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Aftermarket Securities Transactions


Traders in New York City work until 4:00PM. They have busy schedules and fancy dinners to get to, you know. But what happens if you get a burning desire to buy securities after 4 o'clock? What happens if you live in a different time zone and think the world shouldn't revolve around NY time? If you're buying or selling stocks outside of regular hours, you're making an aftermarket securities transaction.

And yes, if you're investing in another country's securities, you're making an aftermarket securities transaction if you buy or sell securities outside of the business hours of that country’s stock exchange.

Money never sleeps.