Trading Update – 2 May 2024 - FTMO
All the information you need about holiday schedules, maintenance, and other trading-related changes.
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Trading Update – 2 May 2024

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

Weekend Maintenances

Apart from the standard weekend maintenance on cTrader (Saturday 20:0023:59), there is additional maintenance for the cTrader this weekend. The platform will not be available for up to 9 hours on Saturday, 4 May 2024, between 09:00 and 18:00.

Additionally, due to scheduled maintenance for MT4 and MT5 platforms, these platforms won’t be available for up to 6 hours on Saturday, 4 May 2024, between 09:00 and 15:00.

Early May Holiday will have changes in trade hours due to the UK’s Early May Holiday. See them listed below:

  • Friday, 3 May 2024, will close earlier at 23:00.
  • Monday, 6 May 2024, will be closed.
  • Tuesday, 7 May 2024, will open later at 03:00.

Buddha’s Birthday Holiday

There are adjustments to trading hours due to Buddha’s Birthday. These changes are outlined below:

  • Tuesday, 14 May 2024, will close earlier at 22:00.
  • Wednesday, 15 May 2024, will be closed.
  • Thursday, 16 May 2024, will open later at 04:20.

Platform Update

Starting from Wednesday, 1 May 2024, the minimum supported versions for the trading platforms are 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.



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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