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Trading Update – 14 Sep 2023
All times hereafter are expressed in the MetaTrader platform time (GMT+3/ CEST+1).
We are thrilled to announce that after the testing phase has been successfully completed, from Monday, 18 September 2023, agricultural soft commodities (COCOA.c, COFFEE.c, CORN.c, SOYBEAN.c, WHEAT.c) will be introduced to be traded on Evaluations (FTMO Challenges, Verifications) and FTMO Accounts on all platforms. Please note that some specifications, such as trading hours and leverage, might differ from the ones specified in the testing phase. Therefore, we suggest closing the trades on those instruments on the Free Trials before the market close on Friday, 15 September to avoid issues with the positions calculation and margin after the weekend changes from the team. Also, kindly take some time to review the new conditions before placing trades on the Evaluations and FTMO Accounts.
On Friday, 15 September 2023, DX.f will roll to their respective new future expiries. In order to facilitate the process and protect the accounts from possible liquidity shortages and temporary price spikes, regardless of the account stage (FTMO Challenge, Verification, or FTMO Account) or the account type (Normal, Swing), traders are required to close their positions on the affected symbols before 9:00 am of the relevant day above. Trading will be enabled again at 10:05 am on the same day. Eventual positions left open after 9:00 am will be closed at the prevailing market price and pending orders will be deleted.
Overnight rollover swaps are subject to regular changes and adjustments, reflecting, among other things, interest rate differentials and dividend adjustments. If you are holding positions overnight, please be reminded that it is your responsibility to check these swaps in the contract specification for each symbol, and to adjust (if needed) and manage your positions accordingly. FTMO is not responsible for trading results affected by swap changes or adjustments.
The situation in Ukraine - geopolitical development, sanctions, and markets
Due to the war in Ukraine, traders can experience increased uncertainty in the markets, accompanied by increased volatility on many assets, along with the possibility of price spikes, whipsaws, flash crashes, spread widening and liquidity supply issues. Traders are advised to pay extra caution while trading during these times. Risk management and capital preservation should be the key focus of every trader, just as being aware and adaptive to the market conditions that might be unpredictable or risky.
Unfortunately, at this time, we are not allowed to process payments to regions of Donetsk, Luhansk, and Crimea in Ukraine and our clients from there, as per the latest sanctions imposed in connection with the war in Ukraine. There are also sanctions targeting some Russian banks and high-profile individuals. We are not allowed to process any payouts to clients and banks on the sanction list. Payouts to our clients from/in the subject locations, or being subject to the sanctions list, will be possible once the imposed sanctions are lifted. Crypto payouts are included in the restrictions.