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You can now trade out-of-hours on the FTSE, Germany 30 and Wall Street on weekends through CFD.
Your weekday positions on FTSE, Wall Street and Germany 30 will not be affected by our offering of weekend indices CFDs unless you hold an existing weekend contract at 10.40pm on Sunday — valuations will not change. Stops and limits will not be processed.
Speculate and trade CFDs on weekend events with our out-of-hours markets
Offset traditional weekday positions if news breaks over the weekend
Your weekday CFD positions on FTSE, Wall Street and Germany 30 will not be affected
We’re DFSA regulated entity and part of IG Group a FTSE 250 company with 40 years’ trading experience
1 If you have a traditional weekday position on the FTSE, Germany 30 or Wall Street when IG closes on Friday night the valuations of these positions will not change during weekend trading. Stops and limits on these weekday positions will not be processed during weekend trading and orders to open positions, and trailing stops will not be accepted.
2 Any bitcoin positions you hold will be affaected by weekend trading. This additional trading period during the weekend means not only do you have longer to speculate on the price of bitcoin, but also any stops and limits you have to open can be filled on the weekend.
3 For CFDs, based on revenue FX, published financial statements, October 2016.
4 Please note that weekend positions with attached stops/limits will not be netted off against existing weekday contracts. In this instance the weekend position will roll into a new weekday position, with the same stops/limits attached to this. Similarly, weekend positions will not net off against existing weekday contracts if the weekday contracts have stops/limits attached. In this instance, weekend positions will be rolled into new weekday contracts.
Let's say you have a position on Wall Street still open at 10.40pm on a Sunday. It will automatically be rolled into our existing weekday contracts when they open as normal on Sunday night at no charge.
Your weekday positions will NOT be affected by our offering of weekend indices unless you hold an existing weekend contract at 10.40pm, in which case this position will net off against any weekday contract held in the opposite direction3.
Our current bitcoin contracts are now available on weekends, therefore any stops and limits you hold will be affected by our extended trading hours. This extra trading period means that you have longer to specualte on the price of bitcoin, and also that any stops or limits you have to open or close positions can be filled on weekends.
So, on Friday if you have a position open on one of our bitcoin markets it will be affected by weekend trading.
Say you are long £5 of our weekday FTSE, when the underlying market closes on Friday, but rumors emerge on Saturday that the Prime Minister is going to resign.
If the rumors are confirmed you believe the FTSE will fall, so want to reduce your exposure.
On Sunday morning, we quote a Sunday FTSE price at 6700. Rather than wait for the weekday market to open, you decide to sell £5 of our weekend FTSE at 6700.
In this scenario your £5 long position on the weekday FTSE is now offset by your £5 short position on the weekend FTSE.
A few hours later the Prime Minister announces their resignation, and our weekday FTSE market reopens on Sunday night at the lower price of 6600.
However, as you hedged your long weekday FTSE position at 6700 by trading on the weekened, you're protected against the losses involved with closing at the weekday market opening price of 6600.
Any weekend positions must be held until 10.40pm (London time) on Sunday to rollover into a standard weekday contract, and thus net off against your existing weekday contract.
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