IG Extends Its Trading Hours on US Stocks

Apr 14, 2014, 05:46 ET from IG

LONDON, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

IG, a global leader in online trading, has extended its trading hours on dozens of key US stocks to help traders maximise opportunities during the US earnings season.

The UK's leading CFDs and spread betting provider has extended hours on over 20 major US stocks, including Apple, Ford, Exxon and Goldman Sachs.

With US markets traditionally closing at 9pm (London time) and with it many UK-based trading companies, these extensions mean that IG's clients can now trade selected stocks until 1am Monday to Thursday and until 10pm Friday (both London time).

IG's chief market strategist Brenda Kelly commented: 'The US earnings season is arguably the most watched of all earnings seasons around the world. Given the rout in JP Morgan shares owing to the failure to meet expectations, it's clear that access to markets at crucial earnings releases is of key importance and that's why we've extended our trading hours for these major stocks.'

For more details and the full list of companies visit: http://www.ig.com/uk/out-of-hours-shares

Notes to editors: 

IG is a global leader in online trading, providing fast and flexible access to over 10,000 financial markets - including shares, indices, forex, commodities and binaries.

Established in 1974 as the world's first financial spread betting firm, its aim is to become the default way for active traders to access the financial markets. It is already an award-winning multi-platform trading company, the world's No.1 provider of CFDs* and a global leader in forex, and will be launching its new execution-only stockbroking service in late 2014.

It is a member of the FTSE 250, with offices across Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific and the US, where it offers limited risk derivatives contracts via the Nadex brand.

Please contact Brenda Kelly for more information on: +44(0)207-5730171.

*Based on revenue excluding FX, published financial statements, August 2013.