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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-hours 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 11.40pm.

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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?

  • More opportunity to trade

    Speculate and trade on weekend events with our out-of-hours markets

  • Reduce your risk and margin

    Offset traditional weekday positions if news breaks over the weekend

  • Weekday positions unaffected1

    Your weekday positions on FTSE, Wall Street and Germany 30 will not be affected

  • A trusted provider

    We’re a FTSE 250 company with over 40 years’ trading experience

Which markets can I trade on Saturday and Sunday?

Weekend indices

Weekend FTSE 100, Weekend Germany 30 and Weekend Wall Street markets are available for trading from 5am on Saturday until 11.40pm CET on Sunday. 

Any position still open at 11.40pm will automatically roll into our existing weekday contracts for no charge. Please note the FTSE and Germany 30 will open for trading two minutes later than normal, at 00.02am CET.

Find out more about how weekend indices work

Weekend cryptocurrency trading

Enjoy secure, flexible trading on bitcoin (USD), bitcoin cash (USD), bitcoin gold (USD), ether (USD), litecoin (USD) and ripple (USD) from 5am CET on Saturday through to 11pm CET on Friday night.2

If you have a position open on one of these cryptocurrency markets it will be affected by weekend trading​.

Find out more about how cryptocurrency markets will be affected by weekend trading

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 5am on a Saturday.

If you keep your weekend trade open beyond 11.40pm on Sunday, 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 11.40pm on Sunday, 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 instead roll into a new weekday position with the same stops and limits in place.3

Cryptocurrencies

Trading cryptocurrencies 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 positions on cryptocurrencies will move over the weekend, and stops/limits can be triggered.

As our current 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 Germany 30 when the underlying market closes on Friday, but rumours emerge on Saturday that the chancellor is going to resign. If the rumours are confirmed you believe the Germany 30 will fall, so want to reduce your exposure.

On Sunday morning, we quote a weekend Germany 30 price of 12950. Rather than wait for the weekday market to open, you decide to sell €5 of our weekend Germany 30 at 12950. In this scenario your €5 long position on the weekday Germany 30 is now offset by your €5 short position on the weekend Germany 30.

A few hours later the chancellor announces her resignation, and our weekday Germany 30 market reopens on Sunday night at the lower price of 12850. However, as you hedged your long weekday position at 12950 by trading on our Sunday Germany 30, you’re protected against the losses involved with closing at the weekday market opening price of 12850. 

Any Sunday positions must be held until 11.40pm CET to rollover into a standard weekday contract, and thus net off against your existing weekday contract.

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FAQs

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 bitcoin 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 both 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 11pm. For details on how we calculate our fees, please see our charges page.

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If you have a traditional weekday position on the FTSE, Germany 30 or Wall Street when IG Bank 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.

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 The world's largest retail CFD provider based on revenue excluding FX (published financial statements, February 2018).

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