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Singapore trading

Market opening hours

  • GMT: 01:00 - 09:00
  • BST: 02:00 - 10:00
  • Local time: 09:00 - 17:00

Please note that epic codes for all Singapore listed stocks are alphanumeric and stocks can be quoted in USD as well as S$.

Ticks, Tolerance and Lots

When trading on the Singapore Stock Exchange you must be aware of tick sizes, tolerance levels and lot sizes.

Ticks

A tick size is the minimum incremental movement in the price of a stock. The minimum size of a tick is dependent on the current share price - see table below.

For example:
If ABC Plc is currently trading at S$2.50 - S$2.55 any limit order must be set at 1 cent increments.
Limit to sell at 2.50 - ok
Limit to sell at 2.505 - not ok
Limit to sell at 2.51 - ok
Limit to sell at 2.515 - not ok

Share Price (S$)Tick Size (S$)
<0.20 0.001
0.20<2.00 0.005
>2.00 0.01

Tolerance levels

A BUY limit order must be placed at the current offer price or down to a maximum of 20 ticks below the current offer price. If a BUY limit order is placed above the current offer price or greater than 20 ticks below the current offer price, the order will be rejected by the market/exchange.

A SELL limit order must be placed at the current bid price or up to a maximum of 20 ticks above the current bid price. If a SELL limit order is placed below the current bid price or greater than 20 ticks above the current bid price, the order will be rejected by the market/exchange.

Lot size

Singapore stocks can usually only be traded in lots of 1,000 shares.

Types of Order

Only limit orders are permitted on the Singapore Stock Exchange.

Settlement

  • Settlement on the Singapore Stock Exchange is T3
  • Settlement on the Singapore Stock Exchange along with an FX transaction is T3
  • Settlement in stand alone FX transactions is T2

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