From 19 September 2016 you will be able to trade CFDs on the Germany 30 index even when the underlying market is closed.
From 19 September, the Germany 30 index will open from 4pm on Mondays through to 6am on Saturdays. On Tuesday to Friday, there will be two short daily breaks, from 6.15am to 6.30am and from 7am to 8am. This applies to our cash and forward Germany 30 instruments.
The change means we now offer extended hours trading on both the Germany 30 and UK 100 indices.
The way we price these instruments out-of-hours is different from our in-hours pricing – you can find out more below. As a result of this, our out-of-hours spreads will typically be wider than our in-hours spreads. Please log in to the trading platform to see our current spreads.
We believe there are a number of benefits to offering extended hours trading, including:
Please also note that any positions you hold in Germany 30 could be closed when the underlying market is shut.
There are certain circumstances where we have to generate our own prices manually rather than through our automated pricing engine, for example where we quote prices on CFDs and spread bets outside of the market hours of the underlying products. This in turn provides you with liquidity outside of these market hours.
Where we generate such prices manually, we will endeavour to produce a fair price taking into account certain third-party pricing sources, where available, as well as our own market for the relevant product.