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Bank Holiday Market Hours


Hi all,


Just a quick reminder of the changes to our trading schedule early next week for Memorial Day in the US and the Spring Bank Holiday in the UK (Monday 30th May):


Monday 30th May


  • UK equities, UK index futures, interest rate and commodity markets (except Brent Crude) will be closed. We will be making an out-of-hours price on the FTSE 100 until 21.00.
  • US index futures close early at 18.00. We will be making an out-of-hours price on Wall Street, US 500 and US Tech 100 until 21.00.
  • Our out-of-hours index markets will close between 21.00 and 23.00.    
  • US equities and soft commodities are closed.
  • The VIX closes early at 16.30.
  • US energies, interest rates and metals close early at 18.00.
  • Brent Crude closes early at 18.30.
  • There will be no after-hours session (10.00-16.45) on Hong Kong HS50 and China H-Shares futures, but we will quote them out-of-hours
  • Daily futures bets on the FTSE 100, US indices and crude oil will be for settlement on Tuesday.


Tuesday 31st May


  • US grain futures open at 01.00, lumber opens at 15.00, livestock opens at 14.30.


Hope you all have a lovely long weekend!





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Thanks  - Just to clarify the following will be important for next week. 


Due to Martin Luther King Day in the US on Monday 15th Jan there will be a number of changes to our trading schedule:


Friday 12th


  • Markets close as normal


Saturday 13th


  • Normal opening times


Sunday 14th


  • Normal opening times


Monday 15th


  • US equities, soft commodities and livestock are closed.
  • US index futures close early at 18.00. We will make out-of-hours prices on the Dow, S&P, Nasdaq and Russell until futures reopen at 23.00.
  • US energies, metals (inc. spot gold, silver, platinum and palladium), US interest rates & Dollar Basket close early at 18.00. They reopen at 23.00.
  • The Volatility index closes early at 16.30. It reopens at 23.00.
  • London Sugar closes early at 17.00.


Tuesday 16th


  • US Grain futures open at 01.00, Livestock at 14.30 and Lumber at 15.00

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