When can I trade the Germany 30?
You can trade the Germany 30 from Monday to Friday, 24 hours a day. IG also offers a Weekend Germany 30 market, which is available from 4am on Saturday to 10.40pm on Sunday (UK time). Positions open at 10.40pm on a Sunday will roll over into weekday positions when the market resumes at 11.02pm on Sunday (UK time).
How to trade or invest in the DAX
You can trade the DAX through the Germany 30, which is an IG market that tracks the movements of this index. To do this, you’ll trade using derivatives, namely CFDs or spread bets. Alternatively, you can invest in the shares of companies listed on the DAX for as little as £5 commission.1
Derivatives are popular because they enable you to trade on both rising and falling index prices, as you don’t take ownership of any of the underlying stocks. You’ll ‘buy’ if you think the price of the index will rise and ‘sell’ if you think it will fall.
One of the other benefits of derivatives trading is leverage, which means you only need a small deposit – called margin – to get exposure to the full value of the trade. While this will magnify your profits, it’s important to note that it will do the same for your losses.