Author Topic: Can somebody explain why ETFs like VTI open later in the day than stocks?  (Read 3084 times)

Zman

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please?  it looks like they trade from 10-4pm correct?

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Re: Can somebody explain why ETFs like VTI open later in the day than stocks?
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2015, 08:08:25 AM »
Market "opens" at 9:30am Eastern Time (8:30am Central) and "closes" at 4pm Eastern (3pm Central).

But there are pre-market and post-market hours when you can still buy and sell as early as 6am and late as 6pm.

Spread is usually .01-.02 during trading day.  Be careful pre and post-market as the spreads can be very wide.


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Re: Can somebody explain why ETFs like VTI open later in the day than stocks?
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2015, 08:10:20 AM »
please?  it looks like they trade from 10-4pm correct?
If you're investing long-term, what does it matter?

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Re: Can somebody explain why ETFs like VTI open later in the day than stocks?
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2015, 08:50:22 AM »
please?  it looks like they trade from 10-4pm correct?
If you're investing long-term, what does it matter?

Because I want to know.

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Re: Can somebody explain why ETFs like VTI open later in the day than stocks?
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2015, 08:52:33 AM »
Because I want to know.
I mean, how does this affect investing decisions you make? Are you day-trading? Nothing wrong with it, per se, but it's too much like work for most of us... ;)

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Re: Can somebody explain why ETFs like VTI open later in the day than stocks?
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2015, 10:47:12 AM »
Because I want to know.
I mean, how does this affect investing decisions you make? Are you day-trading? Nothing wrong with it, per se, but it's too much like work for most of us... ;)

I've got an AA that I follow and this will most likely not affect how I invest. However, I am very curious as to what the reason for ETF's like these to be opened daily on a delay. Maybe by knowing this I learn something else thats useful, or maybe I just learn something.

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Re: Can somebody explain why ETFs like VTI open later in the day than stocks?
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2015, 03:30:39 PM »
please?  it looks like they trade from 10-4pm correct?
If you're investing long-term, what does it matter?

Not getting a large amount destroyed by horrible spreads is still nice if you're investing long-term.

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Re: Can somebody explain why ETFs like VTI open later in the day than stocks?
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2015, 10:27:48 PM »
please?  it looks like they trade from 10-4pm correct?
If you're investing long-term, what does it matter?

Because I want to know.
I am with you, I like to know stuff. I have also noted that when people try to change the subject it is frequently because saying " I have no idea" has some kind of stigma. ( this is not an attack on previous posters, just a general observation, all previous posters comments are valid)
Side note: stick with a doctor that is comfortable saying "I don't know".

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Re: Can somebody explain why ETFs like VTI open later in the day than stocks?
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2015, 03:47:12 AM »
I can freely say I have no idea. With most questions. It involving an opinion, I turn to google. Perhaps OP can try that