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When will my buy or sell order be placed?
When will my buy or sell order be placed?

Learn about trading inside and outside of market hours, and when the US markets are typically open.

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When will my order be placed?

You can submit a buy or sell order at any time, 24/7, however your order will only be executed during US market hours.

This means when the market is open, your trades will typically be executed immediately.

When the market is closed, your trades will typically be queued and executed when the market opens.

If the market is open you'll see the words 'Market open' and a sun icon in the top right corner of the investment preview screen and the sale preview screen. If the market is closed you'll see the words 'Market closed' and a moon icon.

Please note that market orders placed after 4pm (Eastern/New York time) will be queued for the following trading day.

When are US markets typically open?

The US stock market is typically open Monday through Friday from 9.30am to 4pm (Eastern/New York time).

The market is closed on certain public holidays observed in the US, such as New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Additionally, the market may have shortened trading days or modified hours on certain occasions.

You can see the holidays and trading hours for the New York Stock Exchange here, for the Nasdaq here, and for the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) here.

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