On this page, you will find news and analysis of the Hang Seng Index. You will also find a live and advanced technical analysis chart.
What is the Hang Seng Index?
The Hang Seng Index is the main stock market index of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. Hang Seng is one of the best-known indices in Asia and widely used by fund managers as their performance benchmark. Hang Seng Index is a free-float-adjusted market capitalization and weighted stock market index in the Hong Kong stock exchange. That means that the influence of each constituent stock on the index’s performance is directly proportional to its relative market value. Higher market cap stocks will have a greater impact on the Hang Seng index’s performance than those with lower market capitalization. The index is used to record and monitor daily changes of the largest companies by the capitalization of the Hong Kong stock exchange and is the primary benchmark of the overall market performance in Hong Kong.
Hang Seng trading hours
The Hang Seng trading hours are Monday through Friday:
- 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM — Opening Session
- 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM — Morning Trading Session
- 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM — Lunch
- 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM — Afternoon Trading Session
- 4:00 PM – 4:10 PM — Extended Hours
Hang Seng Index started from the 100 points on July 31, 1964. Hang Seng Index hit an all-time high, on January 26, 2018, at 33,223.58 points at closing.
The 50 companies in the index represent about 58% of the capitalization of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Some of the constituents of the index are HSBC HOLDINGS, HANG SENG BANK, BANK OF CHINA, HK & CHINA GAS, CHINA OVERSEAS, SINOPEC CORP, PetroChina, SINO BIO PHARM, etc.
Asian equities markets were mixed in today’s trading as investors digest the surge in yesterday’s coronavirus cases. The Nikkei 225 spent another day in the red. It finished today’s trading with a 140.1 point-loss at 23,687.6. Meanwhile, the Hang Seng Index and Shanghai Composite Ind are both trading in the [...]
Risk aversion sparked by a spike in the number of coronavirus cases is dominating market sentiment in today’s trading. The Nikkei 225 closed with a 33.5 point or 0.14% loss at 23,827.7. Meanwhile, the Hang Seng Index is down around 80 points or 0.30% at 27,747.1. As for the Shanghai [...]
Just like their US counterparts, Asian stock markets scored gains in today’s trading as coronavirus fears abated on optimistic remarks by central bankers. The Nikkei 225 finished 175.3 points or 0.74% in the green at 23,861.2. Meanwhile, the Hang Seng Index extended its gains today, trading around 300.0 points or [...]
The Nikkei 225 was closed for today’s trading as Japan celebrates its National Foundation Day. However, Hong Kong and mainland Chinese stocks traded higher in today’s trading as market sentiment improved. The Hang Seng Index is trading higher by almost 370 points or 1.32% at 27,609.5. The Shanghai Composite Index [...]
Asian equities markets were mixed in today’s trading. The Nikkei 225 closed lower in today’s trading by 142.0 points or 0.60% at 23,686.0. Meanwhile, the Hang Seng Index is trading in the red by around 180.0 points or 0.65% at 27,230.2. According to some analysts, losses today can be attributed [...]
The Nikkei 225 finished in the red by 45.6 points or 0.19% at 23,828.0. Meanwhile, the Hang Seng Index is down by as much as 145.6 points or 0.53% 27,346.7. The Shanghai Composite Index, on the other hand, is in the green by 9.454 points or 0.33% at 2,875.964. Yesterday, [...]
Nikkei 225, Hang Seng, and Shanghai Composite Benefit from Risk Appetite Asian equities markets extend their gains in today’s trading as fears surrounding the coronavirus recede. The Nikkei 225 extended its gains even further in today’s trading. It finished with a 554-point or 2.38% profit at 23,873.6. Meanwhile, the Hang [...]
PBOC Easing Alleviates Coronavirus Concerns Asian equities markets are trading higher today as market sentiment improved. The Nikkei 225 closed higher for a third consecutive day. It was up 235 points or 1.02% at 23,319.6. Meanwhile, the Hang Seng Index is up close to 100 points or 0.38% at 26,772.2. [...]
Coronavirus Concerns Abated As fears of the coronavirus recede, the Nikkei 225 finished today’s trading 112.7 points or 0.49% higher at 23,084.6. Meanwhile, the Hang Seng Index and Shanghai Composite index are in the green by over 350 points and 37 points, respectively. The number of confirmed cases and death [...]
Amid a rising number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus, the Nikkei 225 closed with a 227.4-point or 0.99% profit at 23,205.2. On the other hand, the Hang Seng Index continued to trade in the red today but losses were not as dire as yesterday. As of this writing, Hong [...]