A stock market is a barometer of the economic health of the country. The world is a global economy, and trade takes place at a global level. Investors and traders look for opportunities to trade all over the globe by using the stock market as a medium. However, they can operate only during the trading hours of the stock exchange in that country. This article briefs about the US stock market timings.
A stock market is an independent entity that has its own time of operation. The stock market in any country pretty much operates during the same time; however, it is in their local time. For example, in India, the stock market operates from 9:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. According to US Eastern Standard Time, it is between 11:45 p.m. and 6 a.m. Indian investors who want to participate in the US Stock market have to trade as per the US time. The US Stock market is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST, which is from 7 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. in IST.
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US Stock Market Time
The US stock market is based on Eastern Time Zone (ET). The Eastern Time has two variables, namely EST and EDT.
- EST: It stands for Eastern Time Zone (EST) and is followed in New York, Washington DC, Florida and other US cities in the autumn and winter months. It is 5 hours behind the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-5) or Greenwich Mean Time.
- EDT: It stands for Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), and is followed in summer and spring months in US cities. It is 4 hours behind the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-4) or Greenwich Mean Time.
The following table shows the trading hours of the us stock market timings.
|Country||Stock Exchange||Local Trading hours|
|United States||New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq||9:30 AM to 4 PM (EST)|
|Canada||Toronto Stock Exchange||9:30 AM to 4 PM (EST)|
|Mexico||Mexican Stock Exchange||8:30 AM to 3 PM (CST)|
|Brazil||Brasil Bolsa Balcão S.A. (B3)||10 AM to 5:55 PM (EST)|
|Argentina||Buenos Aires Stock Exchange (BCBA)||11 AM to 5 PM (EST)|
NYSE and NASDAQ US Market Trading Hours
The following table will give the insights about the us stock market timings in India.
|Timings||NYSE (IST)||NASDAQ (IST)|
|Pre-Market Trading Hours||1:30 PM to 7 PM||1:30 PM to 7 PM|
|Normal Trading Hours||7 PM to 1:30 AM||7 PM to 1:30 AM|
|After – Hours Trading||1:30 AM to 5:30 AM||1:30 AM to 5:30 AM|
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US Stock Market Holidays 2023
Following is the list of US Stock Market Holidays for the year 2023:
|New Year’s Day||Saturday, January 1|
|Martin Luther King, Jr. Day||Monday, January 17|
|Washington’s Birthday||Monday, February 21|
|Good Friday||Friday, April 15|
|Memorial Day||Monday, May 30|
|Independence Day||Monday, July 4|
|Labor Day||Monday, September 5|
|Thanksgiving Day||Thursday, November 24*|
|Christmas Day||Monday, December 26 (Christmas holiday observed)|
Note: *Each market will close early at 1:30 p.m. (1:15 PM for eligible options) on Friday, and November 25, 2022 (the day after Thanksgiving). On these dates, Crossing Session orders will be accepted starting at 1:00 p.m. for continuous executions until 1:30 p.m. While the late trading sessions for NYSE American Equities, NYSE Arca Equities, NYSE Chicago, and NYSE National will close at 5:00 p.m. All times are in Eastern Standard Time.
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US Stock Market Time in India
Following is the Indian Standard Time (IST) for the US Stock Market:
|Country||Name||Opening time (in IST)||Closing time (in IST)|
|United States||NYSE||7 PM||1:30 AM|
|United States||NASDAQ||7 PM||1:30 AM|
|Canada||Toronto Stock Exchange||7 PM||1:30 AM|
|Mexico||Mexican Stock Exchange||6 PM||12:30 AM|
|Brazil||Brasil Bolsa Balcão S.A. (B3)||5:30 PM||01:25 AM|
|Argentina||Buenos Aires Stock Exchange (BCBA)||6:30 PM||12:30 AM|
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Frequently Asked Questions
The US stock market opening timing as per IST is 7 PM to 1:30 AM.
The time zone of the US market is Eastern Time (ET). It is the time zone on the east coast. However, ET is not static. It switches between EST and EDT. This change is due to daylight savings.
The US stock exchange pre-market trading hours are 4 AM ET to 9:30 AM ET. As per IST, it is 1:30 PM to 7 PM.
You can invest directly by opening an overseas trading account with a foreign broker or opening an overseas trading account with a domestic broker. Alternatively, you can also invest through mutual funds and ETFs.
You can buy US stocks any time between 7 PM IST to 1:30 AM IST.
Yes, you can place a limit order during market hours.