after-hours trading

Definition

The practice of buying and selling securities during a period of time when the major markets are officially closed. Once reserved for institutional investors, individual investors may now participate. Stocks are traded after hours on ECNs, which match buyers and seller with a computer system in order to execute trades.

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A lot of the trading we took part in was called after-hours trading because it worked well for us all the time.

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The after-hours trading strategy was especially effective as it allowed us to work, analyze, and make trades around the clock.

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If you would like to work late and do some after-hours trading, it may just help you gain the experience you need to succeed in this position.

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