Stock Market Trading Hours Every Investor Should Know

Jitanchandra Solanki
5 Min read

A stock exchange is where shares of publicly traded companies and bonds are bought and sold. With Admirals, you can trade or invest in stocks and shares from more than 15 of the world’s largest stock exchanges

But when does the stock market open? Below is a list of some of the world’s largest stock exchanges and their EET (Eastern European Time) trading hours from the Admirals Invest.MT5 account. *These times may vary slightly from the actual exchange opening times.

Stock Market Trading Hours

All stock market trading hours time from the Admirals Invest.MT5 listed below are in Eastern European Time (EET, GMT+2, summer – GMT+3).

Country & Stock Exchange Admirals EET Opening & Closing Times
Australia (ASX) EET trading schedule 03:20 – 09:00 Mon - Fri
Austria (VIE) EET trading schedule 10:01 – 18:30 Mon - Fri
Belgium (Euronext) EET trading schedule 10:01 – 18:30 Mon - Fri 
Denmark (CSE)  EET trading schedule 10:01 – 18:30 Mon - Fri 
Finland (NASDAQ)  EET trading schedule 10:01 – 18:25 Mon - Fri 
France (Euronext)  EET trading schedule 10:01 – 18:30 Mon - Fri 
Germany (Xetra)  EET trading schedule 10:01 – 18:30 Mon - Fri 
Japan (TSE)  EET trading schedule 02:20 - 04:30 / 05:50 - 08:00 Mon-Fri 
Netherlands (Euronext)  EET trading schedule 10:01 – 18:30 Mon - Fri 
Norway (NASDAQ)  EET trading schedule 10:01 - 17:20 Mon - Fri 
Portugal (Euronext)  EET trading schedule 10:01 – 18:30 Mon - Fri 
Spain (BME)  EET trading schedule 10:01 – 18:30 Mon - Fri 
Sweden (NASDAQ)  EET trading schedule 10:01 - 18:25 Mon - Fri 
Switzerland (SWX)  EET trading schedule 10:01 - 18:20 Mon - Fri 
UK (LSE)  EET trading schedule 10:01 – 18:30 Mon - Fri 
US (AMEX)  EET trading schedule 16:31 - 23:00 Mon - Fri 
US (NASDAQ)  EET trading schedule 16:31 - 23:00 Mon - Fri 
US (NYSE)  EET trading schedule 16:31 - 23:00 Mon - Fri 

You can find more information regarding the stocks available in each of the countries and stock exchanges listed above that are available to trade with Admirals from the Contract Specification page. This also details the stock market trading hours for UK stocks, US stocks and all those listed above, as well as more information such as pricing and fees. 

When does the market open? 

Stock exchanges generally open during regular working hours and days in local time, unlike the foreign exchange market which is open 24 hours a day, 5 days a week.

There are three main trading sessions around the world.

  1. The Asia session. Stock exchanges in cities such as Tokyo and Sydney are open.
  2. The European session. Stock exchanges in cities such as London, Frankfurt, Paris, Amsterdam, Madrid, etc are open.
  3. The US session. Two of the largest stock exchanges in New York open – the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the NASDAQ Stock Exchange.

How to Invest in Stocks 

Now that you know the stock market trading hours and when the market opens it only takes five steps to buy and sell shares in any of the regions and stock exchanges listed above.

  1. Open a live Invest.MT5 share dealing account by filling out a short questionnaire or practice first by opening a demo trading account. 
  2. Use virtual funds from your demo account to practice trading or deposit real funds into your live account to buy shares live in the market. 
  3. From the Admirals Dashboard click ‘Trade’ to open the Admirals web stock trading platform or access the Premium Analytics section for stock market research and trading ideas.
  4. Choose from thousands of stocks all around the world to invest in, track the live share price, analyse the chart and access multiple order types from the trading ticket.
  5. Start investing. 

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FAQs on Stock Market Opening Hours 


When does the stock market open UK? 

The UK stock market opens at 8 am and closes at 4.30 pm local time.

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