Best days of the week to trade

Tuesdays and Wednesdays is where the most movement is seen on all four major pairs – EUR/USD, GBP/USD, USD/JPY and USD/CHF.

Fridays are usually busy until 17:00 GMT and then the market slows down until it closes at 22:00 GMT. This means Fridays are, for all intents and purposes, only half-days.

You’d be better off taking a trade during these days of the week than other because they give you a higher chance of success.

Monday 24 pips 31 pips 36 pips 25 pips
Tuesday 92 110 141 95
Wednesday 102 128 162 104
Thursday 83 98 121 77
Friday 80 96 117 72