When can I trade?
For US stocks, the largest marketplaces are the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and NASDAQ (based in New York City) which have normal trading hours of 9:30a.m. to 4.00p.m (Eastern Standard Time) on business days, unless there's an early close due to a holiday.
Submitting an order within trading hours will be executed as a market order.
You can still place orders outside trading hours (Out-of-Hours), which will be queued for market order execution on the next trading day.
Limit and Stop Orders can be placed and queued at any time but will only be executed during market hours and when the conditions of the order are met.
Introduction to stock trading
- What is a stock?
- Where do stocks come from?
- What is stock ownership?
- Why do people buy stocks?
- How could you lose money from buying stocks?
- What are stock markets?
- What is a stock broker?
- What is a stock price?
- What is a bid-offer spread?
- What are stock charts?
- What is commission?
- What are bullish vs bearish markets?
- What is technical analysis?
- What is fundamental analysis?
- What are analyst recommendations?
- What are stock financials?
- What is EPS (earnings per share)?
- What is a P/E ratio (Price-to-Earnings)?
- What is a P/CF ratio (Price-to-Cashflow)?
- What is ROE (Return on Equity)?
- What is Market Sentiment?
- What are Market Sentiment Indicators?
- What is the VIX?
- How does News and Social Media impact stocks?