List of Prominent Stock Exchanges

A stock exchange, securities exchange or bourse is a facility or exchange where stock brokers and traders can buy and/or sell securities such as stocks (also called shares), bonds, and other financial instruments. Stock exchanges may also provide facilities for issue and redemption of such securities and other financial instruments, and capital events including the payment of income and dividends.

This is the list of the top 20 stock exchanges in the world based on their market capitalization.

Rank Stock Exchange Country
(Economy)
Market Place
(Headquarters)
Indexes Time Zone Delta DST Open
(Local)
Close
(Local)
Lunch
Break
1 New York Stock Exchange United States New York NYSE EST/EDT -5 Mar–Nov 09:30 16:00 No
2 NASDAQ United States New York NASDAQ-100 EST/EDT -5 Mar–Nov 09:30 16:00 No
3 Japan Exchange Group Japan Tokyo Nikkei 225 JST 9 09:00 15:00 11:30
to
12:30
4 Shanghai Stock Exchange China Shanghai SSE Composite CST 8 09:30 15:00 11:30
to
13:00
5 Euronext European Union
(Netherlands
Belgium
Portugal
France)
Amsterdam
Brussels
Dublin
Lisbon
Paris
AEX Index
BEL20
PSI20
CAC40
CET/CEST 1 Mar–Oct 09:00 17:30 No
6 London Stock Exchange Group United Kingdom
Italy
London
Milan
FTSE-100 GMT/BST 0 Mar–Oct 08:00 16:30 No
7 Hong Kong Stock Exchange Hong Kong Hong Kong Hang Sang Indexes HKT 8 09:15 16:00 12:00
to
13:00
8 Shenzhen Stock Exchange China Shenzhen SZSE Composite Index CST 8 09:30 15:00 11:30
to
13:00
9 Deutsche Börse Germany Frankfurt DAX CET/CEST 1 Mar–Oct 08:00
(Eurex)
22:00
(Eurex)
No
10 Bombay Stock Exchange India Mumbai Sensex (Sensitive Index) IST 5.5 09:00 15:30 No
11 National Stock Exchange of India India Mumbai Nifty IST 5.5 09:00 15:30 No
12 TMX Group Canada Toronto S&P/TSX Composite EST/EDT -5 Mar–Nov 09:30 16:00 No
13 Korea Exchange South Korea Seoul KOSPI KST 9 09:00 15:30 No
14 SIX Swiss Exchange Switzerland Zurich SMI
(Swiss market index)
CET/CEST 1 Mar–Oct 09:00 17:30 No
15 NASDAQ Nordic Nordic countries
Baltic countries
Armenia
Stockholm OMX Nordic 40 various
16 Australian Securities Exchange Australia Sydney S&P/ASX 200 AEST/AEDT 10 Oct–Apr 10:00 16:00 No
17 JSE Limited South Africa Johannesburg FTSE/JSE SAST 2 09:00 17:00 No
18 Taiwan Stock Exchange Taiwan Taipei TSEC NST (Taiwan) 8 09:00 13:30 No
19 B3 Brazil São Paulo Bovespa Index BRT/BRST -3 Oct–Feb 09:00 18:00 No
20 BME Spanish Exchanges Spain Madrid IBEX35 CET/CEST 1 Mar–Oct 09:00 17:30 No

* DST – Daylight Saving Time
* During daylight saving time period, the Δs will be one hour more

Did you know?

  • Amsterdam Stock Exchange is the oldest stock exchange in the world established in 1602 by the Dutch East India Company and was the first company to issue stocks and bonds. On 22nd September 2000, it merged with the Brussels Stock Exchange and the Paris Stock Exchange to form Euronext.
  • The New York Stock Exchange is nicknamed as “The Big Board”
  • The Bombay Stock Exchange is the oldest exchange in Asia
  • NASDAQ is the world’s first Electronic Stock Exchange