Great adviceThis is another newbie question and the answer is that there is no right time to trade. The right time to trade is whenever you decide to trade and execute your strategy. While there are time periods with higher liquidity and most of the pros trade the European session it does not mean it is the best time to trade.
It all comes down to the individual, location, preference etc and there is no right or wrong time to trade. Focus on what works for you and stop modeling your trading after the preference of others.
It's kind of true that scalpers only follow certain patterns of price movement, but that doesn't mean they don't get the best results - it is simply a different strategy where you can make money from small price fluctuations instead of trading on longer time frames where you wait for bigger price movements.I also think that such question as what is the best time to trade is quite individual. The simpliest answer to this question sounds like this: when you feel like trading.
The best time to open a deal is when the trading plan is ready and all the goals and risks are calculated. I for one don't understand how scalpers can make sensible trading decisions within such a short period of time. I do understand algotrading ultra short timeframes, but how people can do this, I don't know. This leads me to the conclusion (it can be wrong) that scalpers don't trade according to the full information of the market which will lead to the best results. They see only certain patters and that's it.
So, the best time to trade is after the whole routine of making decision is done and you are sure about the exact goals and risks which await you in the future.