The Nasdaq's opening and closing times

What time does the Nasdaq open?

Here you’ll find the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions concerning the Nasdaq, starting with what it stands for. If you know the answer to this, then you’re doing better than most.

What does it stand for?

The National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations. Wow, £5 if you can say that five times without stuttering.

What time does the Nasdaq open and close?

The Nasdaq opens 9:30am to 4pm from Monday to Friday during the Eastern Time Zone. These are the same trading times as the New York Stock Exchange — disclaimer: you may see a running theme here.

Is the Nasdaq open at the weekend?

Similar to the New York Stock Exchange, the NASDAQ isn't open during the weekend. It is also closed during all major bank holidays such as New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Does the Nasdaq have after-hours trading?

And not to confuse things further, but the Nasdaq mirrors the New York Stock Exchange's after trading hours. The pre-market hours can begin as early as 4am, but most transactions happen from 8am onwards. The post-market hours can last until 8pm, but the majority happens at 6:30pm or earlier.

What's the difference between the Nasdaq and the New York Stock Exchange?

On the surface, there might not seem like there's much difference. But if you're keen to know then be sure to read all about the differences between the Nasdaq and the New York Stock Exchange in our blog post.

Be sure to check out our full list of stock market opening and closing times across the globe.

For specific questions relating to the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange, New York Stock Exchange and the London Stock Exchange, make sure to read our dedicated blog posts. 

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