Jan 26, 2010

The Opportunity is to be Presented



Remember the King Fisher who said to wait for the opportunity to be presented, well while waiting you will have to be prepared as well and here are some "frivolous" information that can act as a guide and maybe of use to some of you.

Don't under estimate these frivolity, as in being prepared and in strategic approach all details and probability are to be covered and the ability to seized the chance when it appears must be in the pocket.

Don't forget that the defense mechanism is in the waiting and to recoup and regroup at the crux of time.

These info are part of a strategic financial combative plan and are rudimentary to the approach, see what you can make of it. :-)





MAJOR STOCK EXCHANGES

NEW ZEALAND EXCHANGE LIMITED


Wellington, New Zealand
Main Index: NZX 50

GMT + 12
Currency : New Zealand Dollar (NZD)

NZDX Market    

Enquiry: 8.00am – 8.45am  
Pre-open: 8.45am - 9.00am  
Normal Trading: 9.00am – 5.00pm   (Singapore Time: 5.00am -.1.00pm Same Day) (DST)
Pre-close: 4.45pm - 5.00pm
Adjust: 5.00pm - 5.30pm

Daylight Saving Time: Last Sunday of September to First Sunday of April

Market holidays & abbreviated trading days for 2010

New Year's Day: Friday, 01 Jan Closed
New Year's Day Holiday: Monday, 04 Jan Closed
Waitangi Day: Saturday, 06 Feb Closed
Thursday, 01 Apr Abbreviated Trading   Good Friday: Friday, 02 Apr Closed
Easter Monday: Monday, 05 Apr Closed
ANZAC Day: Sunday, 25 Apr Closed
Queens Birthday: Monday, 07 Jun Closed
Labour Day: Monday, 25 Oct Closed
Friday, 24 Dec Abbreviated Trading   Christmas Day: Monday, 27 Dec Closed
Boxing Day: Tuesday, 28 Dec Closed
Friday, 31 Dec Abbreviated Trading

AUSTRALIAN SECURITIES EXCHANGE


Sydney, Australia
Main Index: ASX 200

Currency: Australian Dollar (AUD)

GMT + 10 (Australian Eastern Standard Time) (AEST)
Opening Hours: 10.00am – 4.00pm (Singapore Time: 8.00am – 2pm) (DST)
Daylight Saving Time: Summer time (DST) New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania – starts from the First Sunday of October to the First Sunday of April.



KOREA EXCHANGE


Busan, South Korea
Main Index: KOSPI

Currency: Korean Won (KRW)

GMT + 9 (Korea Standard Time) (KST)
Opening Hours: 8.00 am – 3.00 pm (Singapore Time: 7.00 am – 2.00 pm)
No DST

Market Holidays:

Date
Holiday
January 1, 2010 (Friday)
New Year's Day
Feb. 15-16, 2010 (Mon-Tues.)
Lunar New Year's Day
May 1, 2010 (Sat.)
Labor Day / May Day
May 5, 2010 (Wed.)
Children's Day (Urini Nal)
Jul. 17, 2010 (Sat.)
Constitution Day (Je Hun Jul)
Sept. 22, 2010 (Wed.)
Chuseok, (Thanksgiving Day)
Dec 25, 2010 (Sat.)
Christmas Day


TOKYO STOCK EXCHANGE


Tokyo, Japan
Main Index: NIKKEI 225, TOPIX

Currency: Japanese Yen (JPY)

GMT +9 (Japanese Standard Time) (JST)
Opening Hours: 9.00 am – 3.00 pm (Singapore Time: 8.00 am – 2.00 pm)
No DST

Market Holidays:

Date
Holiday
Jan. 1, 2010(Friday)
Oshogatsu (New Year's Day)
Jan. 11, 2010(Mon.)
Coming of Age Day
Feb. 11, 2010(Thurs.)
National Foundation Day
Mar. 22, 2010(Monday)
Spring Equinox (Followed after Sunday)
Apr. 29, 2010(Thurs)
Showa Day
May 3-4, 2010 (Mon - Tues)
Constitution Memorial Day followed by Greenery Day
May 5, 2010 (Wed)
Kodomo-no-Hi (Children's Day)
July 19, 2010 (Mon.)
Marine Day
Sept 20, 2010 (Mon.)
Keiro-no-Hi (Respect for the Aged Day)
Sept 23, 2010 (Thurs)
Autumnal Equinox
Oct 11, 2010 (Mon)
Day after Taiiku-no-Hi (Health Sports Day)
Nov 3, 2010 (Wed)
Bunka-no-Hi (Culture Day)
Nov. 23, 2010 (Tues)
Kinro-Kansha-no-Hi (Labor Thanksgiving Day)
Dec 23, 2010(Thurs)
Emperor's Birthday


