Trading hours

Trading phases

The trading day at Eurex typically runs from 07:30 to 22:00 CET. It consists of three phases:

  • Pre-Trading
  • Trading
  • Post-Trading.

All products are subject to these periods, although product-specific schedules apply for each period - for instance, due to different conventions in the underlying market.

Order restrictions by trading period

With the beginning of the pre-trading period, Eurex participants are able to enter orders. There are restrictions, however, on the types of orders that may be entered outside the main trading period. The chart below illustrates which types of orders can and cannot be entered during the various periods of the trading day:

Order TypePre-trading Pre-opening TradingPost-trading
Market orderYesYesYesYes
Stop order (futures contracts)YesYesYesYes
Restricted limit order (IOC)NoNoYesNo
Unrestricted limit order
Futures combinationYesNoYesYes

IOC: Immediate or cancel
GFD: Good-for-day
GTC: Good-till-cancelled
GTD: Good-till-date

Additional restrictions apply for the different phases of the post-trading period:

Post-trading FullPost-late 1Post-late 2*Post-trading restricted
Eurex Trade Entry ServicesYesNoNoNo
Trade adjustment/exerciseYesYesYesNo

* for interest rate options on the last trading day only

Market Status


The market status window is an indication regarding the current technical availability of the trading system. It indicates whether news board messages regarding current technical issues of the trading system have been published or will be published shortly.

Please find further information about incident handling in the Emergency Playbook published on the Eurex webpage under Support --> Emergencies and safeguards. Detailed information about incident communication, market re-opening procedures and best practices for order and trade reconciliation can be found in the chapters 4.2, 4.3 and 4.5, respectively. Concrete information for the respective incident will be published during the incident via newsboard message. 

We strongly recommend not to take any decisions based on the indications in the market status window but to always check the production news board for comprehensive information on an incident.

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