Weekend trading

Maximise your opportunities. Trade on weekends with our exclusive 24/7 markets on GBP/USD and key global indices.1 What’s more, you can trade our full range of cryptocurrencies over the weekend too.

Call 010 344 0053 or email helpdesk.za@ig.com to talk about opening a trading account. We’re here 24 hours a day, from 7am Saturday to 11pm Friday.

Contact us: 010 344 0053

Why trade on weekends with us?

Disccover unique opportunities. You won't find 24/7 prices on GBP/USD or our indices with anyone else.

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

Don't get left behind. React to breaking news over the weekend with alerts by text, email or push notification.

Trade on the go with the UK's No.1 app2 or from our award-winning web platform3.

Our unrivalled weekend markets

Forex

Trade GBP/USD when the markets are usually closed, and seize opportunities you won't find elsewhere.

Indices

Trade our exclusinve FTSE 100, Germany 30, Wall Street and HS50 at the 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 12pm on Sunday (10pm for forex) until 11pm on Friday night. Our weekend market hours are:

  • 7am Saturday to 11.40pm Sunday for indices
  • 7am Saturday to 9:40pm Sunday for GBP/USD
  • 7am Saturday until 11pm Friday 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 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 FX positions open after Sunday close and they will 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 11.40pm,it will be automatically net off against your existing weekday trade.

That is unless it has 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.

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Open an account now

Open an account now

Fast execution on a huge range of markets

Enjoy flexible access to more than 17,000 global markets, with reliable execution

Trade seamlessly, wherever you are

Trade on the move with our natively designed, award-winning trading app

Feel secure with a trusted provider

With 45 years of experience, we’re proud to offer a truly market-leading service

FAQs

How does Saturday and Sunday trading work?

Saturday and Sunday trading works differently depending on the market.

GBP/USD

Our Saturday and Sunday GBP/USD market is separate to its weekday equivalent. 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’.

Trading hours on weekend GBP/USD are from 9am on Saturday to 9.40pm on Sunday. Any positions open at 9.40pm on a Sunday will roll over into weekday positions when the weekday GBP/USD market resumes 20 minutes later at 10pm.

Indices

As with GBP/USD, 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 FTSE 100’, whereas the weekday equivalent is simply ‘FTSE 100’.

Weekend trading hours on indices are from 9am on Saturday to 11.40pm on Sunday. Positions open at 11.40pm on a Sunday will roll over into weekday positions when those markets resume 20 minutes later at 12pm. Please note, however, that the FTSE 100 and Germany 30 will open for trading two minutes later at 12.02pm.

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 9am on Saturday through to 11pm on Friday.

Who offers weekend trading in South Africa?

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 the index on the weekend. IG clients also have access to a number of other exclusive indices including Wall Street, Germany 30 and HS50.

Choose IG as your weekend trading provider

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

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Start trading now

Log in to your account now to access today’s opportunity in a huge range of markets.

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1 24/7 excludes the hours from 10pm Friday to 8am Saturday (UK time), and 20 minutes just before the weekday market opens on Sunday night.
2 As awarded at the Investors Chronicle and Financial Times Investment and Wealth Management Awards 2018, and at the Professional Trader Awards 2019.
3 Winner of ‘Best Multi-Platform Provider’ at the ADVFN International Financial Awards and Professional Trader Awards 2019.
4 If 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.
5 Trade 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.

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