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Weekend investing

You can still place stock orders when the markets are closed.

Market hours

Traditionally, the markets are open from 9:30 AM-4 PM US Eastern time (ET) during regular business days (Monday-Friday, except holidays). But with extended-hours trading and the Robinhood 24 Hour Market, you can execute trades from 8 PM ET Sunday until 8 PM ET Friday, with some restrictions. Orders placed outside these hours will be queued to process when the market opens on the next trading day.

Check out Extended-hours trading and Robinhood 24 Hour Market for more details about how you can trade during regular, extended, and overnight market hours.

Keep in mind

Our app will show you the equivalent Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) or British Summer Time (BST) that matches up with the US Eastern times for trading hours. For example, 9:30 AM ET is 5 hours behind GMT and 4 hours behind BST, so will either be 2:30 PM GMT or 1:30 PM BST.

Potential reasons to trade during the weekend

  • Earnings announcements: The companies you own shares of may announce quarterly earnings after the market closes. Depending on the outcome, the stock’s price can move much more than it would during the regular-hours session. With extended-hours trading, you can act on these potential opportunities as they happen.
  • Activity in foreign markets: Foreign markets, such as Asian or European markets can influence prices on US markets. Activity on these markets happens outside regular US market hours, and extended-hours trading allows you to act on some of these potential opportunities around these events.
Keep in mind

There are additional risks to extended-hours trading. Check out Risk factors to consider for more details.

Risk factors to consider

  • Risk of higher volatility: Volatility refers to the changes in price that securities undergo when trading. Generally, the higher the volatility of a security, the greater its price swings. There may be greater volatility during extended hours than during regular market hours.
  • Risk of news announcements: Normally, issuers of securities make news announcements that may affect the price of their securities after regular market hours. Similarly, important financial information is frequently announced outside of regular market hours. In extended-hours trading, these announcements may occur during trading, and if combined with lower liquidity and higher volatility, may cause an exaggerated and unsustainable effect on the price of a security.

For other potential risk factors, review Risk factors to consider in Extended-hours trading and Robinhood 24 Hour Market.

Review What is the Stock Market to learn more about how it works.

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Robinhood U.K. Ltd (Robinhood UK) is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN: 823590). Robinhood UK onboards UK customers and has the lead customer relationship with UK customers in relation to their use of the Robinhood UK app and website. Robinhood UK introduces UK customers to Robinhood Securities, LLC for order routing, execution, clearing, settlement, arranging custody services and margin lending to eligible UK customers with margin accounts. Robinhood Securities, LLC is regulated in the U.S. by the SEC and FINRA. Robinhood UK and Robinhood Securities, LLC are subsidiaries of Robinhood Markets, Inc.

Robinhood U.K. Ltd is a private limited company registered in England and Wales (09908051).

Robinhood does not provide investment advice. Individual investors should make their own decisions.

Commission-free trading of stocks refers to $0 commissions for Robinhood self-directed individual brokerage accounts that trade U.S. listed securities and ADRs. Keep in mind, other costs such as regulatory fees may apply to your brokerage account. Please see Robinhood UK’s Fee Schedule to learn more.

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