TRADING HOURS OF THE WORLD’S MAJOR STOCK EXCHANGES
Closing times for stock market exchanges vary, but they generally close in the evening – except on holidays. A stock market exchange is a marketplace where stocks are traded throughout the day; it functions as an entity that ensures orderly trading and efficient dissemination of price quotes for stocks on the exchange. Some of the main stock market exchanges are the Shanghai Stock Exchange, Swiss Exchange, London Stock Exchange, New York Stock Exchange, and Nasdaq. Trading is generally conducted from Monday to Friday of each week.
TRADING HOURS IN THE UNITED STATES / AMERICAS
The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is based in New York City. The NYSE is one of the largest stock exchanges in the world, and it is a public entity. As of 2018, the NYSE has normal trading hours from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. local time, unless there's an early close due to a holiday.
The NASDAQ is an American stock exchange that serves as a global electronic marketplace for securities trading. Pre-market trading hours are from 4 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. local time, and after-hours trading extends from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The normal trading hours begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at 4 p.m.
TRADING HOURS IN EUROPE
- German DAX opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 5:30 p.m. local time.
- The London Stock Exchange opens at 8 a.m. and closes at 4:30 p.m. local time.
- Euronext Paris opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 5:30 p.m. local time.
- The Swiss Exchange opens at 9:00 a.m., closes at 5:30 p.m. local time.
NAGA Markets trading hours can be found here for each market:
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