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:
- Open an account , or log in if you’re already a customer
- Search for the company you want to trade
- Choose your position and size, and your stop and limit levels
- Place the trade and monitor the market
Our extended hours markets are completely separate from our regular offering – running from 18:00 SGT 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||Salesforce.com|
|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|
|Applied Materials||GameStop Corp||Novavax Inc|
|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.