What are IG’s Christmas trading hours?

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

Monday 24 December Half day in most markets. All 24-hour indices close at 6:15pm. FX and cryptocurrencies close at 10pm. Digital 100s close at 6pm (apart from digital 100s on crude, which close at 6:30pm*)
Tuesday 25 December Closed. FX and cryptocurrencies open at 9pm. 24-hour indices open at 11
Wednesday 26 December UK and European markets closed. US equities futures open at 2:30pm (no pre-market) Digital 100s open at 2pm.
Thursday 27 December

Normal trading

Friday 28 December Normal trading
Saturday 29 December Normal weekend trading
Sunday 30 December Normal weekend trading
Monday 31 December

Half day in most markets. FX, cryptocurrencies and 24-hour indices close at 10pm. Digital 100s close at 8pm (apart from digital 100s on US indices, which close at their normal time*).

Tuesday 1 January

Closed. FX and cryptocurrencies open at 9pm. 24-hour indices, and digital 100s, open at 11pm*.

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

  • Indices
  • Shares
  • Commodities
  • Interest rates
Market Mon 24 Dec Tues 25 Dec Wed 26 Dec Mon 31 Dec Tues 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 Mon 24 Dec Tues 25 Dec Weds 26 Dec Mon 31 Dec Tues 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 Mon 24 Dec Tues 25 Dec Weds 26 Dec Mon 31 Dec Tues 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

*Digital 100s are only available to professional clients.

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 010 344 0053 for the latest information.

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