Closing

DEFINITION of 'Closing'

The end of a trading session. The closing of a trading day halts trading on exchanges. After-hours trading still occurs until 8 pm.

An action which will eliminate your position in a security. Closing a position is done by taking an action which will take away your exposure to risk.

The final procedure in a sale in which documents are signed and recorded. This is the time when the ownership of the property is transferred.

BREAKING DOWN 'Closing'

The close of the New York Stock Exchange is marked by ringing a bell at 4 pm EST. The closing price is often quoted and used when looking at historical prices. For example if you own a stock, then you can close your position by selling it.

Closing is often referred to in sales as the act of convincing the purchaser to actually purchase, often seen as the toughest part.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Close

    The end of a trading session in financial markets. "Close" refers ...
  2. After-Hours Market Close

    The last transaction and final price of a security that is traded ...
  3. After-Hours Trading - AHT

    Trading after regular trading hours on the major exchanges. The ...
  4. Nasdaq-100 After Hours Indicator

    An indicator of post-market sentiment and trading activity, calculated ...
  5. Close Position

    Executing a security transaction that is the exact opposite of ...
  6. Closing Bell

    A bell that rings to signify the end of a trading session. The ...
Related Articles
  1. Markets

    Can I Sell A Stock At The After-Hours Price?

    Most major exchanges trade from 9:30 am to 4 pm Eastern Standard Time, but you’re not limited to selling stock between those hours.
  2. Markets

    What's After-Hours Trading?

    After-hours trading occurs on major exchanges outside of regular trading hours, and takes place between 4:30 and 8 p.m. Eastern time.
  3. Trading

    What Is The Difference Between After-Hours Trading And Late Trading?

    “After-hours” trading and “late trading” both refer to investments made outside of normal business hours. While the two activities sound similar and often take place in similar time frames, the ...
  4. Trading

    6 Steps To A Rule-Based Forex Trading System

    Learn to add structure to your trading methods with these six important steps.
  5. Investing

    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.
  6. Trading

    The Forex Three-Session System

    Market hours for Tokyo, London and New York determine volatility peaks. Find out why.
  7. Trading

    9 Tricks Of The Successful Forex Trader

    These steps will make you a more disciplined, smarter and, ultimately, wealthier trader.
  8. Managing Wealth

    Use Price Action Trading Strategy for Results

    Bored by the fixed rules of technical and fundamental analysis? Price action trading allows you to customize your own trading strategy.
  9. Personal Finance

    12 Steps To Closing A Real Estate Deal

    A long list of things needs to happen before a home becomes yours. Find out what to expect.
  10. Trading

    4 Reasons Why You Need A Forex Trading Journal

    Most brokers will provide you with trade records, but it's also important to keep track on your own.
RELATED FAQS
  1. How can my stock's price change after hours, and what effect does this have on investors? ...

    Most investors know that the major stock exchanges have standard trading hours - set periods of time each day when trading ... 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. Does the closing price have to equal the last price traded?

    Logically and theoretically, the last price traded should be the same as the closing price of a stock. However, the way we ... Read Answer >>
  4. What trends and data influence after-hours traders the most?

    Learn about the specific information that after-hours traders review to influence their trading. Read Answer >>
  5. When do stock market exchanges close?

    Learn about stock exchanges, the main function of stock market changes and the opening and closing times of some major stock ... Read Answer >>
  6. During what time does after-hours trading (AHT) occur?

    A lot of buying and selling can be done outside of the traditional trading hours. Find out when after-hours trading starts ... Read Answer >>
Hot Definitions
  1. Bond Ladder

    A portfolio of fixed-income securities in which each security has a significantly different maturity date. The purpose of ...
  2. Duration

    A measure of the sensitivity of the price (the value of principal) of a fixed-income investment to a change in interest rates. ...
  3. Dove

    An economic policy advisor who promotes monetary policies that involve the maintenance of low interest rates, believing that ...
  4. Cyclical Stock

    An equity security whose price is affected by ups and downs in the overall economy. Cyclical stocks typically relate to companies ...
  5. Front Running

    The unethical practice of a broker trading an equity based on information from the analyst department before his or her clients ...
  6. After-Hours Trading - AHT

    Trading after regular trading hours on the major exchanges. The increasing popularity of electronic communication networks ...
Trading Center