I am in EST Timezone and I work during the business hours.

I am trying to practice trading using IB's Trading Workstation. I have Trading Workstation installed on my machine and I've a practice account.

The challenge that I am going through is that I can't experience market buy/sell orders outside market hours.

Do we have asset classes similar to stock market that I can practice buy/sell trades outside business hours?

  • asian markets ??
    – Fattie
    Commented Jun 4, 2021 at 18:57
  • @Fattie, wow, that is good idea. Where do I get the list of markets that we can trade on IB?
    – Allan Xu
    Commented Jun 4, 2021 at 19:10
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    I have absolutely no idea about that! Pls ask a new question !
    – Fattie
    Commented Jun 4, 2021 at 19:57
  • Not answering your question but a well meant personal recommendation is to trade as little as possible unless you like gambling and don't mind losses. Simply buying a few cheap (low fee) ETFs will not only save you valuable time but also earn you a lot more money than trading. See for example here for the performance of professional investors with millions of resources and plenty of smart people.
    – AKdemy
    Commented Feb 25, 2023 at 10:34
  • @AKdemy, trading is gabling indeed when the trader has no proper education. The problem is that Youtube makes people believe that can look at some indicators on a technical charts, buy/sell and make money. As you said, that warrants loss of money. If there was a "certified trader exam", only 5% of trader hopefuls would pass. .....
    – Allan Xu
    Commented Feb 26, 2023 at 0:14

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There's nothing on the US equity markets that I know of that consistently trades with sufficient liquidity during after hours.

TD Ameritrade offers a backtesting simulator that allows you to go back in time and trade going forward.

I don't know what it takes to access it (free?) but it might suit your needs.

  • Thanks for help. The idea is to build expertise on "Trading Workstation". I've used other platforms on US equities. The idea here is to do in-depth learning of "Trading Workstation" during evenings when I am off work.
    – Allan Xu
    Commented Jun 4, 2021 at 21:27
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    "I don't know what it takes to access it (free?) but it might suit your needs." — Yes, the "OnDemand" feature is free on TD Ameritrade's free thinkorswim trading platform.
    – Flux
    Commented Jun 4, 2021 at 22:10

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