What is the Close?

Stock Market Terms explained as simple as possible

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The close refers to the time right before the stock market closes where you can see some significant price moves.

When traders mention the close, they usually refer to the last half hour before the stock market closes (US stock market closes at 4 PM EDT). The last half hour is the time where you may see significant price moves as some traders don’t want to hold a position overnight.

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