Pacific Session Overview
10:00 pm - 06:00 am
(from the opening of the Wellington session to the end of the Sydney session)
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.