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Why Reliable Trading Hours Data is Necessary

If you sell stock on the NYSE on Monday, the cash will land in your account on Tuesday. That is unless you happen to be trading on a particular Monday in mid-October when US markets are open, but the ...

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History of the Stock Market Bell

Stock exchanges are steeped in tradition. One such traditional is ringing a bell to signify the start and end of the trading hours. The tradition started with the New York Stock Exchange and has been ...

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7 Misconceptions about Stock Market Trading Hours and Holidays

When I started back in 2015, I had no idea how complicated it was to accurately track when financial markets were open or closed. Initially, the goal was to merely make a countdown s...

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After Hours Trading Explained

After-hours trading (some times abbreviated as AHT) refers to buying or selling securities outside of the standard trading hours. Each exchange has their own official trading hours. For the two larges...

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What is Market Capitalization?

What is Market Cap of Market Capitalization? Market Cap is equal to the total number of shares times the price of a share. Individual stocks can have a market cap and entire stock exchanges can have a...

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