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 2017
Below is the calendar of days when the Frankfurt Stock Exchange will be closed for trading to observe holidays in 2017.
|Frankfurt Stock Exchange Holidays 2017||Date|
|New Year’s Day||January 2|
|Good Friday||April 14|
|Easter Monday||April 17|
|Labour Day||May 1|
|Whit Monday||June 5|
|Day of German Unity||October 3|
|Reformation Day||October 31|
|Christmas Day||December 25|
|Boxing Day||December 26|
Note that June 5, October 3, and October 31 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 Was Halted on the FWB
Occasionally, trading has been halted on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange due to technical glitches. Those technical glitches stemmed from implementing new technologies and from integration problems 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 a halt to trading and an evacuation of the FWB.|
|July 2000||Trading halted for 120 minutes when the exchange’s electronic trading system suffered a computer outage.|