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The US market is open Mondays to Fridays from 9.30 am to 4 pm EST except on US trading holidays. The orders will be queued if placed outside market hours, except for limit good-to-day (GTD) orders which can be executed in extended hours (4 am - 9.30 am EST and 4 pm - 8 pm EST) as well.
All other order types will only be executed during market hours (9.30 am - 4 pm EST).
Here is a quick summary of the supported time slots for different order types:
Time (in EST) Limit - GTD Limit - GTC 9.30am - 4pm Accepted and executed if price match Accepted and executed if price match 4pm - 8pm Accepted and executed if price match Queued 8pm - 4am Queued Queued 4am - 9.30am Accepted and executed if price match Queued Time (in EST) Market by dollar Market by shares 9.30am - 4pm Executed at prevailing prices Executed at prevailing prices 4pm - 8pm Queued Not available 8pm - 4am Queued Not available 4am - 9.30am Queued Not available Time (in EST) Stop 9.30am - 4pm Accepted and executed if price match 4pm - 8pm Not available 8pm - 4am Not available 4am - 9.30am Not available
You may choose the validity period of your order to be either GTD or GTC.View more
GTD (Good 'til Day)
This allows you to place a buy or sell order at a particular price and the order will stay active unless executed or till the day ends.
GTC (Good 'til Cancelled)
This allows you to place a buy or sell order that will stay active until the price is reached or until it expires (within 90 days of the order date).
Please note that Market Orders are executed immediately while limit and stop orders have GTD/ GTC functionality.