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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.

CountryStock ExchangeLocal Trading hours
United StatesNew York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq9:30 AM to 4 PM (EST)
CanadaToronto Stock Exchange9:30 AM to 4 PM (EST)
MexicoMexican Stock Exchange8:30 AM to 3 PM (CST)
BrazilBrasil Bolsa Balcão S.A. (B3)10 AM to 5:55 PM (EST)
ArgentinaBuenos 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.

TimingsNYSE (IST)NASDAQ (IST)
Pre-Market Trading Hours1:30 PM to 7 PM1:30 PM to 7 PM
Normal Trading Hours7 PM to 1:30 AM7 PM to 1:30 AM
After – Hours Trading1:30 AM to 5:30 AM1:30 AM to 5:30 AM

US Stock Market Holidays 2022

Following is the list of US Stock Market Holidays for the year 2022:

HolidayDate
New Year’s DaySaturday, January 1
Martin Luther King, Jr. DayMonday, January 17
Washington’s BirthdayMonday, February 21
Good FridayFriday, April 15
Memorial DayMonday, May 30
Independence DayMonday, July 4
Labor DayMonday, September 5
Thanksgiving DayThursday, November 24*
Christmas DayMonday, 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.

US Stock Market Time in India

Following is the Indian Standard Time (IST) for the US Stock Market:

CountryNameOpening time (in IST)Closing time (in IST)
United StatesNYSE7 PM1:30 AM
United StatesNASDAQ7 PM1:30 AM
CanadaToronto Stock Exchange7 PM1:30 AM
MexicoMexican Stock Exchange6 PM12:30 AM
BrazilBrasil Bolsa Balcão S.A. (B3)5:30 PM01:25 AM
ArgentinaBuenos Aires Stock Exchange (BCBA)6:30 PM12:30 AM

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