Your local drugstore may be open 24 hours, but the hours vary with stocks, equity options, the Smalls, CME futures, and options on futures. As long as the markets are open, you'll be able to trade on the tastytrade platform. All times listed below are in Central Standard Time (Chicago time).
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.
- 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. Please click here to view a list of underlyings that trade up to 15 minutes after the bell.
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 tastytrade, please click here.
Small Exchange Products ('Smalls')
All Small Exchange Products trade from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm, except for expiring contracts. 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. Futures trade nearly six days a week with Monday's trading session beginning Sunday evening (Chicago time) with the last trading session concluding Friday afternoon. Trading hours for options on futures correspond with the underlying contract. In short, when the outright futures are available for trading, the corresponding options are also available.