A Definitive Guide on US market timings in India

With the rising trend of investing in the US Stock markets and other overseas markets, we will elaborate on the US stock market timings in India and also cover other overseas markets, which see a fair share of participation from enthusiastic Indians.
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An Overview on US Market Timings

The stock market is not just the hub of trades but also equipment to measure the country's economic performance on a real-time basis. As the US is one of the strongest economies, the US stock markets are one of the most lucrative avenues for people investing in companies' shares, derivatives, bonds, futures, commodities, etc. and that is the reason why overseas investors keep an eye on the US market trading hours.

      An Overview on the US Market Timings in India

      The following table will help you understand how there is a huge difference in the time zones of most of these markets; still, the ability to invest keeps harmony between these differences. The Indian stock exchanges have their opening bell at 9:15 AM and closing bell at 3:30 PM.

        NameCountryOpening Bell (in IST)Closing Bell (in IST)
        NYSEThe United States7 PM1:30 AM
        NASDAQThe United States7 PM1:30 AM
        London Stock ExchangeThe United Kingdom1:30 PM10:00 PM
        Hong Kong Stock ExchangeHong Kong6:45 AM1:30 PM
        Shanghai Stock ExchangeShanghai, China7 AM12:30 PM
        SIX Swiss ExchangeSwitzerland1:30 PM10:00 PM
        Taiwan Stock ExchangeTaiwan6:30 AM11 AM
        Japan Exchange GroupJapan5:30 AM11:30 AM

          The US Trading Hours For NASDAQ and NYSE

          There is a reason why people call NYC - the city that never sleeps. The reason is quite simple: it houses two of the major stock exchanges of the world - NYSE or New York Stock Exchange, owned by Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), listed on the NYSE and situated in the famous Wall Street, and NASDAQ, owned by Nasdaq Inc. and situated at One Liberty Plaza.

          The NYSE was set up in 1792 and is the largest stock exchange in terms of market capitalization, whereas NASDAQ was set up in 1971 and has become the second-largest stock exchange in the world. The following table will give insights into the US stock market timings in India:

            TimingsNYSE (in IST)NASDAQ (in IST)
            Pre-market trading hours1:30 PM to 7 PM1:30 PM to 7:00 PM
            Normal trading hours7 PM to 1:30 AM7 PM to 1:30 AM
            After-hours trading1:30 AM to 5:30 AM1:30 AM to 5:30 AM

              An Overview on EST and EDT

              Two of the leading stock markets in the United States, the NYSE and the NASDAQ, use the Eastern Time Zone, or ET, to determine their opening hours for trading. In the above table, we have already converted the timings in IST for a better understanding of the US market opening time in India. However, there are two commonly used variables in this particular time zone:

                1. Eastern Standard Time, or EST: The EST variable is generally observed during the autumn and the winter months all over the United States. EDT runs 4 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time or UTC - 4; hence, it is 9.5 hours behind IST.
                2. Eastern Daylight Time, or EDT: The EDT is observed during the summer and spring seasons. EST lags by 5 hours when compared to Greenwich Mean Time or UTC - 5, and 10.5 hours behind IST.
                Despite many provisions for early trading, the NASDAQ and the NYSE begin trading during the start of normal business hours, i.e., 9:30 AM on weekdays, and there is no provision for trading on weekends.

                Timings for the US Stock Markets

                In this part of the article, we will cover all the major stock exchanges of the US, and the US market trading hours in IST, to be more precise.

                  NameStateOpening Bell (in IST)Closing Bell (in IST)
                  NYSENew York7:00 PM1:30 AM
                  NASDAQNew York7:00 PM1:30 AM
                  Boston Stock ExchangeMassachusettsIt was acquired by NASDAQ Inc. in 2007.
                  Chicago Stock ExchangeIllinois7:00 PM1:30 AM
                  International Securities ExchangeNew YorkIt is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NASDAQ Inc.
                  Miami Stock ExchangeFlorida7:00 PM1:30 AM
                  National Stock ExchangeNew JerseyThis was acquired by the NYSE in 2017 and is now traded as NYSE National.
                  Philadelphia Stock ExchangePennsylvaniaThis was also acquired by NASDAQ Inc. and is traded at NASDAQ as Nasdaq OMX PHLX.
                    As you can see, NYSE and NASDAQ are the two major stock exchanges in the USA, which have acquired the majority of the regional stock exchanges as well. Hence, the US stock market timings in India do not get affected due to regional time zones.

                    An Overview on Stock Market Timings in North and South America

                    There are 6 major stock exchanges in the continents of North America and South America. They are listed below:

                    1. North America
                      1. New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
                      2. NASDAQ or National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations
                      3. Toronto Stock Exchange
                      4. Mexican Stock Exchange
                    2. South America
                      1. Brasil Bolsa Balco S.A. (B3)
                      2. Buenos Aires Stock Exchange (BCBA)

                    These stock markets run at nearly the same time; however, they do so in their time zone. The table below captures the location and the respective trading hours of all of these exchanges:

                    Stock ExchangeLocation (Country)Local Trading HoursUS Eastern Standard Time
                    New York Stock Exchange United States9:30 AM to 4 PM9:30 AM to 4 PM
                    NASDAQUnited States9:30 AM to 4 PM9:30 AM to 4 PM
                    Toronto Stock ExchangeCanada9:30 AM to 4 PM9:30 AM to 4 PM
                    Mexican Stock ExchangeMexico8:30 AM to 3 PM9:30 AM to 4 PM
                    Brasil Bolsa Balcão S.A. (B3)Brazil10 AM to 5:55 PM8 AM to 3:55 PM
                    Buenos Aires Stock Exchange (BCBA)Argentina11 AM to 5 PM9 AM to 3 PM
                      The financial markets are an interesting avenue to invest and earn money. This is one of the major reasons why many Indians love to invest in shares and reap benefits from them. The US has the biggest stock and bond market, therefore retail investors keep an eye on the US market opening time in India to gain strategic advantages.

                      Frequently Asked Questions

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                      I have read that US stock futures are down on Sunday. Does that mean the US stock market is open on Sundays also?