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
Trade on the go with the world’s No.1 app2 or from our award-winning web platform3
Our unrivalled weekend markets
Trade GBP/USD when the markets are usually closed, and seize opportunities you won’t find elsewhere.
Trade our exclusive UK 100, Germany 40, Wall Street and HS50 weekend markets.4
Trade our own Crypto 10 index, as well as all major coins including bitcoin, ether and litecoin.5
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.
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.
1 24/7 exclude the hours from 11pm Friday to 9am Saturday (Swiss time), and 20 minutes just before the market opens on Sunday.
2 Winner of ‘Best Finance App’ at the ADVFN International Financial Awards.
3 Winner of ‘Best Multi-Platform Provider’ at the ADVFN International Financial Awards.
4 If you have traditional weekday positions on the FTSE 100, Germany 40, 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.