There is no 'after hour' trading of OTC stock, because there are no 'hours' for OTC stock, i.e, the trading day for OTC stock is a full 24 hour day.
That said, the brokers, etc. have their regular hours, which means they tend to go home at night. But, if you could find (a) some one to sell to you at, say, 2 a.m., and (b) broker to make the trade, you will have a 2 a.m. trade, but it would not be an 'after hours' trade, because OTC stock has a 24 hour trading day.
Good luck finding a retail broker, e.g., Schwab, TD, etc., to make an after 4 p.m. EDT/before 9:30 a.m. EDT OTC trade. This is because the trade will be manually made, and those guys are not in the business of manual trades.
So, after 4 p.m. EDT? Maybe. An after hour trade? Not.
"There is no 'after hour' trading of OTC stock, because there are no 'hours' for OTC stock, i.e, the trading day for OTC stock is a full 24 hour day."
Jus, thanks for pointing this out. Because as you say there is no brokage firms who will trade OTC stocks during extended hours. Though it is confounding going to the Nasdaq Extended Hours site and see ACTC with a price change and volume change before 9:30 am est & after 4:15pm est.
Anyway, thanks again. I am only interested in trading during normal trading hours.
Keep, I have accounts at TD, Fidelity and Schwab - none of them offer ACT stock after hours. After hours market goes until 8 pm eastern, but every trade that you cite as after hours is within a minute or so of the normal close. Starting to sink in yet?
keep, please look up "extended hours trading" on Wikipedia.. In it, you'll see:
"After-hours trading is trading that occurs after the traditional trading hours of the major exchanges, such as the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market. Since 1985, the regular trading hours in the United States have been from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET).
After-hours trading on a day with a normal session occurs from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET."
1. Please note the phrase "major exchanges". No OTC stock is eligible. Yes, some trades WILL show up as "after hours" trades on the Nasdaq site because they weren't fully filled and executed until after the bell, but they were INITIATED within the normal business day. As a result, you will never find an "after hours" trade done with ACTC no more than a minute or two after 4:00pm ET. With major exchange stocks, however, you will, because they are eligible for after hours trading.
Everyone has been trying to tell you that you're wrong for ages. PLEASE don't be one of those idiots who things the entire world is wrong except for him and RESEARCH what you're trying to claim. Yes, I can understand the confusion because Nasdaq shows it on their after hours lookup, but it's NOT a genuine "after hours" trade.
"PLEASE don't be one of those idiots who things the entire world is wrong except for him and RESEARCH what you're trying to claim."
No, Ryan, I don't think the entire World is wrong, and I already accepted the fact brokage firms do not trade OTC stocks during Extended Market hours. I sort of confirmed this with a small sampling by calling Fidelity & Scottrade, and they both said they do not trade OTC stocks during Extended trading hours.
"Yes, I can understand the confusion because Nasdaq shows it on their after hours lookup, but it's NOT a genuine "after hours" trade."
Yes, but the Nasdaq Extended Hours website does report both price and volume movements that don't match the closing or opening bells numbers. Now I can see how the after hours trades can be confused with the left overs from the normal trading hours, but how do we account for ACTC's pre market movements, when the opening bell has yet to ring? Well, as Jus said, the OTC trades 24 hours, and that could be whats confusing things. So why dosen't the Nasdaq just say that all OTC stocks do not trade during Extended Hours? Guess it's time to call them and ask why, but since I plan on never doing any Exended Hours trading, I'll just leave it where it lies.
Main, then how do you account for the pre market movement in ACTC before the opening bell?
Now I know that a genius like you will be able to figure this all out, but please don't bother telling me, because I am never going to trade during Extended Hours, but I am sure others are eagerly awaiting your brilliant reply.