What are IG's Easter trading hours?

There will be some changes to market trading hours over the Easter period, as follows (all times listed in Swiss time):

Thursday
1 April
European 24-hour indices close at 11pm* (quoted out-of-hours until 3.15pm Friday).
Friday
02 April
All European and US commodities closed. 24-hour indices quoted until 3.15pm. FX closes at 11pm.*
Saturday
03 April
Weekend indices and cryptos open as normal.
Sunday
04 April
Weekend indices and cryptos open as normal. FX opens at 10pm. US and 24-hour indices quoted from midnight.
Monday
05 April
European equities closed. European 24-hour indices quoted out of hours. US markets open.
Tuesday
06 April
European markets re-open.

* Japan 225, Singapore Blue Chip and China A50 will close later in the evening.

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

  • Indices
  • Shares
  • Commodities
  • Interest rates
  • Digital 100s
Market Thur 01 Apr Fri 02 Apr Sun 04 Apr Mon 05 Apr Tue 06 Apr
FTSE 100

Normal hours

Closed, quoted out-of-hours from 3.15pm

Quoted out-of-hours from midnight

Closed, quoted out-of-hours

Normal hours

Wall Street

Normal hours

Early close at 3.15pm

Futures open at midnight

Normal hours

Normal hours

US 500

Normal hours

Early close at 3.15pm

Futures open at midnight

Normal hours

Normal hours

US Tech 100

Normal hours

Early close at 3.15pm

Futures open at midnight

Normal hours

Normal hours

Germany 40

Normal hours

Closed, quoted out-of-hours from 3.15pm

Quoted out-of-hours from midnight

Closed, quoted out-of-hours

Normal hours

France 40

Normal hours

Closed, quoted out-of-hours from 3.15pm

Quoted out-of-hours from midnight

Closed, quoted out-of-hours

Normal hours

EU Stocks 50

Normal hours

Closed, quoted out-of-hours from 3.15pm

Quoted out-of-hours from midnight

Closed, quoted out-of-hours

Normal hours

Italy 40

Normal hours

Closed, quoted out-of-hours from 3.15pm

Quoted out-of-hours from midnight

Closed, quoted out-of-hours

Normal hours

Spain 35

Normal hours

Closed, quoted out-of-hours from 3.15pm

Quoted out-of-hours from midnight

Closed, quoted out-of-hours

Normal hours

Netherlands 25

Normal hours

Closed, quoted out-of-hours from 3.15pm

Quoted out-of-hours from midnight

Closed, quoted out-of-hours

Normal hours

Sweden 30

Early close at 12.55, quoted out-of-hours till 11pm

Closed, quoted out-of-hours from 3.15pm

Quoted out-of-hours from midnight

Closed, quoted out-of-hours

Normal hours

Japan 225

Normal hours

Closes at 10.45pm

Futures open at midnight

Normal hours

Normal hours

Hong Kong HS50

Normal hours

Closed, quoted out-of-hours from 3.15pm

Quoted out-of-hours from midnight

Closed, quoted out-of-hours

Normal hours

China H-Shares

Normal hours

Closed, quoted out-of-hours from 3.15pm

Quoted out-of-hours from midnight

Closed, quoted out-of-hours

Normal hours

Australia 200

Normal hours

Closed, quoted out-of-hours from 3.15pm

Quoted out-of-hours from midnight

Closed, quoted out-of-hours

Normal hours

Singapore Blue Chip

Normal hours

Closes at 10.40pm

Quoted out-of-hours from midnight

Futures open at 02:30am

Normal hours

South Africa 40

Normal hours

Closed, quoted out-of-hours from 3.15pm

Quoted out-of-hours from midnight

Closed, quoted out-of-hours

Normal hours

US Russell 2000

Normal hours

Early close at 3.15pm

Futures open at midnight

Normal hours

Normal hours

Volatility Index

Normal hours

Early close at 3.30pm

Futures open at midnight

Normal hours

Normal hours

China A50

Normal hours

Closes at 10.45pm

Quoted out-of-hours from midnight

Futures open at 3am

Normal hours

Market Thur 01 Apr Fri 02 Apr Mon 05 Apr Tue 06 Apr
US shares

Normal hours

Closed

Open as normal

Normal hours

UK shares

Normal hours

Closed

Closed

Normal hours

German shares

Normal hours

Closed

Closed

Normal hours

French shares

Normal hours

Closed

Closed

Normal hours

Market Thur 01 Apr Fri 02 Apr Sun 04 Apr Mon 05 Apr Tue 06 Apr
US energies

Normal hours

Closed

Normal hours

Normal hours

Normal hours

UK energies

Normal hours

Closed

Normal hours

Normal hours

Normal hours

US metals

Normal hours

Closed

Normal hours

Normal hours

Normal hours

US CBOT commodities

Normal hours

Closed

Normal hours

Normal hours

US NYBOT commodities

Normal hours

Closed

Normal hours

Normal hours

UK commodities

Normal hours

Closed

Closed

Normal hours

Thur 01 Apr:

  • Lumber closes early at 8.55pm

Mon 05 Apr:

  • Livestock opens late at 3.30pm
  • Lumber opens late at 4pm
Market Thur 01 Apr Fri 02 Apr Sun 04 Apr Mon 05 Apr Tue 06 Apr
US rates

Normal hours

Early close at 5.15pm

Futures open at midnight

Open as normal

Normal hours

UK rates

Normal hours

Closed

Closed

Normal hours

European rates

Normal hours

Closed

Closed

Normal hours

Thur 01 Apr:

  • Weekly options and digital 100s will expire at their usual time, but a day early
  • Final 24hr FX expiry will be 5am on Friday morning, final 2hr FX expiry will be 7am Friday morning
  • 5 min FX closes 7am Friday morning

Fri 02 Apr:

  • All digital 100s closed from 7am
  • Nikkei digital 100s open as usual

Sun 04 Apr:

  • Sprints and digital 100s open from usual times (if cash market open on Monday)

Mon 05 Apr:

  • US index and FX options open from 3.30pm. FX digital 100s open all day as usual

Tue 06 Apr:

  • European markets re-open

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