Frequently Asked Questions

US Pre-Market Trading

When can pre-market order be placed?

Orders can be placed from 0700hrs (EST) onwards till before market opening at 0930hrs (EST).

Can order be placed for pre-market only?

No. Options available are either pre-market + regular trading hours (RTH) OR regular trading hours (RTH) only.

What will happen to orders not done during the pre-market period?

Unfilled orders will be carried forward to the regular trading session and will expire at the end of the trading day. Single order partially done during pre-market and RTH will be considered as a single trade.

Is post-market trading available?

Currently, POEMS does not offer post-market trading.

Which markets are offered for pre-market trading?

Pre-market trading is only available for US Markets (NYSE, AMEX, NASDAQ).

Are all account types eligible to trade during the pre-market session?

Yes, all account types are eligible after the acknowledgement of Risk Disclosure Form. Refer to question 8 for more information.

What are the types of order allowed during pre-market trading?

Only Limit Orders are allowed.

What documents are required before pre-market trading is available?

The Risk Disclosure Statement (RDS)* needs to be acknowledged. To acknowledge RDS, please refer to the following steps:

  1. Login to POEMS 2.0 and click on Acct Mgmt tab
  2. Click on RDS-Extended Hours under category
  3. Tick the check box and click Submit

Alternatively, you may also login to POEMS Mobile 2.0 to acknowledge RDS:

  1. Login to POEMS Mobile 2.0
  2. Open a trade ticket
  3. Click on Pre-market Session and RTH
  4. Click on RDS Form on the pop-up^
  5. Click on Acknowledge in the form

^The pop-up will only appear if you have not acknowledged the RDS form.

Note: For joint account, all account holders are required to login to their individual account to acknowledge the RDS – Extended Hours form. For further enquiries, please contact your Trading Representative.

You may also find the form in PDF here

 

Where can I find the US pre-market quotes on the POEMS suite of platforms?

POEMS 2.0

Go to Prices (LP1) / Trade (LP2) tab and look for the “Pre Market” column in your watchlist.

 

POEMS Mobile 2.0

Method 1:

Go to Watchlist and look for the “Last/Ind.NAV”, “Change” and “Change%” columns. The pre-market quotes can be found on the second row of the columns.

Method 2:

Go to Top Movers and filter by your choice of US market. The pre-market quotes can be found on the second row of the “Last Done”, “Change” and “Change%” columns.

 

POEMS Pro

Click on PriceView and look for the “PRE MARKET” column in your watchlist.

Are the pre-market quotes real-time?

The US Pre-Market quotes are real-time if you have subscribed to US Live Price.

If you see an asterisk (‘*’) in front of the counter’s name, it indicates that the quotes you see are delayed.

 

To subscribe for US Live Price (Non-Pro), please refer to the following steps:

  1. Login to POEMS 2.0 and go to Market Data & Rewards tab
  2. Click on New Subscriptions tab
  3. Tick the US – AMEX, NASDAQ, NYSE Live Price (Non-Pro) checkbox
    • Upon checking the box, an electronic agreement form will appear in a form of a pop-up screen. Fill in ALL questionnaires and click Submit after completing the agreement form.
  4. Click the Submit button below

How do I read the pre-market quotes?

The pre-market quote is the last sale of US securities during pre-market trading.

Taking Geron, for example, it had a pre-market gain of 15.60% as its pre-market quote increased to USD 1.63 from yesterday’s closing price of USD 1.41.

On the other hand, Orphazyme - ADR had a pre-market loss of 45.88% as its previous regular closing price fell from USD 14.56 to USD 7.88 during pre-market hours.

Why are some counters missing pre-market quotes?

Missing pre-market quotes can indicate that no one is currently trading the counter before regular trading hours.

How do I place pre-market trades on the POEMS suite of platforms?

POEMS 2.0

After picking your stock, open a trade ticket and click on the “Pre-market Session and RTH” button (Image C) and hit “BUY”.

Orders placed successfully can be seen as per Image D and E.

Image C: POEMS 2.0 trade ticket

Image D: POEMS 2.0 order status summary

Image E: POEMS 2.0 order details

 

POEMS Mobile 2.0

After picking your stock, open a trade ticket and click on the “Pre-market Session and RTH” button (Image F) and hit “Buy”.

Orders placed successfully can be seen as per Image G.

Image F: POEMS Mobile 2.0 trade ticket
Image G: POEMS Mobile 2.0 order confirmation

 

POEMS Pro

After picking your stock, open a trade ticket and click on the “Pre-market and Regular Market” radio button (Image H) and hit “Submit”.

Orders placed successfully can be seen as per Image I.

Image H: POEMS Pro trade ticket

Image I: POEMS Pro order status summary