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 13/07/18 Pre-market Q2 (2018) $2.22 $2.30
Bank of America Corp 16/07/18 Pre-market Q2 (2018) $0.63 $0.64
Netflix Inc 16/07/18 Post-market Q2 (2018) $0.80 $0.99
International Business Machines Corp 18/07/18 Post-market Q2 (2018) $3.05 $3.08
Microsoft Corp 19/07/18 Post-market Q4 (2018) $1.08 $1.13
General Electric Co 20/07/18 Pre-market Q2 (2018) $0.17 $0.19
Alphabet Inc 23/07/18 Post-market Q2 (2018) $9.58 $13.28
Advanced Micro Devices Inc [24/07/18] Post-market Q2 (2018) $0.12 $0.14
Boeing Co 25/07/18 Pre-market Q2 (2018) $3.46 $3.33
Coca-Cola Co 25/07/18 Pre-market Q2 (2018) $0.60 $0.61
Facebook Inc 25/07/18 Post-market Q2 (2018) $1.72 $2.06
Visa Inc 25/07/18 Post-market Q3 (2018) $1.09 $1.20
Amazon.com Inc [26/07/18] Post-market Q2 (2018) $2.48 $7.39
Baidu [26/07/18] Pre-market Q2 (2018) Yuan 16.58 Yuan 21.07
Intel Corp 26/07/18 Post-market Q2 (2018) $0.95 $1.04
Spotify Technology SA 26/07/18 Post-market Q2 (2018) -$0.62 -$2.20
Exxon Mobil Corp [27/07/18] Pre-market Q2 (2018) $1.24 $0.93
Twitter Inc 27/07/18 Post-market Q2 (2018) $0.16 $0.17
Caterpillar Inc 30/07/18 Post-market Q2 (2018) $2.71 $2.97
Apple Inc [31/07/18] Post-market Q3 (2018) $2.15 $2.31
Pfizer Inc 31/07/18 Pre-market Q2 (2018) $0.74 $0.81
Tesla Inc [01/08/18] Post-market Q2 (2018) -$2.67 -$3.06
Snap Inc [07/08/18] Post-market Q2 (2018) -$0.18 -$0.17
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd [16/08/18] Pre-market Q1 (2019) Yuan 8.47  
NVIDIA Corp 16/08/18 Post-market Q2 (2019) $1.94  
Wal-Mart Stores Inc 16/08/18 Pre-market Q2 (2019) $1.29  


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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