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Indices Trading Times – Market Opening and Closing Time

The various stock indices start to trade when their respective stock markets are open and continue to trade until these markets close on Friday.


The following time table shows the time when the various stock indices are open for trading.



Indices Market Hours


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INDICES Instrument


Monday Open


Friday Close


Australia 200


1:05


22:55


EU Stocks 50


9:05


22:55


France 40


1:05


23:00


Germany 30


1:05


23:00


Hong Kong 50


3:20


17:40


Italy 40


10:05


18:35


Japan 225


1:05


23:55


Netherlands 25


1:05


23:10


Spain 35


10:05


20:55


Switzerland 20


9:05


22:55


UK 100


1:05


23:10


US500


1:05


23:55


US Tec 100


1:05


23:55


Wall Street 30


1:05


23:55



Description of the Indices Represented by the above Symbols

Australia 200 – ASX200


EU Stocks 50 - EUROSTOXX 50


France 40 – CAC40


Germany 30 – DAX30


Hong Kong 50 – HangSeng50


Italy 40 – FTSEMIB40


Japan 225 – Nikkei225


Netherlands 25 – AEX25


Spain 35 – IBEX35


Switzerland 20 – SMI20


UK100 – FTSE100


US500 – S&P 500


US Tec 100 – NASDAQ 100


Wall Street 30 – DowJones30


Just like forex the stock market indices are available for trading 24 hours throughout the 5 trading days, the only difference is that indices open for trading on Monday and not on Sunday like Forex - Otherwise from Monday open a trader can trade these instruments throughout the week any time until the Friday market closing time.



Best Time to Trade Indices

For stock market indices the best time to trade when there is a lot of trading opportunities is during the European Stock Market Opening Hours and the USA Stock Markets Opening Hours.


This is between 0700 and 2200 GMT Time. This is when the market moves the most points giving traders the best time to catch a profitable market move to trade.