Trader's Glossary

Asian Session

The Asian session is the period of time when the Asian markets are open for business, it the earliest session of the trading day and the first to open after the weekend. The term is often used interchangeably with the Tokyo session, however with China, Australia, New-Zealand and Russia also trading during these hours, the Asian session is longer than the Tokyo session, running between 11pm and 8am GMT. These hours change when daylight savings time is observed.