Exchange days, exchange hours and trading periods determine when trading may take place on SIX Swiss Exchange.
Details of all regulations concerning times are set out in
Directive 3: Trading[pdf].
You will also find further information on this subject in the trading guides.
On which days are trading and clearing possible?
SIX Swiss Exchange is open from Monday to Friday, except on Swiss public holidays. Exchange days are also
clearing days. This means that trading takes place and that trades can be forwarded to the
central counterparty (CCP) or central securities depository (CSD) for clearing and settlement.
In exceptional cases, SIX Swiss Exchange can also close on other days. All SIX Swiss Exchange market holidays are listed in the
trading and settlement calendar.
At what times are trading and clearing possible?
Exchange hours: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. CET
Clearing hours: 8 a.m. to 6.15 p.m. CET
What exchange periods is an exchange day divided into?
An exchange day has five exchange periods. The opening and close of trading depend on the trading segment
and market model.
The opening and continuous trading periods together make up the
Continuous trading runs from the opening to the close of trading (with and without closing auction and Trading-At-Last).
There are no breaks at SIX Swiss Exchange during continuous trading.