What Time Does The Stock Market Open And Close?

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Nasdaq and NYSE trading hours are as follows, Monday through Friday:


Opens: 9:30 am Eastern Standard Time

Closes: 4:00 pm Eastern Standard Time


Opens: 9:30 am Eastern Standard Time

Closes: 4:00 pm Eastern Standard Time

There are nine market holidays in a year. They are:

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Presidents' Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Market half-day holidays may include July 3 or 5, the day after Thanksgiving and/or Christmas Eve, depending on how the calendar falls in a given year. In that case, Nasdaq will close at 1:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. You can see the Nasdaq holiday calendar here.

Extended Hours Trading

There are also pre-market and after hours trading sessions available, also known as Extended Markets.

For Nasdaq, pre-market trading hours are 4:00 am to 9:30 am, Eastern Standard Time. After hours runs from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time. Certain brokers have different pre-market and after hours trading times (for example, TD Ameritrade limits pre-market trading between 8:00 am and 9:15 am).

Some online brokers do allow you to trade during those hours; check with your broker to see if you're eligible to make those kinds of trades. Know that Extended Markets carry risks. The volatility tends to be much higher, and there is less liquidity, meaning that fewer people are trading and that prices tend to move much more dramatically.

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