The next Hong Kong Stock Exchange holiday is Tuen Ng Festival and will be observed on May 30, 2017 which is 4 days from now. See more.

HKEX Trading Hours

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2017 Hong Kong Stock Exchange Trading Hours

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Hong Kong Stock Exchange Opening Hours for 2017
Sunday Closed
Monday - , to
Tuesday - , to
Wednesday - , to
Thursday - , to
Friday - , to
Saturday Closed

† Times shown are in Asia/Hong_Kong time (GMT+08:00)
‡ Hong Kong Stock Exchange closes for lunch each day

Does Hong Kong Stock Exchange Close For Lunch?

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange closes for lunch each day at 12:00 PM and reopens for after lunch trading at 1:00 PM. The daily lunch break is 1 hour per day.

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 Hong Kong Stock Exchange Open on Weekends?

The Hong Kong 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 Hong Kong Stock Exchange Open?

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange is open 27.5 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 Hong Kong Stock Exchange?

Hong Kong Stock Exchange follows the Asia/Hong_Kong timezone which does not observe Daylight Saving Time. The timezone offset is GMT+08:00 for the entire year.

Hong Kong Stock Exchange Extended Hours Trading

Stocks can only be traded on the Hong Kong 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.

What's Next?

Check out the list of Hong Kong 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.

Learn More: Our Reading List

If you would like to learn more about how the Hong Kong Stock Exchange works and learn about investing in general we highly recommend the books listed below. These books are an excellent resource for anyone from first-time day-traders to seasoned investors.


The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham

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Trading for Dummies

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