World Stock Market Timings as Per Indian Time


If you are a newbie in stock trading or just started trading then you must first know about the world stock market timings as per Indian timing. Before proceeding to know the opening and closing times of different stock exchanges around the globe, let us first know the Indian stock exchange timing. Monday to Friday is the opening day of Indian stock exchange, trading can be done on these days. 

Indian Stock market opens at 9:15 am and closes at 3:30 pm (IST) from Monday to Friday, the Indian stock exchange declares the holiday on Saturday and Sunday. 

There are several stock exchanges in the world and their opening and closing times vary. As a newbie in trading, we need to know the important stock exchanges of the world. Below are the top 5 stock markets in the world: 

New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) – It is the world’s largest stock exchange nicknamed “The big board”. It is located at 11 Wall Street, Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York. February 2018 data shows that the market capitalization of the listed companies was 30.1 trillion dollars. NYSE as us market opening time in India is 7:00 PM opening time and 1:30 AM closing time as per Indian standard time.

NASDAQ – It is also located in the New york city and just behind the NYSE. It was founded in 1971 with a market capitalization of 10 trillion dollars. NASDAQ as us market opening time in India is 7:00 PM opening time and 1:30 AM closing time as per Indian standard time

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Japan Exchange Group (JPX) – It is Asia’s largest stock exchange just behind the NYSE and NASDAQ. 

London Stock Exchange – London stock exchange was one of the oldest stock exchanges in the world, it was founded in 1571.

April 2018 data shows that the market capitalization of the listed companies was 4.59 trillion dollars. 

Shanghai Stock Exchange – it is one of the independent stock exchanges operating in the republic of china. May 2019 data shows the market capitalization of 5 trillion dollars. 

Stock ExchangeCountryOpening Time (IST)Closing Time (IST)
New York Stock ExchangeUSA07:00 PM01:30 AM
Japan Exchange GroupJapan05:30 AM11:30 AM
London Stock ExchangeUK and Italy01:30 PM10:00 PM
Shanghai Stock ExchangeChina07:00 AM12:30 PM
Australian Securities ExchangeAustralia05:30 AM11:30 AM
Korea ExchangeSouth Korea05:30 AM11:30 AM
Taiwan Stock ExchangeTaiwan06:30 AM11:00 AM
Hong Kong Stock ExchangeHong Kong06:45 AM01:30 PM
Shenzhen Stock ExchangeChina07:00 AM12:30 PM
Deutsche BorseGermany12:30 PM02:30 AM
JSE LimitedSouth Africa12:30 PM08:30 PM
EuronextEuropean Union12:30 PM09:00 PM
SIX Swiss ExchangeSwitzerland01:30 PM10:00 PM
BME Spanish ExchangeSpain01:30 PM10:00 PM
BM&F BovespaBrazil06:30 PM01:30 AM
TMX GroupCanada08:00 PM02:30 AM

From the above list, we can check the World Stock Market timings according to IST.

Indian stock market timings either NSE or BSE can be divided into 3 sessions

  1. The Pre-order session (9:00 AM to 9:15 AM)
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The duration of the pre-open session is exactly 15 minutes it further broke into 3 sub-sessions 

  • Order Entry Session 

From 9:00 AM to 9:08 AM (8 Minutes) – placing an order to buy, sell, modify, and cancel the order.

  • Order Matching Session 

From 9:08 AM to 9:12 AM (4 Minutes) – During this time you cannot buy, sell, modify and cancel the order only order confirmation and matching.

  • Buffer Session

From 9:12 AM to 9:15 AM (3 Minutes) – This session is important as any abnormalities that occur in the above two sessions can be corrected. 

  1. Normal Market Session (9:15 AM to 3:30 PM)

This is the normal time when people trade i.e. the regular session of trading. In this session when buying and selling matches transactions will be completed. 

  1. Post-closing session (3:40 PM to 4:00 PM)

During this post-closing session, normal traders cannot trade. At the closing price of stock buying and selling is done during this session.