What Are Market Futures? Stock market futures, also called market futures or equity index futures, are futures contracts that track a specific benchmark index like the S&P 500. While commodity futures require delivery of the underlying goods (IE: corn, sugar, crude oil), market futures contracts get settled with cash or get rolled over.Can you buy stocks pre market?
Decide which stock you want to buy pre-market. Go to your trading account order entry page and enter the stock symbol, the number of shares you want to trade and select "Buy" as the action. Before entering the price, check the current bid/ask range.Do futures trade on weekends?
Commodity and futures markets are closed on weekends, but most futures contracts start trading on Sunday afternoon to start the week. Futures cover a wide range of asset classes, from agricultural commodities to energy products to stocks, and different commodities or financial products will keep different trading hours.How do you trade premarket?
Securities purchases can occur using the same method as day trading, but choosing pre-market as the scheduled time. Brokers accept pre-market trade requests at any time of the day, but will complete the transaction during the specified hours. Investors can cancel or edit the order until the transaction completes.