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Sunday trading

Opportunity doesn’t take weekends off – that’s why we offer Sunday trading on our most popular indices.

All trading involves risk. Losses can exceed deposits.

You can now trade out-of-hours on the FTSE, Germany 30 and Wall Street on Sundays.

Your weekday positions on FTSE, Wall Street and Germany 30 will not be affected by our offering of Sunday indices unless you hold an existing Sunday contract at 10.40pm — valuations will not change. Stops and limits will not be processed.

Why trade on a Sunday with IG?

  • More opportunity to trade

    Speculate and trade on weekend events with our out-of-hours markets

  • Reduce your risk and margin

    Offset traditional weekday positions if news breaks over the weekend

  • Weekday positions unaffected1

    Your weekday positions on FTSE, Wall Street and Germany 30 will not be affected

  • Fully regulated and trusted provider

    We’re an FCA-regulated, FTSE 250 company with 40 years’ trading experience

What markets can I trade on a Sunday?

Sunday indices

FTSEGermany 30 and Wall Street markets are available for Sunday trading from 8am until 10.40pm (London time).

  • Any position still open at 10.40pm will automatically roll into our existing weekday contracts for no charge. Please note the FTSE and Germany 30 will open for trading two minutes later than normal, at 11.02pm (London time)
  • Offset traditional weekday positions, reducing your risk and margin if news breaks over the weekend

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Automatic rollovers

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Bitcoin

Enjoy secure, flexible bitcoin trading from 8am on Sunday morning through to 10pm on Friday night (London time).2

If you have a position open on one of our bitcoin markets it will be affected by Sunday trading.

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Bitcoin

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1 If you have a traditional weekday position on the FTSE, Germany 30 or Wall Street when IG closes on Friday night the valuations of these positions will not change during Sunday trading. Stops and limits on these weekday positions will not be processed during Sunday trading and orders to open positions, and trailing stops will not be accepted.

2 Any bitcoin positions you hold will be affected by Sunday Trading. This additional trading period on Sunday means not only do you have longer to speculate on the price of bitcoin, but also any stops and limits you have to open can be filled on Sundays.

3 Based on number of active UK financial spread betting accounts (Investment Trends UK Leveraged Trading Report October 2016); for CFDs, based on revenue excluding FX (published financial statements, October 2016).

4 Please note that Sunday positions with attached stops/limits will not be netted off against existing weekday contracts. In this instance the Sunday position will roll into a new weekday position, with the same stops/limits attached to this. Similarly, Sunday positions will not net off against existing weekday contracts if the weekday contracts have stops/limits attached. In this instance, Sunday positions will be rolled into new weekday contracts.

Automatic rollovers

Let's say you have a position on Wall Street still open at 10.40pm on a Sunday. It will automatically be rolled into our existing weekday contracts when they open as normal on Sunday night at no charge.

Your weekday positions will NOT be affected by our offering of Sunday indices unless you hold an existing Sunday contract at 10.40pm, in which case this position will net off against any weekday contract held in the opposite direction.4

Bitcoin markets

Our current bitcoin contracts are now available on a Sunday, therefore any stops and limits you hold will be affected by our extended trading hours. This extra trading period means that you have longer to specualte on the price of bitcoin, and also that any stops or limits you have to open or close positions can be filled on Sundays.

So, on Friday if you have a position open on one of our bitcoin markets it will be affected by Sunday trading.

Offset traditional weekday positions

Say you are long £5 on our weekday FTSE when the underlying market closes on Friday, but rumours emerge on Saturday that the Prime Minister is going to resign.

If the rumours are confirmed you believe the FTSE will fall, so want to reduce your exposure.

On Sunday morning, we quote a Sunday FTSE price of 6700. Rather than wait for the weekday market to open, you decide to sell £5 of our Sunday FTSE at 6700.

In this scenario your £5 long position on the weekday FTSE is now offset by your £5 short position on the Sunday FTSE.

A few hours later the Prime Minister announces their resignation, and our weekday FTSE market reopens on Sunday night at the lower price of 6600.

However, as you hedged your long weekday FTSE position at 6700 by trading on Sunday, you’re protected against the losses involved with closing at the weekday market opening price of 6600.  

Any Sunday positions must be held until 10.40pm (London time) to rollover into a standard weekday contract, and thus net off against your existing weekday contract.

Contact us

We're here 24hrs a day from 8am Sunday to 10pm Friday,
and 9am to 5pm Saturday.

0800 409 6789

You can also call 0207 896 0079 or
email helpdesk.uk@ig.com