As new investors and traders, the very first thing they should know is stock market timings. So here in this blog, we will discuss World Stock Market Timings according to Indian timings. First, let’s talk about the Indian Stock Market timings. Trading on the Indian Stock Market takes place from Monday to Friday. There is no trading on Saturday, Sunday, and holidays declared by the Indian Stock Exchange in advance.

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World Stock Market Time as per Indian Time

Stock Exchange Country Opening Time (IST) Closing Time (ISY)
Japan Exchange Group Japan 5:30 AM 11:30 AM
Australian Securities Exchange Australia 5:30 AM 11:30 AM
Korea Exchange South Korea 5:30 Am 11:30 AM
Taiwan Stock Exchange Taiwan 6:30 AM 11:00 Am
Hong Kong Stock Exchange Hong Kong 6:45 AM 1:30 PM
Shanghai Stock Exchange China 7:00 AM 12:30 PM
Shenzhen Stock Exchange China 7:00 AM 12:30 PM
Deutsche Borse Germany 12:30 PM 2:30 AM
JSE Limited South Africa 12:30 PM 8:30 PM
Euronext European Union 12:30 PM 9:00 PM
SIX Swiss Exchange Switzerland 1:30 PM 10:00 PM
BME Spanish Exchange Spain 1:30 PM 10:00 PM
London Stock Exchange UK and Italy 1:30 PM 10:00 PM
BM&F Bovespa   Brazil 6:30 PM  1:30 AM
New York Stock Exchange USA 7:00 PM 1:30 AM
NASDAQ USA 7:00 PM 1:30 AM
TMX Group Canada 8:00 PM 2:30 AM
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World Stock Market Timings as per the Indian Standard Time (IST):

  • The stock market is open from Monday to Friday every week, except on the holidays that are mentioned as public holidays in advance.
  • Many people are of the opinion that the stock exchanges around the world are closed on weekends.
  • But the fact is that they are never close.
  • The only thing that is closed is the ability for retail investors to participate in the market.
  • The entire stock market world is classified into three parts.

They are as follows:

Global stock market timings as per the Indian Standard Time (IST):
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1. European Stock Exchange Timings:

  • Europe is the birthplace of the stock exchanges.
  • In 1602, the Amsterdam stock exchange was found.
  • This was one of the most important trading hubs for the Dutch East India Company.
  • The Amsterdam Stock Exchange is considered to be the world’s first stock exchange.
  • Europe’s biggest stock exchange is Euronext.

It combines five markets that are as follows:

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  • However, the roots of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange go back to 1585.
  • The major stock exchanges in Europe are the London Stock Exchange, the Paris Stock Exchange (Euronext), and the Deutsche Boerse Exchange in Germany.
  • The stock market timings of these exchanges are as below:
CountryStock ExchangeOpening Time (IST)Closing Time (IST)
UKLondon Stock Exchange1:30 P.M.10:00 P.M.
European UnionEuronext12:30 P.M.9:00 P.M.
GermanyDeutsche Boerse12:30 P.M.2:30 P.M.
SwitzerlandSIX Swiss Exchange1:30 P.M.10:00 P.M.
SpainBME Spanish Exchange1:30 P.M.10:00 P.M.
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Here are some of the basic details of the above-mentioned indexes:

#1. London Stock Exchange:

  • The London Stock Exchange was founded in 2007.
  • The London Stock Exchange (LSE) is a United Kingdom-based stock exchange.
  • It is also a financial information company.
  • The LSE is headquartered in the City of London, England.
  • The top companies in this index are as follows:
  • Shell
  • Astra Zeneca
  • HSBC
  • Diageo
  • Unilever

#2. Euronext:

  • Euronext was founded in 2000.
  • Euronext was originally created with the merger of the Amsterdam, Paris, and Brussels stock exchanges.
  • It has its headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • Some of the notable equity indexes on this exchange are as follows:
  • AEX in Amsterdam
  • BEL 20 in Brussels
  • CAC 40 in Paris
  • PSI 20 in Lisbon
  • Euronext 100—a pan European blue-chip index.

#3. Deutsche Boerse:

  • In December 1992, Deutsche Boerse was established.
  • It has its headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany.
  • It is a German company offering a marketplace for the trading of shares and other securities.
  • There are over 1.4 million securities that are traded on Deutsche Boerse.

#4. SIX Swiss Exchange:

  • The exchange was founded in 2008.
  • It has its headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.

#5. BME Spanish Exchange:

The BME Spanish Exchange was founded in 1831.

It has its headquarters in Madrid, Spain.

2. North American Stock Exchange Timings:

  • The major stock exchanges in the North American region are the New York Exchange and the US NASDAQ.
  • Apart from these two, the Toronto Stock Exchange is also important in this region.
  • The stock market timings of these exchanges are as follows:
CountryStock ExchangeOpening Time (IST)Closing Time (IST)
USNASDAQ7:00 P.M.1:30 A.M.
USNYSE7:00 P.M.1:30 A.M.
USDow Jones7:00 P.M.1:30 A.M.
CanadaTMX8:00 P.M.2:30 A.M.
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The following are the basic details about the above indexes:

a). NASDAQ:

  • NASDAQ was founded in 1971.
  • It has its headquarters in New York, the United States.
  • It is also the second largest stock exchange in this region.
  • In the NASDAQ composite index, there are a total of 3626 securities.

b). NYSE:

  • The NYSE is the New York Stock Exchange.
  • It was founded in 1792 and is the largest stock exchange in that region.
  • The index on the NYSE is known as the NYSE Composite Index.

