US Market Extended Trading Hours

Now, you have more time to trade the US brands you love with our extended market hours. 

More Trading Hours, More Market Potential

During typical trading hours, the US markets are open for trade from 9:30am to 4pm ET.

You can trade during pre-market and after-market sessions thanks to our extended trading hours.


The following are the extended trading session windows:

Because most US companies report profits outside of the main session, most trading occurs pre-market and post-market. 

These extended hours provide you an extra 3.5 hours of trading time on a typical trading day.

Take advantage of trading opportunities that arise outside of regular trading hours, such as market moves triggered by corporate earnings reports and other news.

Current US Market Time

8am to 9:30am ET – (12am to 1:30am AEDT)

Normal Market Session:
9:30am to 4pm ET – (1:30am to 8am AEDT)

After-Market Session:
4pm to 6pm ET – (8am to 10am AEDT)

Extended Trading Hours In AEDT

Benefits Of Extended Trading Hours

Trading Convenience

Extended hours trading offers convenience not available during regular trading hours. Because not everyone is a full-time trader, after-hours trading allows trading outside of regular trading hours.

Earnings Releases And News

Companies may report quarterly earnings after the market closes. Depending on the outcome, the stock price can change significantly more than usual. Extended hours trading provides additional market access.

Other Market Influences

US markets can be influenced by other markets, such as Asian or European markets. These marketplaces are active outside of regular US market hours, and extended-hours trading allows you to capitalise from these opportunities

Take Advanatge Of Volatility

Although there is a risk of volatility involved with trading during extended hours, investors may be able to identify and act on unique trading  opportunities and favourable pricing during this period.

Our Best Platform Features Working Overtime For You

ZERO Brokerage: Trade the US market with absolutely $0 brokerage.

FX Advantage: is a feature of our platform’s multi-currency wallet which delivers lower FX conversion costs overall. FX Advantage means that proceeds of any sale that are held in the settlement currency of each market instead of being automatically converted back into AUD. Unlike traditional settlement processes amongst other brokers, we do not convert the proceeds of every foreign market sale back into AUD, thereby allowing you to avoid unnecessary FX conversion fees within a single market, no matter how many times you trade within that market.

Multi-Currency: Our multi-currency account supports balances in AUD, USD, HKD, RMB, SGD, and JPY concurrently.

Currency Flexibility: Every currency in your account can be used to fund and execute trades in any market. Streamline your trading execution without worrying about the settlement currency.

VIP Investor Program: Access dedicated support, preferred priority services, exclusive research and private trading events.

Leading companies and investment opportunities in the US

Here are some of the leading US companies you can invest in


Alphabet, Inc.

Apple, Inc.

Microsoft, Inc.

Pfizer, Inc.

Johnson & Johnson

Merck & Company, Inc.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class A

JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Bank of America Corp

Citigroup, Inc.

Walmart, Inc.

Procter & Gamble Co

Coca-Cola Co

Walt Disney Co

Extended Trading Hours FAQ

If a US stock is eligible for trading during Extended Trading Hours, the order input page will display the option to allow you to place such orders.

Once you select “Allow” and accept the relevant risk disclosures, the order will be valid for the pre-market, regular market and after-market sessions of that trade day.

All NYSE and NASDAQ stocks and ETFs are eligible. OTC stocks are not eligible for extended hours trading.

Limit orders and day orders are accepted during extended trading hour sessions. 

Advanced order types, including stop loss orders, are not available for the extended trading hours sessions.

The pre-market session runs for the 1.5 hours prior to the opening of regular trading hours. The after-market session runs for the 2 hours after the closing of regular trading hours.

You can place orders for pre-market and after-market at anytime, however, such orders will only be good for the day. Orders with no execution or partial execution will expire and be cancelled at the end of the after-market session (i.e. 2 hours after the closing of regular trading hours).

“Good-Till-Date” orders are not available. Only “Day” orders are allowed. Orders with no execution or partial execution will expire and be cancelled at the end of the after-market session (i.e. 2 hours after the closing of regular trading hours).

Yes. This feature is available across all platforms: Web, iOS App and Android App. 

About Monex Group

While investing in US stocks is an attractive proposition for those wanting to diversify their portfolio, access to the US stock markets may not be that easy, particularly if you are a non-US resident. However, with the advent of the internet and online trading platforms, you can now easily buy and sell US shares if your stock broker offers this service.

Low Brokerage Pioneer

Monex were one of the first brokers to offer LOW Brokerage across the widest geographical market and exchange footprint, as well as address the industry wide problem of exorbitant brokerage rates being charged to Australian investors wanting to access and trade international share markets.


Lowered FX Costs

It is well known that high brokerage rates have contributed to Australian investors being among the least globally diversified in the world. We've broken down the barriers to investing in international shares, making it more affordable and simple for Australian investors to access offshore stock markets.


Trusted Brand

Founded in 1999, Monex Group Inc. (TYO: 8698) is the third largest stock broker in Japan and an online brokerage business with over 3.7 million clients worldwide and over USD $71 billion in assets under custody as a group as at 30 Sep 2021. Monex believes reliability and integrity is paramount to client satisfaction.


Global Group

The Monex Group is an online brokerage business with over 1000 employees across 13 offices worldwide, who are passionate about one thing only – to give our customers unmatched access to international markets, affordably and at a reasonable cost, whilst exceeding their satisfaction expectations.


Solid Proven Platform

Monex offers its customers a cutting edge industry first digital application and technology platform accessible from any device that allow trading in a way that is simple, fast, easy to setup and access, centralised and streamlined for your personal and professional share trading needs.