Weekend trading

Maximise your opportunities. Trade on weekends with our exclusive 24/71 markets on GBP/USD, EUR/USD, USD/JPY, global indices and our full range of cryptocurrencies.

Call +61 3 9860 1799 or email helpdesk.en@ig.com to talk about opening a trading account. We’re here 24 hours a day, from 8am Saturday to 10pm Friday.

Contact us: +61 3 9860 1799

Why trade on weekends with IG?

Trade key indices and cryptocurrencies 24 hours a day,1

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

React to breaking news over the weekend and never miss an opportunity to trade

Access guaranteed stops2 with the world’s No.1 provider3

Live prices on our weekend markets

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What is weekend trading?

Weekend trading is how you can access indices and cryptocurrency markets on a Saturday and Sunday. This means, for example, that if you thought Brexit news was going to break on a Saturday which would cause the FTSE 100 to move, you no longer have to wait until markets open on Monday to trade.

The weekend prices for indices are quoted separately to their weekday counterparts, based on our view of the prospects for that market given client business and news flow. As a result, you can use these markets to hedge against risk on your weekday positions. Weekend indices positions will rollover into regular weekday positions if they are kept open after the Sunday close, with any stops or limits remaining in place.

For cryptocurrencies, because the markets are open over a weekend anyway, we’ve just extended our weekday markets. This means that any positions on cryptocurrencies will continue to move over the weekend, and your stops and limits can still be triggered.

Learn more about how weekend trading works

What markets can I trade on the weekend with IG?

Global indices

We’re also the only provider that lets you trade the FTSE 100, Germany 30, Wall Street and HS50 on the weekend.4

Cryptocurrencies

We offer all major coins including bitcoin, ether, ripple, litecoin and our own Crypto 10 index.5

Forex

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

How to hedge with weekend trading

By trading on weekend markets, you can offset 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 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 10.40pm UK time, it will automatically net off against your existing weekday trade - that is, unless 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. So you’d have both a long and a short trade when the weekday market re-opens.

Choose IG as your weekend trading provider

Take a position on weekend markets with the only broker to offer FTSE 100 and Wall Street trading on Saturday and Sunday.

Choose IG as your weekend trading provider

Take a position on weekend markets with the only broker to offer FTSE 100 and Wall Street trading on Saturday and Sunday.

Choose IG as your weekend trading provider

Take a position on weekend markets with the only broker to offer FTSE 100 and Wall Street trading on Saturday and Sunday.

Choose IG as your weekend trading provider

Take a position on weekend markets with the only broker to offer FTSE 100 and Wall Street trading on Saturday and Sunday.

Choose IG as your weekend trading provider

Take a position on weekend markets with the only broker to offer FTSE 100 and Wall Street trading on Saturday and Sunday.

Choose IG as your weekend trading provider

Take a position on weekend markets with the only broker to offer FTSE 100 and Wall Street trading on Saturday and Sunday.

FAQs

Saturday and Sunday trading works differently depending on the market.

Indices

With indices, your weekday positions will be separate to their weekend counterparts, enabling you to speculate on market developments over the weekend without having to alter your weekday positions. These weekend markets are differentiated from their weekday counterparts by their names. For example, rather than trading ‘FTSE 100’ on a Saturday, you would trade ‘Weekend UK 100’.

Weekend trading hours on indices are from 4am on Saturday to 10.40pm on Sunday (UK time). Positions open at 10.40pm (UK time) on a Sunday will roll over into weekday positions when those markets resume at 11pm on Sunday. Please note, however, that the FTSE 100 and Germany 30 will open for trading two minutes later than normal, at 11.02pm (UK time).

Cryptocurrencies

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

As our current CFD 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.

Forex

Our Saturday and Sunday markets on GBP/USD, EUR/USD and USD/JPY are separate to their weekday equivalents. 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’. The same principle applies to EUR/USD (‘Weekend EUR/USD’) and USD/JPY (‘Weekend USD/JPY’).

Trading hours on weekend forex pairs are from 8am on Saturday to 8.40pm on Sunday (UK time). Any positions open at 8.40pm (UK time) on a Sunday will roll over into weekday positions when the weekday market resumes 20 minutes later at 9pm.

IG is the only UK provider to offer weekend trading. We offer it on a range of indices, forex pairs and cryptocurrencies, as well as our Crypto 10 Index.

Our out-of-hours offering means you can now trade on the FTSE, Germany 30, Wall Street and Hong Kong HS50 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 8.40am (AEDT).

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 cryptocurrency 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.

You can trade the FTSE 100 on a Saturday and Sunday with IG – the only UK provider to offer this market on the weekend. IG clients also have access to a number of other indices including Wall Street, Germany 30 and HS50.

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1 24/7 means all week apart from ten hours from 10pm Friday to 8am Saturday (UK time), and 20 minutes just before the market opens on Sunday.
2 Guaranteed stops with IG are free and only incur a premium if they are triggered.
3 Based on revenue excluding FX (published half-yearly financial statements, June 2019); for forex based on number of primary relationships with FX traders (Investment Trends UK Leveraged Trading Report released July 2019).
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 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 4am Saturday through to 10pm on Friday night (UK 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.