Trading Update – 18 Apr 2024 - FTMO
All the information you need about holiday schedules, maintenance, and other trading-related changes.
Released regularly on Thursday afternoon or as needed in case of urgent matters.

Trading Update – 18 Apr 2024

All times hereafter are expressed in the MetaTrader platform time GMT+3 (CEST+1).

Weekend Maintenances

Trading on all platforms (MT4, MT5, cTrader, DXtrade) will be unavailable on Saturday, 20 Apr 2024, from 13:00 to 18:00.

Same as every weekend, cTrader will have its regular Saturday market closure (20:00 – 23:59).

Lastly, due to scheduled maintenance, trading will be unavailable on the MT5 platform FTMO-Demo server (Free Trial accounts only) from Saturday, 20 Apr 2024, 02:00 to Sunday, 21 Apr 2024, 02:00.

Anzac Day Holiday

Due to the commemoration of Anzac Day in Australia, the following changes will take effect:

  • On Wednesday, 24 Apr 2024: will close early, at 23:00.
  • On Thursday, 25 Apr 2024: will open late at 10:15.

Platform Update

Starting from Wednesday, 1 May 2024, the minimum supported versions for the trading platforms will be as follows:

  • MetaTrader 5 – build 4150
  • MetaTrader 4 – build 1400

After this date, client terminals using older versions will no longer be able to connect to our servers. To ensure an uninterrupted trading experience, we kindly request you update your platforms to the specified versions at your earliest convenience. You may download the new version via the following link.

REST API DXtrade Update

Starting from Saturday, 27 Apr 2024, traders will no longer have access to the REST API for the DXtrade platform. We kindly ask you to adjust your trading activities accordingly.


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:

Weekend maintenance
Memorial Day... Read more >
Weekend maintenance / Memorial Day... Read more >
Same as every weekend, cTrader will have its regular Saturday market closure (20:00 – 23:59) / Buddha's Birthday Holiday market hours... Read more >
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