HONG KONG EXCHANGE

Hong Kong, China SAR
Main Index: Hang Seng

Currency: Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)

GMT +8 (Hong Kong Time) (HKT)
Opening Hours: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm

Market Holidays:
Date
Holiday
Jan. 1, 2010 (Friday)
New Year's Day
Feb. 15-16, 2010 (Mon-Tues.)
Lunar (Chinese) New Year
Apr. 2, 2010 (Friday)
Good Friday
Apr. 5-6, 2010(Mon - Tues.)
Easter Monday and Ching Ming Festival
May 1, 2010 (Sat.)
Labour Day / May Day
June 16, 2010 (Wed.)
Tuen Ng (Dragon Boat Festival)
July 1, 2010 (Thurs.)
SAR Establishment Day
Sept. 23, 2010 (Thurs)
Day after Mid-Autumn Festival
Oct 1, 2010 (Friday)
National Day
Oct 16, 2010 (Sat.)
Chung Yeung Festival
Dec 25, 2010 (Sat.)
Christmas Day


 SHANGHAI STOCK EXCHANGE

Shanghai, China
Main Index: SSE 180, CSI 300

Currency: Chinese Renminbi (CNY)

GMT +8
Opening Hours: 9.30 am – 3.00 pm
No DST

Market Holidays:
Date
Holiday
January 1, 2010 (Friday)
New Year's Day
Feb. 15-17, 2010 (Mon-Wed.)
Lunar (Chinese) New Year
April 5, 2010 (Mon.)
Qing Ming Festival
May 1, 2010 (Sat.)
Labour / May Day
June 16, 2010 (Wed)
Tuen Ng (Dragon Boat Festival)
Sept. 22, 2010 (Wed)
Mid-Autumn / Lantern Festival
Oct 1-7, 2010 (Fri. - Thurs)
National Day


TAIWAN STOCK EXCHANGE


Taipei, Taiwan
Main Index: TAIEX

Currency: Taiwan Dollar (TWD)

GMT +8
Opening Hours: 9.00 am – 1.30 pm

Market Holidays:
Holiday Schedule of 2010
Month
Day
Description
January
1 (Fri.)
New Year
February
11 (Thur.)
12 (Fri.)
No Trading.
Market opens only for Clearing & Settlement.
13 (Sat.)~
21 (Sun.)
Chinese Lunar New Year
28 (Sun.)
Peace Memorial Day
April
5 (Mon.)
Tomb Sweeping Day
May
1 (Sat.)
Labor Day
June
16 (Wed.)
Dragon Boat Festival
September
22 (Wed.)
Moon Festival
October
10 (Sat.)
National Day

Remarks:
Additional Trading Days on February 06th.


SINGAPORE EXCHANGE

Singapore
Main Index: STI

Currency: Singapore Dollars (SGD)

GMT +8
Opening Hours: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm

Market Holidays:
Date
Holiday
Jan. 1, 2010 (Friday)
New Year's Day
Feb. 15-16, 2010 (Mon-Tues.)
Lunar (Chinese) New Year
Apr. 2, 2010 (Fri.)
Good Friday
May 1, 2010 (Sat.)
Labor Day
May 28, 2010 (Fri.)
Vesak Day
Aug. 9, 2010 (Mon.)
National Day
Sept.10, 2010 (Fri.)
Hari Raya Puasa
Nov. 5, 2010 (Fri.)
Deepavali
Nov. 17, 2010 (Wed.)
 Hari Raya Haji
Dec 25, 2010 (Sat.)
Christmas Day


NATIONAL STOCK EXCHANGE OF INDIA


Mumbai, India
Main Index: NIFTY

Currency: Indian Rupee (INR)

GMT +5.30
Opening Hours: 9.55 am – 3.30 pm (Singapore Time: 12.25 pm – 6.00 pm)

Market Holidays
Date
Holiday
Jan. 1, 2010 (Fri.)
New Year's Day
Jan. 26, 2010 (Tues.)
Republic Day
Feb. 12, 2010 (Fri.)
Maha Shivaratri
Mar. 1, 2010 (Mon.)
Holi
Mar. 24, 2010 (Wed.)
Ram Navmi
Apr. 2, 2010 (Fri.)
Good Friday
Apr. 14, 2010 (Wed.)
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti
Sept. 2, 2010 (Thurs.)
Vinayak Janmashtami
Sept. 10, 2010 (Fri.)
Eid al-Fitr (Ramadan Bairam)
Oct. 2, 2010 (Sat.) *
Gandhi Jayanti  
Nov. 5, 2010 (Fri.) **
Diwali (Deepavali)
Nov. 17, 2010 (Wed.)
Gurunanak Jayanti / Bakreeth
Dec 17, 2010 (Fri.)
Moharum


