How to trade after hours on Interactive Brokers?

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How to trade after hours and premarket on Interactive Brokers  - out of hours trading

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What does premarket and after-hours mean?

Both premarket and after-hours trading are part of the "extended-hours" trading periods. During these periods, trading is allowed, even if the market is not open yet, or has just been closed.

 

Can I trade during extended hours on Interactive Brokers?

Yes. IBKR PRO accounts have more time available in extended-hours trading than IBKR Lite accounts.

Premarket schedule:

  • IBKR Pro accounts have access to the markets from 4:00 EST (9:00 AM GMT+1)
  • IBKR Lite accounts have access to the markets from 7:00 EST (12:00 AM GMT+1)

 

They restart at 20:00 EST (01:00 AM GMT+1)

 

How to trade pre- and post-market on Interactive Brokers

  1. Log in to your Client Portal
  2. Whether you have an IBKR PRO or IBKR Lite account, you will have access to the markets based on the schedule above

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Bence András Rózsa

Author of this article

Bence András Rózsa is an experienced broker analyst. Having an MSc in international economy and finance, he focuses on equities, cryptos and newcomer financial services. He also has 2+ years of experience within the brokerage industry specializing in stock- and CFD/forex brokers, crypto providers and robo-advisors.

Bence András Rózsa

Broker Analyst

Bence András Rózsa is an experienced broker analyst. Having an MSc in international economy and finance, he focuses on equities, cryptos and newcomer financial services. He also has 2+ years of experience within the brokerage industry specializing in stock- and CFD/forex brokers, crypto providers and robo-advisors.

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