The two biggest benefits of the NYSE Composite Index are as follows:

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c). Dow Jones:

  • Dow Jones was founded in 1885.
  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average, or simply Dow, is the stock market index of the 30 prominent companies that are listed on the stock exchange in the US.

d). TMX:

  • TMX, or the Toronto Stock Exchange, is a stock exchange located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • The exchange was founded in 1861.
  • The main indexes of the TMX are as follows:
  • S&P/ TSX Composite
  • S&P/ TSX 60
  • S&P/ TSX Completion Index

3. Asia-Pacific Stock Exchange Timings:

  • Five of the top ten exchanges are in Asia.
  • The third largest exchange in the world is the Shanghai Stock Exchange, which is followed by the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the Japan Stock Exchange.

The stock market timings of these indices are as follows:

CountryStock ExchangeOpening Time (IST)Closing Time (IST)
AustraliaAustralian Security Exchange5:30 A.M.11:30 A.M.
JapanJapan Exchange Group5:30 A.M.11:30 A.M.
Hong KongHong Kong Stock Exchange6:45 A.M.1:30 P.M.
ChinaShanghai Stock Exchange7:00 A.M.12:30 P.M.
ChinaShenzhen Stock Exchange7:00 A.M.12:30 P.M.
TaiwanTaiwan Stock Exchange6:30 A.M.11:00 A.M.
South KoreaKRX Korean Exchange5:30 A.M.11:30 A.M.
IndiaNSE and BSE9:15 A.M.3:30 P.M.
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The following are the basic details of the above indexes:

#1. Australian Security Exchange:
  • The Australian Security Exchange, or ASX, was founded in 1987.
  • It is located in Sydney, Australia.
  • The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) regulate the ASX.
#2. Japan Exchange Group:
  • The Japan Exchange Group was founded in 1949.
  • It has its headquarters in Chuo City, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Japan Exchange Group (JPX) is an independent regulatory body.
#3. Hong Kong Stock Exchange:
  • The Hong Kong Stock Exchange was founded in 1914.
  • It is located in the central district of Hong Kong.
  • The Hong Kong Stock Exchange is a listed company on its own stock market.
#4. Shanghai Stock Exchange:
  • The Shanghai Stock Exchange was founded in 1990.
  • It is located in Shanghai, China.
  • The exchange is a membership institution governed by the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC).
#6. Shenzhen Stock Exchange:
  • The Shenzhen Stock Exchange was founded in 1987.
  • It is located in Shenzhen, China.
  • This exchange is a self-regulated legal entity under the supervision of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC).
T#7. Taiwan Stock Exchange:
  • The Taiwan Stock Exchange was founded in 1961.
  • It is located in Taipei, Taiwan.
  • The exchange is regulated by the Financial Supervisory Commission.
#8. KRX Korean Exchange:
  • KRX Korean Exchange was founded in 1956.
  • It has its headquarters in Busan, South Korea.
#9. NSE and BSE:
  • The NSE and BSE are the major national exchanges in India.
  • The NSE, or the National Stock Exchange, was founded in 1992.
  • The headquarters are in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • It includes indices such as NIFTY 50, NIFTY Next 50, and NIFTY 500.
  • The BSE, or the Bombay Stock Exchange, was founded in 1875.
  • It also has its headquarters in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • The main indexes here are the BSE SENSEX, S&P BSE Small Cap, S&P BSE Mid Cap, S&P BSE Large Cap, and the BSE 500.

Advantages and Disadvantages of the 24 hour forex market:

The main advantages are as follows:

Advantages and Disadvantages
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The main disadvantages are as follows:
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Conclusion:

We hope that the above blog gives you clarity about the world stock market timings.

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(Bonus) Indian Stock Market Timing

#1. The Pre-Open Session

  • The pre-open session is open exactly for 15 minutes.
  • 9:00 AM to 9:15 AM
  • This session is divided into three sessions.
  • Order Entry session (9:00 AM to 9:08 AM)
  • order matching session ( 9:08 AM to 9:12 AM)
  • Buffer Session (9:12 AM to 9:15 AM)
  • Traders can place the order to buy and sell stocks in the pre-open session.
  • You can also modify or cancel the orders during this period.
  • The pre-market session controls market volatility.

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#2. Normal Market Session

  • The normal market session is the regular trading session that lasts from 9:15 AM to 3:30 PM.
  • This is the actual trading session where most of the trades take place.
  • In this session, the bilateral matching technique is used for order matching. I.e. when the buying price is equal to the selling price, the transaction is complete and all the transactions are done as per price and time priority.

#3. Post-closing session

  • The post-closing session starts at 3:40 PM and ends at 4:00 PM.
  • During this session, buying and selling of shares take place at the closing price of the stocks.
  • Normal traders cannot trade during this session.

FAQs

Answer: SGX Nifty is a derivative on the Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX) which will open at 6:30 A.M. IST. It operates from 6:30 A.M. to 11:30 P.M., which means the trading session is open for 16 hours on all working days.
Answer: Dow Jones timing in India is from 7:00 P.M. to 1:30 A.M.
Answer: You can trade in the forex market for 24 hours.
Answer: It is in a decentralised state, which means that only an international agency or government can control it. The major players in the market are the government and commercial banks.
Answer: Approximately $5 trillion is traded daily in the forex market.

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From the above discussion, we get the details about the Indian Stock Market Timings. So now let’s look at the World Stock Market timings according to IST.

Author

Prashant Raut is a successful professional stock market trader. He is an expert in understanding and analyzing technical charts. With his 8 years of experience and expertise, he delivers webinars on stock market concepts. He also bags the ‘Golden Book of World Record’ for having the highest number of people attending his webinar on share trading.

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