World Share Market Opening Time as per Indian Time (IST) | US Market Holidays in 2023

World Share-Market Opening Time as per Indian Time (IST)

World Share-Market Opening Time as per Indian Time (IST)


An exchange is a market in which company shares are sold and purchased throughout the day during “business hours”. It is very important for an investor to be aware of the trading hours of a stock exchange because if a trading order is placed after the close of the market. It is executed on the next trading day and in the meantime, stock prices can change significantly.
As here in this article, we are going to know according to the time difference, what exactly the timing for world share-market opening and closing as per Indian Standard Time (IST).

Let us first know the Indian share-market timing. Monday to Friday is the opening day of the Indian stock exchange, trading can be done on these days. 

The Indian share market opens at 9:15 am and closes at 3:30 pm (IST) from Monday to Friday, the Indian share market declares the holiday on Saturday and Sunday. 

There are countless share-market worldwide, and their trading hours vary with local culture and geographical conditions. Listed below are some of the world’s major stock exchanges and their trading hours in Indian Standard Time (IST).

I have divided the world market into three regions:

  • American Region (North and South)
  • European Region
  • Asia-Pacific Region

American Region (North and South)


There are six major stock exchanges in North and South America. While the United States has multiple stock exchanges, the main ones are the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and NASDAQ.
They are listed below:

  1. North America
    1. New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
    2. NASDAQ or National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations
    3. Toronto Stock Exchange (TMX)
    4. Mexican Stock Exchange (BMV)
  2. South America
    1. Brasil Bolsa Balco S.A. (B3)
    2. Buenos Aires Stock Exchange (BCBA)
NameCountryOpening (in IST)Closing (in IST)
B3Brazil6:30 PM1:30 AM
TMX GroupCanada8:00 PM2:30 AM
BMVMexico7:00 PM1:30 AM
BCBAArgentina7.30 PM1:30 AM
World Share-Market Opening Time

US Share-Market Timings

The US market is one of the largest trading places in the world and one of the critical sectors for Indian investors. Here are all the essential details you should know about the opening and closing times of exchanges.

TimingsNYSE (in IST)NASDAQ (in IST)
Pre-market trading hours1:30 PM to 7 PM1:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Normal trading hours7 PM to 1:30 AM7 PM to 1:30 AM
After-hours trading1:30 AM to 5:30 AM1:30 AM to 5:30 AM

Daylight Saving Time

Daylight saving time is a time of summer when clocks are set one hour early so that people can have more light at night.

US stock marketWith Daylight Saving TimeWithout Daylight Saving Time
New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQOpening Time 8 PM
Closing Time 2.30 AM
Opening Time 7 PM
Closing Time 1.30 AM

Here is the complete list of the major US holidays as considered by the NYSE and NASDAQ:

US Share-Market Holidays in 2023-24

New Year’s DayMonday, January 2
(New Year’s Day holiday observed)
Monday, January 1
Martin Luther King, Jr. DayMonday, January 16Monday, January 15
Washington’s BirthdayMonday, February 20Monday, February 19
Good FridayFriday, April 7Friday, March 29
Memorial DayMonday, May 29Monday, May 27
Juneteenth National Independence DayMonday, June 19Wednesday, June 19
Independence DayTuesday, July 4**Thursday, July 4**
Labor DayMonday, September 4Monday, September 2
Thanksgiving DayThursday, November 23***Thursday, November 28***
Christmas DayMonday, December 25Wednesday, December 25****
Source –

* No holiday observed, pursuant to NYSE Rule 7.2.

** Each market will close early at 1:00 p.m. (1:15 p.m. for eligible options) on Monday, July 3, 2023, and Wednesday, July 3, 2024.

*** Each market will close early at 1:00 p.m. (1:15 p.m. for eligible options) on Friday, November 25, 2022, Friday, November 24, 2023, and Friday, November 29, 2024 (the day after Thanksgiving).

European Region


European markets have traditionally been an interesting continent for Indians. Most investors are closely tied to the market economy and are a good place to start. Here are the opening and closing times you need to consider concerning IST.

NameCountryOpening (in IST)Closing (in IST)
Deutsche BorseGermany12:30 PM2:30 AM
EuronextEuropean Union12:30 PM9:00 PM
SIX Swiss ExchangeSwitzerland1:30 PM10:00 PM
BME Spanish ExchangeSpain1:30 PM10:00 PM
London Stock ExchangeUK and Italy1:30 PM10:00 PM
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Asia-Pacific Region


Asian Pacific stock markets attract a large amount of interest and trading volume. The Tokyo Stock Exchange in Japan, Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Bombay Stock Exchange in India, and Shanghai & Shenzhen Stock Exchange in China are known to be the major stock markets in the Asia-Pacific region, commonly known as APAC.
Here are the opening and close times for the investors to keep in mind: 

NameCountryOpening (in IST)Closing (in IST)
Japan Exchange GroupJapan5:30 AM11:30 AM
Australian Securities ExchangeAustralia5:30 AM11:30 AM
Korea ExchangeSouth Korea5:30 Am11:30 AM
Taiwan Stock ExchangeTaiwan6:30 AM11:00 Am
Hong Kong Stock ExchangeHong Kong6:45 AM1:30 PM
Shanghai Stock ExchangeChina7:00 AM12:30 PM
Shenzhen Stock ExchangeChina7:00 AM12:30 PM

You can trade on these large global exchanges by buying or selling shares directly. Please note that stock markets are open during “trading hours” on all working days, with the exception of Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays.