Market Information

North Americas

North Americas

Canada
  • Information for trading on the Canada Exchange

    Trading hours (SGT)


    Non-Daylight Trading hours Continuous Trading: 10.30pm - 5am

    Daylight Trading hours Continuous Trading: 9.30pm - 4am

    Currency CAD

    Trading Lot Varies

    Settlement period T+2 market days

    Order Placement  Via your designated Trading Representative

  • Commission rate and charges

  • Minimum bid size

       Share price  Minimum bid size (HKD)
       <C$0.50 C$0.005
       C$0.50 - C$1,000 C$0.01
       > C$1,000 C$0.125

  • 2020 trading holidays

United States
  • Information for trading on AMEX, NYSE and NASDAQ

    Trading hours (SGT)

    Monday - Friday

    Daylight Saving commences from second Sunday of March till the first Sunday of November:


    Non-daylight saving
    10.30pm - 5am

    Daylight saving 9.30pm - 4am

    Currency USD

    Price Quote Delay 20min (NYSE & AMEX), 15min (NASDAQ)

    Use CPF No

    Trading Lot 1

    Settlement period T+2 market days

    Order Placement Via iOCBC or your designated Trading Representative

  • Commission rate and charges

  • US Live Price Feed Subscription

    Contact your Trading Representative to subscribe to Live Price Feed for the US markets at S$10 per month.

  • Minimum bid size

       Share price     Minimum bid size 
       < US$1.00 US$0.001
       > US$1.00 US$0.01

    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Tick Pilot Program

    The SEC will be launching a two-year pilot program on 3 October 2016 where the main impact to our retail customers is that certain securities will trade with USD 0.05 minimum tick size increments. For more information on the affected symbols and the minimum increments applicable within each Test Group, please refer to the NASDAQ and NYSE websites.

    Please refer to the table below for the implementation timeline. For more background information on the program, please refer to the National Market System (NMS) Plan approved by the SEC.

    Date Affected Symbols Details
    3 Oct 2016

    5 symbols from Test Group 1 – JAKK, ISCA, FET, CFI, SGA

    5 symbols from Test Group 2 – GBT, TTS, HUBS, RATE, ERN

    All other symbols assigned to Test Group 1, Test Group 2 or Test Group 3 will be placed into the Control Group (i.e. quoted and traded at any price increment currently permitted) until they are activated in their respective group on later dates.

    NYSE, Nasdaq and FINRA symbol lists will be updated accordingly.

    10 Oct 2016

    Test Group 1 – 100 Symbols

    Test Group 2 – 100 Symbols

    17 Oct 2016

    Test Group 1 – 400 Symbols

    Test Group 2 – 400 Symbols

    Test Group 3 – 5 Symbols – CACQ, CLFD, ATTO, PRTY, DIT

    All Test Group 1 and 2 symbols will be live.

    24 Oct 2016

    Test Group 3 – 100 Symbols

    31 Oct 2016

    Test Group 3 – 400 Symbols

    All Test Group 3 symbols will be live

  • iOCBC does not participate in extended trading hours

    iOCBC does not participate in Pre-Open and Pre-Close extended trading hours. Any US orders submitted via iOCBC before 9.30am (Eastern Time) will only be processed after 9.30am (Eastern Time) and routed to the Exchanges. 

    If you have entered a higher buying price or a lower selling price than the opening price, your order will be executed based on the prevailing market conditions after market opens at 9.30am (Eastern Time).

  • 2020 trading holidays

  • Viewing quotes and placing orders

  • Trading abbreviations

    The following trading abbreviations will appear in the “Remarks” column on iOCBC trading platform.To find out more information on the corporate action or trading status on the listed companies, kindly refer to the official websites of the respective Exchanges.

       Abbreviation    Trading Status
       XD    Ex-Dividend
       PXD    Prior ex dividend
       CD    Cum Dividend
       CC    Cum Capitalisation
       CR    Cum Rights
       XV    Ex-Various
       CTO    Cum Takeover Offer
       XTO    Ex Takeover Offer
       CCV    Cum Right of Conversion
       XCV    Ex Right of Conversion
       CPR    Cum Premium Return
       XPR    Ex Premium Return
       NXI    New Ex Interest
       XI    Ex Interest
       CI    Cum Interest
       CL    Call Due
       CP    Call Paid
       CW    Cum Warrants
       XW    Ex Warrants
       CE    Cum Entitlement
       XE    Ex Entitlement    
       CB    Cum Bonus
       XB    Ex Bonus
       XCD    Ex-Cash Dividend
       XDC    Ex-Dividend and Capitalisation
       XDR
       Ex-Dividend and Rights
       XDI    Ex-Dividend, Ex Capitalisation & Ex Rights
       XZ    Ex-Drawing Rights
       XO    Ex-Other
       XP    Ex-Part Repayment
       XS    Ex-Settlement
       XSD    Ex-Stock Dividend
       XSS    Ex-Stock Split
       CSS    Cum Stock Split
       CCR    Cum Capital Return
       XCR    Ex-Capital Return
       CA    Cum All
       CLD    Cum Liquidation Distribution
       XLD    Ex-Liquidation Distribution
       XRC    Ex-Rights and Capitalisation
       XAZ    Ex-Deficiency Payment
       CXE    Cum and Ex Entitlement 
       EEB    Ex-Dividend, Ex-Bonus
       EBE    Ex-Dividend, Ex Underwriting
       EEE    Ex-Dividend, Ex-Bonus, Ex Underwriting
       BGB    Reverse Split
       EGB    Ex-Dividend, Reverse Split
       EGE    Ex-Dividend, Reverse Split, Ex Underwriting
       EHB    Ex-Dividend, Bonus after Reverse Split
       EHE    Ex-Dividend, Bonus after Reverse Split, Ex Underwriting
       BEE    Ex-bonus, Ex Underwriting
       S
       Stabilisation indicator set
       XSR    Ex-subscription right
       XAR    Ex-adjustment right
       XAJ    Ex-adjustment
       CSR    Cum subscription right
       H    Note

       Abbreviation     Trading Status
       CLS    Market closed
       CQ    Closing quotation
       NQ    No quotation
       R    Regular supplied by Consolidated Quotation System (CQS)
       HAI    Trading Halt
       IMB    Trading Halt, Order Imbalance
       TRE    Long Quote
       EQP    Trading Halt, Equipment Changover
       IND    Indicative quote
       CBA
       Circuit Breaker L1
       CBB    Circuit Breaker L2
       CBC    Circuit Breaker L3
       TRE    Long Quote
       IND    Price Indication
  • Additional remarks

    American Depositary Receipt (ADR)

    An ADR allows an investor to trade in non-US companies stocks in the United States instead of investing through the overseas exchanges. An ADR investor receiving shares of such foreign companies stocks will be charged with ADR fees by ADR agents to compensate them for inventorying the non-US shares and performing registration, compliance, dividend payment, communication, and recordkeeping services.
    The ADR fee amount and frequency of charge will differ depending on each ADR and customer may refer to the relevant ADR prospectus for more details.


    Global Depositary Receipt (GDR)

    The global equivalent of an ADR, a GDR is issued by a depository bank which allows an investor to trade in stocks of a foreign company in more than one country. GDR agents will charge GDR fees as compensation for inventorying the foreign shares and performing registration, compliance, dividend payment, communication, and recordkeeping services.
    The GDR fee amount and frequency of charge will differ depending on each GDR and customer will be charged accordingly.


    W-8BEN Form

    Customers who wish to trade in US shares (NYSE, Nasdaq and Amex) are required to complete the W-8Ben Form. Forms submitted is valid for 3 years. The purpose of W-8BEN Form is for US Inland Revenue Tax Purpose and is compulsory for all non-US citizens and residents. You are not able to trade in the US market if you are a US citizen or a green card holder.

    Customers who wish to trade in US shares are required to sign and submit the original W-8BEN form to OCBC Securities before commencement of trading.