Options Trading Hours

Options only trade during regular market hours. You cannot place orders for options for the pre-market or after-hours trading.

Options on stocks trade from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET.

The close of trading for options on ETFs coincides with the closing of the underlying security.

Last Trading Day: Trading in options on ETFs will ordinarily cease at the close on the business day (usually a Friday) preceding the option expiration date.

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