Best Trading Time

iMusingKiMi

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I guess London time is the best for trading since the market happens to be very active then. However, a trader is free to place trades at any time because the forex market operates round the globe. Unless your country or broker has some restrictions, then enjoy your trades with all the freedom that you want
I think most people can agree that but still, volatile meaning higher possibility on reversal. Even during breakout, it will be like riding a rodeo bull trying to shake you off with huge movement. Sometime near London closing hour also have some great opportunity to spots. Less noise and trend can be spotted much more obvious with less reversal occurs.
 

iMusingKiMi

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Opportunity can present itself during active hours and non active... I agree with the previous post by Olienga38 "never be a slave to trading" ... you should make your trading style to fit your lifestyle, not the other way around! Happy Trading!
It won't fit your lifestyle no matter what if you stay in Asia and wanted to trade currencies. You always have to rest late night and definitely will affect your health. Most of the time you will miss the morning sunshine. LoL.
 

momo3HC

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In my opinion, it is too random if only 20 pips movement for currency even in Majors. Most common strategy are trend following. You wouldn't get confirmation for the day if the currency moves 20 pips up and down. Let's say it moves 20 pips, how much you can extract from that 20 pips? Unless you can accurately pinpoint the exact movement.
Yes I agree with you. It`s not serious to target exactly X pips on every trade.
 

Albert Dcosta

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Yes I agree with you. It`s not serious to target exactly X pips on every trade.
Exactly, we should not target exact pips but there must be a plan about making trades. We will only go for trades if we target some pips, but there must be a range of target and we should be content with what we get.
 

Morning1234

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In my opinion, it is too random if only 20 pips movement for currency even in Majors. Most common strategy are trend following. You wouldn't get confirmation for the day if the currency moves 20 pips up and down. Let's say it moves 20 pips, how much you can extract from that 20 pips? Unless you can accurately pinpoint the exact movement.
It is your opinion. You do not have to follow the trend, you can trade against the trend. Or inside the channel. Also, small timeframes have their own trends and you can follow them. I know a person who takes 10 pips per trade. For the day he gets a profit of 100 pips. He always has the opportunity to open a deal, unlike me.
 

iMusingKiMi

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It is your opinion. You do not have to follow the trend, you can trade against the trend. Or inside the channel. Also, small timeframes have their own trends and you can follow them. I know a person who takes 10 pips per trade. For the day he gets a profit of 100 pips. He always has the opportunity to open a deal, unlike me.
In general, most people follow the trend and fully depends on each individual strategy. Of course someone have strategy to trade against the trend and it requires high level of skill and accuracy due to high risk with low return. Just like scalping, some people thought scalping are easy with few pips here and there but actually the lower time frame you are trading with, the higher skill requirement. Let's say someone sets 10 pips target profit on every trade, this means he doesn't have a lot of room to make any mistake. In simple maths, he needs at least 60% successful rate in long term just to break even.
 

iMusingKiMi

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Exactly, we should not target exact pips but there must be a plan about making trades. We will only go for trades if we target some pips, but there must be a range of target and we should be content with what we get.
That's what I am trying to say. We don't need to target the exact pips but plan is a must as a checklist no matter what strategy you are trading with. Even in cross hedging or cash and carry, we still needs to know what minimum price of variance the market shows that can provide a profit. Otherwise, it is pointless to put in the trade if you can't even cover your own trading cost.
 

Morning1234

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In general, most people follow the trend and fully depends on each individual strategy. Of course someone have strategy to trade against the trend and it requires high level of skill and accuracy due to high risk with low return. Just like scalping, some people thought scalping are easy with few pips here and there but actually the lower time frame you are trading with, the higher skill requirement. Let's say someone sets 10 pips target profit on every trade, this means he doesn't have a lot of room to make any mistake. In simple maths, he needs at least 60% successful rate in long term just to break even.
I don't know how most people trade, to be honest. Maybe they follow the trend. Although it seemed to me that everyone is playing in the channels and losing money in the trend, trying to stand up against the trend. I only know different types of trading strategies, and I see the opportunity to take 20 pips or 10 pips profit. I know a person who gets 10 pips of profit per trade, and he has excellent results.
 

Notati

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I think that every time is good time for trading if you have good trading strategy. You can choose your trading time and fit it into your life style. Certainly, we will all agree that nobody should be a slave of his own business, and so is with Forex. Keep your life in balance
 

FXCassian

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Right when any trader is feeling conmfortable that now he can apply his trading strategy and will be able to get desired results after analyzing market it is best suited time for him. With experience and skill he can amanage tradings within different timings by knowing what type oftrading is good for which time . Then he can know when news trading is suitable and when he has to trade on technicals.
I really second this analysis... It really depends on your strategy and what kind of volatility you want to work with. Do you want to take high risks and "ride the wave" of high volatility or do you want to be more cautious and conservative? What currencies do you want to trade? At what times are you available to trade ? Lots of different questions that will influence the answer :)

If you want to check the market volatility levels at any time of the day, you can check this forex market hours tool. It will show you the opening hours of the 4 sessions and the trading volumes at any time of the day. Its advantage compared to many other tools out there is that it automatically adapts to your time zone (finally someone thought of doing it !). It's free, requires no registration and displays no ads.

I hope it will help :)
 
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