Saturday and Sunday trading

Opportunity doesn’t take weekends off – which is why you can trade our most popular indices on a Saturday and Sunday. 

Our out-of-ours offering means you can now trade on the FTSE, Germany 30 and Wall Street 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 9.40am (AEDT).

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Weekend FTSE 100
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Prices above are subject to our website terms and conditions. Prices are indicative only.

Why trade on Saturday and Sunday with IG?

  • Weekday positions unaffected*

    Your weekday positions on FTSE 100, 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

Which markets can I trade on Saturday and Sunday?

Weekend indices

FTSE 100, Germany 30 and Wall Street markets are available for trading from 3pm 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

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Weekend cryptocurrency trading

Enjoy flexible bitcoin CFD trading. Bitcoin markets close at 9am on Saturday AEDT, then reopens on Saturday at 3pm AEDT.2

Please note, weekend trading only applies to the following: bitcoin (USD), ether (USD), bitcoin cash (USD), bitcoin gold, ripple and litecoin.

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

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Bitcoin

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How does Saturday and Sunday trading work?

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 2pm on a Saturday.

If you keep your weekend trade open beyond 8.40am 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 7.40am 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 place3.

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.

Hedging with weekend trading

One key use for weekend trading is to offset potentially negative movements in a market that you have an open position on over the weekend.

Say you are long $5 on our weekday FTSE 100 when the underlying market closes on Friday, but rumours emerge on Saturday that the prime minister is going to resign. If the rumours are confirmed you believe the FTSE 100 will fall, so want to reduce your exposure.

On Sunday morning, we quote a weekend FTSE 100 price of 6700. Rather than wait for the weekday market to open, you decide to sell $5 of our weekend FTSE 100 at 6700. In this scenario your $5 long position on the weekday FTSE 100 is now offset by your $5 short position on the weekend FTSE 100.

A few hours later the prime minister announces their resignation, and our weekday FTSE 100 market reopens on Sunday night at the lower price of 6600. However, as you hedged your long weekday position at 6700 by trading on our Sunday FTSE 100, you’re protected against the losses involved with closing at the weekday market opening price of 6600. 

Any Sunday positions must be held until 7.40am (AEST) to rollover into a standard weekday contract, and thus net off against your existing weekday contract.

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Hedging with weekend trading

One key use for weekend trading is to offset potentially negative movements in a market that you have an open position on over the weekend.

Say you are long $5 on our weekday FTSE 100 when the underlying market closes on Friday, but rumours emerge on Saturday that the prime minister is going to resign. If the rumours are confirmed you believe the FTSE 100 will fall, so want to reduce your exposure.

On Sunday morning, we quote a weekend FTSE 100 price of 6700. Rather than wait for the weekday market to open, you decide to sell $5 of our weekend FTSE 100 at 6700. In this scenario your $5 long position on the weekday FTSE 100 is now offset by your $5 short position on the weekend FTSE 100.

A few hours later the prime minister announces their resignation, and our weekday FTSE 100 market reopens on Sunday night at the lower price of 6600. However, as you hedged your long weekday position at 6700 by trading on our Sunday FTSE 100, you’re protected against the losses involved with closing at the weekday market opening price of 6600. 

Any Sunday positions must be held until 7.40am (AEST) to rollover into a standard weekday contract, and thus net off against your existing weekday contract.

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.

Are weekend CFDs available?

Yes, you can trade the FTSE 100, Germany 30, Wall Street and a range of cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, on a weekend via CFD trading.

Are there overnight funding charges at the weekend?

Yes. We charge one night’s funding seven days a week, including Saturday and Sunday, on any position held through 7am. For details on how we calculate our fees, please see our charges pages.

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* If you have a traditional weekday position on the FTSE 100, 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 100, Germany 30 and all IG's out-of-hours indices will open 2 minutes later than normal, at 9.02am AEST.

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 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.

4 World's largest retail CFD provider by revenue (excluding FX). Source: Published financial statements, as at February 2018. Number 1 in Australia by primary relationships, Investment Trends August 2017 CFD Report.

 

Automatic rollovers

Let's say you have a position on Wall Street still open at 8.40am AEST 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 8.40am AEST 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 100, during our weekend opening hours you could sell $5 of our Sunday FTSE 100, reducing your risk and margin requirements.

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