What can I do during the weekend?
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 normal business days (Monday-Friday, no bank holidays). This means that any weekend orders you place to invest in stocks or ETFs will be queued to process when the market opens on the next trading day.
Learn more about regular and extended market hours.
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.
Learn more about investing in crypto.
You should consider the following points before placing weekend orders:
Risk of higher 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 in placing trades outside of regular trading hours.
Risk of news announcements: Normally, issuers of securities make news announcements that may affect the price of their securities after regular trading hours. Similarly, important financial information is frequently announced outside of regular trading hours. When combined with potentially lower liquidity and higher volatility, this may cause an exaggerated and unsustainable effect on the price of a security and result in an execution price that’s unexpected.
Learn more about how the stock market works.