US Stock Market Timings

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When it comes to the global economy, the United States has always secured its place at the centre of the table. The movements in the US stock markets not only affect the Indian indices but also stay a limelight subject for global investors from India.

In recent times, growing awareness combined with advanced technologies has increased the number of investors investing in US stocks from India. For many, it has become a part of the routine to regularly track the domestic markets as well as the leading global indices including US markets.

However many are confused about the US stock market timings as per Indian time. This is because the time changes twice a year due to US daylight saving time (DST). In this blog, we share the US stock market open time along with all the details that you must know. So let’s get started.

Additional Read: How to Invest in US Stocks from India

Highlights of the Blog

  • List of Stock Exchanges and Indices in the US
  • US Stock Market Timing
  • Effect of Daylight Savings

List of Stock Exchanges and Indices in the US

The United States is home to the two stock exchanges - the Nasdaq and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). These are the two broadly popular stock exchanges not only the largest exchanges within the US but also across the world.

  • NYSE: Set up in 1792, the NYSE is the largest exchange in the world. The two most popular indices associated with the NYSE are - the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) and the S&P 500.
  • Nasdaq: It is a relatively new exchange founded in 1971 and stands as the second-largest exchange worldwide. It publishes the Nasdaq Composite index which comprises information technology and innovation-focused companies.

Popular US Indices

Associated Stock Exchange

Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA)

NYSE

S&P 500

NYSE

Nasdaq Composite

Nasdaq

US Stock Market Timings as per Indian Time

The market timings of top US stock exchanges as per Indian Standard Time (IST) are mentioned below.

Stock Exchanges

Open

(as per IST)

Close

(as per IST)

NYSE

7 PM

1:30 AM

Nasdaq

7 PM

1:30 AM

The operational hours of both exchanges, NYSE and Nasdaq are similar. However, like Indian markets, the US stock exchanges have pre-market trading hours, normal trading hours, and after-market trading hours.

Following is the division between three different sessions as per IST.

Session

NYSE

(as per IST)

Nasdaq

(as per IST)

Pre-market Trading Session

1:30 PM to 7 PM

1:30 PM to 7 PM

Regular Trading Hours

7 PM to 1:30 AM

7 PM to 1:30 AM

After-market Trading Session

1:30 AM to 5:30 AM

1:30 AM to 5:30 AM

Effect of Daylight Saving Time

Daylight saving time (DST) is followed in the US during the summers when the days are longer than usual. DST starts on the second Sunday of March and goes on until the first Sunday of November. As per this practice, the clock time is moved one hour later.

Subsequently, the timings of the US stock markets as per IST also change. When the US follows DST, Nasdaq and NYSE opening time shifts from 7 PM IST to 8 PM IST and closing time shifts from 1:30 AM IST to 2:30 AM IST.

The following table demonstrates a change in the opening and closing time of NYSE and Nasdaq based on Daylight Saving Time.

Exchange

Without DST

With DST

Open

(as per IST)

Close

(as per IST)

Open

(as per IST)

Close

(as per IST)

NYSE

7 PM

1:30 AM

8 PM

2:30 AM

Nasdaq

7 PM

1:30 AM

8 PM

2:30 AM

Final Note

Like Indian markets, the US stock markets are open from Monday to Friday and remain closed on Saturdays, Sundays and US holidays. To get more details, visit NYSE or Nasdaq’s official website and find the exact days when the exchanges will remain closed.

Additional Read: Guide to Investing in US Stocks from India: Benefits, Regulations, and Tax Considerations

Disclaimer: Investments in the securities market are subject to market risk, read all related documents carefully before investing.

This content is for educational purposes only. Securities quoted are exemplary and not recommendatory.

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