Pairs to Trade in my timezone?

First of all, I’m relatively new to forex. I’ve been through the “School” a couple times and read a few books by Van Tharp. I’ve had a demo account for a couple weeks, just playing around with. And of course losing alot!

Anyways, my times / opportunity to trade isn’t exactly optimal. I think that might be why I haven’t been able to capitalize on good trading opportunities.

I live in Utah, MST.

I usually catch the end of the london / new york overlap when I wake up, but then I have to head to work.

So “most” of my trading hours are when the Tokyo market is open, then back to bed when london opens.

I rarely see big pip moves, and most of the time when I’m in the market the action is “choppy”, which I’ve heard is very dangerous.

Any suggestions or am I looking at this wrong?


That would depend on the style/system.

It sounds like you are on a time frame less than the day.

If I were in your time zone I would trade the exact same pairs that I do here.

Sorry if that is not of any help.