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Weekend trading

Opportunity doesn't keep to office hours. Trade 24/71 on our unrivalled weekend markets - GBP/USD, global indices and our full range of cryptocurrencies.

Start trading today. Call 1800 601 799 or email newaccounts.au@ig.com. We’re here 24 hours a day, except from 7am to 5pm Saturdays (AEST).

Contact us: 1800 601 799

Start trading today. Call 1800 601 799 or email newaccounts.au@ig.com. We’re here 24 hours a day, except from 7am to 5pm Saturdays (AEST).

Contact us: 1800 601 799

Why trade on weekends with IG?

Discover unique opportunities. You won’t find 24/71 prices on indices with anyone else.

Protect your interests. Hedge your weekday positions by opening a weekend position on the same market.

Don’t get left behind. React to breaking news over the weekend with alerts by text or email.

Trade on the go with our multi-award winning app2.

Weekend trading hours

You can trade our regular weekday markets from 8am on Monday (6am for forex) until 7am on Saturday morning (AU time). Our weekend market hours are*:

  • 5pm Saturday to 7.40am Monday (AU time) for indices
  • 5pm Saturday to 5:40am Monday (AU time) for GBP/USD
  • 5pm Saturday until 7am Saturday (AU time) for cryptocurrencies and Crypto10 index

*Our weekend trading hours are based on UK hours, and are converted to AU time zones. This means that the times listed are affected by both UK and AU clock changes in the year, and will be adjusted by +/- 1 hour accordingly.

Prices on our weekend markets

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Our unrivalled weekend markets

Indices

Trade our exclusive FTSE 100, German 30, Wall Street and HS50 weekend markets.3

Cryptocurrencies

Trade all major coins including bitcoin, ether, litecoin and our own Crypto 10 index.4

Forex

Trade EUR, USD, GBP/USD and USD/JPY with us all through the weekend.

What is weekend trading?

Weekend trading gives you access to indices, cryptocurrency and forex markets on a Saturday and Sunday. So, if news breaks and you see an opportunity to trade, you won’t have to wait until markets open on Monday to trade.

Weekend prices for indices and forex are quoted separately to their weekday counterparts. We base prices on underlying market conditions such as volatility, as well as client activity and news flow.

Keep your weekend indices or FX positions open after Monday close, and they’ll rollover into regular weekday positions – with any stops or limits remaining in place.

Underlying crypto markets are open over a weekend, so you’ll be opening a position on our regular weekday markets. Your positions will continue to move over the weekend, and your stops and limits can still be triggered.

Learn more about how weekend trading works.

How to hedge with weekend trading

By trading on weekend markets, you can offset movements that might impact your weekday positions.

Suppose you’re long on our weekday Wall Street offering and intend to hold this position going into the weekend. Some negative news is anticipated on Saturday evening that you believe will cause Wall Street to fall in value. To offset your existing position, you open a short position on our Weekend Wall Street. If your prediction is correct, your short position would turn a profit and offset a proportion of the losses on your weekday Wall Street position.

If you still hold your weekend position when the market closes on Monday at 7.40am AU time, it will automatically net off against your existing weekday trade, unless it has a stop or limit attached. In which case, your trade would be rolled over into a weekday position with the same stops and limits attached. So you’d have both a long and a short trade when the weekday market re-opens.

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FAQs

How does Saturday and Sunday trading work?

Saturday and Sunday trading works differently depending on the market.

Indices

Our Saturday and Sunday indices are all separate markets to their weekday counterparts, enabling you to speculate on developments over the weekend without affecting your weekday positions.

If, for example, you hear some news on a Friday night that you think will cause a rally for the Germany 30, you no longer have to wait until our weekday market opens to trade. Instead, you can open a position from 2am on a Saturday.

If you keep your weekend trade open beyond 9.40am AU time on Monday, then we’ll automatically roll it over into a new weekday position at no cost to you.

And because our weekend markets are separate, any existing weekday positions won’t be affected unless you keep your weekend trade open beyond 9.40am AU time on Monday, at which point we'll net your weekend position with or against your existing open position. If you have attached stops or limits to your weekend position, it will roll into a new weekday position with the same stops and limits in place.

Cryptocurrencies

Trading cryptocurrencies CFDs on Saturday and Sunday works a little differently. Because the underlying market is open over the weekend, we’ve extended our weekday market. So any CFD positions on cryptocurrencies will move over the weekend, and stops/limits can be triggered.

As our current CFD cryptocurrency markets are now available on weekends, any stops and limits you hold will be affected by our extended trading hours. This extra trading period means that you have longer to speculate on the price of these markets, and also that any stops or limits you have to open or close positions can be filled on weekends.

Forex

Our Saturday and Sunday markets on GBP/USD, EUR/USD and USD/JPY are separate to their weekday equivalents. This means you can speculate on market developments over the weekend without having to alter an existing weekday position. Weekend cable (GBP/USD) is distinguished from the weekday market by its name on the platform – ‘Weekend GBP/USD’. The same principle applies to EUR/USD (‘Weekend EUR/USD’) and USD/JPY (‘Weekend USD/JPY’).

If you keep your weekend trade open beyond 7.40am AU time on Monday, then we'll automatically roll it over into a new weekday position at no cost to you.

Who offers weekend trading in Australia?

IG is the only Australian provider to offer weekend trading on indices and GBP/USD. We also offer weekend trading on cryptocurrencies, as well as our Crypto 10 Index.

Can I trade on the Hong Kong HS50, Wall Street and Germany 30 on the weekend?

Our out-of-hours offering means you can now trade on the FTSE, Germany 30, Wall Street and Hong Kong HS50 on Saturday and Sunday. Your weekday positions will not be affected by our weekend indices, so any stops or limits on these positions will not be processed at the weekend. Any existing weekend contracts will, however, roll into weekday positions if you hold them past 7.40am AU time.

What about my stops and limits?

Here’s a rundown of when weekend trading can and can’t impact your stops and limits:

  • Stops and limits on an existing weekday indices position can’t be triggered on a weekend
  • Stop and limits on an existing cryptocurrency position can be triggered on a weekend
  • Any stops and limits on a weekend position can be triggered on a weekend

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.

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.

Does the FTSE trade on Saturday and Sunday?

You can trade the FTSE 100 on a Saturday and Sunday with IG through our Weekend UK 100 market . IG clients also have access to a number of other indices including Wall Street, Germany 30 and HS50.

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1 24/7 means all week apart from ten hours from 10pm Friday to 8am Saturday (UK time), and 20 minutes just before the market opens on Sunday.
2 Best trading platform as awarded at the ADVFN International Financial Awards and Professional Trader Awards 2019. Best trading app as awarded at the Investors Chronicle and Financial Times Investment and Wealth Management Awards 2018, and at the Professional Trader Awards 2019.
3 If you have traditional weekday positions on the FTSE 100, Germany 30, Wall Street or HS50, the valuations of these positions will not change during weekend trading after IG closes on a Friday. Stops and limits on these weekday positions will not be processed during weekend trading and order to open positions and trailing stops will not be accepted.
4 Trade cryptocurrencies from 5pm Saturday through to 7am (AEST). If you have a position open on one of these cryptocurrency markets, it 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 different coins, but also any stops and limits you have open can be filled on the weekend.