What can I do on Robinhood during the weekend?
You can still place stock and ETF orders, and invest in cryptocurrency, when the markets are closed. Here’s how it works.
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.
Scheduled maintenance happens at the same time every day, from approximately 5:29 PM – 5:40 PM ET and 11:57 PM – 12:09 AM ET. We set aside this time to add features, fix bugs, and make Robinhood Crypto easier and faster to use.
During these maintenance windows, you can still place crypto trades but some pending limit orders may not execute until the maintenance window has ended.
We also periodically schedule maintenance windows that may occur at different times, and may affect the placing or executing of orders.
For all scheduled maintenance windows, you’ll be notified in the app beforehand. Learn more about investing in cryptocurrency.
You should consider the following points before placing weekend orders.
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 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.