Why do stocks trade after hours?

Discussion in 'Trading' started by ER9, Dec 24, 2002.

  1. ER9


    For example sometimes I see Nasdaq stocks that will trade for an hour or so after the market closes.
  2. :D
  3. There are electronic exchanges that trade until about 8:00 pm, and also in the morning before the 9:30 am open.

    There are fewer people trading then, so the bid and ask prices are farther apart.
  4. prox


    Supposed to help out the little guy who works during the day.