The Session Map shows your current local time in relation to “sessions” during the trading day, i.e. the core trading hours when institutional dealers are most active in Sydney, Tokyo, London and New York.
(For example, Tokyo trading is defined as 11pm GMT to 8am GMT, or 8am to 5pm Tokyo time.)
The Session Map also shows markers for future news events; information about your floating P/L and equity; and price activity during each session.
Please note: the current time is taken from your computer clock, and its accuracy depends on your computer clock being accurate.
1.1 News markers
The bar at the bottom of the map shows markers for future news events, e.g. non-farm payroll. (Items to the right of the current time are not in the past: they are a long way into the future.)
Each marker is color-coded to indicate its importance: red for high-impact events; orange for medium; and gray for low.
You can hover the mouse over a marker to display a tooltip showing what the event is, and you can click on a marker to see that text in full. For example:
1.2 Floating P/L, account information, and color-coding
The box at the top of the map shows the current floating P/L on your account (if any). In the example above, the floating P/L is a loss of TODO.
The map is color-coded depending on the floating P/L: green for profit; red for loss; gray if no open position.
You can get a summary of your account by clicking on the P/L box. For example:
1.3 Session bars
If you hover the mouse over a session bar such as “Sydney”, you will see a tooltip showing the current local time in Sydney and how long it is until core trading opens or closes in that region.
You can also click on a session bar to show a summary of price action for major symbols during that session.
The following example shows the most recent trading in Tokyo. EURUSD fell 5.5 pips during the session, with a trading range of 26.2 pips, closing at 1.3688.
Please note: the prices used in the Session Map are an average of multiple brokers and may differ very slightly from the prices displayed by your broker.
* The average order execution time between the trade being received, processed and confirmed as executed by us is 43 milliseconds. As observed from our bridge provider between 01-11-2020 to 30-11-2020. FP Markets was rated by Investment Trends as the Best for Quality of Trade Execution 2019