Trade Stock Indices

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Stock Indices Trading Times - Indices 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. During the weekday, traders can still open and close position on these indices instruments even after the markets the indices represent close for the night. For Example the UK FTSE 100 will be open for opening and closing trades from Monday to Friday, even during the after hours when the London Stock Exchange is closed for the night.

 

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

 

Stock Indices Market Hours

 

MT4 Server time - GMT +2 (All Times Below are GMT +2)

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

US 500

1:05

23:55

US Tech 100

1:05

23:55

Wall Street 30

1:05

23:55

 

Description of the Stock Indices Represented by the above Symbols

Australia 200 - ASX 200

EU Stocks 50 - EURO STOXX 50

France 40 - CAC 40

Germany 30 - DAX 30

Hong Kong 50 - Hang Seng 50

Italy 40 - FTSE MIB 40

Japan 225 - Nikkei 225

Netherlands 25 - AEX 25

Spain 35 - IBEX 35

Switzerland 20 - SMI 20

UK 100 - FTSE 100

US 500 - S&P 500

US Tech 100 - NASDAQ 100

Wall Street 30 - DJIA 30

 

Just like Forex the stock market indices are available for trading most of the time throughout the 5 trading days, the only difference is that indices open for trading on Monday and not on Sunday like Forex - Indices may also close during the day for a few hours depending on the indices market opening and closing time.

 

Best Time to Trade Stock 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.

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