i am actively trading during frankfurt open until london lunch. with your question, one of my pre-trading ritual is to check forexfactory calendar for major fig releases and set an alarm to all that major ones to give me a fair warning at least 30 minutes before any release.
if i am heavily exposed and a bit sure of my bias, i normally scale out... exit most of my positions and hold 1 or 2 just to continue feel the market.
but if, i am not in a trade yet, i normally wait for price to normalize... if i missed a big move, i usually close...Ignored
as far as i know big move happen at 8 am gmt // 12.30 pm GMT //16.00 pm GMT
so usually you trade 30 minutes before that time // or before any major red fig calender releases ? right ?
thx again dongsky