What are IG’s Christmas trading hours?

During the festive period there will be some changes to our normal opening hours (Geneva time):

Monday 24 December Half day in most markets. All 24-hour indices close at 7.15pm. FX and cryptocurrencies close at 11pm. Digital 100s close at 7pm (apart from digital 100s on crude, which close at 7.30pm).
Tuesday 25 December Closed. FX and cryptocurrencies open at 10pm. 24-hour indices open at midnight (25/26 Dec).
Wednesday 26 December UK and European markets closed. US equities open at 3.30pm (no pre-market) Digital 100s open at 3pm.
Thursday 27 December Normal trading
Friday 28 December Normal trading
Saturday 29 December Normal weekend trading
Sunday 30 December Normal weekend trading.
Monday 31 December Half day in most markets. FX, cryptocurrencies and 24-hour indices close at 11pm. Digital 100s close at 9pm (apart from digital 100s on US indices, which close at their normal time).
Tuesday 1 January Closed. FX and cryptocurrencies open at 10pm. 24-hour indices, and digital 100s, open at midnight.

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 Weds 26 Dec Mon 31 Dec Tues 1 Jan
FTSE® 100

Futures close 13.50

Quoted out-of-hours 13.50 - 19.15

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 00.00 (25/26 Dec)

Futures close 13.50

Quoted out-of-hours 13.50 - 23.00

Closed

Wall Street
US 500
US Tech 100
US Russell 2000

Futures close 19.15

Closed

Futures open at 00.00
(25/26 Dec)

Normal hours

Closed
Germany 30

Closed, quoted out-of-hours until 19.15

Closed

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 00.00 (25/26 Dec)

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours until 23.00

Closed
France 40

Futures close 14.00

Quoted out-of-hours 14.00 - 19.15

Closed

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 00.00 (25/26 Dec)

Futures close 14.00

Quoted out-of-hours 14.00 - 23.00

Closed
EU Stocks 50

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours until 19.15

Closed

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 00.00 (25/26 Dec)

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours until 23.00

Closed
Italy 40

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours until 19.15

Closed

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 00.00 (25/26 Dec)

Closed
Quoted out-of-hours until 23.00

Closed
Netherlands 25

Futures close 14.00

Quoted out-of-hours 14.00 - 19.15

Closed

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 00.00 (25/26 Dec)

Futures close 14.00

Quoted out-of-hours 14.00 - 23.00

Closed
Spain 35

Futures close 14.00

Quoted out-of-hours 14.00 - 19.15

Closed

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 00.00 (25/26 Dec)

Futures close 14.00

Quoted out-of-hours 14.00 - 23.00

Closed
Sweden 30

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours until 19.15

Closed

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 00.00 (25/26 Dec)

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours until 23.00

Closed
Switzerland Blue Chip

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours until 19.15

Closed

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 00.00 (25/26 Dec)

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours until 23.00

Closed
Japan 225

Futures close 19.15

Closed

Futures open at 00.00 (25/26 Dec)

Normal hours

Closed
Hong Kong HS50
China H-Shares

Early close 05.00

Quoted out-of-hours 05.00 - 19.15

Closed

Normal hours

Early close 05.00

Quoted out-of-hours 05.00 - 23.00

Closed
Australia 200

Early close 04.30

Quoted out-of-hours 04.30 - 19.15

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 00.00 (25/26 Dec)

Early close 04.30

Quoted out-of-hours 04.30 - 23.00

Closed
Singapore Blue Chip

Futures close 19.00

Quoted out-of-hours until 19.15

Closed

Normal hours

Futures close 19.00

Quoted out-of-hours until 23.00

Closed
South Africa 40

Early close 11.00

Quoted out-of-hours 11.00 - 19.15

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 00:00 (25/26 Dec)

Early close 11.00

Quoted out-of-hours 11.00 - 23.00

Closed
Volatility Index

Futures close 19.15

Closed

Open from 00.00 (25/26 Dec)

Normal hours

Closed

Market Mon 24 Dec Tues 25 Dec Weds 26 Dec Mon 31 Dec Tues 1 Jan
US shares Early close at 19.00 Closed Open at 15.30
(no pre-market)
Normal hours Closed
UK shares Early close at 13.30 Closed Closed Early close at 13.30 Closed
German shares Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed
French shares Early close at 14.00 Closed Closed Early close at 14.00 Closed

Market Mon 24 Dec Tues 25 Dec Weds 26 Dec Mon 31 Dec Tues 1 Jan
US energies Early close 19.45 Closed Futures open at 00.00 (25/26 Dec) Closes at 23.00 Closed
UK energies Early close 20.00 Closed Futures open at 02.00 Early close at 21.00 Closed
US metals Early close 19.45 Closed Futures open at 00.00 (25/26 Dec) Normal close times Closed
US CBOT Commodities Early close 19.00 Closed Futures open at 15.30 Normal close times Closed
US NYBOT Commodities Early close 19.00 Closed Futures open at 14.00 Normal close times Closed
UK commodities Early close at 13.18 Closed Closed Early close at 13.18 Closed

Market Mon 24 Dec Tues 25 Dec Weds 26 Dec Mon 31 Dec Tues 1 Jan
US rates Early close 19.15 Closed Futures open at 00.00
(25/26 Dec)
Closes at 23.00 Closed
UK rates Early close 13.15 Closed Closed Early close 13.15 Closed
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 022 888 10 02 for the latest information.

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