Investors and traders are no longer restricted to trading when a given market is open. Out-of-hours trading is ubiquitous and can be done pre-market (before the start of trading on a regulated market), post-market (after official trading hours), or at weekends. With 24/7 news flow, traders need to trade when they want, whether that’s opening, closing or hedging positions. Trading is possible via a multitude of online trading platforms using a variety of financial instruments. Out-of-hours liquidity is typically lower than when the official market is open. Markets can therefore be volatile and trade with wider bid/offers.

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