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Questrade – How to Trade in Pre-Market and After-Hours

Revised: April 7, 2020

Buying/Selling U.S. Stocks

Pre-market trading is open from 7:30am to 9:30am EST After-hours cut-off time is 5:30pm EST with Questrade To place a PM or AH order:

  • The order must be placed as a limit order
  • Choose ARCA as the preferred ECN
  • Choose GTEM (good til’ extended market) as the duration

Buying/Selling Canadian Stocks

Canadian stocks do not have a pre-market. To trade Canadian stocks in the post-market, from approximately 4:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET, these are the requirements:

  • Must be Limit at the Last price the security was traded at on its native exchange (i.e. TSX or TSX-V)
  • Choose AUTO as the preferred ECN
  • Choose DAY as the duration
  • The Quantity must be a multiple of a standard board lot (i.e. 100/200 shares)

Buying/Selling Options

Questrade supports extended option trading until 4:15pm EST for the following tickers: DBO, DIA, DJX.IN, EEM, EFA, IWM, IWN, IWO, KBE, KRE, MDY, MNX.IN, NDX.IN, OEF, OEX.IN, OILB, QQQ, RLG.IN, RLV.IN, RUI.IN, RUT.IN, SLX, SPY.IN, SVXW.IN, SPY, SVXY, UNG, UUP, UVXY, VIIX, VIX.IN, VIXM, VIXY, VXX, VXZ, XEO.IN, XHB, XLB, XLE, XLF, XLI, XLK, XLP, XLU, XLV, XLY, XME, XRT, XSP.IN.

Shorting Stocks

Depending on your data package, you may or may not be able to short outside normal market hours. Just use the same settings as for buying/selling stocks (see above).

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