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Weekend trading

Opportunity doesn’t take weekends off – that’s why we offer
weekend trading on our most popular indices.

You can now trade out-of-hours on the FTSE, Germany 30 and Wall Street on weekends. Your weekday positions on FTSE, Wall Street and Germany 30 will not be affected by our offering of weekend indices unless you hold an existing weekend contract at 9.40am on Monday — valuations will not change. Stops and limits will not be processed.

Why trade on a weekend with IG?

  • Weekday positions unaffected*

    Your weekday positions on FTSE, Wall Street and Germany 30 will not be affected

  • Fully regulated and trusted provider

    We’re ASIC regulated and part of a FTSE 250 company with 40 years’ trading experience

What markets can I trade on the weekend?

Weekend indices

FTSEGermany 30 and Wall Street markets are available for trading from 7pm on Saturday to 9.40am AEDT every Monday.

  • Any position still open at 9.40am will automatically roll into our existing weekday contracts for no charge. Please note the weekday contracts will open for trading at their normal time1
  • Offset traditional weekday positions, reducing your risk and margin if news breaks over the weekend

Example
Automatic rollovers

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Bitcoin

Enjoy secure, flexible bitcoin CFD trading. Bitcoin markets close at 9am on Saturday AEDT, then reopens on Saturday at 7pm AEDT.2

Please note, weekend trading only applies to the following: Bitcoin (USD), Ether (USD) and Bitcoin Cash (USD).

If you have a position open on one of our bitcoin markets it will be affected by weekend trading.

Example
Bitcoin

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* 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.

FTSE, Germany 30 and all IG's out-of-hours indices will open 2 minutes later than normal, at 10.02am AEDT.

2 Any bitcoin positions you hold will be affected 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 World's largest retail CFD provider by revenue (excluding FX). Source: Published financial statements, as at October 2016. Number 1 in Australia by primary relationships, Investment Trends May 2016 CFD Report.

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.

Automatic rollovers

Let's say you have a position on Wall Street still open at 9.40am AEDT on a Monday. It will automatically be rolled into our existing weekday contracts when they open as normal on Monday morning at no charge.

Your weekday positions will NOT be affected by our offering of weekend indices unless you hold an existing weekend contract at 9.40am AEDT on Monday, in which case the rolled over position will net off against any weekday contract held in the opposite direction4.

Bitcoin markets

Our current bitcoin CFD contracts are now available on the weekend, 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 the weekend.

So, on Friday if you have a position open on one of our bitcoin markets it will be affected by weekend trading.

Offset traditional weekday positions

If you are long £5 of our weekday FTSE, during our weekend opening hours you could sell £5 of our Sunday FTSE, reducing your risk and margin requirements.

Contact us

We're here 24hrs a day from 7pm Saturday to 9am Saturday (AEDT).

1800 601 734

You can also call +61 (3) 9860 1734, email helpdesk.au@ig.com or tweet us at @IGClientHelp