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2018 Australia Stock Exchange Trading Hours
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Australia Stock Exchange Opening Hours for 2018
† Times shown are in Australia/Sydney time (GMT+10:00)
Does Australia Stock Exchange Close For Lunch?
The Australian Securities Exchange does not close for lunch. Most stock markets in Asia close for lunch and a few exchanges in the Middle East do as well. Stock exchanges in most of the rest of the world remain open continuously from the Opening Bell to the Closing bell. Our Stock Market Countdown takes lunch hours into account for all Stock Exchanges.
Is Australia Stock Exchange Open on Weekends?
The Australia Stock Exchange is not open on weekends. Stock Exchanges in America, Europe, and Asia follow the typical Monday to Friday schedule. However, in the Middle East the work week typically runs from Sunday through Thursday.
Stock exchanges in Middle Eastern countries like Qatar and Abu Dhabi are closed on Friday and open on Sunday. The Tehran Stock Exchange in Iran is open Saturday through Wednesday and closed Thursday and Friday.
How Long is Australia Stock Exchange Open?
The Australia Stock Exchange is open 30 hours per week which is average. Most stock exchanges are open 25 to 35 hours per week with 5 days of trading per week. There are several exchanges that are only open 4 days per week and one exchange that is only open 2 days per week. The Deutsche Börse is open more than any other stock exchange.
Limited trading hours help to reduce volatility in stock prices but also limits the liquidity of stocks. When trading hours are shorter more news reports and earnings reports are published while the markets are closed. As a result, investors have more time to process new information and general make fewer knee-jerk reactions. Read more about how trading hours vary around the world.
Does Daylight Saving Time Effect the Australia Stock Exchange?
Australian Securities Exchange follows the Australia/Sydney timezone which does observe Daylight Saving Time. Although it is not currently Daylight Saving Time (DST). As a result, the timezone offset is now GMT+10:00. Daylight Saving Time for Australia/Sydney will begin on October 7, 2018 at 2:00 AM. At this time, the region will spring ahead one hour.
Australia Stock Exchange Extended Hours Trading
Stocks can only be traded on the Australia Stock Exchange during official trading hours, but there are unofficial Extended Hours Trading markets that will carry trades until markets reopen. Extended Hours Trading is a term that covers both After-Market Trading and Pre-Market Trading.
Extended Hours Trading allows investors to act quickly on information that comes out when markets are officially closed. In the past, only large institutional investors could participate in Extended Hours Trading. Thanks to the emergence of private trading systems in recent years, individual investors are now able to trade during extended hours as well.
Check out the list of Australia Stock Exchange Holidays to learn more. All holiday closures are taken into account by our Opening/Closing Bell Countdown. Stock Market holidays often differ slightly from official federal and bank holidays in each country.
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