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What are IG’s Christmas trading hours?

During the festive period there will be some changes to our normal opening hours:

Note: All dealing hours are in UAE time unless otherwise stated.

Tuesday 24 December

Half day in most markets. All 24-hour indices close at 10:15pm.

Wednesday 25 December

FX and cryptocurrencies close at 2am. All other markets are closed.

Thursday 26 December

FX and cryptocurrencies open at 1am. Out-of-hours markets open at 3am. All European and UK markets closed. US equities open at 6.30pm (no pre-market).

Friday 27 December

Normal trading

Saturday 28 December

Normal weekend trading

Sunday 29 December

Normal weekend trading

Monday 30 December

Normal trading

Tuesday 31 December

Half day in most markets.

Wednesday 1 January

FX, cryptocurrencies and out-of-hours markets close at 2am. All other markets are closed.

Thursday 2 January

FX and cryptocurrencies open at 1am. Out-of-hours markets open at 3am.

The following tables list the opening hours of our most popular markets over this month.

Note: All dealing hours are in London time unless otherwise stated.

  • Indices
  • Shares
  • Commodities
  • Interest rates
Market Tues 24 Dec Wed 25 Dec Thurs 26 Dec Tues 31 Dec Wed 1 Jan
FTSE® 100

Futures close 12.50pm

Quoted out-of-hours 12.50pm - 6.15pm

Closed

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 11pm 25 Dec

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 12.50pm - 10pm

Closed

Wall Street
US 500
US Tech 100
US Russell 2000

Futures close 6.15pm

Closed Futures open at 11pm 25 Dec Normal hours Closed
Germany 30

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours until 6.15pm

Closed

Closed.

Quoted out-of-hours from 11pm 25 Dec

Closed, quoted out-of-hours until 10pm

Closed

France 40

Futures close 1pm

Quoted out-of-hours 1pm - 6.15pm

Closed

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 11pm 25 Dec

Futures close 1pm

Quoted out-of-hours 1pm - 10pm

Closed
EU Stocks 50

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours until 6.15pm

Closed

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 11pm 25 Dec

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours until 10pm

Closed
Netherlands 25

Futures close 1pm
Quoted out-of-hours 1pm - 6.15pm

Closed

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 11pm 25 Dec

Futures close 1pm

Quoted out-of-hours 1pm - 10pm

Closed
Spain 35

Futures close 1pm
Quoted out-of-hours 1pm - 6.15pm

Closed

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 11pm 25 Dec

Futures close 1pm

Quoted out-of-hours 1pm - 10pm

Closed
Sweden 30

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours until 6.15pm

Closed

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 11pm 25 Dec

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours until 10pm

Closed
Switzerland Blue Chip

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours until 6.15pm

Closed

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 11pm 25 Dec

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours until 10pm

Closed
Japan 225

Futures close 6:15pm

Closed

Futures open at 11pm 25 Dec

Normal hours

Closed

Hong Kong HS50

China H-Shares

Early close 4am

Quoted out-of-hours 4am - 6.15pm

Closed

Normal hours

Early close 4am
Quoted out-of-hours 3.30am - 10pm

Closed
Australia 200

Early close 3.30am

Quoted out-of-hours 3.30am - 6.15pm

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 11pm 25 Dec

Early close 3.30am
Quoted out-of-hours 3.30am-10pm
Closed
Singapore Blue Chip

Futures close 6pm

Quoted out-of-hours until 6.15pm

Closed

Normal hours

Futures close 6pm

Quoted out-of-hours until 10pm

Closed
South Africa 40

Early close 10am

Quoted out-of-hours 10am-6.15pm

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 11pm 25 Dec

Early close 10am

Quoted out-of-hours 10am - 10pm

Closed
Volatility Index Futures close 6.15pm Closed

Open from 11pm 25 Dec

Normal hours Closed

Market Tues 24 Dec Wed 25 Dec Thurs 26 Dec Tues 31 Dec Wed 1 Jan
US shares

Early close at 6pm

Closed

Open at 2.30pm (no pre-market)

Normal hours

Closed
UK shares Early close at 12.30pm Closed Closed Early close at 12.30pm Closed
German shares Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed
French shares Early close at 1pm Closed Closed Early close at 1pm Closed

Market Tues 24 Dec Wed 25 Dec Thurs 26 Dec Tues 31 Dec Wed 1 Jan
US energies Early close 6.45pm Closed Futures open at 11pm (25th Dec) Closes at 10pm Closed
UK energies Early close 7pm Closed Futures open at 1am Early close at 10pm Closed
US metals Early close 6.45pm Closed Futures open at 11am (25 Dec) Normal close times Closed
US CBOT Commodities Early close 6pm Closed Futures open at 2.30pm Normal close times Closed
US NYBOT Commodities Early close 18:00 Closed Futures open at 13:00 Normal close times Closed
UK commodities Early close at 12.18am Closed Closed Early close at 12.18am Closed

Market Tues 24 Dec Wed 25 Dec Thurs 26 Dec Tues 31 Dec Wed 1 Jan
US rates Early close 6.15pm Closed Futures open at 11pm (25 Dec) Closes at 10pm Closed
UK rates Early close 12.15pm Closed Closed Early close 12.15pm Closed
European rates Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed

We have tried to make this information as accurate as possible, but it is intended for guidance only and is subject to change. Please contact our Helpdesk on +971 (0) 4 559 2100 for the latest information.

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