 RUSSIAN TRADING SYSTEM


Moscow, Russia
Main Index: RTS, MICEX

Trading Currency: USD
National Currency: Russian Ruble (RUB)

GMT +3
Opening Hours: 10.30 am – 6.00 pm (Singapore Time: 2.30 pm – 10.00 pm)
No DST

Market Holidays:
Date in 2010
Holiday Name

Jan.  1
Fri
New Year's Day

     4
Mon
New Year's Holiday

      5
Tue
New Year's Holiday

      6
Wed
New Year's Holiday

      7
Thu
Orthodox Christmas Day

      8
Fri
New Year's Holiday

     14 *
Thu
Orthodox New Year

Feb. 22
Mon
Bridge Public Holiday (compensated Sat. Feb.27)

     23
Tue
Motherland Defenders' Day

Mar.  8
Mon
Women's Day

Apr.  4 *
Sun
Orthodox Easter

May   1
Sat
Labor Day

      3
Mon
Labor Day Holiday

      9
Sun
Victory Day

     10
Mon
Victory Day Holiday

Jun. 12
Sat
Russia Day

     14
Mon
Russia Day Holiday

Nov.  4
Thu
Unity Day

      5
Fri
Bridge Public Holiday (compensated Sat. Nov.13)



JOHANNESBURG STOCK EXCHANGE

Johannesburg, South Africa
Main Index: Top 40

Currency: South African Rand (ZAR)

GMT +2
Opening Hours: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm (Singapore Time: 3.00 pm – 11.00 pm)
No DST

Market Holidays
Date in 2010
Holiday Name
Jan.  1
Fri
New Year's Day
Mar. 21
Sun
Human Rights' Day
     22
Mon
Public Holiday
Apr.  2
Fri
Good Friday
      4 *
Sun
Easter
      5
Mon
Family Day / Easter Monday
     26 *
Mon
School Holiday
     27
Tue
Freedom Day
May   1
Sat
Workers' Day
Jun. 16
Wed
Youth Day
Aug.  9
Mon
Women's Day
Sep. 24
Fri
Heritage Day
Dec. 16
Thu
Reconciliation Day
     25
Sat
Christmas Day
     26
Sun
Day of Goodwill
     27
Mon
Public Holiday



SWISS EXCHANGE

Zurich, Switzerland
Main Index: Swiss Market Index (SMI)

Currency: Swiss Franc (CHF)
GMT +1 (Central European Time) (CET)
Opening Hours: 9.00 am – 5.30 pm (Singapore Time: 3.00 pm – 11.30 pm)
DST in Summer months plus 1 GMT = GMT +2

Holidays
2009
2010
New Year's Day
January 1 (Thu)
January 1 (Fri)
banks are closed
Saint Berchtold (Many regions)

January 2 (Fri)
January 2 (Sat)
Epiphany
(GR (partly), SZ, TI, UR, LU)

January 6 (Tue)
January 6 (Wed)
Saint Joseph's Day
(GR (partly), LU (partly), NW, SO (partly), SZ, TI, UR, VS)

March 19 (Thu)
March 19 (Fri)
Good Friday
(entire Switzerland, without TI, VS)

April 10 (Fri)
April 2 (Fri)
Easter Monday
(entire Switzerland, without VS)

April 13 (Mon)
April 5 (Mon)
Ascension
40 days after Easter, Thursday

May 21 (Thu)
May 13 (Thu)
Labor Day/May Day
(Feast of St. Joseph the Worker)

May 1(Fri)
May 1(Sat)
Whit Monday
(7 weeks after Easter Monday)
(entire Switzerland, without VS)

June 1 (Mon)
May 24 (Mon)
Corpus Cristi Thursday after Trinity Sunday
60 days after Easter Sunday
(only Catholic regions)

June 11 (Thu)
June 3 (Thu)
Swiss National Day (Confederation Day)
August 1 (Sat)
August 1 (Sun)
Assumption (only Catholic regions)
August 15 (Sat)
August 15 (Sun)
Swiss federal fast
Third Sunday in September
(entire Switzerland, without GE)

September 20 (Sun)
September 19 (Sun)
All Saints Day
(only Catholic regions)

November 1 (Sun)
November 1 (Mon)
Immaculate Conception (only Catholic regions)
December 8 (Tue)
December 8 (Wed)
Christmas Day
December 25 (Fri)
December 25 (Sat)
St. Stephen's Day banks are closed
December 26 (Sat)
December 26 (Sun)


LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE


London. England
Main Index: FTSE 100 Index

Currency: British Pound (GBP)

GMT +0
Opening Hours: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm (Singapore Time: 4.00 pm – 12.00 midnight)
DST: 28 March – 31 October 2010 +1 GMT

Market Holidays
Year
Holiday
Date
2010
New Year
Friday 1 January

Easter
Friday 2 April


Monday 5 April

May
Monday 3 May*

Spring
Monday 31 May*

Summer
Monday 30 August*

Christmas
Monday 27 December*


Tuesday 28 December*
On 24 December and 31 December 2010 all Exchange markets will close from 12:30 London time onwards.

