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 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 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 12/01/2018 Pre-market Q4 $1.70 $1.74
Bank of America Corp 17/01/2018 Pre-market Q4 $0.46 $0.48
IBM Corp 18/01/2018 Post-market Q4 $5.17 $5.18
Netflix Inc 22/01/2018 Post-market Q4 $0.41 $0.41
Procter & Gamble Co 23/01/2018 Pre-market Q2  $1.14 $1.19
General Electric Co 24/01/2018 Pre-market Q4 $0.28 $0.27
Caterpillar Inc 25/01/2018 Pre-market Q4  $1.77 $2.16
Intel Corp 25/01/2018 Post-market Q4 $0.87 $1.08
McDonald's Corp 30/01/2018 Pre-market Q4 $1.59 $1.71
Pfizer Inc 30/01/2018 Pre-market Q4 $0.56 $0.62
Boeing Co 31/01/2018 Pre-market Q4 $2.90 $4.80
Facebook Inc 31/01/2018 Post-market Q4 $1.95 $2.21
Microsoft Corp 31/01/2018 Post-market Q2 $0.86 $0.96
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd 01/02/2018 Pre-market Q3  Yuan 10.53 Yuan 10.61
Apple Inc 01/02/2018 Post-market Q1 $3.84 $3.89
Alphabet Inc 01/02/2018 Post-market Q4 $10.04 $9.70
Amazon.com Inc [01/02/2018[ Post-market Q4 $1.83 $2.15
Visa Inc 01/02/2018 Post-market Q1 $0.98 $1.08
Exxon Mobil Corp 02/02/2018 Pre-market Q4 $1.03 $0.88
Gilead Sciences Inc 06/02/2018 Post-market Q4 $1.67 $1.78
Snap Inc 06/02/2018 Post-market Q4 -$0.16 -$0.13
Twitter Inc 08/02/2018 Pre-market Q4 $0.14 $0.19
Coca Cola Co 13/02/2018 Pre-market Q4 $0.39 $0.39
Wal-Mart Stores Inc 20/02/2018 Pre-market Q4 $1.36 $1.37
Tesla Motors Inc [7/02/2018] Post-market Q4 -$3.09 -$3.04


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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