“After Hours Trading” aka “After Hours Market” refers to the buying and selling of securities on major exchanges outside of specified regular trading hours. Most of the major stock exchanges including New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq National Market have operational duration from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST Before the introduction of AHT, stock market used to have a specific starting and closing time, before and after which trading was not allowed.
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