The forex market has four major trading sessions.

These trading sessions take place in:

Sydney, Australia
Tokyo, Japan
London, UK
New York, USA

Each market is open for 9 hours a day, Monday through Friday.

Thanks to time zone overlaps, you can trade 24 hours a day while the markets are open.

The Forex market is open 24 hours a day, five days a week, but just because it is open doesn’t mean it’s a great time to trade. Overlapping sessions create more volume in the market, which allows for more opportunity in your trades. As you learn to day trade forex, you’ll learn to trade during session overlaps!