Saturday and Sunday trading

Opportunity doesn’t take weekends off – which is why you can trade our most popular indices on a Saturday and Sunday.

You can now trade out-of-hours on the FTSE, Germany 30 and Wall Street on Saturday and Sunday.

Your weekday positions on FTSE, Wall Street and Germany 30 will not be affected by our offering of weekend indices, so any stops or limits on these positions will not be processed. Any existing weekend contracts will however roll into weekday positions if you hold them past 10:40pm.

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Prices above are subject to our website terms and conditions. Prices are indicative only.

Why trade on Saturday and Sunday with IG?

  • More opportunity to trade

    Speculate and trade CFDs on weekend events with our out-of-hours markets

  • Reduce your risk and margin

    Offset traditional weekday positions if news breaks over the weekend

  • Weekday positions unaffected1

    Your weekday positions on FTSE, Wall Street and Germany 30 will not be affected

  • Fully regulated and trusted provider

    We’re a FTSE 250 company with over 40 years’ trading experience

Which markets can I trade on Saturday and Sunday?

Weekend indices

Weekend FTSE 100Weekend Germany 30 and Weekend Wall Street markets are available for trading from 4am on Saturday until Sunday at 10.40pm (London time).

Any position still open at 10.40pm will automatically roll into our existing weekday contracts for no charge. Please note the FTSE and Germany 30 will be open for trading two minutes later than normal, at 11:02 (UK time).

Find out more about how weekend indices work

Weekend cryptocurrency trading

Enjoy secure, flexible trading on bitcoin (USD), bitcoin cash (USD), bitcoin gold (USD), ether (USD), litecoin (USD) and ripple (USD) from 4am on Saturday through to 10pm on Friday night (UK time).2

If you have a position open on one of these cryptocurrency markets it will be affected by weekend trading​.

Find out more about how cryptocurrency markets will be affected by weekend trading

How does Saturday and Sunday trading work?

Indices

Our Saturday and Sunday indices are all separate markets to their weekday counterparts, enabling you to speculate on developments over the weekend without affecting your weekday positions.

If, for example, you hear some news on a Friday night that you think will cause a rally for the Germany 30, you no longer have to wait until our weekday market opens to trade. Instead, you can open a position from 4am on a Saturday.

If you keep your weekend trade open beyond 10.40pm on Sunday, then we’ll automatically roll it over into a new weekday position at no cost to you.

And because our weekend markets are separate, any existing weekday positions won’t be affected unless you keep your weekend trade open beyond 10.40pm on Sunday, at which point we’ll net your weekend position with or against your existing open position. If you have attached stops or limits to your weekend position, it will instead roll into a new weekday position with the same stops and limits in place.3

Cryptocurrencies

Trading cryptocurrencies on Saturday and Sunday works a little differently – because the underlying market is open over the weekend, we’ve extended our weekday market. So any positions on cryptocurrencies will move over the weekend, and stops/limits can be triggered.

As our current cryptocurrency markets are now available on weekends, any stops and limits you hold will be affected by our extended trading hours. This extra trading period means that you have longer to speculate on the price of these markets, and also that any stops or limits you have to open or close positions can be filled on weekends.

Hedging with weekend trading

One key use for weekend trading is to offset potentially negative movements in a market that you have an open position on over the weekend.

Say you are long £5 on our weekday FTSE when the underlying market closes on Friday, but rumours emerge on Saturday that the prime minister is going to resign. If the rumours are confirmed you believe the FTSE will fall, so want to reduce your exposure.

On Sunday morning, we quote a weekend FTSE price of 6700. Rather than wait for the weekday market to open, you decide to sell £5 of our weekend FTSE at 6700. In this scenario your £5 long position on the weekday FTSE is now offset by your £5 short position on the weekend FTSE.

A few hours later the prime minister announces their resignation, and our weekday FTSE market reopens on Sunday night at the lower price of 6600. However, as you hedged your long weekday position at 6700 by trading on our Sunday FTSE 100, you’re protected against the losses involved with closing at the weekday market opening price of 6600. 

Any Sunday positions must be held until 10.40pm (London time) to rollover into a standard weekday contract, and thus net off against your existing weekday contract.

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FAQs

What about my stops and limits?

Here’s a rundown of when weekend trading can and can’t impact your stops and limits:

  • Stops and limits on an existing weekday indices position can’t be triggered on a weekend
  • Stop and limits on an existing bitcoin position can be triggered on a weekend
  • Any stops and limits on a weekend position can be triggered on a weekend

Please note that weekend positions with attached stops/limits will not be netted off against existing weekday contracts. In this instance the weekend position will roll into a new weekday position, with the same stops/limits attached.

Similarly, weekend positions will not net off against existing weekday contracts if the weekday contracts have stops/limits attached. In this instance, weekend positions will be rolled into new weekday contracts.

Are weekend CFDs available?

Yes, you can trade the FTSE 100, Germany 30, Wall Street and a range of cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, on a weekend via both CFD trading or spread betting.

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Please note: Weekend trading is available on the international account only.

South African residents are required to obtain the necessary tax clearance certificates in line with their foreign investment allowance and may not use credit or debit cards to fund their international account.

1 If you have a traditional weekday position on the FTSE, Germany 30 or Wall Street when IG closes on Friday night the valuations of these positions will not change during weekend trading. Stops and limits on these weekday positions will not be processed during weekend trading and orders to open positions, and trailing stops will not be accepted.

2 Any bitcoin positions you hold 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 bitcoin, but also any stops and limits you have to open can be filled on the weekend.

3 Based on revenue excluding FX (published financial statements, February 2018)

4 Please note that weekend positions with attached stops/limits will not be netted off against existing weekday contracts. In this instance the weekend position will roll into a new weekday position, with the same stops/limits attached to this. Similarly, weekend positions will not net off against existing weekday contracts if the weekday contracts have stops/limits attached. In this instance, weekend positions will be rolled into new weekday contracts.

Contact us

24 hours a day from 10am Saturday to Friday night at midnight.

010 344 0053

You can also email helpdesk.za@ig.com