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Risks of out-of-hours trading

Less liquidity

There may be less trading volume for some markets, making it more difficult to execute some trades

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Wider spreads

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Amplified losses

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Short selling

Theoretically, market prices could rise forever, so going short potentially opens you up to unlimited loss

Gap risk

Prices can change dramatically while markets are closed and open you up to gap risk

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Most company earnings are released outside of the main market session, which means the majority of traders have to wait to take their position. With us, you can trade 70+ key US stocks out-of-hours to capitalise on earnings as soon as they’re announced.

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In fact, a vast number of our clients trade pre- and post-market to take advantage of earnings volatility – as you can see in this chart.

For example, 60% of our clients traded on Netflix’s Q1 earnings outside of the main session. While the volume of trades on Alphabet’s Q1 out of hours was even higher at 74%.

What to watch this earnings season

The earnings season that starts in July 2020 marks the first time companies will report how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted them. It’ll be important to look at both companies that are expected to have been positively affected by the lockdown measures, and those that have suffered.

  • Stay-at-home stocks
  • Remote working stocks
  • Coronavirus vaccine stocks
  • Travel stocks
  • Bank stocks
  • 5G stocks

Investors rallied around these shares in the expectation that they would gain in value, as consumers sought out ways to cope with life in lockdown. As a result, many entertainment companies, home delivery firms and exercise equipment makers saw an uptick in sales and their share prices.

As the economy reopens, these stocks could become less popular. It will be interesting to see what effect their time in the spotlight has had on their bottom lines this earnings season.

US stocks to watch: Netflix, Disney, Peloton and Amazon

UK stocks to watch: Games Workshop, Saga, Ocado and Sainsbury’s

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While remote working isn’t new, these companies became extremely popular as businesses who could facilitate their employees working from home switched to online platforms.

Examples include: Zoom, Dropbox, Microsoft and Alphabet

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Pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and life sciences companies are all racing to find a vaccine against Covid-19, as well as diagnosis tests to help combat the virus.

Some are further ahead in trials than others. It’s likely that the first company to release a successful vaccination will see a massive impact on its share price – this makes it important to understand where each company is at in terms of their research and progression.

US stocks to watch: Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Moderna, Pfizer and Novavax

UK stocks to watch: GlaxoSmithKline, Hikma Pharmaceuticals and Synairgen

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Travel companies were among the first to be impacted by lockdown measures – causing falling demand for flights, hotels and entertainment venues such as casinos. The mass cancellations of holidays could result in enormous losses and difficulties paying off any fixed costs.

As lockdown measures ease, there is the potential for these stocks to see gains again. But until travel between countries is back up and running, demand will be limited.

US stocks to watch: Boeing, American Airlines Group, Penn National Gaming and Eldorado Resorts

UK stocks to watch: IAG, easyJet and Ryanair

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Low interest rates could impact bank stocks significantly this earnings season, as well as the decline in demand for services such as asset management and foreign exchange.

Many analysts are expecting a slow. The associated unemployment and loan losses could then play out on the banks’ profits.

US stocks to watch: Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup and Goldman Sachs

UK stocks to watch: Lloyds, Barclays, NatWest and HSBC

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Many smartphone stocks took a beating in the coronavirus slowdown, but proponents of the 5G wireless market believe it could boost earnings again. The introduction of this tech has also been slowed by the pandemic, but some major providers have started introducing coverage.

It’s worth keeping an eye on the whole supply chain, from chip makers to providers.

US stocks to watch: Analog Devices, Verizon and Sprint

UK stocks to watch: BT and Vodafone

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