Market Trading Hours

Your local drugstore may be open 24 hours, but when it comes to trading stocks, equity options, the Smalls, CME futures, and options on futures, the hours vary. All times listed below are in Central Standard Time (Chicago time). As long as the markets are open, then you'll be able to trade on the tastyworks platform.

When are the markets open for trading?


  • Pre-market session: 7:30 am to 8:30 am
  • Regular trading session: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
  • After-market session: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

To learn more about extended hours trading, please click here.

Equity/ETF Options

  • Regular trading session: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm*

*Equity options do not trade during the pre-market or after-hours trading session. However, some equity options trade until 3:15 pm. To view a list of underlyings that trade up to 15-minutes after the bell, then please click here.


All digital currencies trade 24/7/365. Furthermore, cryptocurrencies do not have a typical "day" trading session similar to equities or futures. As a result, all working orders are effectively GTC orders. To view a list of available cryptocurrencies at tastyworks, please click here.

Small Exchange Products ('Smalls')

Currently, all Smalls trade from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm, with the exception of contracts that are expiring. To view a complete list of available Smalls contracts, please click here.

CME Futures & Options on Futures

Futures hours vary by product. The illustration below goes over the trading hours of each product. Trading hours for options on futures correspond with the underlying contract. In a nutshell, when the outright futures are available for trading, that means the options are also available.
To view a complete list of available CME futures contracts, please click here.
To learn more about holiday hours, please click here.