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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

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US Stock Market Holidays 2023

Following is the list of US Stock Market Holidays for the year 2023:

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.

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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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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the US stock market opening timing as per India or IST?

The US stock market opening timing as per IST is 7 PM to 1:30 AM.

What is the time zone of the US stock market?

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.

What are the pre-market trading hours of the US stock exchange?

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.

How can I invest in US stocks from India?

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.

At what time can I buy US stocks from India?

You can buy US stocks any time between 7 PM IST to 1:30 AM IST.

Can I place a limit order to buy US stocks?

Yes, you can place a limit order during market hours.