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Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 70% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 70% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading spread bets and CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Out of hours hours trading

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.

Call 0800 195 3100 or email newaccounts.uk@ig.com to talk about opening an account.

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Call 0800 409 6789 or email helpdesk.uk@ig.com if you have any questions about trading or investing. We're available 24/7 between 8am Saturday and 10pm Friday.

Contact us 0800 409 6789

Call 0800 195 3100 or email newaccounts.uk@ig.com to talk about opening an account.

Contact us 08001953100

Get info fast via our instant help and support portal. Available for account queries, ProRealTime, product info and more.

Visit help and support for more information.

Get info fast via our instant help and support portal. Available for account queries, ProRealTime, product info and more.

Visit help and support for more information.

Call 0800 409 6789 or email helpdesk.uk@ig.com if you have any questions about trading or investing. We're available 24/7 between 8am Saturday and 10pm Friday.

Contact us 0800 409 6789

Benefits and risks of out-of-hours trading

Trade when others can’t

Trade when others can’t

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

Get extended hours on US shares

Get extended hours on US shares

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

24/7 trading opportunities

Reduce your risk

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

Avoid gap risk

Avoid gap risk

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

We're a trusted after hours provider

Wider spreads

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

Increased price volatility

Increased price volatility

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

Less liquidity

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 over extended hours.

  • CFDs and spread bets on All Session US shares
    9am to 1am Monday to Thursday, and 9am to 10pm Friday (UK time)
  • Share dealing on All Session US shares
    12pm to 10.30pm Monday to Thursday, and 12pm to 10pm Friday (UK time)
Out of hours shares

Indices

Harness index volatility from 11pm on Sunday until 10pm on Friday (UK time). On weekends, deal on FTSE 100, Wall Street, Germany 40 and Hong Kong HS50 from 8am Saturday to 10.40pm Sunday (UK time) – you won’t find these hours anywhere else in the UK.

Indices out of hours trading

Forex

Take a position on over 80 major, minor and exotic FX pairs that trade non-stop from 9pm on Sunday to 10pm on Friday night (UK time). Our exclusive GBP/USD, EUR/USD and USD/JPY markets are available from 8am Saturday to 8.40pm Sunday (UK time).

Why trade out-of-hours with us?

More out of hours opportunities

More markets, more opportunity

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

24/7 trading opportunities

Around-the-clock trading

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

After hours markets you won't find anywhere else

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

Choose how you want to trade out of hours

Trade or invest your way

Choose how you want to trade with our range of products, from tax-free spread bets3 to CFDs offering direct market access (DMA) and share dealing

Out of hours risk management tools

Risk management tools

Negative balance protection – only applicable to retail clients4– 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 us

Unlike our competitors, we offer extended market hours to all trading and investing clients.

  • Indices
  • Shares
  • Forex
IG offers more FTSE 100 trading hours than anyone else

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.

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 17,000+ 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

With 50 years of experience, we’re proud to offer 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 17,000+ 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

With 50 years of experience, we’re proud to offer 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

Unlike many providers, we offer out-of-hours dealing across both our leveraged and non-leveraged services.

Spread betting

Bet on whether a market’s price will go up or down, commission-free. There’s no capital gains tax or stamp duty to pay.3

CFD trading

Trade on the difference between the opening and closing price of a market. Losses can be offset against profits for tax purposes.3

Share dealing

Buy and own the underlying asset outright. Deal three times a month with us and pay zero commission on US stocks.5

DMA

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

Choose us 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 us 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 us 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 us 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 us 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 us 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. To see a list of our out-of-hours markets.

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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We're clear about our charges, so you always know what fees you’ll incur

All retail client funds are held in segregated bank accounts, in line with FCA rules

See how we've been changing the face of trading for more than 40 years

1 There are 10 hours of no trading, depending on the asset class being traded. For more details refer to the section on when can you trade out-of-hours.
2 Based on revenue (published financial statements, 2023); for forex based on number of primary relationships with FX traders (Investment Trends UK Leveraged Trading Report released July 2024).
3 Tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances. Tax law may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK.
4 Negative balance protection does not apply to professional traders.
5 Trade in your share dealing account three or more times in the previous month to qualify for our best commission rates.