US Presidential Elections Trading Hours 2020


The United States presidential election is scheduled for today, Tuesday, November 3, 2020.  If you are planning to trade today, these US Presidential Elections Trading Hours 2020 will guide you well. 

November 3, 2020 | AtoZ Markets – The U.S. Presidential Election released by USA.gov is the consecutive quadrennial United States presidential election and decides the President and the Vice President of the United States.

It is a significant event to determine the appropriate stance of monetary policy and assesses the risks to its long-run goals of price stability and sustainable economic growth. Also holding congressional elections: voters will elect all 435 members to the US House of Representatives and 33 members to the Senate.

While the US stock market will remain closed overnight, index futures, international stocks, commodities markets, and Forex trading will remain open globally to present trading opportunities. However, this does not mean business as usual as the US presidential election might affect the USD volatility. So if you are planning to trade Forex this period, you should expect the US dollar to show significant volatility.

US presidential elections trading hours 2020

Below are the 2020 US presidential elections trading hours. AtoZ Markets encourages you to contact your individual brokers for more detailed timings for the instruments you are trading.

US Presidential elections trading hours 2020

US presidential elections stock exchanges opening hours

Aside from the 2020 US presidential election Forex trading hours, we have compiled the opening and closing hours of stock exchanges.  Please check your individual brokers for more detailed timings for the instruments you are trading.

New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

The NYSE is open for the following trading sessions:

  • Pre-Opening Session — 6:30 AM – 9:30 AM
  • Core Trading Session — 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Closing Imbalance Period — 3:45 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Extended Hours — 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Nasdaq

The NASDAQ Stock Exchange is open for the following trading sessions:

  • Pre-Opening Session — 3:30 AM – 4:00 AM
  • Opening Session — 4:00 AM – 9:30 AM
  • Closing Auction Freeze Period — 3:59 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Extended Hours — 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Timetable for trading the political event of the year

This is a rough timetable for election night results:

  • 22:00 GMT / 18:00 Eastern on November 3: Polls close in some parts of Indiana and Kentucky.
  • 23:00 /19:00 Polls close in six additional states, including Florida, New Hampshire, and Virginia.
  • 23:30 / 19:30 Polls close in three more states: North Carolina, Ohio, and West Virginia.
  • 00:00 / 20:00 Flooding time: polls close in 16 states, including Pennsylvania and Michigan (gave Trump the victory together with Wisconsin) + Texas.
  • 1:00: / 21:00 Polls close in 13 more states, including Wisconsin, Arizona, and New York. Real results counted in the states where voting already ended.
  • 2:00 / 22:00 Polls close in more states such as Iowa, Nevada, and North Dakota. Still peak time for real results.
  • 3:00 / 23:00 Polls close in the West Coast. By this point, we should have a clear picture, at least for the House.
  • 4:00 / 00:00 Polls close in Alaska. Everything should be clear by now, with the losing candidate making his call to the winner, and later both candidates addressing their supporters.
  • 6:00 on November 4: European morning reaction.

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