what do I want to

trade continuations of that volatility

or do I want to trade kind of reversals

what we often see is that you know the

London session gets going in a market

direction will push one way and then

sometimes we get a reversal on the New

York and vice-versa right sometimes we

see continuation you have to start

playing around and consider these major

sessions because again this is where New

York starts and where the US markets

pick in or pick up and start up and then

we have again that London session right

so when we have those different market

environments sometimes we get major

pushes off of a kind of pivotal zone

like down here you can see price pushed

off of that structure on the start of

the New York session it doesn't happen

like that every single time but you can

see when those

two markets get going guys that's really

where we start to see a lot of

volatility right so in this particular

case we had a bullish push during the

London session we had a minor

retracement at the start and then

overall got a really big bullish moment

and push on the kind of New York session

so if you're just kind of scroll back

and look at some more examples here you

can see that overall the market

Direction doesn't necessarily strongly

continue or strongly reverse every

single time the same way but what we do

have is that we do have almost certainly

an increase in volatility from that

asian session now some people will trade

during this time frame they will trade

the quieter hours they will find ways to

trade maybe reversals or just kind of

knowing that the market is not likely to

continue very strongly in one direction

you know they might look to short you

know as as price gets long-winded to the

upside or long when it goes down that

sort of thing so that's another way that

you can trade it right so range bound

markets might be a way to trade that

quieter session so again you have to

figure out again using your timeframe

you know what time is this going on if I

want to trade that sort of market

environment and if I want to trade

reversals you know if I want to trade

reversals on a longer-term perspective

or a swing trading session you know your

best bet to get a tight spread is going

to be trading within that major volume

now when we're looking at these major

sessions again we have the asian session

we have the New York session and we have

the London session but which one of

these is the biggest which one is the

smallest well I'm gonna list them out

here in order and we'll put number three

the quietest is going to be the Asian

session okay from a market movement

perspective the Asian session is

typically a little bit quired than the

other two the next one is the u.s.

session this is the second-biggest

many people might be surprised that the

US or the New York session is actually

quieter than the London session and

that's because a lot of the foreign

exchange market activity goes on in

London right so it's kind of the capital

of foreign exchange in some ways so we

have a lot of action going on in the

London session and you can see that

quite often in that green area that

volatility really starts to pick up on

that London session as things get going

it's the first major session of the day

to really start moving and of course off

time's that's where we get that kind of

big big momentum start to the day people

during the the London session you know

London people and UK people and European

people and all that side of the world is

getting to their desk and they're

starting off the trading day and then we

get that again that New York session

coming into play shortly after a couple

hours into the London session the US

people get involved people over in the

North American side of things they start

to get involved with the markets and of

course then we have the Asian session

to finish it off so that's kind of the

overall market movement guys those are

the major sessions if this has been

helpful to you let me know by liking the

video down below I do hope that you know

now you've identified some of the major

sessions you can start looking for this

again you can use this indicator if it

was helpful to you definitely something

to plot on your trading view chart there

might be some equivalents out there for

meta trader I do not use one myself but

there may be some opportunities if

anybody has ideas you can comment them

down below in the video so thanks so

much guys for watching I do hope this

was helpful to you and we will catch you

next time

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