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Extended hours on US stocks

Trade out of hours on 70 key US stocks including all 30 Wall Street index shares

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All trading involves risk. Losses can exceed deposits.

What does 'extended hours' mean?

The US stock market opens from 2:30pm to 9pm London time, which means many UK-based trading companies only allow you to trade up until 9pm.

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 and spread bet on dozens of key US stocks at the most important times - up until 1am Mon-Thurs and 10pm Fri (London time).

This offering is also available to stockbroking clients, from 12pm-10.30pm Mon-Thurs and until 10pm Fri.

Stocks available for extended-hours trading listed by their exchange

US earnings season schedule

  • Several major companies will release their quarterly figures throughout January and February.
  • Trade even when announcements are made after the US market close
  • Make the most of the markets with IG

See below for the list of major companies and the dates of their earnings announcements.

These shares will appear under the ‘Shares – US (All Sessions)' folder in the Finder.


Reporting date*

Expected time

Event description

Beat/missed EPS expectation

Intel Corp 14/01/16 Post-market Q4 BEAT
Bank of America Corp 19/01/16 Pre-market Q4 MISSED
Netflix 19/01/16 Post-market Q4 BEAT
IBM Corp 19/01/16 Post-market Q4 MISSED
Apple 26/01/16 Post-market Q1 BEAT
Facebook 27/01/16 Post-market Q4 BEAT
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd 28/01/16 Pre-market Q3 BEAT
Microsoft Corp 28/01/16 Post-market Q2 BEAT 28/01/16 Post-market Q4 MISSED
Alphabet Inc - A 01/02/16 Post-market Q4 BEAT
Gilead Sciences Inc 02/02/16 Post-market Q4 BEAT
LinkedIn Corp 04/02/16 Post-market Q4 MISSED
Twitter 10/02/16 Post-market Q4 PENDING


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

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

From 21 April 2015 CFD and stockbroking 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 '(All Sessions)' offering.

For CFD orders, the Limit - Day (All Sessions) order type will operate from 9am-1am Monday-Thursday and until 10pm on Friday (London time). For stockbroking orders, the Limit - Day (All Sessions) order type will operate from 12pm-10.30pm Monday-Thursday and until 10pm on Friday. 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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