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Updated: Mar 15, 2019

TOP THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE LONDON TRADING SESSION

The London session is fast and active

The slower Tokyo market will lead into the London session, and as prices begin to move from liquidity providers based in the United Kingdom, traders can usually see increases in volatility.

As prices begin to come in from London, the ‘average hourly move’ on many of the major currency pairs will often increase.


Look out for the overlap

The ‘overlap’ is when the London and US sessions literally overlap each other

(8AM ET to 12PM ET). These are the two largest market centers in the world, and during this four-hour period large and fast moves can be seen during the overlap as a large amount of liquidity enters the market.


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