Global Equities Investing

Trade stocks with confidence

Trade stocks by accessing PSS’s specialized resources like real-time quotes, charts, third-party analysis reports, and the most advanced trading platforms to help you make more informed decisions about investing in stocks, whether you prefer to invest on your own or prefer ongoing advice.

  • Over-the-counter direct trading of shares, certificates, warrants, funds and ETFs
  • Stock exchange trading on various international stock exchanges
  • Funds and ETFs as a lump-sum investment or savings plan
  • Fully integrated CFD trading
  • European stock exchanges at a fixed price
You decide for
yourself!

Before placing a securities order, you decide whether you want to place an exchange or over-the-counter trade!

From € 15.95
Exchange trading

This takes place on various trading venues. The advantages of online stock trading include the high level of transparency and control by market surveillance agencies such as stock exchange supervision. With PSS, you can buy and sell securities at a fixed price of 8.14 EUR per order plus stock exchange fees. The stock exchange fees incurred depend on the stock exchange and the amount of the order volume.

From € 4.95
Over-the-counter trading

This does not take place on the stock exchanges, but directly between the participants in the financial market. The benefits of direct trading include longer trading hours and better stock exchange fees if you buy and sell securities directly. At PSS, you trade securities with selected trading partners at a fixed price of 4.95 EUR plus third-party fees. Depending on the trading venue, additional third-party fees are incurred.

Foreign currency account

You can easily:

  • Make deposits from external accounts directly to your foreign currency account
  • Execute the purchase of securities against foreign currency accounts
  • Transfer between foreign currency accounts and Euro accounts at any time

Stock exchanges and trading times

The table shows the trading times of all international stock exchanges available for trading.
International
Stock Trading
Trading hours
NASDAQ
Nasdaq
The NASDAQ Trading Sessions (Eastern Time, UTC -5)
Monday through Friday
Pre-Market Hours from 04:00 a.m. to 09:30 a.m.
Market Hours from 09:30 a.m. to 04:00 p.m.
After-Market Hours from 04:00 p.m. to 08:00 p.m.
Quote and order-entry from 04:00 a.m. to 08:00 p.m.
NYSE
New York Stock Exchange
The NYSE Trading Session (Eastern Time, UTC -5)
Monday through Friday
Pre-Opening Session: 06:30 a.m.
Early Trading Session: 07:00 a.m. to 09:30 a.m.
Core Trading Session: 09:30 a.m. to 04:00 p.m.
Late Trading Session: 04:00 p.m. to 08:00 p.m.
ARCA & MKT
New York Stock Exchange MKT and Arca equities
NYSE Arca Equities Trading Session (Eastern Time, UTC -5)
Monday through Friday
Pre-Opening Session: 03:30 a.m.
Early Trading Session: 04:00 a.m. to 09:30 a.m.
Core Trading Session: 09:30 a.m. to 04:00 p.m.
Late Trading Session: 04:00 p.m. to 08:00 p.m.
OTC
OTC Markets
Operating Hours for OTC (Eastern Time, UTC -5)
Monday through Friday 06:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m.
TSE
Toronto Stock Exchange
Toronto Stock Exchange trading hours (Eastern Time, UTC -5)
Monday through Friday 09:30 a.m. to 04:00 p.m.
Extended trading session from 04:15 p.m.to 5:00 p.m.
TSX
TSX Venture Exchange
TSX Venture Exchange trading hours (Eastern Time, UTC -5)
Monday through Friday 09:30 a.m. to 04:00 p.m.
Extended trading session from 04:15 p.m. to 05:01 p.m.
HKEX
Hong Kong Exchanges
Hong Kong Exchanges Trading Session (UTC +8)
Monday through Friday
Pre-Opening Session: 09:00 a.m. – 09:30 a.m.
Morning Session: 09:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Extended Morning Session: 12:00 noon – 01:00 p.m.
Afternoon Session: 01:00 p.m. – 04:00 p.m.
Closing Auction Session: 04:00 p.m. to a random closing between 04:08 p.m. and 04:10 p.m.
SGX-ST
Singapore Exchange
Singapore Exchange Opening Hours (UTC +8)
Monday through Friday
Morning Session: 09:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Afternoon Session: 01:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m.
ASX
Australian Securities Exchange
Australian Securities Exchange Trading Session (UTC +11)
Monday through Friday
Pre-Open Session: 07:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Normal Trading Session: 10:00 a.m. – 04:00 p.m.
Pre-CSPA Session: 04:00p.m. – 04:10p.m.
Closing Single Price Auction Session: 04:10p.m. – 04:12p.m.
TYO
Tokyo Stock Exchange
Tokyo Stock Exchange Opening Hours (UTC +9)
Monday through Friday
Morning Session: 09:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Afternoon Session: 12:30 p.m. to 03:00 p.m.
Euronext
Euronext Amsterdam Stock Exchange
Euronext Amsterdam Stock Exchange Hours (GMT+01:00)
Monday through Friday 09:00 a.m. to 05:40 p.m.
VIE
Vienna Stock Exchange
Vienna Stock Exchange Hours (UTC+1 / Summer: UTC+2)
Pre-Trading: 08:00 a.m. – 08:55 a.m.
Opening Auction: 08:55 a.m. – 09:00 a.m.
Continuous Trading: 09:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Intraday Auction: 12:00 p.m. – 12:03 p.m.
Continuous Trading: 12:03 p.m. – 05:30 PM
Closing Auction: 05:30 PM – 05:33 PM
Post-Trading: 05:33 PM – 05:45 PM
FWB
Frankfurt Stock Exchange
German Stock Exchange Opening Hours (UTC+01:00)
Monday through Friday 08:00 a.m. to 08:00 p.m.
SWB
Stuttgart Stock Exchange
Stuttgart Stock Exchange Opening Hours (UTC+01:00)
Monday through Friday 08:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
ISE
Irish Stock Exchange
Irish Stock Exchange Opening Hours (UTC+00:00)
Monday through Friday 08:00 a.m. to 04:30 p.m.
MIL
Milan Stock Exchange
Milan Stock Exchange Opening Hours (UTC+01:00)
Monday through Friday 09:00 a.m. to 05:30 p.m.
OSL
Oslo Stock Exchange
Oslo Stock Exchange Opening Hours (UTC+01:00)
Monday through Friday 09:00 a.m. to 05:30 p.m.
CSE
NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen
NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen Opening Hours (UTC+01:00)
Monday through Friday 09:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m.
BME
Bolsa de Madrid
Bolsa de Madrid Opening Hours (UTC+01:00)
Monday through Friday 09:00 a.m. to 05:30 p.m.
OMX
Stockholm Stock Exchange
Stockholm Stock Exchange Opening Hours (UTC+01:00)
Monday through Friday 09:00 a.m. to 05:30 p.m.
SIX
Swiss Exchange
Swiss Exchange Opening Hours (UTC+01:00)
Monday through Friday 09:00 a.m. to 05:30 p.m.
LSE
London Stock Exchange (UK Companies)
London Stock Exchange Opening Hours (UTC+00:00)
Monday through Friday 08:00 a.m. to 04:30 p.m.
LSIN
London Stock Exchange (International Companies)
London Stock Exchange Opening Hours (UTC+00:00)
Monday through Friday 08:00 a.m. to 04:30 p.m.

