Seasonal opening hours 2018

During the festive period there will be some changes to our normal opening hours

During the festive period there will be some changes to our normal opening hours*:

Monday 24 December Half day in most markets. All 24-hour indices close at 6:15pm. FX and cryptocurrencies close at 10pm. Digital 100s close at 6pm (apart from digital 100s on crude, which close at 6.30pm).
Tuesday 25 December FX and cryptocurrencies open at 9pm. 24-hour indices open at 11pm.
Wednesday 26 December UK and European markets closed. US equities open at 2.30pm (no pre-market) Digital 100s open at 2pm.
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 10pm. Digital 100s close at 8pm (apart from digital 100s on US indices, which close at their normal time).
Tuesday 1 January FX and cryptocurrencies open at 9pm. 24-hour indices, and digital 100s, open at 11pm.

*This information is intended for guidance only and is subject to change. Current as of 14.12.2018

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 12:50

Quoted out-of-hours 12:50 - 18:15

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 23:00 25 Dec

Futures close 12:50

Quoted out-of-hours 12:50-22:00

Closed

Wall Street
US 500
US Tech 100
US Russell 2000
Futures close 18:15 Closed

Futures open at 23:00 25 Dec

Normal hours Closed
Germany 30

Closed, quoted out-of-hours until 18.15

Closed

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 23:00 25 Dec

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours until 22.00

Closed
France 40

Futures close 13:00

Quoted out-of-hours 13:00 - 18.15

Closed

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 23:00 25 Dec

Futures close 13:00

Quoted out-of-hours 13:00 - 22:00

Closed
EU Stocks 50

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours until 18:15

Closed

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 23:00 25 Dec

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours until 22:00

Closed
Italy 40

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours until 18:15

Closed

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 23:00 25 Dec

Closed
Quoted out-of-hours until 22.00

Closed
Netherlands 25

Futures close 13:00

Quoted out-of-hours 13:00 - 18:15

Closed

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 23:00 25 Dec

Futures close 13:00

Quoted out-of-hours 13:00 - 22:00

Closed
Spain 35

Futures close 13:00

Quoted out-of-hours 13:00 - 18:15

Closed

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 23:00 25 Dec

Futures close 13:00

Quoted out-of-hours 13:00 - 22:00

Closed
Sweden 30

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours until 18:15

Closed

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 23:00 25 Dec

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours until 22:00

Closed
Switzerland Blue Chip

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours until 18:15

Closed

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 23:00 25 Dec

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours until 22:00

Closed
Japan 225 Futures close 18:15 Closed

Futures open at 23:00 25 Dec

Normal hours Closed
Hong Kong HS50
China H-Shares

Early close 04:00

Quoted out-of-hours 04:00-18:15

Closed

Normal hours

Early close 04:00

Quoted out-of-hours 04:00 - 22:00

Closed
Australia 200

Early close 03:30

Quoted out-of-hours 03:30 - 18:15

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 23:00 25 Dec

Early close 03:30

Quoted out-of-hours 03:30 - 22:00

Closed
Singapore Blue Chip

Futures close 18:00

Quoted out-of-hours until 18:15

Closed

Normal hours

Futures close 18:00

Quoted out-of-hours until 22:00

Closed
South Africa 40

Early close 10:00

Quoted out-of-hours 10:00-18:15

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 23:00 25 Dec

Early close 10:00

Quoted out-of-hours 10:00 - 22:00

Closed
Volatility Index Futures close 18:15 Closed

Open from 23:00 25 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 18.00

Closed

Open at 14:30 (no pre-market)

Early close at 18.00

Closed
UK shares Early close at 12:30 Closed Closed Early close at 12:30 Closed
German shares Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed
French shares Early close at 13:00 Closed Closed Early close at 13:00 Closed

Market Mon 24 Dec Tues 25 Dec Weds 26 Dec Mon 31 Dec Tues 1 Jan
US energies Early close 18:45 Closed Futures open at 23:00 (25th Dec) Closes at 22:00 Closed
UK energies Early close 19:00 Closed Futures open at 01.00 Early close at 20:00 Closed
US metals Early close 18:45 Closed Futures open at 23:00 (25 Dec)

Normal close times

Closed
US CBOT Commodities Early close 18:00 Closed Futures open at 14:30 Normal close times Closed
US NYBOT Commodities Early close 18:00 Closed Futures open at 13:00 Normal close times Closed
UK commodities Early close at 12.18 Closed Closed Early close at 12:18 Closed

Market Mon 24 Dec Tues 25 Dec Weds 26 Dec Mon 31 Dec Tues 1 Jan
US rates Early close 18:15 Closed Futures open at 23:00 (25 Dec) Closes at 22:00 Closed
UK rates Early close 12:15 Closed Closed Early close 12:15 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 +16 (3) 9860 1734 for the latest information.

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