A:

The New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq both trade between 9:30am and 4pm Eastern Time. All major stock exchanges trade at roughly the same local times in each of their respective countries.

The other major exchanges in North America are the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) in Canada, and Bolsa Mexicana De Valores (BMV) in Mexico. The TSX has regular market hours between 9:30am and 4pm ET, just like the NYSE and Nasdaq; however, the BMV is open from 8:30am to 3pm Central Standard Time.

In Australia, the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) keeps normal trading hours from 10am to 4pm Australian Eastern Standard Time. Not far from Australia is Japan, which is home to the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE). The TSE is open from 9am to 11am and reopens at 12:30pm. The TSE closes at 3:10pm Japan Standard Time (JST).

In China, the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SSE) keeps regular market hours from 9:30am to 11:30am, and reopens at 1pm. The SSE ceases trading at 3pm China Standard Time.

To learn more about how stock exchanges work, read Getting to Know Stock Exchanges.

RELATED FAQS
  1. Where can I find information about pre- and after-hours trading on the NYSE and the ...

    The stock market, particularly the NYSE and Nasdaq, is traditionally open between 9:30am and 4pm EST. Over time, with the ... Read Answer >>
  2. Why are the bid and ask quotes usually so far away from each other in after-hours ...

    After-hours trading is defined as the exchange of securities outside of an exchange's specified regular trading hours (usually ... Read Answer >>
  3. How does a company switch from one stock exchange to another?

    A publicly traded company can, in fact, switch to a stock exchange that it believes will be favorable to its financing efforts. ... Read Answer >>
  4. What is the history behind the opening and closing bells on the NYSE?

    Similar to the school bells that most of us heard during our school days, the New York Stock Exchange's (NYSE) opening and ... Read Answer >>
  5. Why is the Nasdaq more volatile than the NYSE?

    Learn about the stocks that are traded on the Nasdaq stock exchange, and discover the Nasdaq's relative volatility level ... Read Answer >>
  6. What does it mean when my broker says that shares are for auction?

    An auction market is one in which stock buyers enter competitive bids and stock sellers enter competitive offers at the same ... Read Answer >>
Related Articles
  1. Investing

    The Opening Cross: How Nasdaq Stock Prices Are Set

    The National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations, commonly referred to as Nasdaq, is a computerized marketplace where stocks are traded from 9:30am to 4pm Eastern Standard ...
  2. Investing

    History Of The Toronto Stock Exchange

    Find out how the third-largest stock exchange in North America came to be.
  3. Investing

    Who Owns The Stock Exchanges?

    As M&A heats up among the exchanges, here's how the market currently looks.
  4. Investing

    Take Your Pennies To The TSX Venture

    The TSX Venture Exchange is a Canadian-based junior listings market that houses many micro-cap and small-cap firms.
  5. Investing

    Toronto Stock Exchange: Safest Investment In The World?

    Canada, one of the wealthiest countries, is also one of the safest places to invest.
  6. Trading

    Top Companies Trading On The Toronto Stock Exchange

    Canadian stock markets are home to some of the best companies across sectors such as finance, energy, mining and minerals.
  7. Investing

    Why Late Trading Is Illegal

    Institutional investors got a sweet deal that soured retail investors' mutual fund returns.
  8. Investing

    The Top 4 Stocks Listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange for 2016 (T.TO, IPL.TO)

    Understand what's happening with the Toronto Stock Exchange in 2016. Learn about four of the top stocks on the Toronto Stock Exchange for the coming year.
  9. Insights

    What's an Exchange?

    An exchange is an organized marketplace where securities and other financial instruments are traded.
  10. Trading

    Activities You Can Take Advantage Of In The Pre-Market And After-Hours Trading Sessions

    A great deal can happen in between the New York close of the market and the open the following morning. Learn how you can access opportunities and hedge against risk outside regular trading hours.
RELATED TERMS
  1. Mexican Stock Exchange (MEX) .MX

    Mexico's only securities market, the Mexican Stock Exchange (in ...
  2. Extended Trading

    Trading conducted on electronic exchanges either after regular ...
  3. Canada's New Stock Exchange - CNQ

    An alternative stock exchange for micro-cap and emerging companies ...
  4. Interlisted Stock

    A security that is listed on multiple stock exchanges. An interlisted ...
  5. Bolsa Boliviana de Valores - BBV

    A stock exchange located in La Paz, Bolivia. Bolsa Boliviana ...
  6. Australian Stock Exchange - ASX

    The stock exchange headquartered in Sydney, Australia. The Australian ...
Hot Definitions
  1. Operating Cost

    Expenses associated with the maintenance and administration of a business on a day-to-day basis.
  2. Money Market

    A segment of the financial market in which financial instruments with high liquidity and very short maturities are traded. ...
  3. Block (Bitcoin Block)

    Blocks are files where data pertaining to the Bitcoin network is permanently recorded.
  4. Fintech

    Fintech is a portmanteau of financial technology that describes an emerging financial services sector in the 21st century.
  5. Ex-Dividend

    A classification of trading shares when a declared dividend belongs to the seller rather than the buyer. A stock will be ...
  6. Debt Security

    Any debt instrument that can be bought or sold between two parties and has basic terms defined, such as notional amount (amount ...
Trading Center