Stock market exchanges have standard hours during which most investors will trade: 9:30 a.m. ET to 4:00 p.m. ET. Extended Hours is the term used for times outside of a typical trading day when market activity might take place.
Share price during Extended Hours
A stock’s share price may move even when its listing exchange is closed due to Extended Hours trading. Some brokerages exchanges provide the ability to trade during the after hours, and the resulting buying and selling activity could impact share price.
Some investors trade during the pre-market or after-hours sessions in response to breaking news, earnings reports, and other key information that may be made publicly-available after the standard trading day has ended. For example, public companies will issue press releases and data surrounding their earnings either before the market opens or after it closes. Companies may also disclose things like acquisitions, leadership changes, and other major announcements in the pre-market or after-market hours.
Viewing Extended Hours data on Public.com
You can explore how share price is moving in the pre-market or after-hours in your Public app. Charts show price movements between 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET (prior to market open) and from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET. (after market close). This data is available for both stocks and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Crypto assets do not have standard trading windows, with share prices reflected during the full day.
About Extended Hours Trading
Trading in the pre-market and after-hours is referred to as Extended Hours Trading. As of July 2022, Extended Hours Trading is coming soon to Public.com for Premium subscribers.
Members interested in getting access to this feature can enroll in the Wait List here.
Extended Hours Trading functions differently than trading during standard market hours. The SEC points out that trading in the pre-market and after-hours could mean that there’s less liquidity and greater price volatility.
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