What is extended hours trading? How does it work?

Modified on Wed, 25 Jan, 2023 at 4:18 PM

Extended hours trading is trade conducted by electronic networks either before or after the regular trading hours of the listing exchange where users can trade before the market officially opens and after it closes. Users can place Limit orders on the platform during extended market hours within the below timings: Pre-Market hours: 04:00 AM EST 09:30 AM EST Post Market hours: 04:00 PM EST 08:00 PM EST. To carry out an extended hours trade, you would need to log in to your account and click on the stock page to place an order. Our platform then sends your order to the Electronic Communication Networks (ECN) which is a computerized system to automatically match buy and sell orders. The ECN attempts to match your order to a corresponding buy or sell order on the network. If it can match your order, the trade is executed, or it is queued and canceled by the end of the day if no buyer or seller can be found.

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