Trading Update – 15 Feb 2024 - FTMO
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Trading Update – 15 Feb 2024

All times hereafter are expressed in the MetaTrader platform time GMT+2 (CET+1).

Due to maintenance on all our platforms, on Saturday, 17 February 2024, trading will be unavailable from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Additionally, the MT5 FTMO-Demo server only will undergo further maintenance from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Kindly note that on top of that, cTrader trading hours are different during the weekend. Therefore kindly manage your trades accordingly.

Due to the President’s Day in the USA on Monday, 19 February 2024, the affected instruments below will have their trading hours amended as follows:

  • US Indices (,,, and will close early at 8:00 pm;
  • US Equities will be closed all day;
  • Metals (Gold – XAU, Silver – XAG, Palladium – XPD and Platinum – XPT) will close early at 9:15 pm;
  • Energies ( and will close early at 9:15 pm;
  • Agricultures (COCOA.cCOFFEE.cCORN.cWHEAT.cSOYBEAN.c) will be closed all day.

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 Crimea, Sevastopol, Donetsk, Kherson, Luhansk, and Zaporizhzhia 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.

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Previous trading updates:

Trading on all platforms (MT4, MT5, cTrader, DXtrade) will be unavailable on Saturday, 20 Apr 2024, from 13:00 to 18:00.... Read more >
Besides the regular cTrader Saturday market closure (20:00 - 23:59), trading will also be unavailable on the DXTrade platform from 10:00 to 13:00 due to maintenance.... Read more >
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