Extended hours on US stocks

Make the most of the US markets with IG and trade even when announcements are made after the US market close. Trade out of hours on over 70 key US stocks.

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

Stocks available for extended-hours trading with IG

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 $2.3
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


Q2 (2018) $9.58 $13.28
Boeing Co 25/07/18 Pre-market Q2 (2018) $3.64 $3.33
Coca-Cola Co 25/07/18 Pre-market Q2 (2018) $0.60 $0.61
Advanced Micro Devices Inc 25/07/2018 Post-market Q2 (2018) $0.13 $0.14
Facebook Inc 25/07/2018 Pre-market Q2 (2018) $2.01 $2.06
Visa Inc 25/07/2018 Post-market Q3 (2018) $1.09 $1.20
Amazon.com Inc 26/07/18 Post-market Q2 (2018) $5.00 $7.39
Intel Corp 26/07/2018 Post-market Q2 (2018) $0.96 $1.04
Spotify Technology SA 26/07/2018 Post-market Q2 (2018) -$0.63 -$2.20
Exxon Mobil Corp 27/07/2018 Pre-market Q2 (2018) $1.26 $0.93
Twitter Inc 27/07/2018 Post-market Q2 (2018) $0.16 $0.17
Caterpillar Inc 30/07/18 Post-market Q2 (2018) $2.73 $2.97
Apple Inc [31/07/18 Post-market Q2 (2018) $2.18 $2.31
Pfizer Inc 31/07/18 Pre-market Q2 (2018) $0.74 $0.81
Baidu 31/07/18 Post-market Q2 (2018) Yuan 16.59 Yuan 21.07
Tesla Inc 01/08/18 Post-market Q2 (2018) -$2.90 -$3.06
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd [16/08/18] Pre-market Q1 (2019) Yuan 8.47  
NVIDIA Corp 16/08/2018 Post-market Q2 (2019) $1.82  
Wal-Mart Stores Inc 16/08/18 Pre-market Q2 (2019) $1.22  


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.

Get DMA out of hours

Use our ‘Limit – Day (All Sessions)’ DMA order type to get direct market access during US pre- and post-market sessions, on your desktop or mobile. 

Simply  enable DMA on your CFD account, and find it in the ‘order’ tab for ‘all sessions’ shares.

Order operating times

CFDs Share dealing

9am-1am Monday-Thursday

Until 10pm on Friday

12pm-10.30pm Monday-Thursday

Until 10pm on Friday


Please note that the order doesn’t allow you to participate in opening or closing auctions. Orders are subject to selective routing to particular US exchanges.

Open an account now

It's free to open an account, takes less than five minutes, and there's no obligation to fund or trade.

You might be interested in...

South African residents are required to obtain the necessary tax clearance certificates in line with their foreign investment allowance and may not use credit or debit cards to fund their international account.

Contact us

24 hours a day from 10am Saturday to Friday night at midnight.

010 344 0053

You can also email helpdesk.za@ig.com

Latest shares news

CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 79% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider.
You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.