Why trade on weekends with us?
Discover unique opportunities. You won’t find 24/7 prices on GBP/USD or our indices with anyone else1
Monitor your weekend trading performance with our trade analytics tool – identify your mistakes and build on successes.
Trade on the go with the UK’s No.1 app2 or from our award-winning web platform3
Our unrivalled weekend markets
Seize opportunities on GBP/USD you won’t find anywhere else, and trade EUR/USD and USD/JPY when these markets are usually closed.
Trade our exclusive FTSE 100, Germany 30, Wall Street and HS50 weekend markets.4
Professional traders can trade our own Crypto 10 index, as well as all major coins including bitcoin, ether and litecoin.5
Live weekend prices
Weekend trading hours
You can trade our regular weekday markets from 11pm on Sunday (9pm for forex) until 10pm on Friday night (UK time). Our weekend market hours are:
- 8am Saturday to 10.40pm Sunday (UK time) for indices
- 8am Saturday to 8:40pm Sunday (UK time) for weekend GBP/USD, EUR/USD, USD/JPY
- 8am Saturday until 10pm Friday (UK time) for cryptocurrencies and Crypto10 index
What is weekend trading?
Weekend trading gives you access to forex, indices and cryptocurrency markets on a Saturday and Sunday. So, if news breaks and you see an opportunity to trade, you won’t have to wait until the markets open again on Sunday evening.
Weekend prices for indices and forex are quoted separately to their weekday counterparts. We base prices on underlying market conditions such as volatility, as well as client activity and news flow.
Keep your weekend index or FX positions open after Sunday close, and they’ll roll over into regular weekday positions – with any attached stops or limits remaining in place.
Underlying crypto markets are open over the weekend, so you’ll be opening a position on our regular weekday markets. Your positions will continue to move over the weekend, and your stops and limits can still be triggered. But, remember that trading crypto derivatives is only available to professional traders.
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.
1 24/7 excludes the hours from 10pm Friday to 8am Saturday (UK time), and 20 minutes just before the weekday market opens on Sunday night.
2 As awarded at the Investors Chronicle and Financial Times Investment and Wealth Management Awards 2018, and at the Professional Trader Awards 2019.
3 Winner of ‘Best Multi-Platform Provider’ at the ADVFN International Financial Awards and Professional Trader Awards 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 Professional traders can trade cryptocurrencies from 8am 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.