Weekend trading

Opportunity doesn’t keep office hours. Trade 24/7 on our unrivalled weekend markets – GBP/USD, global indices and our full range of cryptocurrencies.1

Call +41 (0) 58 810 77 42 to talk about opening a trading account. We’re here from Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm.

Contact us: +41 (0) 58 810 77 42

Call +41 (0) 58 810 77 42 to talk about opening a trading account. We’re here from Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm.

Contact us: +41 (0) 58 810 77 42

Why trade on weekends with us?

Discover unique opportunities. You won’t find 24/7 prices on GBP/USD or our indices with anyone else1

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

Monitor your weekend trading performance with our trade analytics tool – identify your mistakes and build on successes.

Trade on the go with the world’s No.1 app2 or from our award-winning web platform3

Our unrivalled weekend markets

Forex

Trade GBP/USD when the markets are usually closed, and seize opportunities you won’t find elsewhere.

Global indices

Trade our exclusive UK 100, Germany 30, Wall Street and HS50 weekend markets.4

Cryptocurrencies

Trade our own Crypto 10 index, as well as all major coins including bitcoin, ether, ripple, litecoin.5

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These prices are indicative, and subject to our website terms and conditions.

Weekend trading hours

You can trade our regular weekday markets from midnight (Sunday-Monday) and on Sunday (10pm for forex) until 11pm on Friday night (Swiss time). Our weekend market hours are:

  • 9am Saturday to 11.40pm Sunday (Swiss time) for indices
  • 9am Saturday to 9:40pm Sunday (Swiss time) for GBP/USD
  • 9am Saturday until 11pm Friday (Swiss time) for cryptocurrencies and Crypto10 index

What is weekend trading?

Weekend trading gives you access to forex, indices and cryptocurrency markets on a Saturday and Sunday. So, if news breaks and you see an opportunity to trade, you won't have to wait until the weekday markets open again on Sunday evening.
Weekend prices for indices and forex are quoted separately to their weekday counterparts. We base our price on underlying market conditions such as volatility, as well as client activity and news flow.

Keep your weekend index or FX positions open after Sunday close, and they'll rollover into regular weekday positions if they are kept open after the Sunday close, with any attached stops or limits remaining in place.

Underlying crypto markets are open over the 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 potentially offset weekend movements that might impact your weekday position(s).

Suppose you’re long on our weekday Wall Street offering when the market closes on Friday. Some negative news is anticipated on Saturday morning that you believe will cause Wall Street to fall in value.

To offset your existing position, you decide to 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 Sunday at 11.40pm (Swiss time), it will automatically net off against your weekday trade, that is, 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. The result would be that you’d have both a long and a short trade when the weekday market re-opens.

Choose IG Bank as your weekend trading provider

Take a position on weekend markets including GBP/USD, UK 100, Wall Street, bitcoin, and our own Crypto 10 index.

Choose IG Bank as your weekend trading provider

Take a position on weekend markets including GBP/USD, UK 100, Wall Street, bitcoin, and our own Crypto 10 index.

Choose IG Bank as your weekend trading provider

Take a position on weekend markets including GBP/USD, UK 100, Wall Street, bitcoin, and our own Crypto 10 index.

Choose IG Bank as your weekend trading provider

Take a position on weekend markets including GBP/USD, UK 100, Wall Street, bitcoin, and our own Crypto 10 index.

Choose IG Bank as your weekend trading provider

Take a position on weekend markets including GBP/USD, UK 100, Wall Street, bitcoin, and our own Crypto 10 index.

Choose IG Bank as your weekend trading provider

Take a position on weekend markets including GBP/USD, UK 100, Wall Street, bitcoin, and our own Crypto 10 index.

FAQs

Saturday and Sunday trading works differently depending on the market.

GBP/USD

Our Saturday and Sunday GBP/USD market is separate to its weekday equivalent. 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’.

Trading hours on weekend GBP/USD are from 9am on Saturday to 9.40pm on Sunday (Swiss time). Any positions open at 9.40pm (Swiss time) on a Sunday will roll over into weekday positions when the weekday GBP/USD market resumes 20 minutes later at 10pm on Sunday.

Indices

As with GBP/USD, your weekday index positions will be separate to their weekend counterparts. This means you can speculate on market developments over the weekend without having to alter your weekday positions. Weekend index markets are differentiated from their weekday counterparts by their names. For example, our Saturday and Sunday FTSE 100 market is called ‘Weekend FTSE 100’, for example, whereas the weekday equivalent is simply ‘FTSE 100’.

Weekend trading hours on indices are from 9am on Saturday to 11.40pm on Sunday (Swiss time). Positions open at 11.40pm (Swiss time) on a Sunday will roll over into weekday positions when those markets resume 20 minutes later at 11pm. Please note, however, that the FTSE 100 and Germany 30 will open for trading two minutes later, at 12.02am (Swiss time).

Cryptocurrencies

Trading cryptocurrencies on a Saturday and Sunday works a little differently because the underlying market is already open over the weekend. As a result, any position you open is on our underlying cryptocurrency market. If you already have a position open with us, any stops or limits can be triggered over the weekend - we recommend monitoring your positions as usual. Cryptocurrency trading is available from 9am on Saturday through to 11pm on Friday (Swiss time).

You can trade the FTSE 100 on a Saturday and Sunday with IG Bank. Our clients also have access to other indices: Wall Street, Germany 30 and HS50. As the underlying markets do not trade on Saturdays or Sundays, our prices are based on an assessment of client business and news flow.

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1 24/7 exclude the hours from 11pm Friday to 9am Saturday (Swiss time), and 20 minutes just before the market opens on Sunday.
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4 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 Bank 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.
5 Trade cryptocurrencies from 9am Saturday through to 11pm on Friday night (Swiss time). 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.
6 Please note that weekend positions with attached stops and 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 and limits attached to it.