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



EU Stocks 50



France 40



Germany 30



Hong Kong 50



Italy 40



Japan 225



Netherlands 25



Spain 35



Switzerland 20



UK 100



US 500



US Tech 100



Wall Street 30




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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