What are IG's Easter trading hours?

There will be some changes to market trading hours over the Easter period, as follows (all times listed in UK time):

Thursday 29 March Most indices close at 10pm*
Friday 30 March All European and US markets closed. FX closes at 10pm
Saturday 31 March Weekend indices and cryptos open as normal
Sunday 1 April Weekend indices and cryptos open as normal. FX opens at 9pm. US and 24-hour indices quoted from 11pm.
Monday 2 April  European equities  closed. European 24-hour indices quoted out of hours. US markets open.
Tuesday 3 April European markets re-open.

 *  Japan 225, Singapore Blue Chip and China A50 will re-open on Friday 30 March.

The following tables list the opening hours of our most popular markets over the coming holiday:

  • Indices
  • Shares
  • Commodities
  • Interest rates
  • Binaries
Market Thur 29 Mar Fri 30 Mar Sun 1 Apr Mon 2 Apr Tue 3 Apr
FTSE® 100

Normal hours

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 11pm

Closed, quoted out-of-hours

Normal hours

Wall Street

 

Normal hours

 

Closed

 

Futures open at 11pm

Normal hours

Normal hours

US 500

Normal hours

Closed

Futures open at 11pm

Normal hours

Normal hours

US Tech 100

Normal hours

Closed

Futures open at 11pm

Normal hours

Normal hours

Germany 30

Normal hours

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 11pm

Closed, quoted out-of-hours

Normal hours

France 40

Normal hours

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 11pm

Closed, quoted out-of-hours

Normal hours

EU Stocks 50

Normal hours

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 11pm

Closed, quoted out-of-hours

Normal hours

Italy 40

Normal hours

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 11pm

Closed, quoted out-of-hours

Normal hours

Spain 35

Normal hours

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 11pm

Closed, quoted out-of-hours

Normal hours

Netherlands 25

Normal hours

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 11pm

Closed, quoted out-of-hours

Normal hours

Sweden 30

Early close at 11.55, quoted out-of-hours till 10pm

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 11pm

Closed, quoted out-of-hours

Normal hours

Japan 225

Normal hours

Open 12.30am-07.25am & 07.55am-9:45pm

Futures open at 11pm

Normal hours

Normal hours

Hong Kong HS50

Normal hours

 

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 11pm

Closed, quoted out-of-hours

Normal hours

China H-Shares

Normal hours

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 11pm

Closed, quoted out-of-hours

Normal hours

Australia 200

Normal hours

Closed

 

Quoted out-of-hours from 11pm

Closed, quoted out-of-hours

Normal hours

Singapore Blue Chip

Normal hours

Open 01.30am-10:10am & 10.40am-9:40pm

Quoted out-of-hours from 11pm

Futures open at 01:30am

Normal hours

South Africa 40

Normal hours

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 11pm

Closed, quoted out-of-hours

Normal hours

US Russell 2000

Normal hours

Closed

Futures open at 11pm

Normal hours

Normal hours

Volatility Index

Normal hours

Closed

Futures open at 11pm

Normal hours

Normal hours

China A50

Normal hours

Open 2am-09.30am & 10am-9.45pm

Quoted out-of-hours from 11pm

Quoted out-of-hours from 2am

Normal hours

 

Market Thur 29 Mar Fri 30 Mar Mon 2 Apr Tue 3 Apr
US shares

Normal hours

Closed

Open at 2.30pm - No pre-market

Normal hours

UK shares

Normal hours

Closed

Closed

Normal hours

German shares

Normal hours

Closed

Closed

Normal hours

French shares

Normal hours

Closed

Closed

Normal hours

 

Market Thur 29 Mar Fri 30 Mar Sun 1 Apr Mon 2 Apr Tue 3 Apr
US energies

Normal hours

Closed

Normal hours

Normal hours

Normal hours

UK energies

Normal hours

Closed

Normal hours

Normal hours

Normal hours

US metals

Normal hours

Closed

Normal hours

Normal hours

Normal hours

US CBOT commodities

Normal hours

Closed

Normal hours

Normal hours

US NYBOT commodities

Normal hours

Closed

Normal hours

Normal hours

UK commodities

Normal hours

Closed

Closed

Normal hours

 

Thur 29 Mar:

  • Lumber closes early at 7.55pm

Mon 2 Apr:

  • Livestock opens late at 2.30pm
  • Lumber opens late at 3pm
Market Thur 29 Mar Fri 30 Mar Sun 1 Apr Mon 2 Apr Tue 3 Apr
US rates

Normal hours

Closed

Futures open at 11pm

Open as normal

Normal hours

UK rates

Normal hours

 

Closed

Closed

Normal hours

European rates

Normal hours

Closed

Closed

Normal hours

 

Thur 29 Mar:

  • Weekly options and binaries will expire at their usual time, but a day early
  • Final 24hr FX expiry will be 4am on Friday morning, final 2hr FX expiry will be 6am Friday morning
  • 5 min FX closes 6am Friday morning

Fri 30 Mar:

  •  All binaries and options closed from 6am
  • Nikkei binaries open as usual

 Sun 1 Apr:

  • Sprints and binaries open from usual times (if cash market open on Monday)

Mon 2 Apr:

  • US index and FX options open from 2.30pm. FX binaries open all day as usual

Tue 3 Apr:

  • European markets re-open 

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