Stock exchange trading hours Switzerland

Switzerland is  known for its delicious chocolate and cheese with holes. In addition, the country is also known for its smart bankers and the enormous high cost of living. But you, too, can get a piece of this: in Switzerland we find the SIX Swiss Exchange, which is Switzerland’s stock exchange. On this page you can find the trading hours of this stock exchange and also the days on which the exchange is closed.

What are the trading hours of the trade Stock Exchange in Switzerland?

The Swiss Stock Exchange is not open 24/7. The Swiss Stock Exchange opens at 9:00 in the morning and closes at 17:30 in the evening. In your local time the stock exchange opens at ##T|8:00## and closes again at ##T|16:30##. The Zurich stock exchange closes at the weekend.

When does the Swiss Stock Exchange open/close?

In the timer below you can see when the Stock Exchange will open or close again. This way you are always ready for a new trading session!

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On which days is the Swiss Stock Exchange closed?

People in Switzerland also sometimes enjoy a day off. But on which days is Switzerland’s Stock Exchange actually closed? We’ll give you an overview:

2021

  • 1 & 2 January – New Year’s Day
  • 2 April – Good Friday
  • 5 April – Easter
  • 13 May – Ascension Day
  • 24 May – Pentecost
  • 24 & 25 December 2020 – Christmas
  • 31 December 2020 – New Year

2020

  • 1 & 2 January 2020 – New Year’s Day
  • 10 April 2020 – Good Friday
  • 13 April 2020 – Easter Monday
  • 1 May 2020 – Labour Day
  • 21 May 2020 – Ascension Day
  • 1 June 2020 – Pentecost
  • 24 & 25 December 2020 – Christmas
  • 31 December 2020 – New Year

Opening hours SMI & other indexes

You can also find different indexes in Switzerland. The best-known index is the Swiss Market Index. The SMI contains the 20 largest and most liquid shares listed on the Zurich stock exchange. Examples of shares within this index are Nestlé, UBS and Swiss Life. In addition to the SMI, you can also trade in the following other Swiss indices: SPI, SLI and SBI.

Are you planning to invest in the SMI or another Swiss index? In that case, it is important to take into account the opening hours of the Swiss stock exchange. The trading hours for the SMI are the same as those of the Swiss stock exchange: from 9:00 a.m. in the morning until 5:30 p.m. in the evening.

Would you like to invest in Switzerland yourself?

Do you also want to make an investment in this prosperous little country? That is certainly possible! Please pay attention to the transaction costs. The prices for buying and selling Swiss shares differ greatly from broker to broker. It is advisable to choose a party that is able to offer trading in shares at favourable rates.

Which currencies are used on the Saudi Arabian stock exchange?

Shares on the Swiss stock exchange are traded in the Swiss franc. Please note that your investment may decrease in value if your currency strengthens in relation to the currency of Switzerland. 

Where can you find the Swiss Stock Exchange?

The Swiss Stock Exchange can be found in Zurich which is the capital of Switzerland. You can visit the website of the Stock Exchange here. The full address details are here:

Pfingstweidstrasse 1108021 Zurich, Switzerland

You can also reach the Stock Exchange via socialmedia@six-group.com or +41 58 399 21 11.

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