What are IG’s Christmas trading hours?

During the festive period there will be some changes to our normal opening hours:

Friday 22 December Normal trading in most markets. UK shares close early at 12.30pm. FTSE priced out of hours from 6pm. Brent closes early at 8pm.
Saturday 23 December Normal weekend trading.
Sunday 24 December All weekend trading closes early at 9pm.
Monday 25 December Closed. Out-of-hours open at 11pm, FX opens at 9pm.
Tuesday 26 December US equity futures open as normal. Most other equity markets quoted out-of-hours from 11pm on 25 Dec. US equities open as normal.
Friday 29 December Normal trading in most markets. UK shares close early at 12.30pm. FTSE priced out-of-hours from 6pm. Brent closes early at 8pm.
Saturday 30 December Normal weekend trading.
Sunday 31 December All weekend trading closes early at 9pm.
Monday 1 January Closed. Out-of-hours open at 11pm, FX opens at 9pm.

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

  • Indices
  • Shares
  • Commodities
  • Interest rates
Market Fri 22 Dec Mon 25 Dec Tues 26 Dec Fri 29 Dec Mon 1 Jan
FTSE® 100

Early close 12:30

Futures close 18:00

Quoted out-of-hours 18:00 - 22:00

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 23:00 25 Dec

Early close 12:30

Futures close 18:00

Quoted out-of-hours 12:30-22:00

Closed

Wall Street
US 500
US Tech 100 
Normal hours Closed

Futures open at 23:00 25 Dec

Normal hours Closed
Germany 30

Normal hours

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 23:00 25 Dec

Normal hours

Closed
France 40

Normal hours

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 23:00 25 Dec

Normal hours Closed
EU Stocks 50

Normal hours

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 23:00 25 Dec

Normal hours Closed
Italy 40

Normal hours

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 23:00 25 Dec

Normal hours

Closed
Netherlands 25

Normal hours

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 23:00 25 Dec

Normal hours

Closed
Spain 35

Normal hours

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 23:00 25 Dec

Normal hours

Closed
Sweden 30

Normal hours

 

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 23:00 25 Dec

Normal hours

Closed
Switzerland Blue Chip

Normal hours

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 23:00 25 Dec

Normal hours

Closed
Japan 225 Normal hours Closed

Futures open at 23:00 25 Dec

Normal hours Closed
Hong Kong HS50
China H-Shares

Normal hours

Closed

Normal hours

Normal hours

Closed
Australia 200

Early close 05:30

Quoted out-of-hours 05:30-22:00

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 23:00 25 Dec

Early close 05:30

Quoted out-of-hours 05:30-22:00

Closed
Singapore Blue Chip

Normal hours

Closed

Normal hours

Normal hours

Closed
South Africa 40

Normal hours

Closed

Quoted out-of-hours from 23:00 25 Dec

Normal hours

Closed
Volatility Index Normal hours Closed

Open from 23.00 25 Dec

Normal hours Closed

 

Market Fri 22 Dec Mon 25 Dec Tues 26 Dec Fri 29 Dec Mon 1 Jan
US shares

Normal hours

Closed

Normal hours

Normal hours

Closed
UK shares Early close at 12:30 Closed Closed Early close at 12.30 Closed
German shares Normal hours Closed Closed Normal hours Closed
French shares Normal hours Closed Closed Normal hours Closed

 

Market Fri 22 Dec Mon 25 Dec Tues 26 Dec Fri 29 Dec Mon 1 Jan
US energies Normal hours Closed Normal hours Normal hours Closed
UK energies Early close at 20:00 Closed Normal hours Early close at 20:00 Closed
US metals Normal hours Closed Normal hours

Normal hours

Closed
US CBOT Commodities Early close at 18.05 Closed Futures open at 14:30 Normal hours Closed
US Livestock Early close at 18.15 Closed Futures open at 14:30 Normal hours Closed
UK Commodities Early close at 12.18 Closed Closed Early close at 12:18 Closed

 

Market Fri 22 Dec Mon 25 Dec Tues 26 Dec Fri 29 Dec Mon 1 Jan
US rates Normal hours Closed Normal hours Normal hours Closed
UK rates Normal hours
 
Closed Closed Normal hours Closed
European rates Normal hours Closed Closed Normal hours Closed

 

We have tried to make this information as accurate as possible, but it is intended for guidance only and is subject to change. Please contact our Helpdesk on 0800 409 6789 for the latest information.

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