The major stock exchanges of the United States - NASDAQ and NYSE, open at 9.30 am ET and closes at 4.00 pm ET for normal trading.
The stock market in the United States is one of the well-established across the globe. There are around 12 stock exchanges in the US, however, the two main exchanges are New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and NASDAQ. Similarly, it is reported that there are around 5000 indexes in the US, but the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average and NASDAQ Composite are widely used. Let us find out the operating hours of the US stock markets.
We have illustrated the operating house of NYSE and NASDAQ stock exchanges:
ET refers to Easter time zone. Without day light savings it clocks 5 hours behind the Greenwich Mean time and during the day light savings, it clocks 4 hours behind the Greenwich mean time.
The US stock market does not work on all Saturdays and Sundays. Apart from that we have listed the holidays:
• New Year
• Martin Luther King Junior Day
• Washington’s Birthday
• Good Friday
• Memorial Day
• Juneteenth National Independence Day
• Independence Day
• Labour Day
Apart from the standard holidays, it is to be noted that the operations of the US markets were hindered earlier only during the terrorist attack on 09/11, hurricane sandy, and during the third wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Timing the market is very crucial in raping profits by trading. Hence, it is important that you note the opening and closing hours of the major stock exchanges of the United States. This will help you in logging into your trading account on time and not missing out on timely trades.