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When does the stock market open?
Find out below the stock market open and closing times for the major stock exchanges around the world.
|Country||Stock exchange||Open||Close||DST*||Usually closed on national holidays?|
|Australia||Australia stock exchange (ASX)||09:50||16:12||Oct-May||Varies|
|Brazil||Bolsa de Valores de São Paulo (Bovespa)||10:00||17:00||Oct-Feb|
|Canada||Toronto stock exchange (TSX)||09:30||16:00||Mar-Nov||Yes|
|China||Shanghai stock exchange (SSE)||09:30||15:00|
|France||Euronext Paris (EPA)||09:00||17:30||Mar-Oct|
|Germany||Frankfurt stock exchange (FSX)||08:00||20:00||Mar-Oct|
|Hong Kong||Hong Kong stock exchange (SEHK)||09:20||16:00|
|India||Bombay stock exchange (BSE)||09:15||15:30|
|Japan||Tokyo stock exchange (TSE)||09:00||15:00|
|Nederlands||Euronext Amsterdam (AMS)||09:00||17:40||Mar-Oct|
|UK||London stock exchange (LSE)||08:00||16:30||Mar-Oct||Yes|
|USA||New York stock exchange (NYSE)||09:30||16:00||Mar-Nov||Yes|
*DST = Daylight saving time
Here is a really neat web page that will show you the status of all world markets –
It is important to note that many stock exchanges allow after hours trading which is now open to the average Joe investor. However, trading after hours can be dangerous due to;
- low liquidity – not enough people to buy the shares you want to sell or vice versa
- wide spreads – means it is hard to buy a share at your preferred price
- high volatility – share prices move sharply up and down meaning a higher change of a big loss
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