CFDs are complex instruments. You can lose your money rapidly due to leverage. Please ensure you understand how this product works and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing money. CFDs are complex instruments. You can lose your money rapidly due to leverage. Please ensure you understand how this product works and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing money.

Out-of-hours and extended hours trading

Opportunity can come at any time. Trade over 80 key US stocks in the pre- and post-market, plus get 24-hour1 trading prices on GBP/USD, global indices and more.

Start trading today. Call +44 (20) 7633 5430, or email sales.en@ig.com to talk about opening a trading account. We’re here 24/5.

Contact us: +44 (20) 7633 5430

Start trading today. Call +44 (20) 7633 5430, or email sales.en@ig.com to talk about opening a trading account. We’re here 24/5.

Contact us: +44 (20) 7633 5430

Benefits and risks of out-of-hours trading

Trade when others can’t

Get unrivalled out-of-hours access to markets such as forex and indices

Get extended hours on US shares

Trade on popular US stocks such as Tesla Motors, Coinbase Global and Amazon

Reduce your risk

Use out-of-hours trading and the weekend to hedge existing positions

Avoid gap risk

Trade out-of-hours and avoid gap risks that occur with dramatic closed market price movements

Wider spreads

Less trading activity can result in a wider spread between the bid and asking price

Increased price volatility

You may experience severe price fluctuations when trading out-of-hours

Less liquidity

Lower trading volumes for certain markets may increase difficulty in executing some trades

When trading with us, you need to be aware of the risk of being closed out pre-and post-market. This is especially true of extended hours shares traders who may be closed out by margin call or stops triggered. This would expose traders to gapping if no guaranteed stop is in place.

When can you trade out of hours?

Trade with us even when markets are closed.

  • Shares
  • Indices
  • Forex

Shares

Take a position on over 70 key US stocks outside of normal trading hours.

  • CFDs on All Session US shares
    5pm to 9am Monday to Thursday, and 5pm on Friday to 6am on Saturday (UTC +8).

Indices

Harness index volatility from 7am on Monday until 6am on Saturday (UTC +8). On weekends, deal on FTSE 100, Wall Street, Germany 40 and HS50 from 4pm Saturday to 6.40am Monday (UTC +8).

Forex

Take a position on over 80 major, minor and exotic FX pairs from 5am on Monday to 6am Saturday morning (UTC +8). Our exclusive GBP/USD market is available from 4pm Saturday to 6.40am Monday (UTC+8).

Why trade out of hours with IG?

More markets, more opportunity

Trade out of hours on more markets with us than any other provider, including shares, indices and forex

Around-the-clock trading

React to breaking news, macroeconomic announcements and earnings reports with our 24-hour global indices1

Exclusive markets

Deal on weekend markets you won’t find anywhere else, including weekend GBP/USD, EUR/USD and USD/JPY, FTSE 100, Wall Street, Germany 40 and Hong Kong HS50

Tried and trusted

Founded in 1974, we’re the world’s No.1 choice for CFD trading2

Trade your way

Choose from a range of markets with CFDs. We also offer direct market access (DMA) to advanced traders*

*For more details visit our L2 Dealer page.

Risk management tools

Negative balance protection – only applicable to retail clients3– ensures you can’t lose more than the balance on your account. Our range of stop and limit orders put you in control of your risk

Trade longer hours with IG

Take a look at our weekly trading hours across selected markets, and see how they compare to our competitors.

  • Indices
  • Shares
  • Forex

Data is based on analysis of the indices, shares (spread bets and CFDs) and forex offering from prominent UK competitor websites and is correct to the best of our ability as of 10 June 2022. Some trading hours have been rounded up or down to the nearest hour. Table for comparative purposes only. Data is subject to change. Remember, with us you can only trade derivatives via CFDs.

Open an account now for total market access

Open an account now for total market access

Fast execution on a huge range of markets

Enjoy flexible access to more than 18,000* global markets, with reliable execution

Deal seamlessly, wherever you are

Trade on the move with our natively designed, award-winning trading app

Feel secure with a trusted provider

We have over 45 years of experience offering a truly market-leading service

Open an account now for total market access

Open an account now for total market access

Fast execution on a huge range of markets

Enjoy flexible access to more than 18,000* global markets, with reliable execution

Deal seamlessly, wherever you are

Trade on the move with our natively designed, award-winning trading app

Feel secure with a trusted provider

We have over 45 years of experience offering a truly market-leading service

Start trading now

Log in to your account now to access today’s opportunity in a huge range of markets.

Start trading now

Log in to your account now to access today’s opportunity in a huge range of markets.

What is out-of-hours trading and how do I start?

Out-of-hours trading refers to any trading that takes place outside of regular underlying market hours. Different opportunities present themselves out-of-hours, and we can give you access to them. In fact, you can trade out-of-hours on more markets with us than any other provider, including shares, indices, forex and more.

  1. Decide which markets you want to trade
  2. Find out if they are available out of hours
  3. Learn more about out-of-hours trading
  4. Create a trading account
  5. Open, monitor and close your first position

Ways to trade out of hours

CFD trading

Trade on the difference between the opening and closing price of a market. Losses can be offset against profits for tax purposes.4

DMA

Trade shares with no dealer intervention, full market depth and access to dark liquidity. Simply enable DMA on your CFD account.

Choose IG as your out-of-hours trading provider

It’s free to open an account, and you don’t have to fund or trade until you’re ready.

Choose IG as your out-of-hours trading provider

It’s free to open an account, and you don’t have to fund or trade until you’re ready.

Choose IG as your out-of-hours trading provider

It’s free to open an account, and you don’t have to fund or trade until you’re ready.

Choose IG as your out-of-hours trading provider

It’s free to open an account, and you don’t have to fund or trade until you’re ready.

Choose IG as your out-of-hours trading provider

It’s free to open an account, and you don’t have to fund or trade until you’re ready.

Choose IG as your out-of-hours trading provider

It’s free to open an account, and you don’t have to fund or trade until you’re ready.

Out-of-hours FAQs

What markets can I trade out-of-hours with IG?

With us, you can trade extended hours on shares, and out-of-hours on indices and forex.

What trading times are included in out-of-hours trading?

Out-of-hours trading refers to any trading that occurs outside of regular underlying market hours.

See a list of our out-of-hours markets.

How does IG price its out-of-hours markets?

We make our own prices for indices out-of-hours and at weekends, plus for weekend forex markets.

We do this based on underlying futures with our own markets being priced outside of this. Underlying market conditions usually take into account volatility, client activity and news flow.

Our extended hours on shares are based on those from NYSE and NASDAQ.

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1 24/7 excludes the hours from 6am to 4pm on Saturdays (UTC +8), and 20 minutes just before the weekday market opens on Monday morning.
2 Based on revenue excluding FX (published financial statements, October 2021).
3 Negative balance protection does not apply to professional traders.
4 Tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances. Tax law may differ in jurisdictions.