What Time Does The Stock Market Open?

For those of you who are among these curious for the hours, I prepared a spreadsheet that notes the hours when the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ index are open in the United States (the hours are Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. EST to 4:00 p.m. EST). This is when the stock market is most liquid, and any order you enter is (usually digitally) matched with a buyer/seller on the end.

In summary, the opening and closing times are as follows:

New York Stock Exchange (NYSE): Pre-Market, Standard, and After Hours (Open and Closing)

  1. Pre-Market Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m (EST), Monday – Friday
  2. Standard Trading Hours: 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (EST), Monday – Friday
  3. After-Market Hours: 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (EST), Monday – Friday

National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ): Pre-Market, Standard, and After Hours (Open and Closing)

  1. Pre-Market Hours: 8:00 a.m. –
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