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QE Trading Hours


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2019 Qatar Stock Exchange Trading Hours

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Trading Schedule for 2019


9:00 AM - 9:30 AM — Opening Session
9:30 AM - 1:10 PM — Trading Session
1:10 PM - 1:15 PM — Pre-Closing

† Times shown are in Asia/Qatar time (GMT+03:00)

When is the Qatar Stock Exchange Open?

Does Qatar Stock Exchange Close For Lunch?

The Qatar Exchange does not close for lunch. Most stock markets in Asia close for lunch and a few exchanges in the Middle East do as well. Stock exchanges in most of the rest of the world remain open continuously from the Opening Bell to the Closing bell. Our Stock Market Countdown takes lunch hours into account for all supported markets.

Is Qatar Stock Exchange Open on Saturday or Sunday?

The Qatar Stock Exchange is open on weekends. Stock Exchanges in America, Europe, and Asia follow the typical Monday to Friday schedule. However, in the Middle East the work week typically runs from Sunday through Thursday.

Stock exchanges in Middle Eastern countries like Qatar and Abu Dhabi are closed on Friday and open on Sunday. The Tehran Stock Exchange in Iran is open Saturday through Wednesday and closed Thursday and Friday.

How Long is Qatar Stock Exchange Open?

The Qatar Stock Exchange is open 3.6666666666667 hours per day which is below average. Most stock exchanges are open 25 to 35 hours per week with 5 days of trading per week. There are several exchanges that are only open 4 days per week due to low demand and few listed companies. The Deutsche Börse is open more than any other stock exchange.

Limited trading hours help to reduce volatility in stock prices but also limits the liquidity of stocks. When trading hours are shorter more news reports and earnings reports are published while the markets are closed. As a result, investors have more time to process new information and general make fewer knee-jerk reactions. Read more about how trading hours vary around the world.

Does Daylight Saving Time Affect the Qatar Stock Exchange?

Qatar Exchange follows the Asia/Qatar timezone which does not observe Daylight Saving Time. The timezone offset is GMT+03:00 for the entire year.

Qatar Stock Exchange Extended Hours Trading

The Qatar Stock Exchange is open for the following trading sessions:

  • Opening Session from 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
  • Pre-Closing from 1:10 PM to 1:15 PM
Stocks can always be traded on the Qatar Stock Exchange during regular trading hours (listed above).

But there are also Extended Hours Trading during which trades may be made. There is significantly less trading volume during extended hours. Lower volume results is a larger spread, bigger price jumps, more volatility, and more risk. Extended Hours Trading allows investors to act quickly on information that comes out after markets closed.

In the past, only large institutional investors could participate in Extended Hours Trading. Due to the emergence of electronic trading platforms, individual investors are now able to trade during extended hours as well. Depending upon your broker, you can usually choose to execute trades during pre- or after-hours or only during regular trading.

What's Next?

Check out the list of Qatar Stock Exchange Holidays to learn more. All holiday closures are taken into account by our Opening/Closing Bell Countdown. Stock Market holidays often differ slightly from official federal and bank holidays in each country.

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