Hong Kong stocks trading guide

Trading Hours

Trading Session Full Day Trading Half Day Trading*
Pre-Opening Auction Session 09:00 - 09:30 09:00 - 09:30
Continuous Trading Session
Morning Session 09:30 - 12:00 09:30 - 12:00
Lunch Hours 12:00 - 13:00 N/A
Afternoon Session 13:00 - 16:00 N/A
Closing Auction Session 16:00 - 16:10 12:00 - 12:10

* Eves of Christmas, New Year and Lunar New Year. (Please refer to HKEX announcement)


  • Pre-opening and Closing Auction Sessions: only Auction Limit orders and At-Auction orders are allowed.
  • Continuous Trading Session: Limit orders, Enhanced Limit orders and Special Limit orders can be used.

Pre-Opening Trading Hours

Order Input Period 09:00 - 09:15
Pre-order Matching Period 09:15 - 09:20
Order Matching Period 09:20 - 09:28
Blocking Period 09:28 - 09:30

Closing Auction Session

  • Started from 25 July 2016
  • Over 500 Hong Kong stocks are covered
Closing Auction Session Full Day Trading Half Day Trading*
Reference Price Fixing Period 16:00-16:01 12:00-12:01
Order Input Period 16:01-16:06 12:01-12:06
No Cancellation Period 16:06-16:08 12:06-12:08
Random Closing Period 16:08-16:10 12:08-12:10

* Eves of Christmas, New Year and Lunar New Year. (Please refer to HKEX announcement)

Settlement Date

  • HK stock trades are settled on T+2 (two business days after the trade)

US stock trading guide

Supported US exchanges:

  • New York Stock Exchange NYSE
  • NASDAQ
  • American Stock Exchange AMEX

Trading Hours

The trading hours for New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), NASDAQ and American Stock Exchange (AMEX) (Monday to Friday):

China Standard Time / Hong Kong Time Daylight Saving Time (from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November) 21:30 – 04:00
Standard Time 22:30 – 05:00
Eastern Time (US and Canada) Whole year 09:30 – 16:00

*There is no Lunch Hours

Settlement Date

  • US stock trades are settled on T+2 (two business days after the trade)

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