What are extended market hours?
Extended market hours are trading sessions before and after the regular trading hours on US stock exchanges. The trading session before regular trading is called pre-market, and the one after is after-hours.
When are extended market hours active?
Pre-market: 05:00 - 10:30 ET
After-hours: 17:00 - 21:00 ET
Why do extended market hours exist?
They give investors more opportunities to trade and react to the news, earnings releases, or other significant events outside regular trading hours.
Can I trade during the extended hours trading on Trading 212?
Trading during the extended hours session is available only on the CFD account for the most liquid and widely traded US stocks.
Where can I see the prices during the extended session?
The stocks with the extended session enabled continue quoting normally after the end of regular trading hours.
What type of prices are displayed during the extended session?
CFD accounts display the buy and sell prices.
What risks are associated with extended hours trading on CFD?
The main risks are lower liquidity, wider buy-sell spreads and increased volatility.
What are the benefits?
The ability to react quickly to news or events, capitalise on opportunities and manage positions outside the regular trading hours.