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

 

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’s purpose is to help you to understand the logic behind financial services. In his master’s studies, he specialised in business economy and finance to be able to give you a clear picture of the brokerage world. Having reviewed multiple brokers and robo-advisor services, his goal will always be to guide you in the world of investing as it is.

Bence András Rózsa

Broker Analyst

Bence’s purpose is to help you to understand the logic behind financial services. In his master’s studies, he specialised in business economy and finance to be able to give you a clear picture of the brokerage world. Having reviewed multiple brokers and robo-advisor services, his goal will always be to guide you in the world of investing as it is.

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