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Asian Trading Session
how you see it on the Market 24h Clock

Asian Session Overview

Time zone

pacific session

12:00 am - 09:00 am

(from the opening of the Tokyo session to the end of the Singapore session)

Market 24h Clock shows the Asian session as a block of lighten up in orange color trading hours for following Stock Exchanges - JPX Tokyo, SGX Singapore, SSE Shanghai, HKEX Hong Kong, and NSE Mumbai.

The first major Asian market to open is Tokyo. Tokyo has the largest market share, and is the third largest Forex trading centre in the world. Singapore opens in an hour, and then Chinese Markets: Shanghai and Hong Kong open in 30 minutes. With them trading volume increases and a large-scale trade begins in the Asian - Pacific region offering more liquidity for Asian and Pacific currencies and their crosses. Similarly, more liquidity will be offered to the Asian and European crosses when European countries open for business.

Asian-Pacific peak in market activity

Traded Currency Pairs

Risk tolerant (and / or short-term) traders prefer USD/JPY, GBP/JPY, AUD/JPY and EUR/JPY for their broad ranges.

Risk averse traders prefer EUR/GBP, AUD/USD or NZD/USD (these pairs are less volatile).

In anticipation of the opening of the Europe GBP/JPY, GBP/USD and EUR/GBP considered to be a good choice (highly volatile).

Keep an eye on when and what economic data is released:

Economic Calendar
Currency Pair Volatility in pips
GBP/JPY 118
EUR/JPY 102
AUD/JPY 98
GBP/USD 92
EUR/CHF 79
EUR/GBP 78
AUD/USD 77
EUR/USD 76
USD/CHF 67
NZD/USD 62
USD/CAD 57
USD/JPY 51

Volatility in pips of the major currency pairs during the Asian trading session.
Source babypips.com





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