FAQ on Stock Trading

What is the definition of the stock market?

The stock market refers to public markets that exist for issuing, buying and selling stocks that trade on a stock exchange or over the counter. Stocks represent ownership in a company, and the stock market is a place where investors can buy and sell ownership of such investible assets. An efficiently functioning stock market is considered critical to economic development, as it gives companies the ability to quickly approach capital from the public.

What are the purposes of the stock market?

The stock market serves two very important purposes. The first is to provide capital to companies that they can use to fund and expand their businesses. If a company issues one million shares of stock that initially sell for Kr10 a share, then that generates the company with Kr10 million of capital that it can use to grow its business. By offering stock shares instead of borrowing the capital needed for expansion, the company avoids incurring debt and paying interest.

Another purpose the stock market serves is to give investors the opportunity to share in the profits of publicly traded companies. Investors can profit from stock buying in two ways. Some stocks pay regular dividends (a given amount of money per share of stock someone owns). The other way investors can profit from buying stocks is by selling their stock at a higher price. For example, if an investor buys shares of a company’s stock at Kr10 a share and the price of the stock subsequently rises to Kr15 a share, the investor can then realize a 50% profit on their investment by selling their shares.

How is stock being traded in the real world?

Most stocks are traded on exchanges such as the Oslo Stock Exchange (OSE) or the NASDAQ. Stock exchanges essentially allow the marketplace to facilitate the buying and selling of stocks among investors. Stock exchanges are regulated by government agencies that oversee the market in order to protect investors from financial fraud and to keep the exchange market functioning smoothly. Although the vast majority of stocks are traded on exchanges, some stocks are traded over the counter (OTC), where buyers and sellers of stocks commonly trade through a dealer.

How does online stock market trading works?

Exchange trading has also become very attractive for private investors due to the internet age; with real-time prices, you keep an eye on the stock market at all times. The decision as to whether, when and what to buy or sell is entirely up to you in online trading.

To make a purchase or sale, enter an order within your account that your broker will forward to your desired stock exchange. The prices for the order are determined by your broker. At PSS, you pay a flat-rate order fee of 4.95 EUR per trade plus third-party fees.

This pays off especially if you give up many orders or trade large volumes. The stock exchange trading venues charge so-called stock exchange fees. These can be looked up or inquired online on the portals of the stock exchanges.

If you have placed your order, you will shortly receive your confirmation, if a corresponding counteroffer is present. That is, if you want to sell a number of securities, another trader will want to buy those securities. The stock exchange assumes the role of mediator.

What should you look for in stock market trading?

You should look at the costs of the order, the additional stock exchange fees and the trading hours. When you implement a trade, the order fee is incurred in any case. You pay this fee to your broker.

Depending on the trading venue, there is an additional exchange fee, which must be obtained from the stock exchange and paid to it. Stock exchanges also have trading hours comparable to store opening hours. Normally you trade on weekdays from 8:00 to 22:00. These times vary between the trading venues. When ordering, consider the holidays as well. Some stock exchanges allow online stock market trading on public holidays, others do not.

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