Trading Update – 27 Apr 2023 - FTMO
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Trading Update – 27 Apr 2023

Please note that the minimum supported version (build) of the MetaTrader 4 platform will be increased to 1370 starting from Monday, 1 May 2023. Traders can double-check the version of the software directly in the platform by clicking on “Help” at the top bar and then “About”.

In case of build older than 1370, traders can update their platform from the Client Area in the Download section. Please note that in case old platforms will not be updated before it will be discontinued on 1 May, access to the trading account will not be available and it will be necessary to uninstall the platform and reinstall it completely.

Due to scheduled maintenance on Saturday, 29 April 2023, all platforms will be unavailable for trading from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Kindly be reminded that on top of this, cTrader also has different trading hours during the weekend. Therefore make sure to manage your trades accordingly.

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

In observance of Labour Day on Monday, 1 May 2023, the following instruments will be affected below:

  • EU Stocks, EU Indices (,,,, and will be closed the whole day on Monday, 1 May 2023;
  • and will reopen at 3:00 am on Tuesday, 2 May 2023;
  • will reopen at 3:15 am on Tuesday, 2 May 2023;
  • will reopen at 9:00 am on Tuesday, 2 May 2023;
  • will reopen at 4:15 am on Tuesday, 2 May 2023.

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


We are glad to announce that MetaTrader 4 and 5 mobile applications developed by MetaQuotes have now been restored and are available for new download from the iOS App Store.

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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Previous trading updates:

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 >
Weekend Maintenance / Early May Holiday / Buddha's Birthday Holiday / MT Platform new versions required... Read more >
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