Define: Stock Market Close

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Definition: Stock Market Close



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Full Definition of Stock Market Close


The stock market close has traditionally been at 4 pm New York Time. A closing bell was sounded, signalling the official stock market close and the end of the trading day. Today the stock market close is not so cut-and-dried. After-hours trading in many issues extends the market day and places a question mark as to the exact time of the stock market close. Still, most issues use the official 4 pm stock market close to set their closing price which is used to establish end-of-day portfolio values and for many other uses. As markets move ever closer to a twenty-four-hour trading day the stock market close is becoming ever more cloudy. How much relevance the stock market close will have in years to come remains to be seen, but for now, the traditionalists still mark the stock market close as 4 pm New York Time.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Stock Market Close are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 5th February, 2020