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Pre-market and after-hours trading

Take your position on Tesla, Apple, Amazon and more out of hours with City Index’s pre-market and after-hours trading – available on 70+ popular US stocks.

Why trade stocks out of hours with us?

React as soon as news breaks

Trade on an award-winning platform

Stay ahead of the market

Take your position on 70+ US stocks pre-and post-market Open and close positions wherever you are with our web and mobile platforms Set alerts for markets you’re interested in and receive SMS notification

How to trade out of hours

Take a position on popular US stocks with CFDs  in just four steps:

  1. Open an account , or log in  if you’re already a customer
  2. Search for the company you want to trade
  3. Choose your position and size, and your stop and limit levels
  4. Place the trade and monitor the market

Our extended hours markets are completely separate from our regular offering – running from 18:00 to 10:00 AEST.

You can find the offering in our Web Trader platform by selecting ‘US Equities (Extended Hours)’ from the menu on the left-hand side, or searching for a company and choosing the market labelled ‘Extended Hours’. 

Which stocks can I trade out of hours?

City Index offers extended market hours on 73 popular stocks and ETFs.

Adobe Systems   Cisco Systems  Mastercard   Roku Inc 
Advanced Micro Devices  Citigroup  Merck and Co
Alibaba  Coca-Cola Co   Meta  Snap Inc
Alphabet Inc A  Coinbase Global Inc  Micron Tech  SPDR DJIA Trust
Alphabet Inc C  Costco Wholesale  Microsoft  SPDR Gold Trust (US)
Amazon  Delta Airlines  Moderna  SPDR S&P 500 ETF
AMC Entertainment  Digital World Acquisition A  Netflix  Starbucks Corp
American Airlines Group   Energy Select SPDR  Nike CL B  Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg ADR
Apple  Exxon Mobil  NIO  Tesla
Applied Materials  GameStop Corp   Novavax Inc  Twitter
ARKK - ARK Innovation ETF  General Motors Co  Nvidia  Uber Inc
AT&T  Intel Corp  Occidental Petroleum   United States Oil Fund
Baidu  Invesco QQQ Trt Srs 1  Palantir Tech Inc A  Visa
Bank of America  iPath S&P 500 VIX B SERIES  Paypal Holdings Inc  WalMart Stores
Berkshire Hathaway Class B  iShares Barc 20+ Yr Treasury ETF  Procter and Gamble  Walt Disney
Block Inc  iShares Russell 2000 ETF  Qualcomm  Wells Fargo and Co
Boeing Co  JP Morgan Chase  Rio Tinto (USD)  
BP Plc (ADR)  Kraneshares CSI China Internet   Rivian Automotive Inc  
Chevron  Lucid Group Inc  Robinhood Markets Inc  

What is pre-market trading?

Pre-market trading takes place before the regular market session. The US market opens at 9:30 EST each day, but our pre-market session starts at 04:00 EST, or 18:00 AEST.

What is after-hours trading?

After-hours trading is the session that takes place once the regular market has closed. The US market closes at 16:00 EST, but our after-hours trading session runs until 20:00 EST, or 10:00 AEST. 

What are the benefits of trading out of hours?

Most company’s report their earnings outside of stock exchange hours. This means that by the time trading starts, the news has been digested and the larger price movements are over.  

To react immediately, traders have to take their positions in pre- and post-market sessions.

What are the risks of out-of-hours trading?

While trading before and after hours creates opportunities for traders, it also creates risk, particularly due to the lower liquidity levels.

Although news breaks out of hours, a lot of traders prefer to stick to the main market, which results in fewer counterparties to take the other side of your trades. The lower liquidity can make prices more unstable – resulting in massive price swings – and also result in larger spreads.

Volatility can be exciting for those with a high-risk appetite, but for less experienced traders, it can be daunting. If you do decide to trade after hours, we’d recommend protecting your trades with our suite of risk management tools, including stops and limits.

Learn how to manage your risk.

Our extended hours offering is a continuous market, running from 18:00 to 10:00 AEST. By keeping it separate from our normal offering, we can ensure individuals with lower risk appetites aren’t exposed to the volatility that out-of-hours trading brings.