7. Out-of-hours trading
Normal trading hours vary per market – shares and commodities trade when their underlying exchange is open, while forex and cryptocurrencies trade 24 hours a day. You can spread bet during regular trading hours, but some spread betting providers also allow you trade certain markets outside of hours.
With IG, for instance, you can trade key indices around the clock, and the FTSE 100, Wall Street and Germany 30 over the weekend – alongside all our cryptocurrency markets.
We also offer ‘all sessions’ trading on key shares, so that you can trade in both pre and post-market sessions, as well as within normal trading hours.
It is important to keep in mind, though, that a market’s opening price may differ from its out-of-hours price.
Learn more about spread betting at IG.