Extended hours on US stocks

Trade CFDs out of hours on 70 key US stocks.

What does 'extended hours' mean?

The US stock market opens from 1:30am to 8am AEDT, which means many Australia-based trading companies only allow you to trade up until 8am.

We know that many IG clients need to trade outside these hours to make the most of company announcements. That's why we've made sure our clients can trade CFDs on dozens of key US stocks at the most important times:

  • Pre Market: From 8pm-1.30am Monday-Friday AEDT
  • Post Market: Up until 12pm Tuesday-Friday, and 9am Saturday AEDT

This offering is also available to share trading clients, from 11pm-9.30am Mon-Thurs, and 10pm on Friday to 9am on Saturday AEDT.

Stocks available for extended-hours trading listed by their exchange

US earnings season schedule

Several major companies release their quarterly figures across similar months every year:

  • January and February
  • April and May
  • July and August
  • October and November

See below for a list of major companies and the dates of their latest/upcoming earnings announcements.


Reporting date*

Expected time

Event description

EPS results

Expected Actual
JPMorgan Chase & Co 12/10/18 Pre-market Q3 2018 $2.26 $2.34
Goldman Sachs Group Inc 16/10/18 Pre-market Q3 2018 $5.38 $6.28
Netflix Inc 16/10/18 Post-market Q3 2018 $0.81 $1.04
International Business Machines Corp 16/10/18 Post-market Q3 2018 $3.41 $3.42
Microsoft Corp 24/10/18 Post-market Q1 2019 $1.08 $1.13
General Electric Co 30/10/18 Pre-market Q3 2018 $0.20 $0.14
Alphabet Inc 25/10/18 Post-market Q3 2018 $12.81 $14.74
Advanced Micro Devices Inc 24/10/18 Post-market Q3 2018 $0.12 $0.13
Boeing Co 24/10/18 Pre-market Q3 2018 $3.46 $3.58
Coca-Cola Co 30/10/18 Pre-market Q3 2018 $0.55 $0.58
Facebook Inc 30/10/18 Post-market Q3 2018 $1.84 $1.76
Visa Inc 24/10/18 Post-market Q4 2018 $1.09 $1.21
Amazon.com Inc 25/10/18 Post-market Q3 2018 $5.62 $7.88
Baidu 30/10/18 Post-market Q3 2018 Yuan 16.72 Yuan 19.01
Intel Corp 25/10/18 Post-market Q2 2018 $0.95 $1.40
Exxon Mobil Corp 02/11/18 Pre-market Q3 2018 $1.22 $1.46
Twitter Inc 25/10/18 Post-market Q3 2018 $0.16 $0.21
Caterpillar Inc 23/10/18 Pre-market Q3 2018 $2.71 $2.86
Apple Inc 1/11/18 Post-market Q4 2018 $2.77 $2.91
Pfizer Inc 30/10/18 Pre-market Q3 2018 $0.74 $0.78
Tesla Inc 24/10/18 Post-market Q3 2018 -$0.15 $2.90
McDonald's Corp 23/10/18 Pre-market Q3 2018 $1.93 $2.10
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd 02/11/18 Pre-market Q2 2019 Yuan 7.42 Yuan 9.60
NVIDIA Corp 15/11/18 Post-market Q3 2019 $1.92 $1.84
Wal-Mart Stores Inc 15/11/18 Pre-market Q3 2019 $1.01 $1.08

Normal margin requirements apply during the extended hours. Please make sure you have sufficient funds in your account to cover any open positions on these markets, as stops, limits and orders to open can be triggered during these times.

* Dates in square brackets [DD/MM/YY] are expected reporting dates; to be confirmed.

Please note:

You will need to subscribe to some respective US Exchange feeds to trade CFDs on these stocks.

New DMA order type: Limit - Day (All Sessions)

Clients can now take advantage of our new Limit - Day (All Sessions) order type, specially designed to enable you to trade DMA during the US pre- and post-market sessions. The order type is now enabled for our web, mobile and tablet devices, for all markets trading under our US extended hours CFD '(All Sessions)' offering.

For CFD orders, the Limit - Day (All Sessions) order type will operate from 6pm-10am and until 7am on Saturday (AEST). Please note that Limit - Day (All Sessions) orders do not participate in the opening or closing auctions. Orders are also subject to selective routing to particular US exchanges.

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