Yes, there are specific market trading hours which depending on whether you are investing on the South African or American (USA) exchanges available on the platform.
South African exchanges (EasyEquities ZAR accounts)
Current trading hours for the South African exchanges (EasyEquities ZAR accounts) are:
09:05am - 16:40pm Monday to Friday. Certain ETF's will only be available from 09:15
Exchanges will be closed on Public Holidays.
As referenced in our EasyEquities Terms and Conditions, you may only open and close trades during the published trading hours above. We will not execute any instructions to trade outside of these hours.
Should you wish to buy shares outside of market hours, you can utilise our Buy Instruction functionality on the site, whereby you indicate what instrument you wish us to purchase for you when the markets open.
Should the EasyEquities Platform allow for a trade entry outside these hours, we reserve the right to cancel any and all such Trade(s).
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange opens for trading at 09:00am. Between 8:45am and 09:00am the markets are in auction and trading is suspended.
EasyEquities opens for trading at 09:05 (09:15 for ETF's) to make allowance for the possibility of an extended auction.
EasyEquities closes for trading at 16:40 so that we can prepare for the evening auction.
USA exchanges (EasyEquities USD accounts)
Current trading hours for the US exchanges (EasyEquities USD accounts) are:
The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is open Monday through Friday, 09:30 to 16:00 EST.
It closes for official U.S. holidays or in the event of a major disruption. Most U.S. exchanges follow the NYSE's schedule.