PSE Trading Hours in 2022: What time open, when closed?

Before you take the plunge into stock trading and investing, make sure you understand what stocks are and how the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) operates.

Unlike other investments that are relatively safe, stock trading is risky and loss of money is a possibility. So before you deep dive into the exciting world of stock trading, be sure to first browse our easy-to-understand PinoyMoneyTalk’s PSE Stock Trading Guide.

If you don’t have much time to read, here’s a brief overview of everything you need to know about trading stocks in the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE), including when the PSE is open and in which times you can do stock trading.

What are stocks?

Shares of stocks represent ownership in a company. As stockholder, you are a part-owner of a company. As part-owner, you acquire several rights of shareholders, including the right to vote and the right to receive dividends when distributed by the company. (See also: All about Dividends in Stock Investing)

What is the PSE?

The Philippine Stock Exchange or the PSE is the only stock exchange in the Philippines. Unlike other countries (such as the U.S., Japan, Canada, U.K., etc.) where they have multiple exchanges, the Philippines only has one stock market — the PSE.

What products are available in the PSE?

How do I make money in stocks?

As a stock investor, you can make money through one or all of these ways:

1. Capital appreciation – the change in price from the time you bought the stock to the time you will sell it. Of course, you only make money when you sell the stock at a price higher than the price you bought it. This is the reason why the basic stock trading mantra is “Buy low, sell high”.

2. Dividends – this is your share in the earnings of the company which may be distributed to shareholders in the form of cash or stock dividends; and

3. Stock Rights – the right given to you as a shareholder to buy additional shares of the company at a lower price compared to the market price.

What’s the minimum amount needed to invest in stocks?

Every stock trading transaction is governed by the Board Lot. This means the minimum amount of money needed to start trading stocks will actually depend on the stock you wish to buy and its price.

The PSE Board Lot shows the minimum number of shares that you can buy or sell at any time. The cost of the minimum amount of shares you’ll buy represent your minimum investment in stocks. However, in order to trade using a broker, some brokers require a certain deposit amount before you can open an account with them.

Check out sample computations of how much money you need to begin trading stocks in our article How to Use the PSE Board Lot Table.

New PSE trading hours

PSE Stock Trading Hours in 2022

What time is the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) open? In 2022, stock trading in the Philippines officially opens at 9:30 AM and ends at 3:00 PM.

Beginning December 6, 2021, the PSE went back to its full-day trading hours that has been implemented prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. From March 16, 2020 until December 3, 2021, the trading day in the PSE was just a short 3 1/2 hours, from 9:30 AM until 1:00 PM. because of the pandemic.

The full PSE stock trading schedule in 2022 is as follows.

PSE Trading Hours in 2022Stock Trading Activity
9:00 AMPre-Open
9:15 AMPre-Open No-Cancel
9:30 AMMarket Open (Start of Continuous PSE Trading)
12:00 NNMarket Recess
1:00 PMResumption of Trading
2:45 PMPre-Close
2:48 PMPre-Close No-Cancel
3:00 PMMarket Close (End of Trading)

What does it mean by Pre-Open, Market Recess, or Market Run-off in the PSE? Here’s a short description of these stock market activities.

Pre-Open (9:00 AM – 9:29 AM). Stock trading orders can already be entered with your stock brokerage account but no matching of trades will occur yet.

Market Open (9:30 AM). Official start of order matching and stock trading in the PSE.

Continuous Trading (9:31 AM – 11:59 AM). Regular stock trading hours where orders are continuously accepted, processed, and matched by the PSE.

Market Recess (12:00 PM – 12:59 PM). Market is closed for one (1) hour, with no ordering and matching allowed.

Trading Resumption (1:00 PM). Trading officially resumes after the 1-hour market recess.

Continuous Trading (1:00 PM – 2:44 PM). Regular stock trading hours where orders are continuously accepted, processed, and matched by the PSE.

Pre-Close (2:45 PM – 2:49 PM). Stock closing prices are set and posted orders cannot anymore be cancelled or modified.

Market Run-off (2:50 PM – 2:59 PM). Remaining orders are matched at a fixed price determined during the Market Pre-Close.

Market Close (3:00 PM). Market is closed with no stock trading. Order matching is also not occurring, but some brokers may accept after-hour orders to be processed during the next trading day.

PSE Trading Hours in 2020 and 2021

As mentioned earlier, stock trading in the PSE in 2020 was shortened from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This means total trading hours in the Philippines then were just 3 and 1/2 hours in a day.

This rule was adopted from March 16, 2020, the first day the entire country was placed in lockdown or enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), until December 3, 2021.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the stock trading schedule was as follows.

PSE Trading Hours during COVIDPSE Activity
9:00 AMPre-Open
9:30 AMMarket Open
9:31 AM - 12:44 PMContinuous Trading
12:45 PMPre-Close
12:50 PMRun-off / Trading-at-Last
1:00 PMMarket Close

PSE Trading Hours before COVID Pandemic

In contrast, from 2012 until before the COVID-19 lockdowns, stock trading was open from 9:00 AM until 3:30 PM.

