Weekend trading

Opportunity doesn’t keep office hours. Trade 24/7 on our unrivalled weekend markets – GBP/USD, EUR/USD, USD/JPY, global indices and our full range of cryptocurrencies.1

Weekend trading

  • Discover opportunities out of hours
  • Trade more 24/7 markets with us than any other provider1
  • Speculate on GBP/USD, global indices and our full range of cryptocurrencies

Start trading today. Call 0800 195 3100 or email newaccounts.uk@ig.com. We’re here 24 hours a day, from 8am Saturday to 10pm Friday.

Contact us: 0800 195 3100

Start trading today. Call 0800 195 3100 or email newaccounts.uk@ig.com. We’re here 24 hours a day, from 8am Saturday to 10pm Friday.

Contact us: 0800 195 3100

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

Protect your interests. Hedge your weekday positions by opening a weekend position on the same market

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

Forex

Seize opportunities on GBP/USD you won’t find anywhere else, and trade EUR/USD and USD/JPY when these markets are usually closed.

Global indices

Trade our exclusive FTSE 100, Germany 30, Wall Street and HS50 weekend markets.4

Cryptocurrencies

Trade our own Crypto 10 index, as well as all major coins including bitcoin, ether, ripple, litecoin.5

Live weekend prices

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These prices are indicative, and subject to our website terms and conditions.

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 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.

Learn more about how weekend trading works

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.

Choose IG as your weekend trading provider

Take a position on weekend market including GBP/USD, EUR/USD, USD/JPY, FTSE 00, Wall Street, bitcoin, and our own Crypto 10 index.

Choose IG as your weekend trading provider

Take a position on weekend market including GBP/USD, EUR/USD, USD/JPY, FTSE 00, Wall Street, bitcoin, and our own Crypto 10 index.

Choose IG as your weekend trading provider

Take a position on weekend market including GBP/USD, EUR/USD, USD/JPY, FTSE 00, Wall Street, bitcoin, and our own Crypto 10 index.

Choose IG as your weekend trading provider

Take a position on weekend market including GBP/USD, EUR/USD, USD/JPY, FTSE 00, Wall Street, bitcoin, and our own Crypto 10 index.

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.

FAQs

How does Saturday and Sunday trading work?

Saturday and Sunday trading works differently depending on the market.

Forex

Our Saturday and Sunday markets on GBP/USD, EUR/USD and USD/JPY are separate to their weekday equivalents. This means you can speculate on market developments over the weekend without having to alter an existing weekday position. Weekend cable (GBP/USD) is distinguished from the weekday market by its name on the platform – ‘Weekend GBP/USD’. The same principle applies to EUR/USD (‘Weekend EUR/USD’) and USD/JPY (‘Weekend USD/JPY’).

Trading hours on weekend forex pairs are from 8am on Saturday to 8.40pm on Sunday (UK time). Any positions open at 8.40pm (UK time) on a Sunday will roll over into weekday positions when the weekday market resumes 20 minutes later at 9pm.

Indices

As with forex, your weekday index positions will be separate to their weekend counterparts. This means you can speculate on market developments over the weekend without having to alter your weekday positions. Weekend index markets are differentiated from their weekday counterparts by their names. Our Saturday and Sunday FTSE 100 market is called ‘Weekend UK 100’, for example, whereas the weekday equivalent is simply ‘FTSE 100’.

Weekend trading hours on indices are from 8am on Saturday to 10.40pm on Sunday (UK time). Positions open at 10.40pm (UK time) on a Sunday will roll over into weekday positions when those markets resume 20 minutes later at 11pm. Please note, however, that the FTSE 100 and Germany 30 will open for trading two minutes later at 11.02pm (UK time).

Cryptocurrencies

Trading cryptocurrencies on a Saturday and Sunday works a little differently because the underlying market is already open over the weekend. As a result, any position you open is on our underlying cryptocurrency market. If you already have a position open with us, any stops or limits can be triggered over the weekend – we recommend monitoring your positions as usual. Cryptocurrency trading is available from 8am on Saturday through to 10pm on Friday

Who offers weekend trading in the UK?

IG is the only UK provider to offer weekend trading on indices and GBP/USD. We also offer weekend trading on our Crypto 10 Index, giving you exposure to ten popular cryptocurrencies from one position, as well as our full range of regular cryptocurrency markets.

Does the FTSE trade on Saturday and Sunday?

You can trade the FTSE 100 on a Saturday and Sunday with IG – the only UK provider to offer this market on the weekend. IG clients also have access to a number of other exclusive indices including Wall Street, Germany 30 and HS50.

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124/7 excludes the hours from 10pm Friday to 8am Saturday (UK time), and 20 minutes just before the weekday market opens on Sunday night.
2As awarded at the Investors Chronicle and Financial Times Investment and Wealth Management Awards 2018, and at the Professional Trader Awards 2019.
3Winner of ‘Best Multi-Platform Provider’ at the ADVFN International Financial Awards and Professional Trader Awards 2019.
4If 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.
5Trade 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.

Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 76% 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.