Pacific Session Overview
Forex starts its working hours when the Wellington (New Zealand Exchange) opens on Monday local time. Sydney (Australian Securities Exchange) opens in 2 hours.
Pacific session is characterised by rather low volatility compared to other sessions and is the calmest session of all. Trading is slack for major currency pairs; however, strong movements for AUD, NZD, and their crosses happen when influential news is released and/or when the Pacific session overlaps the Asian session.Asian - Pacific Overlap
Traded Currency Pairs
Mainly traded currencies are AUD, NZD, USD, and their crosses, e.g. NZD/USD, AUD/NZD, NZD/JPY.