You can still place stock and ETF orders, and invest in crypto, when the markets are closed.
Traditionally, the markets are open from 9:30 AM ET-4 PM 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.
You can trade crypto 24/7 on Robinhood Crypto, with some exceptions like scheduled site maintenance.
We periodically schedule maintenance windows that may occur at different times, and may affect the placing or executing of orders. We’ll alert you in the app when this happens.
Check out Buying and selling crypto for more details.
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 capture these potential opportunities as they happen.
Activity in foreign markets: Foreign markets, such as Asian or European markets can influence prices on U.S. markets. Activity on these markets happens outside regular US market hours, and extended-hours trading allows you to capture potential opportunities around these events.
There are additional risks to extended-hours trading. Check out Risk factors to consider for more details.
Review What is the Stock Market to learn more about how it works.