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Trading signals — are the summary of technical analysis tools (e.g. currency pairs). They help a trader to make a correct forecast and open a successful trade at an appropriate time.

Please notice that trading signals do not guarantee profit from a trade, however they can substantially increase your chances of successful trade, especially if you combine them with other methods of technical and fundamental analysis.

How to use signals:
1. Choose a trading instrument from the categories: Currency, Commodities, Indices, Stock.
2. Choose a time interval on the price chart of the selected instrument. The time interval can vary from 1 minute to 3 days.
3. The summary appears below the selected instrument: the forecast is based on the data of several technical indicators.

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SMART TRADE. TRADING HOURS

In order to increase the success of your trading, you should take into account the rhythm of currency market: when one country wakes up and when another one goes to sleep. The world time zones determine the activity of a currency at the moment.

Three trading sessions

Trading session is a working day on the stock exchange. The quotes, seen in your trading platform, appear at this time. The currency pairs, which contain a national currency of an "awaken" country, show the most active movement (high volatility), as the country’s life is active: the news and economic data are released and important persons deliver speeches.
There are three main trading sessions (GMT + 3).

Asian session

Trading period: 03:00 am - 12:00 pm MSK

Countries: Australia (Sydney), New Zealand (Wellington), Japan (Tokyo), China (Hong Kong), Singapore

High volatility: USDJPY, EURJPY (short-term trades up to 10 minutes help active traders – scalpers – to make a quick profit).

Moderate volatility: AUDJPY, GBPUSD, USDCHF (the trades from 15 to 60 minutes allow to make money for cautious traders).

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European session

Trading period:09:00 am - 06:00 pm MSK

Countries: Germany (Frankfurt), Switzerland (Zurich), France (Paris), the UK (London) and the whole euro-zone, plus Russia.

High volatility: EURUSD, USDCAD, GBPUSD, USDCHF, EURRUB, USDRUB (suitable for news trading).

Moderate volatility: AUDUSD, EURCHF (suitable for trend trading).

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American session

Trading period: 04:00 pm - 01:00 am MSK

Countries: United States (New York, Chicago).

High volatility: EURUSD, USDCAD, GBPUSD, USDCHF (suitable for news trading and short-term trades up to 15 minutes).

Moderate volatility: AUDUSD, EURCHF, USDJPY, Gold, Silver, Brent (suitable for trend trading and trades from 15 to 180 minutes).

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Trading recommendations

The European and the American sessions are the most active as they affect directly the major currency pairs. It is also necessary to take into consideration that there are certain trading days during the week when all the currencies tend to be highly active.

The table below shows an average range in pips for the main instruments for each day of the week.

Trading currency Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

EUR/USD

69

109

142

136

145

144

GBP/USD

73

149

172

152

169

179

USD/JPY

41

65

82

91

124

98

AUD/USD

58

84

144

99

115

111

NZD/USD

28

81

98

87

100

96

USD/CAD

43

93

112

106

120

125

USD/CHF

55

84

119

107

104

116

EUR/JPY

19

133

178

159

223

192

GBP/JPY

100

169

213

179

270

232

EUR/GBP

35

74

81

79

75

91

EUR/CHF

35

55

55

64

87

76

According to the table, the best trading time is considered to be the middle of the week, because the most powerful movements take place at that time. On Friday active fluctuations usually last until 08:00 pm MSK and then gradually slow down. Afterwards, stock exchange trading stops and the market is closed during the weekend.

Now you know the best time to trade on any asset and have the best chances to open a series of successful binary options trades.

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