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When the world was older and slower, trading during "normal hours" went from 9:30AM until 4:00PM New York time. Any trading done after this time was "extended trading."
Today, the world's markets drink lots of Red Bull. "Extended hours" means, in theory, 24/7, especially with electronic trades. Most after-hours trading still dries up around 8:00PM, though, and most pre-market trading begins around 5:30 A.M.
Money never sleeps.