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

North American Session Overview

Time zone

pacific session

01:00 pm - 09:00 pm

(from the start of the business day on NYSE and NASDAQ, to the end of the New York session)

Market 24h Clock shows the North American session as a block of following lighten up orange Stock Exchanges - NYSE New York, CHX Chicago, and TSX Toronto.

New York, the leading U.S. Market (the second largest Forex marketplace, 19% of total Forex market volume), Chicago and Toronto (Canada) open the North American session.

It is characterised by the most aggressive trading within markets and it gets even more aggressive on Friday before the trading is closed. Currency pairs show high volatility and traders either take the most profits, or experience significant losses.

The beginning of the American session is the most active time on the Forex market:

- as U.S. markets open, trading is still in action in Europe.

- important American and Canadian fundamental news and economic reports are released.

Trading volume usually decreases with the end of the European session and the U.S. - European Overlap.

U.S. - European Overlap

Traded Currency Pairs

Risk-tolerant traders prefer GBP/USD, USD/CHF, GBP/JPY, and GBP/CHF (daily ranges ca. 120 pips).

Risk-averse traders prefer USD/JPY, EUR/USD, and USD/CAD.

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

Economic Calendar
Currency Pair Volatility in pips
GBP/JPY 132
EUR/JPY 107
AUD/JPY 103
GBP/USD 99
USD/CAD 96
EUR/USD 92
EUR/CHF 84
USD/CHF 83
AUD/USD 81
NZD/USD 70
USD/JPY 59
EUR/GBP 47

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





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