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If you had to trade the Asian session...

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If you had to trade the Asian session...

Howdy ya'll,

If you were forced to trade the Asian session because of time constraints, what would be your top pair picks based on spread and volatility?

Also, is there a way to split the screen on Alveo so that you can watch mutliple pairs simulateously?  I've been trying to figure that one out...


Sun, 04/03/2016 - 11:12pm

USDJPY of late a great pair with lots of pips.


Two or more screens..... try this: Place your curser on the tab with the pair you want to show as a 2nd or 3rd screen. Move it to the middle of the screen and you will see a icon with squares half blue and half white. Place your curser on the section of the squarwe where you would like the screen to appear. Personally, I very rarely use more than open screen so I haven't done it in a while but I think you can take it from where I left off. Good luck and have fun.


I prefer one screen with all the pairs and I view them separately but if you want multiple screens right click on the pair name and drag down to any corner onyour will see some white squares pop up.for instance if you move to bottom left you will see four squares pop can place it on the top,left,right or bottom or right in the center which will give you the whole bottom left screen.not sure if that makes sense to you but try it and I'm sure you will figure it out.


I would shoot myself!!!


Also, track the EURJPY pair.


The best for Asian session IMO is to find the pair that correlate with the bank opens, i.e., USDJPY, EURJPY, NZDUSD, NZDJPY are the ones with low spread and will move around 7:00 p.m. EST. I trade base on charts; thus, if there's a setup at 6:00 p.m. EST, I place a trade. I will not place a trade before or around 5:00 p.m. EST due to roll over because spreads will be very high.


Hi everyone,
Sorry for the late response. Wanted to say thank you for all your help. Wishing everyone a great day!


I prefer to trade during the Asian session. The primary banking centers of the Asian session are in Japan, NZ, and Oz. So it naturally should make sense that JPY/NZD/AUD pairs tend to be active then. Also keep in mind that E/U comprises roughly 40% of the FX market, so it also naturally tends to be somewhat active then too.

"what would be your top pair picks based on spread and volatility?"

Basing one's choice of pair(s) on the spread/volatility can be limiting. Several folks here preach about the virtues of trading with "low spread" pairs. While that's not necessarily a bad thing, I think this kind of thinking tends to set some traders up with "stinking thinking". Those traders become paralyzed when spreads widen or volatility changes unexpectedly.

A better approach is to learn to trade specific pairs, and get acquainted with their quirks. Some "low spread" folks might write off G/J, and they'd miss out on some of the most amazing moves that I've ever seen on a pair during the Asian session. For example, just take a look and see what G/J has done yesterday and today, during the Asian session.