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Trading Update – 21 Dec 2023

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


Due to the Holy Christmas and New Year’s festivities, the trading symbols will have their standard trading hours affected as per the following table:

Instrument Fri 22 Dec Mon 25 Dec Tue 26 Dec Wed 27 Dec Fri 29 Dec Mon 1 Jan Tue 2 Jan
Forex Closed Closed
Precious Metals Closed Closed
Cryptos
US30.cash Closed Closed
US100.cash Closed Closed
US500.cash Closed Closed
US2000.cash Closed Closed
JP225.cash Closed Closed
GER40.cash Closed Closed Open 2:20 am Closed Open 2:20 am
FRA40.cash Close 11:00 pm Closed Closed Open 9:00 am Close 11:00 pm Closed Open 9:00 am
EU50.cash Close 11:00 pm Closed Closed Open 2:15 am Close 11:00 pm Closed Open 2:15 am
UK100.cash Close 2:50 pm Closed Closed Open 3:00 am Close 2:50 pm Closed Open 3:00 am
SPN35.cash Closed Closed Closed
AUS200.cash Close 7:30 am Closed Closed Close 7:30 am Closed
HK50.cash Close 9:00 pm Closed Closed Open 3:15 am Close 9:00 pm Closed Open 3:15 am
USOIL.cash Closed Closed
UKOIL.cash Close 10:00 pm Closed Close 10:00 pm Closed
US Equities Closed Closed
German Equities Closed Closed Close 3:00 pm Closed
other EU Equities Closed Closed Closed
COCOA.c Closed Open 2:30 pm Closed
COFFEE.c Closed Open 2:30 pm Closed
CORN.c Closed Open 4:30 pm Closed Open 4:30 pm
SOYBEAN.c Closed Open 4:30 pm Closed Open 4:30 pm
WHEAT.c Closed Open 4:30 pm Closed Open 4:30 pm

 


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.

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