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Equities offer considerable potential for capital growth and are long term risk investments. Ownership of equities will often entitle the investor to a portion of the company's profits through dividends.

Trading Sessions


Trading Sessions

Trading at Bursa Malaysia from Monday to Friday, except on public holidays and other market holidays (when the Exchange is declared closed by the Bursa Malaysia Committee).

Trading Sessions
Trading PhasesNormal Market and Odd Lot Market
1st Session Pre-Opening 8:30 am
Opening and Continuous Trading 9:00 am
Closing 12:30 pm
2nd Session Pre-Opening 2:00 pm
Opening and Continuous Trading 2:30 pm
Pre-Closing 4:45 pm
Closing 4:50 pm
Trading at Last 4:50 pm - 5:00 pm

Note: All unmatched orders during the first session will be automatically carried forward to the second session and shall be considered as valid for the whole trading day. For more information, see Day Order

Day Order

What is Day Order?

A Day Order is an order which remains valid until the end of the trading day during which the order is entered. Orders to buy or sell a stock are good for a trading day. Orders that have been placed but not executed during the morning session (first session) will be automatically carried over into the afternoon session (second session) of the same trading day.

Should I carry forward my order to the afternoon session?

No. All unmatched orders entered during the morning session will be automatically carried forward to the afternoon session by the trading system.

Will I lose my order priority?

No. There will be no loss of order priority. The unmatched order will remain in the order book.

What should I do if I do not wish to carry forward the unmatched morning session orders to the afternoon session?

Investors who do not wish to carry forward the unmatched orders to the afternoon session are advised to manually withdraw the orders before they are matched.

When can I withdraw the morning session unmatched order?

Investors who wish to withdraw their unmatched orders are allowed to cancel their orders from 2:00pm onwards. Order matching on the second session will commence at 2:30pm. Therefore, investors are advised to cancel their orders before 2:30pm.

What is the new trading limit with the implementation of Day Order?

A new trading limit will be applied based on the reference price and shall be valid for the whole trading day as follows:

  • Stocks trading RM1.00 and above - a 30% limit shall be applied
  • Stocks trading below RM1.00 - a limit of 30 sen shall be applied
What is the status of my order if the stocks fall under suspension ("Forbid" status) in the morning session and re-quoted in the afternoon session?

All unmatched orders of a suspended ("Forbid" status) stock will be eliminated immediately.

Media Release - Bursa Malaysia to Implement Day Order for Increased Efficiency

Communication kit for Participating Organisations (POs)
75 KB (PDF)

R/R 2 of 2011 (Amendments to the Rules of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad To Replace the Session Order wit Day Order and To Replace Session Limit with Day Limit)
653 KB (PDF)

2012 holiday calendar

Kindly refer to the holidays calender for our non-trading days.