Scan Setting: Regular hours, or after hours, or both? Pros, Cons, thoughts?

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Good Day,

I would like to ask the community, hopefully seasoned members, professional traders, institution traders, mods, etc. a question about approach when it comes to scanning.
Do professional/institutional traders use just regular hour data, extended hour data, or a combination of both?

I have a set of:

1) (short term) intraday scans that include MA's (for example): (8ema>34ema).
2) (long term) intraday scans (2hr) (which are based daily equivalents).
3) Volume scans that are daily in nature.

Do institutions likely use 'regular' hour scans, 'extended hour' scans, or a combination of both?
Currently I have some scans set for regular hours (for example, item#1 above), and some to extended hours (item #2 above).

If you could briefly, please explain why one should choose one vs another, it would help.
Everyone is doing so many things on the site.

I want to do the right thing.

Thank you!
 
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I use both extended and regular for different scans. For TTM squeeze scan I would just use regular trading hours. I don’t want all extended hours stuff cause it really messes with the results. For MA scans I would go with ext on to get the most accurate data. Volume scans I would use regular trading hours 100%
I use both extended and regular for different scans. For TTM squeeze scan I would just use regular trading hours. I don’t want all extended hours stuff cause it really messes with the results. For MA scans I would go with ext on to get the most accurate data. Volume scans I would use regular trading hours 100%
 
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