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NASDAQ Trading Hours - Important Facts & FAQs

Nasdaq’s trading hours for DIY trading from India. You can get more information on how you can buy US stocks with the Cube Wealth app.
October 5, 2020

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NASDAQ, short for, for National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations, is the 2nd largest stock exchange in the world. It can pay off (literally) to know when NASDAQ opens up for trading if you are an aspiring DIY investor.


So this blog will give you a detailed breakdown of the important times and facts associated with NASDAQ. Buckle up your seatbelts because this is going to be an interesting read.


A few more US Stocks blogs that we have written for your knowledge:


  1. Can Indians Invest In NASDAQ?
  2. Tips For Investing in US Equities
  3. How to Buy Apple, Amazon, Google Stock from India?
  4. Investing In US Equities For Your Child's Future


What Are NASDAQ’s Trading Hours?


We’ve made it easier for you to understand NASDAQ trading hours with IST time conversions. Here is a table of NASDAQ Trading Hours:

 

Trading Session

Time (EST)

Time (IST)

NASDAQ Core Trading Hours

9.30 AM - 4.00 PM

7.00 PM - 1.30 AM 

NASDAQ Closing Auction Freeze Period

3:59 PM - 4:00 PM 

1.29 AM - 1.30 AM

NASDAQ Pre-Opening Session

3:30 AM - 4:00 AM 

1.00 PM - 1.30 PM 

NASDAQ Opening Session

4:00 AM - 9:30 AM 

1.30 PM - 7.00 PM

NASDAQ Extended Hours

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

1.30 AM - 5.30 AM


NASDAQ Trading Hours Facts


We’ve also compiled a list of important facts that you must keep in mind before investing in NASDAQ here:


  • NASDAQ is not open during weekends
  • NASDAQ is open for 6.5 hours per day
  • NASDAQ trading hours change according to daylight savings time (8th March to November 1, 2020, 2:00 AM)
  • Unlike most Asian and middle eastern stock markets, NASDAQ does not close for lunch
  • Trading during extended hours is allowed but is prone to higher volatility and more risk


Can You Invest In US Equities With Cube?


Cube Wealth is the first app to bring US Stock advisory to India by partnering up with award-winning RIA, Rick Holbrook. So yes, you can buy US stocks using the Cube Wealth app either on your own (DIY) or backed by sound advice (US Advisory).


Indians can invest up to $250,000/Year abroad according to the RBI notification in the Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS). With the Cube Wealth app, you can invest as little as $750 and get started. 


To get started, download the app today or get a free consultation call with Cube's wealth coaches to understand if you should invest in US equities.

Watch this video to learn how you can invest in US markets from India





FAQs


What is the NASDAQ?

A global marketplace where you can buy and sell securities.

Where is the NASDAQ located?

NASDAQ is located in New York City, New York, U.S.

How many companies have listed stocks in the NASDAQ?

Over 3400 companies have stocks listed in the NASDAQ.

Can Indians invest in stocks listed in the NASDAQ?

Yes, any Indian citizen can invest in US markets and buy stocks listed in the NASDAQ.

How Can Indians invest in stocks listed in the NASDAQ?

The easiest way would be using the Cube Wealth app. The app will give you access to US advisory from award-winning  RIA, Rick Holbrook. Download the app to know more.

Does it cost a lot to invest in the NASDAQ?

The Cube Wealth app allows you to invest in US stocks with an amount as low as $750.

Can I use the Cube Wealth app to do DIY US stock investing?

Yes you can. Cube partners with DriveWealth to help you create your US Brokerage Account and purchase US Stocks of your choice.

Are there more Cube blogs on investing in US markets from India?

Yes, there are! Here is a list:

1) Investing in US Market From India - The Complete Guide

2) Investing in International Markets from India

3) Tips For Investing in US Equities

4) Is It Better To Invest In India Or the USA?

5) Investing In US Equities For Your Child's Future

Fun Facts


  1. NASDAQ was the world's first electronic exchange
  2. NASDAQ is owned by Nasdaq, Inc
  3. NASDAQ was founded in 1971
  4. NASDAQ hosts several big tech companies, a trend solidified by the dotcom bubble
Shriram Shekhar
Shriram is a Consultant at CubeWealth. He has developed cutting edge IT products for over 2 years before turning to his passion for the written word. His love for philosophy, developing products, and empowering people through quality content is what got him to CubeWealth.

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