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.

EUR/USD GBP/USD USD/JPY USD/CHF
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