World Stock Market Hours / timings -(America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and Australia stock exchange)

Many times investors show interest in investing in stocks of other countries. There are companies that are gaining massive profit and a lot of investors can’t resist investing in that company. But, as some of the companies don’t belong to your own country, you need to know about the world ‘s stock market hours.

The detailed information about world ‘s stock market hours or timings can help you to manage your international trades. Times listed here are in local and U.S time zones as well as Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). Also, times reflect Eastern Standard Time (not daylight saving time). One important thing to note that in many countries market close for lunch period too. Stock Exchanges may also close for different national holidays in different countries.

Working Hours/timings of World ‘s Stock Market Exchanges

North America Stock Market Hours

New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Nasdaq are two well-known stock exchanges around the world that are based in North America. Also, other stock exchanges are in Canada and Mexico. Toronto Stock Exchange of Canada and Mexican Stock Exchange of Mexico are also investors’ choices.

New York Stock
Exchange (NYSE)
9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
[UTC – 5]
2:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Thankgsiving Day, Christmas Day
CanadaToronto Stock Exchange9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
[UTC – 5]
2:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
New Year’s Day, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, Boxing Day
MexicoMexican Stock Exchange8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
[UTC – 5]
1:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
New Year’s Day, Constitution Day, President’s Day, Good Friday, Independence Day, Revolution Day

South America Stock Market Hours

In South America, stock exchanges are basically situated in Brazil and Argentina. These are emerging economies which is opportunity for lot of investors.

CountryStock ExchangeTimingU.S. Eastern Standard TimeUTCHolidays
BrazilBrasil Bolsa Balcão S.A. (B3)10 a.m. to 5:55 p.m.8 a.m. to 3:55 p.m.(UTC -3) 1 p.m. to 8:55 p.m.New Year’s Day, Carnival, Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, Revolution Day, Independence Day, All Souls’ Day, Christmas
ArgentinaBuenos Aires Stock Exchange (BCBA)11 a.m. to 5 p.m.9 a.m. to 3 p.m.(UTC -3) 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.New Year’s Day, Carnival, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Revolution Day, Independence Day, Columbus Day, National Sovereignty Day, Christmas

Europe Stock Exchange Hours

After United State’s stock exchange, Europe became one of the biggest stock exchanges. Investors can access the world’s significant portion of wealth by investing in Europe’s Stock Exchanges. There are 5 major stock exchanges in the European continent.

CountryStock ExchangeTimingU.S. Eastern Standard TimeUTCHolidays
Broader EuropeEuronext
Amsterdam: 9 a.m. to 5:40 p.m. 
Paris: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

Lisbon: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Brussels: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

3 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. 

3 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 

4 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

4 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

(UTC +1) 8 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. 
(UTC +1) 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
(UTC +0) 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
(UTC +0) 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday
United KingdomLondon Stock Exchange8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.3 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.(UTC +0) 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter, Christmas Day, Boxing Day
GermanyBörse Frankfurt Stock Exchange9 a.m. to 5 p.m.3 a.m. to 11 a.m.(UTC +1) 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter, Pentecost, Christmas Day
RussiaMoscow Exchange9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.2:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.(UTC +3) 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.New Year’s Day, Christmas Day, Working Day, Defenders Day, Women’s Day, Labor Day
SpainMadrid Stock Exchange9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.3 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.(UTC +1) 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter, Labor Day, Christmas

Asia Stock Market Hours

Asia is a highly populated continent because of countries like China and India. So, there are a lot of investment opportunities for people in Asia. Exchanges available in Japan, China, India, South Korea. One thing to note that many of the exchanges in Asia close for lunch every day.

Country/CityStock ExchangeTimingU.S. Eastern Standard TimeUTCHolidays
JapanTokyo Stock Exchange9 a.m. to 3 p.m., lunch 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.8 p.m. to 2 a.m., lunch 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.(UTC +9) 12 a.m. to 6 a.m., lunch 2:30 a.m. to 3:30 a.m.New Year’s Day, Old Age Day, National Day, Emperor’s Birthday, Showa Day, Children’s Day, Workers’ Day
Hong KongHong Kong Stock Exchange9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., lunch 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.9:30 p.m. to 4 a.m., lunch 12 a.m. to 1 a.m.(UTC +8) 1:30 a.m. to 8 a.m., lunch 4 a.m. to 5 a.m.New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Qingming Festival, Easter, National Day, Dragon Boat Festival, Christmas Day
ShanghaiShanghai Stock Exchange9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.9:30 p.m. to 3 a.m., lunch 10:30 p.m. to 12 a.m.(UTC +8) 1:30 a.m. to 7 a.m., lunch 3:30 a.m. to 5 a.m.New Year’s Day, Chinese New Year, Qingming Festival, Labor Day, Dragon Boat Festival, National Day
IndiaNational Stock Exchange of India9:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.11:45 p.m. to 6 a.m.(UTC +5.5) 3:45 a.m. to 10 a.m.Republic Day, Holi, Good Friday, Ram Navami, Bakri Id, Dussehra
South KoreaSouth Korea Stock Exchange9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.8 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.(UTC +9) 12 a.m. to 6:30 a.m.New Year’s Day, Korean New Year, Independence Day, Children’s Day, Chuseok Festivity

Africa Stock Market Hours

CountryStock ExchangeTimingU.S. Eastern Standard TimeUTCHolidays
South AfricaJohannesburg Stock Exchange9 a.m. to 5 p.m.2 a.m. to 10 a.m.(UTC +2) 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.New Year’s Day, Human Rights Day, Good Friday, Women’s Day, Heritage Day, Christmas Day
KenyaNairobi Securities Exchange9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.1:30 a.m. to 7 a.m.(UTC +3) 6:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter, Labor Day, Eid al-Fitr, Madaraka Day, National Heroes Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day

As the African continent has emerging economies, investors have long-term growth opportunities. If you follow U.S Time zone, you need to wake up early to invest in these continent’s stock.

Australian/Oceania stock market hours

CountryStock ExchangeTimingU.S. Eastern Standard TimeUTCHolidays
AustraliaAustralia Securities Exchange10 a.m. to 4 p.m.6 p.m. to 12 a.m.(UTC +11) 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.New Year’s Day, Australia Day, Good Friday, Easter, Queen’s Birthday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day
New ZealandNew Zealand Stock Exchange10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.4 p.m. to 10:45 p.m.(UTC +12) 9 p.m. to 3:45 a.m.New Year’s Day, National Day, Good Friday, Easter, Anzac Day, Queen’s Birthday, Labor Day, Christmas Day

Australia is one of the leading financial market with exchanges located in Sydney, Australia. Newzealand Stock Exchange is one of the notable stock markets after the Australia Securities Exchange.

Things you should know about International Trading

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Many investors think that investing in foreign stock will allow them to diversify by spreading their risks. Investors attracted to those country’s foreign stock exchange which has a growing economy. Many experts think that buying foreign stocks is gold addition to an investment portfolio.

International trading has its disadvantages too. Emerging markets could consider riskier in terms of volatility. They can experience drastic changes in market value and in political risk can upend a nation’s economy. Some nation’s markets can be easily regulated by big investors of the respective country than U.S Market.

Even if investors have full access to international news, it could still be unpredicted. As, investor could not understand the sentiment and ground reality which the investor of that locality could understand. If you are a resident, it really helps to know the ground reality about the country in which you are investing.

You should be aware of hours of world ‘s different stock market along with all other things too, as given above. Hopefully, it will help.