Full extended hours

Hi guys,

Are there any plans in the foreseeable future to support full extended hours trading (4am to 8pm)? I see that new orders cannot be placed between 6pm and 8pm, so I’m hoping that’s segue to full extended hours?



I have the same question. Some strategies rely heavily on extended hour trading. Would love to see Alpaca support full sessions.

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Understood. It is not a day job but we will work on that. Are you currently trading in extended hours and expand to wider time range or your strategy does not work unless we support full extended hours?

In my case it is the former: I trade during regular and extended hours but rely heavily from the increased volatility outside regular hours. So full extended hours would make a huge difference for my algorithm.

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In my case, it’s both. extended hours often provide nice dip buy opportunities and also nice selling opportunities at news spike.

Me and my friends are also looking for a full extended hours trading platform as well (4am to 8pm EST).

@hitoshi You guys have a great platform but not having full extended hours is unfortunately a deal breaker for me.

If you guys can offer that, I’d be grateful!

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Thank you for the great feedback and it’s good to know that’s a deal breaker for you. We’ll work on it.

Hi @hitoshi, do you perhaps have any updates on full extended trading hours? Thanks!

Hi @hitoshi
Are there any updates?
I’m leaving Robinhood for good, and I’m thinking to leave Webull as well.
I only have Webull because they offer full extended hours.
I just discovered, you guys offer tradingview integration, which is a huuuuge plus for me.
Please let us know from the updates, thank you!

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Great, very glad to know you love TradingView! We are working very closely to bring the best experiences. Yeah we understand the full extended hours support is definitely needed, but it’s not just to flip a switch. We are working on it!

Hi Hitoshi! New to the forum, new to Alpaca. Trading via TradingView. I was with IB for a bit over a year and got interested in algo trading and python but right now still on TradingView. Anyway I, too, would love to see trading hours opened up. Just as an example I am underfunded for day trading and already had three day trades within the previous 5 days and I was idly watching TQQQ and as I watched it fall I got thinking about amusing myself paper trading SQQQ. I didn’t notice I was live, and loaded the boat with SQQQ. My fault on that, it was right there in front of me but anyway so I resigned myself to holding SQQQ overnight. At the 0400 break, the price spiked and I would have loved to have been able to sell there, taking over $100 profit on my little $2k account, but alas, can’t trade until 0900. I should still see a profit on this accidental trade, but not as much as if I had been able to sell early. Post market hours would be nice, but premarket especially nice, and we only get a half hour jump on the opening bell. Meh. So I am waiting with much anticipation and eagerness for wide open extended hours trading, like I enjoyed at IB. Thanks! Great job, so far. Really liking what I can do with TradingView and my custom indicators, and looking forward to doing some useful coding!

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Thank you for the big voice! It is a great user stroy :slight_smile: We are working on that.