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 1.30pm to 8pm GMT, which means many Australia-based trading companies only allow you to trade up until 8pm.

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 8am-1.30pm Monday-Friday GMT
  • Post Market: Up until 12pm Tuesday-Friday, and 9pm Saturday GMT.


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 12/04/19 Pre-market Q1 2019 $2.35 $2.59
Goldman Sachs Group Inc 15/04/19 Pre-market Q1 2019 $4.97 $5.71
Netflix Inc 16/04/19 Post-market Q1 2019 $0.76 $0.94
International Business Machines Corp 16/04/19 Post-market Q1 2019 $2.22 $2.25
General Electric Co 30/04/19 Pre-market Q1 2019 $0.08 $0.14
Snap Inc 23/04/2019 Post-market Q1 2019 -$0.12 -$0.10
Twitter Inc 23/04/2019 Pre-market Q1 2019 $0.15 $0.37
Caterpillar Inc 24/04/2019 Pre-market Q1 2019 $2.83 $2.94
Advanced Micro Devices Inc 30/04/2019 Post-market Q1 2019 $0.05 $0.06
Boeing Co 24/04/2019 Pre-market Q1 2019 $4.17 $3.16
Visa Inc 24/04/2019 Post-market Q2 2019 $1.23 $1.31
Facebook Inc 24/04/2019 Post-market Q1 2019 $1.62 $3.22
Baidu 16/05/2019 Pre-market Q1 2019 Yuan 5.49
Amazon.com Inc 25/04/2019 Post-market Q1 2019 $7.02 $9.10
Intel Corp 25/04/2019 Post-market Q1 2019 $0.87 $0.89
Exxon Mobil Corp 26/04/2019 Pre-market Q1 2019 $0.84 $0.55
Microsoft Corp 24/04/2019 Post-market Q3 2019 $1.00 $1.14
Alphabet Inc 29/04/2019 Post-market Q1 2019 $15.02 $13.10
McDonald's Corp 30/04/2019 Pre-market Q1 2019 $1.77 $1.78
Apple Inc 30/04/2019 Post-market Q2 2019 $2.36 $2.46
Tesla Inc 24/04/2019 Post-market Q1 2019 -$0.08 -$2.90
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd 15/05/2019 Pre-market Q4 2019 Yuan 6.45
Walt Disney Co 08/05/2019 Post-market Q2 2019 $1.58 $1.61
NVIDIA Corp 15/05/2019 Post-market Q1 2020 $0.80
Wal-Mart Stores Inc 16/05/2019 Pre-market Q1 2020 $1.02

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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