What are the opening times of the New York Stock Exchange?
The New York Stock Exchange, or NYSE, has the following opening hours:
- It opens each day at 9.30 a.m.
- It then closes at 4 p.m.
It is important to note however that these opening hours are in American time. In Central European time this equates to an opening time of 3.30 p.m. and a closing time of 10 p.m.
Why is it important to know these times?
Reminder about the New York stock market:
Before embarking on online speculation of the New York stock market, here is some information that you should absolutely know about this incomparable financial center of the international stock market.
The New York stock market is called NYSE or New York Stock Exchange. It is in fact the main trading platform of the New York stock market as well as the biggest stock market place in the world. The New York stock market is often called « Wall Street” by investors and traders.
One of the peculiarities of the New York stock market is that the exchanges are not all done electronically since there are still some shares exchanged at the auction.
Before 1990, NASDAQ had the largest volume of stocks in the United States and around the world but since then, the NYSE has taken its place with a total market capitalization of all the companies listed on this market which represent three times that of NASDAQ.
It is the NYSE Euronext (New York Stock Exchange Euronext) that holds the New York stock Exchange. This group was created by the fusion between Euronext and Archipelago Holdings which operates entirely electronically.
The New York stock market is located at 11 Wall Street, but it is important to note that the NYSE headquarters is actually located at 18 Broad Street in the financial neighborhood situated in the south of Manhattan.
Capitalization and stock market indexes of the New York Stock market:
The New York stock market is the most important in the world since it lists the shares of nearly 3000 companies with a total market capitalization that surpasses the 25 000 Billion dollars.
Of course, the New York stock market is also associated with other stock market indexes such as:
- The DJIA or the Dow Jones Industrial Average, commonly known as the Dow Jones or Dow. Which comprises 27 to 30 stock market securities listed in the NYSE. This index is the oldest one in the New York Stock Market and in the World. It belongs to Dow Jones Indexes, a company managed by CME.
- The S&P 500 and the SP100 based on the 500 largest companies listed on the American stock market and managed by Standard&Poor’s, a credit rating agency.