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ZacksTrade Extended Hours Trading (Pre Market and After Hours)

2022 ZacksTrade extended hours (EH, AH) trading fees, broker surcharge, and time period. How to enter ZacksTrade pre market and after market buy/sell orders/trades.

What Time Does ZacksTrade Starts Trading?

ZacksTrade starts trading at 4:00 am, EST. This is the earliest pre-market time among all brokers.

ZacksTrade Extended-Hours Trading Time

Investors at ZacksTrade have access not just to the regular session (from 9:30 am until 4:00 pm, EST) but to extended hours as well. These are from 4:00 am EST until the market opens, and then from market close until 8:00 pm EST. These are the longest extended trading hours in the industry!

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How to Enter ZacksTrade Extended-Hours Order

To place per-market or after order at ZacksTrade just check mark for Fill outside RTH (Regular Trading Hours) when entering an order. Only trigger orders may be entered to fill outside RTH: Limit or Stop Limit orders.

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ZacksTrade Overview

ZacksTrade is a discount online broker that was started by Len Zacks, who is also the founder of Zacks Investment Research. They don’t offer free trades like WeBull and M1 Finance, but they do offer a commission schedule that is quite attractive for small to mid-sized orders. Additionally, they have partnerships with many investment research and opinion providers that would be attractive to many traders.

Supported Investments at ZacksTrade

You can trade most major security types with a ZacksTrade account, including U.S. and many international stocks and ETFs, stock options, mutual funds, and bonds.

Commission Structure

The commission structure at ZacksTrade is fairly unique and differs by trade type and size.

Stocks, ETFs and Mutual Funds

Trades in stocks and ETFs will cost you a flat $3 plus $0.01 per share, except for penny stocks (anything priced under $1), which will cost you 1% of the total trade value with a $1 minimum. Mutual fund trades are a flat $27.50 per transaction.


Each options contract will cost you $1 for one contract plus $0.75 for each additional contract. There are no option exercise or assignment fees at ZacksTrade.


For corporate bonds, if a trade is valued at $10,000 or less, the commission will be equal to 0.1% of the cost/proceeds plus $3 per bond. For corporate bond trades exceeding $10,000, the commission is equal to 0.025% of the cost/proceeds plus $3 per bond. When trading US Treasuries on ZacksTrade, the commission is 0.025% of the trade value plus $3 per bond, however for trades exceeding $1million face value the variable part of the commission drops from 0.025% to 0.005%.

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About the Author
Chad Morris is a financial writer with more than 20 years experience as both an English teacher and an avid trader. When he isn’t writing expert content for, Chad can usually be found managing his portfolio or building a new home computer.