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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

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 share dealing 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 July, August and September
  • 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

EPS results

Expected Actual
JP Morgan Chase & Co 14/07/17 Pre-market Q2 $1.58 $1.71
Wells Fargo & Co 14/07/17 Post-market Q2 $1.01 $1.05
Citigroup Inc 14/07/17 Post-market Q2 $1.23 $1.28
Netflix Inc 17/07/17 Post-market Q2 $0.15 $0.25
Johnson & Johnson 18/07/17 Pre-market Q2 $1.79 $1.83
Bank of America Corp 18/07/17 Pre-market Q2 $0.45 $0.48
Goldman Sachs Group Inc 18/07/17 Post-market Q2 $3.66 $3.95
IBM Corp 18/07/17 Post-market Q2 $2.75 $2.97
Microsoft Corp 20/0717 Post-market Q4 $0.70


eBay Inc [20/07/17] Post-market Q2 $0.44 $0.45 
Visa Inc [20/07/17] Post-market Q3 $0.80 $0.86
General Electric Co 21/07/17 Pre-market Q2 $0.25 $0.28
Alphabet Inc 24/07/17 Post-market Q2 $8.26 $11.22
McDonald's Corp 25/07/17 Pre-market Q2 $1.61 $1.73
Caterpillar Inc 25/07/17 Pre-market Q2 $1.13 $1.49
Coca-Cola Co 26/07/17 Pre-market Q2 $0.57 $0.59
Gilead Sciences Inc 26/07/2017 Post-market Q2 $2.11 $2.56
Facebook Inc 26/07/207 Post-market Q2 $1.13 $1.32
Intel Corp 27/07/17 Post-market Q2 $0.68 $0.72
Amazon.com Inc 27/07/17 Post-market Q2 $1.42 $0.40
Twitter Inc 27/07/17 Pre-market Q2 $0.05 $0.12
Exxon Mobil Corp 28/07/17 Post-market Q2 $0.84 $0.78
Chevron Corp 28/07/17 Pre-market Q2 $0.87 $0.91
Pfizer Inc 01/08/17 Pre-market Q2 $0.65 $0.66
Tesla Motors Inc 02/08/2017 Post-market Q2 -$1.88 -$1.33
Walt Disney Co 08/08/17 Post-market Q3 $1.55 $1.58
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd [10/08/17] Pre-market Q1 Yuan 6.19  
Snap Inc 14/08/17 Post-market Q2 -$0.14  
Wal-Mart Stores Inc 17/08/17 Pre-market Q2 $1.06  


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)

CFD and share dealing clients can take advantage of our Limit – Day (All Sessions) order type, which has been specially designed to enable DMA trading during US pre- and post-market sessions. The order type is enabled across 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 share dealing orders, the order type will operate from 12pm-10.30pm Monday-Thursday and until 10pm on Friday. Please note that Limit – Day (All Sessions) do not participate in the opening or closing auctions. Orders are also subject to selective routing to particular US exchanges.

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