Sao Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&F BOVESPA) Holidays 2015 Schedule

Sao Paulo Stock Exchange Trading Hours

Regular hours for the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&F BOVESPA) are Monday through Friday with an opening time of 10:00 a.m. and a closing time of 4:55 p.m. BRT, which is one hour ahead of New York.

Sao Paulo Stock Exchange Holidays Schedule

Below you will find the calendar days the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&F BOVESPA) will be closed for trading to observe a number of holidays in 2015.

Sao Paulo Stock Exchange Holidays 2015 (BM&F BOVESPA)

Date

New Year’s Day

January 1

Carnival Monday

February 16

Carnival Tuesday

February 17

Good Friday

April 3

Tiradentes Day

April 21

Labor Day

May 1

Corpus Christi

June 4

Sao Paulo Regional Holiday

July 9

Independence Day

September 7

Our Lady of Aparecida

October 12

All Souls’ Day

November 2

Zumbi dos Palmares Day

November 20

Christmas Eve

December 24

Christmas

December 25

New Year’s Eve

December 31

Equities Market Trading Hours

Order Cancellation:

09:30hrs to 09:45hrs

Pre-Opening Session:

09:45hrs to 10:00hrs

Trading Session:

10:00hrs to 16:55hrs

Closing Call:

16:55hrs to 17:00hrs

After-Market Session:

Order Cancellation:

17:25hrs 17:30hrs

Trading:

17:30hrs to 18:00

An Additional Side Note…

In 2008, the Brazilian Mercantile & Future Exchange (BM&F) and the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange (BOVESPA) merged to form BM&F BOVESPA. This exchange is one of the largest in Latin America, and ranks fairly high among other world stock exchanges.

When Trading Halted On The BM&F BOVESPA…

The BM&F Bovespa was closed on the opening day of the World Cup football tournament; and operated with reduced hours on those days when Team Brazil was contesting.

The BM&FBovespa is considering a regulation that stock trading be halted for 30 minutes after events/special situations such as announcements of acquisitions or share buyback plans.