North American SessionBack to Glossary
Forex’s around-the-clock nature means that trading goes beyond just the business hours of each individual city. The trading day is divided into three sessions: the Asian, European and North American. The North American session is the final session of the trading day and the last session before the weekly close on Friday afternoon. The bulk of its volume originates from New York, however other major trading centers such as Chicago and Toronto are also active. The North American session opens at around 12pm GMT (overlapping with the European session) and closes at around 8pm GMT.
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