Bags hours: Get to know them

✔️ Information reviewed and updated in February 2024 by Pedro Martínez González

Like any other, the stock market world has its opening hours which are known as bag schedules of values. This is because both people and systems and equipment require a period of rest. We all need to sleep!

Taking into account the hours in which the exchanges operate is very important, since this can affect our financial decisions. That is why here We will tell you what are the main schedules of the stock exchanges of all the world. In addition, we will tell you some tips about investment hours.

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➡Why should I know the trading hours of the bags? ✨

The answer is very simple, imagine that you decide to make an investment in a Chinese company in the middle of the Chinese New Year. Serious mistake! During these dates the yuan loses liquidity because the market closes completely; you could have lost money.

We must remember that the stock market is an entity made up of different agents. We have banks, investment funds, companies, brokerage firms, agents, brokers and more. Everyone has their own schedule, are governed by the labor regulations of the country where they are located and are subject to different customs.

It is important to know the hours in which they operate, as well as the working and non-working days to make better decisions. This is a very common mistake because many people think that the bags are 24/7 when actually each institution has its own hours and days of work.

Although it might seem that many stock exchanges are governed by similar rules, such as international standards, you should know that this is not always the case. In China, for example, the market closes during the Chinese New YearIn Mexico, the stock exchanges do not operate on Independence Day, the same as on July 4 in the United States.

➡Reasons to know the schedules of the bags✨

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If you are still not convinced why you should know the schedules of the bags, these reasons are for you:

  • Know when to trade: You may have decided to invest your savings once and for all and suddenly, you find that the bag is closed. This would not happen if you knew the trading hours.
  • Seize opportunities: This will allow you to know which are the moments with the greatest liquidity, when it is prudent to close a trade or open it. It also allows you to determine when the market is most volatile.
  • Best strategies: Another good reason is that knowing the hours in which the exchange operates will allow you to create better investment strategies. So you can know when is a good time to start investments, open or close operations, etc.
  • Key Moments: If you should know something about the stock market, it is that at the time of both closing and opening, there are usually certain changes in the value of many shares. That is why knowing the hours becomes key for investors.

➡The best time to invest✨

Although this is not a written rule and can fluctuate, there are times which can influence the price of operations. As we already told you, opening and closing times often influence many investments due to the change in the cost of the shares.

For both Asian and European markets, the golden hours for investment are the first three hours after opening. For example, if you want to invest in a Spanish company you must do it between 9 am and 12 pm (Central European Time), that is, 3 hours after they opened.

This is because the largest number of movements occurs during this hour and the market has more liquidity. From 12 pm to 2 pm (Central European Time) the opening of the United States stock market is expected.

When the US stock market comes into operation, there are often changes in market liquidity and volatility. A new period of increase is generated in both indicators so that operations tend to take a new breath and momentum. In this way, you have two different schedules to invest.

➡The bags that you should follow closely✨

It is important to remember that the United States stock exchanges concentrate 20% of world stock operations, while the London stock market accounts for 40%. That is why you should closely follow both exchanges, know their hours and days of operation.

World Stock Exchanges Schedule
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➡World Stock Exchanges Hours✨

  • Europe

The European stock exchanges operate from Monday to Friday with the exception of Christmas, New Years and Easter.

GERMANY 9:00 - 17:30 (UTC: +1)
AUSTRIA 9:00 - 17:30 (UTC: +1)
BELGIUM 9:00 - 17:30 (UTC: +1)
DENMARK 9:00 - 17:00 (UTC: +1)
SPAIN 9:00 - 17:30 (UTC: +1)
FINLAND 10:00 - 18:30 (UTC: +2)
FRANCE 9:00 - 17:30 (UTC: +1)
GREECE 9:30 - 16:00 (UTC: +2)
HOLLAND 9:00 - 17:40 (UTC: +1)
ENGLAND 9:00 - 17:30 (UTC: +0)
IRELAND 9:00 - 17:30 (UTC: +0)
ITALY 9:00 - 17:40 (UTC: +1)
NORWAY 9:00 - 17:30 (UTC: +1)
PORTUGAL 9:00 - 17:30 (UTC: +1)
CZECH REPUBLIC 9:00 - 17:30 (UTC: +1)
RUSSIA 10:00-18:45 (UTC: +3)
SWEDEN 9:00 - 17:30 (UTC: +1)
SWITZERLAND 9:00 - 17:30 (UTC: +1)
EUROPEAN UNION 9:00 - 17:30
  • America

Hours of operation are similar to Europe, Monday through Friday.

ARGENTINA 11:00 - 17:00 (UTC: -4)
BERMUDA 9:00 - 3:30 (UTC: -4)
BRAZIL 10:00 - 18:00 (UTC: -3)
CANADA 10:30 - 17:00 (UTC: -4)
CHILE 9:00 - 17:00 (UTC: -5)
PILGRIMAGE COLOMBIA 10:00 - 16:00 (UTC: -5)
UNITED STATES 9:00 - 16:00 (UTC: -4)
UNITED STATES 9:00 - 16:00 (UTC: -4)
UNITED STATES 9:00 - 16:00 (UTC: -4)
UNITED STATES 9:30 - 16:00 (UTC: -4)
JAMAICA 8:30 - 16:30 (UTC: -5)
MEXICO 8:30 - 15:00 (UTC: -6)
PANAMA 8:30 - 4:30 (UTC: -5)
PERU 8:30 - 5:30 (UTC: -5)
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 9:30 - 12:00 (UTC: -4)
URUGUAY 9:00 - 18:05 (UTC: -4)
VENEZUELA 9:00 - 13:30 (UTC: -4)
  • Asia

In the case of Asia, each exchange has its own hours and holidays.

AUSTRALIA (SYDNEY) 10:00 am - 19:30 (UTC + 11)
NSX (SYDNEY) 10:00 - 16:00 (UTC + 11)
FIJI 10:30 am - 15:30 (UTC + 11)
NEW ZEALAND 10:00 am - 17:00 (UTC + 12)
  • Africa

They open from Monday to Friday, except Egypt, which opens from Sunday to Thursday and closes Friday and Saturday.

EGYPT 10:00 - 2:30 (UTC: + 2)
GHANA 9:30 - 15:00 (UTC: + 0)
LIBYA 10:00 - 17:00 (UTC: + 2)
MAURITIUS 9:00 - 13:30 (UTC: + 4)
MOROCCO 9:30 - 15:30 (UTC: + 1)
NAMIBIA 9:00 - 17:00 (UTC: + 1)
NIGERIA 9:30 - 14:30 (UTC: + 1)
SOUTH AFRICA 9:00 -17: 00 (UTC: + 2)
TANZANIA 10:00 - 14:00 (UTC: + 2)
ZAMBIA 10:00 - 13:00 (UTC: + 2)
  • Oceania

They are open from Monday to Friday.

AUSTRALIA (SYDNEY) 10:00 am - 19:30 (UTC + 11)
NSX (SYDNEY) 10:00 - 16:00 (UTC + 11)
FIJI 10:30 am - 15:30 (UTC + 11)
NEW ZEALAND 10:00 am - 17:00 (UTC + 12)
About the Author: Pedro Martinez Gonzalez

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About my studies: I studied at the University of Salamanca for a Degree in Economics and then did a Master's in Finance in Madrid.
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