Forex Trading Hours in South Africa

Worldwide stock exchanges usually close around the end of the workday in each relevant time zone. While the Forex market is open 24 hours a day, stock markets run according to workdays. It is useful to know when some of the biggest markets close in South African local time, since changes in the world’s exchange markets can have major effects on local markets.

If you’re a day trader, you can keep track of the local closing times of each market and how they correlate to your local time by having a look through this list and the conversion table.

  • NASDAQ: 4pm Eastern Standard Time
  • New York Stock Exchange (NYSE): 4pm Eastern Standard Time
  • National Stock Exchange of India (NSE): 3:30pm India Standard Time
  • Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE): 5pm Central African Time
  • London Stock Exchange (LSE): 4:30pm Greenwich Mean Time
  • Swiss Exchange (SIX): 5:30pm Central European Time
  • Oslo Stock Exchange (OSE): 5:30pm Central European Time
  • Stockholm Stock Exchange (OMX): 5:30pm Central European Time
  • Frankfurt Stock Exchange (FSX): 10pm Central European Time
  • Australian Securities Exchange (ASX): 4:12pm Australian Eastern Standard Time
  • Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE): 3pm Japan Standard Time
  • Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX): 4pm Hong Kong Time
  • Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE):4pm West African Time

Closing in South Africa local time (GMT+2)

Market: Time of Day Closing in South Africa
ASX Morning 8:12am
TSE Morning 8am
HKEX Morning 10am
NSE Evening 5pm
LSE Evening 6:30pm
SIX Evening 6:30pm
OSE Evening 6:30pm
OMX Evening 6:30pm
FSX Night 11pm
NASDAQ Night 11pm
NYSE Night 11pm
NSE Night 12pm