Trading hours mark the time in which you are able to execute a trade within a specific market. Attempting to make a trade during these off hours may result in an order rejected. For more info on order rejected messages please click here.
Basic market hours include:
- NYSE hours 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM EST.
- Nasdaq hours 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM EST.
- Forex hours are open 24 hours a day from 5 PM EST on Sunday until 4 PM EST on Friday.
- Crypto exchanges are typically open 24/7.
Extended-hours trading (or electronic trading hours) is stock trading that happens either before or after the regular trading hours of a stock exchange, i.e., pre-market trading or after-hours trading.
When buying and selling securities while the major markets are closed, is known as aftermarket trading. Pre-market trading occurs from 4:00 AM to 9:30 AM EST, although the majority of the volume and liquidity come to the pre-market at 8:00 AM. After-hours trading on a day with a normal session occurs from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. It is generally not recommended to participate in after-hours trading, which can limit liquidity.
Trading outside regular hours is generally used by limited to high-net-worth investors and institutional investors like mutual funds.
For more information on hours and fees, including margin requirements, simply contact your broker.