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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*:

Tuesday 25 December Half day in most markets. All 24-hour indices close at 5.15am FX & cryptocurrencies close at 9am. Digital 100s close at 5am ( apart from digital 100s on crude, which close at 5.30am)
Wednesday 26 December FX & cryptocurrencies open at 8am. 24-hour indices open at 10am
Thursday 27 December UK and European markets closed. US equites open at 1.30am (no pre-market). Digital 100s open at 1am
Friday 28 December Normal trading
Saturday 29 December Normal weekend trading
Sunday 30 December Normal weekend trading
Monday 31 December Normal trading
Tuesday 1 January FX, cryptocurrencies and 24-hour indices close at 9am. Digital 100s close at 7am (apart from digital 100s on US indices, which close at their normal time)
Wednesday 2 January FX & cryptocurrencies open at 8am. 24-hour indices, and digital 100s, open at 10am

*This information is intended for guidance only and is subject to change.

The following tables list the opening hours of our most popular markets over the coming month:

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

Futures close 23.50

Quoted out-of-hours 23.50 - 05.15 (25 Dec)

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 10.00

Futures close 23.50

Quoted out-of-hours 23.50 - 09.00 (01 Jan)

Closed

Wall Street
US 500
US Tech 100
Normal hours Futures close 05.15

Futures open at 10.00

Normal hours Closed
Germany 30

Normal hours

Quoted out-of-hours close 05.15

Quoted out-of-hours from 10.00

Normal hours

Quoted out-of-hours until 09.00
France 40

Normal hours

Futures close 00.00, Quoted out-of-hours close 05.15

Quoted out-of-hours from 10.00

Normal hours Futures close 00.00, Quoted out-hours 00.00 - 09.00
EU Stocks 50

Normal hours

Quoted out-of-hours close 05.15

Quoted out-of-hours from 10.00

Closed Quoted out-of-hours until 09.00
Italy 40

Normal hours

Quoted out-of-hours close 05.15

Quoted out-of-hours from 10.00

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours until 09.00
Netherlands 25

Normal hours

Futures close 00.00, Quoted out-of-hours close 05.15

Quoted out-of-hours from 10.00

Normal hours

Futures close 00.00, Quoted out-of-hours 00.00 - 09.00
Spain 35

Normal hours

Futures close 00.00, Quoted out-of-hours close 05.15

Quoted out-of-hours from 10.00

Normal hours

Futures close 13.00, Quoted out-of-hours 13.00 - 22.00
Sweden 30

Normal hours

Quoted out-of-hours close 05.15

Closed. Quoted out-of-hours from 10.00

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours until 09.00
Switzerland Blue Chip

Normal hours

Quoted out-of-hours close 05.15

Quoted out-of-hours from 10.00

Closed

Closed.
Japan 225 Normal hours Futures close 05.15

Futures open at 10.00

Normal hours Closed
Hong Kong HS50
China H-Shares

Early close 15.00

Quoted out-of-hours 15.00-05.15 (25 Dec)

Normal hours

Early close 15.00, Quoted out-of-hours 15.00-09.00 (1 Jan)

Quoted out-of-hours until 09.00
Australia 200

Early close 05:30

Quoted out-of-hours 15.00-05.15

Quoted out-of-hours 15.00 (24 dec) - 05.15

Quoted out-of-hours from 10.00

Early close 14.30

Quoted out-of-hours 13.40-09.00 (1 Jan)

Quoted out-of-hours until 09.00
Singapore Blue Chip

Normal hours

Futures close 05.00, Quoted out-of-hours until 05.15

Normal hours

Normal hours

Futures close 05.15, Quoted out-of-hours until 09.00
South Africa 40

Early close 21.00, Quoted out-of-hours 21.00-05.15

Quoted out-of-hour until 05.15

Quoted out-of-hours from 10.00

Early close 21.00, Quoted out-of-hours 21.00-09.00 (1 Jan)

Quoted out-of-hours until 09.00
Volatility Index Normal hours Futures close 05.15

Open from 10.00

Normal hours Closed

Market Mon 24 Dec Tues 25 Dec Wed 26 Dec Thur 27 Dec Mon 31 Dec Tues 1 Jan
US shares

Normal hours

Close at 05.00

Closed

Open pre market 01.30

Normal

Closed 05.00

UK shares Close at 23.30 Closed Closed Closed Close at 23.30 Closed
German shares Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed
French shares Normal hours Closed Closed Normal hours Normal hours Closed 00.00

Market Mon 24 Dec Tues 25 Dec Wed 26 Dec Thur 27 Dec Mon 31 Dec Tues 1 Jan
US energies Normal hours Closed 05.45 Futures open at 10.00 Normal close times Closes at 22.00 Closes at 09.00
UK energies Normal hours Closed 06.00 Futures open at 12.00 Normal close times Early close 20.00 Early close 07.00
US metals Normal hours Closed 05.45 Futures open at 10.00

Normal close times

Normal close times Normal close times
US CBOT Commodities Normal hours Closed 05.00 closed Futures open at 01.30 Normal close times Normal close times
US Livestock Normal Hours Closed 05.00 Futures open at 13.00 Futures open at 00.00 Normal close times Normal close times
UK Commodities Closes at 23.18 Closed Closed Normal close times Closes at 23.18 Normal close times

Market Mon 24 Dec Tues 25 Dec Wed 26 Dec Mon 31 Dec Tues 1 Jan
US rates Normal hours Closes at 05.15 Futures open at 10.00 Normal hours Closes at 09.00
UK rates Normal hours Closes at 00.15 Closed Normal hours Closes at 00.15
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 1800 601 734 for the latest information.

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