Why trade after hours with us?
Discover unique opportunities
Go long or short on a range of US stocks outside normal trading hours
Take advantage of volatility
Make the most of price movements – over 80%1 of trades can occur outside of the main session
Get ahead of the competition
Trade earnings announcements and breaking news without waiting for the main session
Choose how you trade
Open a position using CFDs or direct market access (DMA)
What are pre-market and after-hours shares trading?
Pre-market and after-hours trading are extensions of the market session. They enable you to find opportunities before and after normal trading hours.
Most UK traders can only trade the US stock market from 2.30pm to 9pm (UK time), but with our extended hours you can trade for much longer.
- CFD on All Session US shares
9am to 1am Monday to Thursday, and 9am to 10pm Friday (UK time)
You’ll find our extended hours markets labelled ‘All Session’, to distinguish them from stocks only available in normal US market hours.
Why would I want to trade shares before or after-hours?
Trading on All Session stocks enables you to take advantage of any opportunities that happen outside the main trading window – like volatility around US company earnings and news announcements.
The importance of out-of-hours trading
Stock prices can see significant volatility as traders and investors react to company earnings announcements. The amount of movement largely depends on whether or not the results are in line with analysts’ estimates.
As most US companies release their earnings outside of the main session, the majority of trading takes place in the pre- and post-market sessions. This makes out-of-hours trading vital for taking advantage of earnings volatility.
This is just one example of how to use out-of-hours trading to your advantage. You can also capitalise on price movements around macroeconomic data releases, and major news events.
What stocks can I trade after hours?
Trade over 70 key US stocks before and after-hours with us, including Apple, Facebook and Amazon.
Advanced Micro Devices Inc (All Sessions)
Beyond Meat Inc
Beyond Meat Inc
Peloton Interactive Inc
PowerShares QQQ Trust
Zoom Video Communications Inc
American International Group
Bank of America
Delta Air Lines
Goldman Sachs Group
Johnson & Johnson
JPMorgan Chase & Co
Merck & Co
MGM Resorts International
Procter & Gamble
Walt Disney Co
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How to trade shares out of hours
Trade CFDs to free up your capital with leverage. Get direct market access for increased visibility and control.
Trade the difference in a share’s price from when you open the position and when you close it. CFDs are a useful hedging tool.
Trade directly in the order book with our shares direct market access (DMA) service for advanced traders. Simply enable DMA on your CFD account, and find it in the ‘order’ tab for ‘all sessions’ shares.
How much does share trading before or after hours cost?
When you trade out of hours with us, our spread and commission are the same as those you’d get during regular market hours.
However, underlying market spreads can widen due to reduced liquidity. So, you might find you pay more to open or close a trade.
1Based on Amazon.com earnings (13 Jan - 14 Feb).
224/7 excludes the hours from 10pm Fri to 8am Sat, and 20 mins just before the weekday market opens on Sunday night.