OptionsXpress Brokerage - After Hours

Some information for anyone out there working on software to interface with OptionsXpress (brokerage)… their API will accept and execute “after hours” orders!


I’m trading eminis, and the web-based OX trading platform will not accept orders from me (or execute a pre-programmed limit or stop order) after OX business hours (3:30 PM)… even though GLOBEX is open six days a week, for most of the day/night. Their API will accept such orders, however! So now I can trade during GLOBEX hours using my automated system.


Hope that’s helpful to some other developer out there.