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Hong Kong Stock Trading Operation
Hong Kong Stock Trading Operation

Hong Kong Stock Market Timetable

Hong Kong stocks are traded Monday to Friday excluding public holidays for the following trading hours:

Trading Hour The current arrangements
Bidding period
Pre-opening session
Continuous trading session
Morning market
Continuation of morning market
Afternoon market 13:00-16:00
Closing auction trading session
Close 16:01 - 16:08
Close 16:08 - 16:10 (Close at random)

On Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve and Lunar New Year's Eve, there will be no continuation of morning and afternoon trade. If there is no morning trading day, the day there will be no continuation of morning trading. Please refer to the Hong Kong stock market holiday schedule.

Pre-Opening Section

Each trading day from 9:00 to 9:30 is the pre-opening session of the Hong Kong stock market. In the pre-opening session, the buying and selling order accumulates for a period of time and will be in the pre-set match period. Order will be preceded by order of order, price and time (order plate has priority order) and the order of "final reference balanced price". During the pre-opening session, the trading system accepts only the "order plate" and the "auction limit plate". The pre-opening session can help to set a fair opening price and reduce the system load caused by the large number of orders and transaction information when the market opens in the morning.


It means that a single price bidding at the specified price during the pre-opening session from 9:00 am to 9:15 am on the trading day will not take place and the new auction limit order will not be accepted after 9:15 am Can not be changed or canceled. The orders will be paired with "reference balanced price". All non-traded bidding limit orders will be converted to limit orders and will be transferred to the trading hours of the same day, that is, after 9:30 am for the match.


Essence International customers may place orders at 9:00 to 9:20 am on the trading day and enter auction orders for pre-hours (for sale only). New orders will not be accepted after 9:20 am Auction plate may not be changed or canceled. There is no specified price on the bidding plate and will be matched with the final "reference balanced price". If there is no "reference balanced price" at that time, the auction plate will not be displayed. The bidding plate may take precedence over the bidding limit plate. The auction plate, which failed to be closed, will be automatically canceled when the market opens at 9:30 am.


In order to be able to trade the maximum number of shares during the trading session, "Reference Balance Volume" (IEV) means the number of shares that can be traded at "Reference Balancing Price." The reference numbers will be displayed on the quotation system.

Continuous Trading Hours

Each trading day from 9:30 am to 12:00 noon, 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm is the continuous trading session of the Hong Kong stock market. In the continuous trading session, the trading system will be based on the principle of price priority, and then in accordance with order of the order system input one by one on the disk. The orders entered into the system earlier must be fully executed to process orders placed at the same price but later entered. During the trading hours, Asustek only accepts "Enhanced Limit Order."


Essence Int'l customers may enter enhanced limit orders during the pre-opening session and on-going trading session on the trading day. However, the enhanced limit order order will be paired through the automated order matching system only during the continuous trading session after the market opens at 9.30 am. The Enhanced Limit Order can pair up to five queuing teams at the same time (ie the best price queue up to the 5th queue at a distance of 4) as long as the price of the deal is not worse than the input price. On the other hand, the purchase / sell order price entered into the trading system should not be lower / higher than the 20 price level at that time , Otherwise the system will reject the hanging plate.


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