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.

US earnings season schedule

  • Several major companies will release their quarterly figures throughout April, May and June
  • 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.

Company Reporting date* Expected time Event description EPS results
Expected Actual
JPMorgan Chase & Co 13/04/17 Pre-market Q1 $1.52 $1.65
Netflix Inc 17/04/17 Post-market Q1 $0.44 $0.40
Bank of America Corp 18/04/17 Pre-market Q1 $0.35 $0.42
Goldman Sachs Group Inc 18/04/17 Post-market Q1 $5.34 $4.23
IBM Corp 18/04/17 Post-market Q1 $2.35 $2.38
Visa Inc 20/04/17 Post-market Q2 $0.79 $0.86
Caterpillar Inc 25/04/17 Pre-market Q1 $0.62 $1.28
McDonald’s Corp 25/04/17 Pre-market Q1 $1.34 $1.47
Twitter Inc 26/04/17 Pre-market Q1 $0.01 $0.11
Alphabet Inc 27/04/17 Post-market Q1 $7.40 $7.73 
Amazon.com Inc 27/04/17 Post-market Q1 $1.12 $1.48 
Intel Corp 27/04/17 Post-market Q1 $0.64 $0.68 
Microsoft Corp 27/04/17 Post-market Q3 $0.70 $0.73 
Exxon Mobil Corp 28/04/17 Post-market Q1 $0.88 $0.95 
Apple Inc 02/05/17 Post-market Q2 $2.01
Gilead Sciences Inc 02/05/17 Post-market Q1 $2.27
Pfizer Inc 02/05/17 Pre-market Q1 $0.66
Facebook Inc 03/05/17 Post-market Q1 $1.11
Tesla Motors Inc 03/05/17 Post-market Q1 -$0.76
Walt Disney Co 09/05/17 Post-market Q2 $1.39
Snap Inc 10/05/17 Post-market Q1 -$0.16
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd [11/05/17] Pre-market Q4 $4.86
Best Buy Co Inc [23/05/17] Pre-market Q1 $0.40
Micron Technology Inc [21/06/17] Post-market Q3 $1.50
Blackberry Ltd 23/06/17 Pre-market Q1 $0.003
JPMorgan Chase & Co 14/07/17 Pre-market Q2 $1.65

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

Limit – Day (All Sessions) DMA order type

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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