What Time Does the International Stock Market Open?

The international stock market opens at different times depending on the global region and exchange. Generally speaking, the international stock exchanges open between 9am and 10am local time. However, the markets in certain regions such as Europe might open earlier or later. The opening of the international stock markets also varies from day to day and all times are based on local times. When it comes to Forex trading, the major international currency pairs are actively traded 24 hours a day with the start of the Asian session at 8pm EST and the start of the London session at 3am EST.