 BRAZIL EXCHANGE

Sao Paulo, Brazil
Main Index: Bovespa Index
Website: http://www.bmfbovespa.com.br/en-us/home.aspx?idioma=en-us
Currency: Brazilian Real (BRL)
GMT -3
Opening Hours: 10.00 am – 5.00 pm (Singapore Time: 9.00 pm – 4.00 am Next Day)
DST: from 14 October to 16 February +1 GMT
Market Holidays
National Public Holidays in Brazil 2010
1 January
New Year's Day  (Ano Novo) (Friday)
4 April
Easter Sunday
21 April
Tiradentes Day (anniversary of the death of Tiradentes)
1 May
Labour Day (Dia Mundial do Trabalho)
7 September
Independence Day (Dia da Independência) (Tuesday)
12 October
Our Lady of Aparecida (Nossa Senhora de Aparecida) (Tuesday)
2 November
All Souls' Day (Dia de Finados) (Tuesday)
15 November
Republic Day (Proclamação da República) (Monday)
24 December
Christmas Eve (afternoon only, after 14:00)
25 December
Christmas Day (Natal) (Saturday)
31 December
New Year's Eve (afternoon only, after 14:00)

São Paulo Holidays 2010

 
25 January
São Paulo City Anniversary
15-16 February
Carnival (Monday, Tuesday)
17 February
Ash Wednesday (morning only, until 14:00)
2 April
Good Friday (Paixão de Cristo)
3 June
Corpus Christi (Thursday)
1 November
Civil Servants' Day (Dia do Servidor Público) day in lieu, government offices only
20 November
Zumbi of Palmares, Black Consciousness Day (Zumbi dos Palmares, Dia da Consciência Negra)
24 December
Christmas Eve (afternoon only, from 14:00)
31 December
New Year's Eve (afternoon only, from 14:00)



TORONTO STOCK EXCHANGE

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Main Index: TSX
Website: http://www.tmx.com
Currency: Canadian Dollar (CAD)
GMT – 5 (Eastern Standard Time)
Opening Hours: 9.30 am – 4.00 pm (Singapore Time: 9.30 pm – 4.00 am Next Day)
DST: 14 March to 7 November 2010

Market Holidays:
New Year's Day - January 1, 2010
Family Day - February 15, 2010
Good Friday - April 2, 2010
Victoria Day - May 24, 2010
Canada Day - July 1, 2010
Civic Day - August 2, 2010
Labour Day - September 6, 2010
Thanksgiving Day - October 11, 2010
Christmas Day - December 27, 2010 (in lieu of December 25)
Boxing Day - December 28, 2010 (in lieu of December 26)

NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE

New York, United States of America
Main Index: DJIA, S&P 500, NASDAQ
Website: http://www.nyse.com/home.html

Currency: United States Dollar (USD)
GMT: - 5 (Eastern Standard Time) (EST)
Opening Hours: 9.30 am – 4.00 pm (Singapore Hours: 9.30 pm – 4.00 am Next day)
DST from 14 March to 7 November 2010
Market Holidays

2009
2010
2011
  New Year's Day
  January 1
  January 1
 
-
  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  January 19
  January 18
  January 17
  Washington's Birthday/Presidents' Day*
  February 16*
  February 15*
  February 21*
  Good Friday
  April 10
  April 2
  April 22
  Memorial Day
  May 25
  May 31
  May 30
  Independence Day
  July 3 (observed)
  July 5 (observed)
  July 4
  Labor Day
  September 7
  September 6
  September 5
  Thanksgiving Day**
  November 26**
  November 25***
  November 24****
  Christmas**
  December 25**
  December 24 (observed)
  December 26 (observed)
New Years' Day (January 1) in 2011 falls on a Saturday. The rules of the applicable exchanges state that when a holiday falls on a Saturday, we observe the preceding Friday unless the Friday is the end of a monthly or yearly accounting period. In this case, Friday, December 31, 2010 is the end of both a monthly and yearly accounting period; therefore the exchanges will be open that day and the following Monday.


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