Why is this important?
Trading during a major session will generally offer tighter spreads, which can be advantageous to a trader looking to reduce their broker costs. Additionally, trading during the major forex market hours will allow traders to potentially capitalize on higher volatility in the markets, as most of the daily volume occurs during these sessions.
3 Main Sessions
Asian Session: 6 PM- 3 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST)
London Session: 3 AM- 12 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST)
New York Session: 8 AM- 5 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST)