Fidelity extended hours trading lets you trade select securities on Fidelity platform before and after the market closes.
The pre-market session runs from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET, and the after hours session runs from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET.
During extended hours trading, you’ll have access to real-time quotes and execution in most cases, but there may be some delay in the prices displayed for certain securities.
You can execute trades on Fidelity during normal market hours from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET.
Fidelity pre-market trading opens on weekdays at 7:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). This is two hours earlier than the regular stock market trading day, which starts at 9:30 a.m. EST.
Pre-market trading allows investors to buy and sell stocks before the regular market opens, allowing them to react to news events that might occur overnight or over the weekend.
It is possible to trade on Fidelity after the market close. This can be done through the company’s extended hours trading sessions, which take place from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST on weekdays.
During these times, traders can access Fidelity’s Active Trader Pro platform or visit the Fidelity website to place their trades.
To trade within the pre-market and extended hours, your account needs to be coded for extended-hours trading. You can follow this tutorial to get started.
Pre-market and after-market trading hours provide investors additional time to trade, but certain risks are associated with extended hours trading.
For example, there is typically less liquidity during these extended hours, which can lead to wider bid-ask spreads.
You’ll be prompted with the following warning for any market orders placed outside of Fidelity’s authorized trading hours.
(000915) Please use caution when placing market orders while the market is closed. If placed, your order will be eligible for trading on the following business day. Securities may open sharply below or above where they closed the previous day.
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