Extended hours trading on stocks

Volatility doesn't wait for the main session. Take a position on over 70 US shares, pre and post-market hours.

Contact us on 1800 601 799 or helpdesk.au@ig.com about opening an account. We’re here 24hrs a day, except from 7am to 1pm Saturdays (AEST)

Contact us: 1800 601 799

Why trade after hours with IG?

Discover unique opportunities

Go long or short on a range of US shares outside normal trading hours

Take advantage of volatility

Make the most of price movements - over 80%1 of trades can occur outside the main session

Get ahead of the competition

Trade earnings announcements and breaking news without waiting for the main session.

Choose how you trade

Take a position on share price using CFDs or using our share trading service.

What is pre-market and after-hours trading?

Trading pre- and post-market enables you to take a position on key US shares outside normal trading hours.

Most AU traders can only trade the US stock market's from 23.30 to 06.00 AEST, but with our extended hours you can trade for much longer.

  • CFDs on All Session US shares
    6pm to 10am Monday to Thursday, and 6pm Friday to 7am Saturday AEST
  • Share trading on All Session US shares
    9pm to 7:30am Monday to Thursday, and 9pm Friday to 7am Saturday AEST

You'll find our extended trading hours markets labelled ‘All Session’, to distinguish them from the shares which can only be traded in normal US market hours.

After hours trading times in above diagram stated in AEST

Why would I want to trade with extended hours?

Trading on All Session equities enables you to take advantage of any opportunities that happen outside the main trading window – like volatility around US company earnings and news announcements.

The importance of extended hours trading

Share prices can see significant volatility as traders and investors react to companies earnings announcements. The amount of market movement largely depends on whether or not the results are in line with analysts’ estimates.

As most US companies release their earnings outside of the main session, the majority of trading takes place pre and post-market. This means that extended hours trading is vital in order to take advantage of earnings volatility .

This is just one example of how use extended market hours to your advantage. You can also capitalise on price movements around macroeconomic data releases and major news events.

Open an account now

Open an account now

Fast execution on a huge range of markets

Enjoy flexible access to more than 17,000 global markets, with reliable execution

Trade seamlessly, wherever you are

Trade on the move with our natively designed, award-winning trading app

Feel secure with a trusted provider

With 45 years of experience, we’re proud to offer a truly market-leading service

Open an account now

Open an account now

Fast execution on a huge range of markets

Enjoy flexible access to more than 17,000 global markets, with reliable execution

Trade seamlessly, wherever you are

Trade on the move with our natively designed, award-winning trading app

Feel secure with a trusted provider

With 45 years of experience, we’re proud to offer a truly market-leading service

Start trading now

Log in to your account now to access today’s opportunity in a huge range of markets.

Start trading now

Log in to your account now to access today’s opportunity in a huge range of markets.

How to trade shares pre and post-market

Unlike many providers, IG offers extended hours trading across both our leveraged and non-leveraged services.

Share trading

When you invest in shares, you'll buy the underlying asset and gain shareholder rights - such as voting privileges and dividend payments. When you invest with IG, you can trade US shares comission free. Other fees and charges may apply.

CFD trading

A CFD is an agreement to exchange the difference in price of a market between the opening and closing of a trade. CFDs enable you to speculate on price movements in either direction by going long or short.

DMA

Our shares direct market access (DMA) service enables you to access share markets without intermediaries. Simply enable DMA on your CFD account, and find it in the ‘order’ tab for ‘all sessions’ shares.

How much does extended hours trading cost?

When trading pre- and post-market with us, ours spreads and commissions are the same as those you’d get during the regular session.

However, the underlying market spreads can widen due to reduced liquidity. So, you might find you pay more to open or close a trade.

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