Indian Stock Market Timing (NSE & BSE)

We now live in a globalised economy that has made us more interconnected than ever before. Keeping track of global market timings and using them properly will give you a leg up in the market.

The majority of stock exchanges only conduct trading from Monday through Friday; they are closed on Saturday, Sunday, and trading holidays declared by the stock exchanges.

Indian stock market open and close time
Indian Market Opening & Closing Time

There are numerous stock exchanges around the world, and their opening and closing times vary.
The primary requirement for a global investor is knowledge of the timings of stock exchanges in various countries.

World Stock Market Timings as Per IST

Country Stock Exchange Opens At Closed At
Australia Australian Security Exchange 5:30 AM 11:30 AM
Japan Japan Exchange Group 5:30 AM 11:30 AM
Taiwan Taiwan Stock Exchange 6:30 AM 11:00 AM
Hong Kong Hong Kong Stock Exchange 6:45 AM 1:30 PM
China Shanghai Stock Exchange 7:00 AM 12:30 PM
South Korea KRX Korean Exchange 5:30 AM 11:30 AM
India NSE and BSE 9:00 AM 3:30 PM
Germany Deutsche Borse 12:30 PM 2:30 AM
Canada TMX Group 8:00 PM 2:30 AM

Why you should be aware of global market timings?

The following are the reasons why you should be aware of the global stock market timings:
  • The intertwined relationship between global markets provides a basis for understanding how investor sentiments are linked.
  • If you want to trade in international markets, the first thing you need to know is when they open and close.
  • The global index effects on our domestic markets.
  • You must monitor the global market if you pursue intraday trading.
  • Knowing when the market opens and closes is essential for knowing when to place trades and monitor your positions.
  • If you place an order after regular trading hours, it might not be filled until the market opens.
  • Some brokers allow you to trade after hours, but this is not advised for beginners. Because there is less liquidity at this time, your order may not be filled at a reasonable price.

Pre-session, Normal Session & Post-session

In addition, in India Regular market trading hours begin at 09:15 AM and end at 03:30 PM. There will be a pre-opening session prior to 09:15 AM and a post-closing session just after 03:30 PM.

The pre-open session will take 15 minutes, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Order collection and order matching periods comprise the pre-open session. The applicable price band shall be the same as in the normal market.

The normal trading session hours are 09:15 AM to 03:30 PM.

The post-closing session takes place from 03:30 PM to 04:00 PM.

Make A Note

Muhurat trading session: On public and national holidays, the stock market in India normally remains closed. However, since Diwali is regarded as an auspicious day, the stock market is open for one hour on that day each year for a Muhurat trading session. This session's start and end times vary yearly.

The Outcome

Knowing when financial markets around the world are open and how they are performing allows traders and financial backers to analyse the global consequences for their domestic business sectors.

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