Frankfurt Stock Exchange Trading Hours
Regular hours for the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (FWB) are Monday through Friday with an opening time of 9:00 a.m. and a closing time of 5:30 p.m. CET.
The opening auction session starts at 8:50 a.m. CET and the closing auction starts at 5:30 p.m. CET.
Frankfurt Stock Exchange Holidays Schedule
Below you will find the calendar days the Frankfurt Stock Exchange will be closed for trading to observe holidays in 2016.
|Frankfurt Stock Exchange Holidays 2016||Date|
|New Year’s Day||January 1|
|Good Friday||March 25|
|Easter Monday||March 28|
|Whit Monday||May 16|
|Day of German Unity||October 3|
|Christmas Holiday||December 26|
Note that May 26 and October 3 are settlement days.
Keep the following times in mind for specialist trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange:
- Intermediary-based trading in equities, funds, and ETP products: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. CET
- Certificates and warrants: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. CET
- Equity prices (for those equities traded in one auction only) are fixed from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CET
- Variably trading bonds: 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CET (price fixing starts at 11:00 a.m. CET)
When Trading Halted on the FWB…
Occasionally trading has been halted on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange due to technical glitches; the technical glitches stemmed from implementing new technologies and its integration issues with the main system. The following is a snapshot of when trading halted on the FWB:
|October 2014||A computer malfunction forced the FWB to halt trading on its Xetra equities platform for 72 minutes|
|May 2012||Hardware failure prompted trading halt in Xetra system for 80 minutes|
|October 2011||A bomb threat prompted trading halt and evacuation of the FWB|
|July 2000||Trading halted for 120 minutes when the exchange’s electronic trading system suffered a computer outage|