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This Overlap is the period of intersection of the New Zealand (Wellington) and Australian (Sydney) markets with the Asian markets in Tokyo, Singapore, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
Trading in Sydney and Wellington first overlaps with Tokyo from 12:00 am. Next, Singapore opens at 01:00 am followed by markets in Hong Kong and Shanghai at 01:30 am. The intersection lasts till the New Zealand Exchange closes at 04:45 am and then finally the Asian - Pacific Overlap ends with the closing of the Sydney at 06:00 am.
The most liquid period of this overlap would be the time, when Asian Markets are all open and pip fluctuation is higher. The most actively traded currencies are AUD, JPY, NZD and their crosses: EUR/JPY, AUD/USD, AUD/JPY, EUR/AUD, NZD/USD, AUD/NZD and NZD/JPY.
Asian - Pacific overlap offers medium volatility within the markets.