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When Does The Stock Market Open?


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The stock market is where you can invest and grow your net worth. Although it is risky, some people who have used the right strategies have doubled or even tripled their investments. As long as you have a disciplined approach regarding your stock market investments, you will be more experienced in this field. If you have invested in the stock market before or plan to invest your wealth here, one of the things you should know is when the stock market is open and not.

The Largest Stock Exchanges

As a stock market investor, it is essential to know that stock market trading hours vary from country to country. But what you should monitor is the stock market where you will invest your money. If you have never thought about where to grow your money, you may consider the largest stock exchanges, including the following:

New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is considered the world's largest stock exchange. This is because NYSE has the largest equities based-exchange considering the total market capitalization on it's listed securities. New York Stock Exchange is located in the heart of New York City. Therefore, the NYSE is in the Eastern Time Zone and you can find the current time in New York City here.


Another stock market to consider is Nasdaq, the second-largest stock exchange in the world. It is an ideal marketplace where you can buy and sell securities. It was created by the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD). Through Nasdaq, investors can trade securities on a compressed and more transparent system. The term Nasdaq was used to refer to the Nasdaq composite. It is an index of more than 3000 stocks listed in the stock market. Some of the famous companies listed in Nasdaq include Amazon, Apple, Google, Intel, Microsoft, and Oracle.

NYSE and Nasdaq Trading Hours

If you are investing in either NYSE or Nasdaq, you must be aware of the trading hours. If this schedule doesn't work for you, pre-market and after-hours trading would be ideal for you. These trading sessions are commonly referred to as extended markets.

When does the stock market open?

Monday to Friday, starting from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm ET. 

However, know that trades outside the regular schedule are made over electronic communication networks (ECNs). Meaning, you don't have to coordinate with a middle person since both buyers and sellers can connect directly. If you prefer the extended markets, make sure to coordinate with your broker and see if you are eligible for the trades. This is because pre-market and after-hours trading is only accessible by large institutional buyers. Both NYSE and Nasdaq are closed during the weekends on most federal holidays. 

Stock Exchange and Bank Holidays

As mentioned, New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq are closed during the following holidays:




January 1


New Year’s Day

January 18


Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

February 15


Washington’s Birthday/President’s Day

April 2


Good Friday

May 31


Memorial Day

July 5


Independence Day

September 6


Labor Day

November 25


Thanksgiving Day

December 24



Most banks and fund companies observe the holidays listed below:




October 11


Indigenous People’s Day

November 11


Veterans Day

If you are trading in Nasdaq, know that pre-market trading hours start from 4:00 am to 9:30 am ET. On the other side, after-hours run from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm ET. Nasdaq will also close at 1:00 pm EST since market half-day holidays may include July 3 or 5, the day after Thanksgiving and/or Christmas Eve. However, this depends on how the calendar falls in a given year.

For NYSE, each market will close early at 1:00 pm (1:15 pm for suitable options) on the following days:

  • Friday, November 26, 2021
  • Friday, November 25, 2022
  • Friday, November 24, 2023

Trading Hours for Other Stock Exchanges

Stock Exchange

Trading Hours

Euronext Amsterdam Stock Exchange

9:00 am to 5:40 .m local time, Monday to Friday

Frankfurt Stock Exchange

8:00 am to 8:00 pm local time, Monday to Friday

Hong Kong Stock Exchange

9:30 am to 4:00 pm (lunch from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm) local time, Monday to Friday

London Stock Exchange

8:00 am to 4:30 pm local time, Monday to Friday

Shanghai Stock Exchange

9:30 am to 3:00 pm (lunch from 11:30 am to 1 pm) local time, Monday to Friday

Tokyo Stock Exchange

9:00 am to 3:00 pm (lunch from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm) local time, Monday to Friday

If you want to grow your money, investing it in the stock market is recommended if you are not afraid of the risks. If you are new to trading, you must study it first and learn the strategies to gain from it. Get some advice if you know someone who is into trading or read news from stock exchange websites. Make sure that you familiarize yourself with the trading hours too.

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