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

European Session Overview

Time zone

pacific session

08:00 am - 05:00 pm

(from the opening of the Frankfurt session to the Order Book close on the London Stock Exchange / Euronext*)

Market 24h Clock shows the European session as a block of lighten up in orange color trading hours for following Stock Exchanges - LSE London, FWB Frankfurt, SIX Zurich, and MOEX Moscow.

(*Market 24h Clock doesn't show a separate sector for the Euronext Market as the opening auction and the closing on the Euronext coincide with the LSE Trading Session.)

European session is more often referred to as the London session. London is the first largest Forex trading centre in the world, ca. 30% of all Forex transactions happen during London trading hours. Market share of more than 40%.

This is the most liquid trading session. Forex trends begin during the trading hours of the Europe and will usually continue untill the beginning of the U.S. session. Liquidity goes down closer to lunch time.

U.S. - European Overlap

Traded Currency Pairs

Half of the 12 major currency pairs surpass the 80 pips line. Any pair can be traded.
Majors - EUR/USD, GBP/USD, USD/JPY, and USD/CHF.

Risk tolerant traders prefer GBP/JPY and GBP/CHF

Risk-averse traders prefer EUR/USD, USD/CAD, GBP/USD, and USD/CHF with an average of 100 pips range;
NZD/USD, AUD/USD, EUR/CHF, and AUD/JPY, with an average of 50 pips range.

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

Economic Calendar
Currency Pair Volatility in pips
GBP/JPY 151
EUR/JPY 129
GBP/USD 127
EUR/USD 114
EUR/CHF 109
AUD/JPY 107
USD/CHF 102
USD/CAD 96
AUD/USD 83
NZD/USD 72
USD/JPY 66
EUR/GBP 61

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



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