Extended Hour Tradings


Has Collective2 considered allowing extended hour trading for ETFs? I much prefer ETFs over futures for size management issues but also a lot of times I dont recognize signals until 4:30 pm EST or so. The ETFs I am interested in trading (mainly SSO/SDS) are very liquid in after hours.



Hi, Rob -

That would be a longer term, quite difficult project, because it would have many repercussions. First, AutoTraders. Would AutoTraders want to allow extended hours trading? If so, on which symbols? Who gets to decide what is “liquid enough” in extended trading? And many brokers handle extended hours orders differently, particularly at the automation/API level. So it’s one of those high-cost-to-low-payoff development projects that (to be honest) is unlikely to be done soon.