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June 20, 2024

Market Opening/Closing Times

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), and NASDAQ:

Monday-Friday (excluding US bank holidays) 9:30 am to 4:00 pm New York (NY)/Eastern Time (ET). This is usually 14:30 - 21:00 UK time but is subject to change according to daylight savings time.

If you place your trade outside of market hours, you can expect your pending trades to complete when the NYSE next opens.

The London Stock Exchange (TLSE) and FTSE:

Monday-Friday (excluding UK bank holidays) 8:00 am to 4:30 pm UK time.

The markets may also close early in the case of certain holidays – whether national or international. For example, many markets will close on Christmas, and in America, markets close for holidays like Martin Luther King day.

Investing with NuWealth

With NuWealth Standard accounts, trades are placed once a day (this enables us to keep your account fees low) shortly after 15:00 each business day. Trades on this account will complete shortly after 15:00 (if placed before the market opens, any trades placed after this will complete on the next working day). Trades can be made at any time but they won’t be processed until the next trading window rolls around, which for us, is Monday-Friday at 3pm.

The value of investments can fall as well as rise and you could get back less than you invest. If you’re not sure about investing, seek independent advice.

If you’re interested in buying and selling stocks, it’s important to know when the stock market is open for business. The times will vary depending on the market, but typically markets will only be open on weekdays:

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Remember when investing, your capital is at risk.
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