Specifically from January 2, 2012 until March 13, 2020, PSE trading hours were as follows.

PSE Trading Hours before COVIDPSE Activity
9:00 - 9:29 AMPre-Open
9:30 AMMarket Open
9:31 AM - 11:59 AMContinuous Trading
12:00 NN - 1:29 PMMarket Recess
1:31 PM - 3:16 PMContinuous Trading
3:17 PM - 3:19 PMPre-Close
3:20 PM - 3:29 PMRun-off / Trading-at-Last
3:30 PM - 8:59 AM The Next DayMarket Close

PSE Trading Hours Before 2012

Stock trading in the PSE before 2012 were for a mere 2 and 1/2 hours, from 9:30 a.m. until 12:10 p.m.

In a bid to adopt longer trading hours, the PSE had a trial run from October 2011 to December 2011 of its extended trading hours from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. They eventually implemented a 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM trading schedule from 2012 until 2020.

Other stock trading articles you should read right now!

About the Author

PSEi support seen at 6,200 and 6,000 amid weaker Peso

In a not-so-surprising move, the U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) yesterday raised interest rates by 75 basis points (bps) or 0.75% in a bid to tame rising inflation in the United States. This was the third consecutive 0.75% rate hike by the Fed, which brings the federal funds rate, the central bank’s benchmark interest rate, to ... Read more

Official SWIFT Code of BDO, BPI, Metrobank, Philippine banks

When sending cash remittances or wire transfer to a bank account in the Philippines (such as BDO, BPI, Metrobank, Landbank, DBP, etc.), you’ll surely need the SWIFT Code of the bank. Look no further because you can find all the SWIFT Codes you need in this list! Make sure you’re using the right bank code ... Read more

How to Waive your Credit Card Annual Fee (BDO, BPI, Metrobank, RCBC, Citibank, UnionBank)

Without a doubt, one of the most annoying fees that credit cardholders have to pay is the annual fee. Majority of cardholders are familiar with this fee and majority of us likely pay this grudgingly year after year after year. In the case of my credit card with BPI (Bank of the Philippine Islands), I’m ... Read more

Why Filipinos do not become business owners or entrepreneurs

For a majority of Filipinos, entrepreneurship does not seem to be a typical, expected path. This is not surprising, considering that in school, students are primarily taught to become employees after graduation. Students train for years to become staff workers, reporting to a supervisor, and just waiting to receive their wages or salaries every month. ... Read more

My experience investing in Mutual Funds in the Philippines

I started investing in mutual funds when I was 22 years old. As an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) then, I was fortunate to be able to save some money at that young age because of my work abroad. One time while I was on vacation in the Philippines, I saw a large billboard in EDSA ... Read more

Income Tax Tables in the Philippines (2022)

The Philippines’ new tax reform bill, known as TRAIN or Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion, was signed into law on December 19, 2017 and its implementation began on January 1, 2018. What are the new income tax rates under the TRAIN law? How will TRAIN affect income taxes of individuals and corporations? How is the ... Read more

PSE Stocks Performance under each Philippine President (1987-2021)

Did you know that Philippine stocks were able to achieve an astounding growth of 800% in a span of 30 years? From 1987 until 2018, the Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) rose from 1,000 points to a peak of 9,000 points — generating a return of 800% over 30 years. (The PSEi is an index ... Read more

SSL 2022: Salary Increases for Teachers, Nurses, Gov’t Employees

Good news to all government employees! There’s a new round of salary increases beginning January 1, 2022! Millions of employees of the Philippine government — including public school teachers, nurses and staff of government hospitals, and workers in local and national government agencies, etc. — will be getting an automatic salary adjustment this 2022 under ... Read more

PSE Trading Hours in 2022: What time open, when closed?

Before you take the plunge into stock trading and investing, make sure you understand what stocks are and how the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) operates. Unlike other investments that are relatively safe, stock trading is risky and loss of money is a possibility. So before you deep dive into the exciting world of stock trading, ... Read more

Price Floor and Price Ceiling of PSE Stocks

Trading bands in the PSE come in two forms: Price Ceiling, or the upper price limit, and Price Floor, or the lower price limit.

14 thoughts on “PSE Trading Hours in 2022: What time open, when closed?”

  1. The purpose of SAR synthetic devices today unfolds in the form of entire networks that can support projects for a long time, space buses. Fast remote management of working processes through satellite methods and cloud storage has long been introduced into the SAT services market.

  2. If you don’t have a lot of time, here’s a quick rundown of drift hunters the basics of stock trading on the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE), such as when the PSE is open and when trading is permitted.

  3. Make sure to understand the risks involved and seek the advice of a financial professional if you are unsure about any aspect of stock trading.

  4. It’s possible that the PSE will continue to follow this schedule in 2022, but any changes or updates to the trading hours will be announced by the PSE through official channels, such as their website or press releases.

  5. If you are uncertain about any facet of the stock trading process, it is important to make sure you fully comprehend the dangers involved and to seek the guidance of a qualified financial expert.


Leave a Comment