Trading Update – 30 Mar 2023 - FTMO
IMPORTANT UPDATES
AND HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
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Trading Update – 30 Mar 2023

Due to Holidays linked to the Holy Easter taking place on Sunday, 9 April 2023, most instruments will be impacted in their trading hours.

On Thursday 6 April:

  • EU Indices (EU50.cashFRA40.cash,GER40.cash, UK100.cash) will close early at 11:00 pm;
  • AUS200.cash will close early at 5:00 pm;
  • HK50.cash will close early at 10:00 pm.

On Friday 7 April (Good Friday) all instruments will be closed except for Forex and Cryptocurrencies which will follow their normal trading hours, and the following instruments which will have their trading hours modified as follows:

  • US Indices (US30.cash,  US100.cash, US500.cash, US2000.cash) and JP225.cash will close early at 4:15 pm;
  • DX.f will open at 12:00 pm and close early at 6:15 pm;
  • USTN10.f  will close early at 6:15 pm;

On Monday 10 April (Easter Monday):

  • EU Indices (EU50.cashFRA40.cash,GER40.cash, UK100.cash), HK50.cash will be closed all day;
  • EU Equities and ERBN.f will be closed all day;
  • AUS200.cash will reopen at 3:00 am;

On Tuesday 11 April:

  • GER40.cash, UK100.cash and AUS200.cash will reopen at 3:15 am;
  • FRA40.cash will reopen at 9:00 am;
  • EU50.cash and HK50.cash will reopen at 4:15 am.

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


Due to Ching Ming Festival in Hong Kong, HK50.cash will close early at 10:00 pm on Tuesday, 4 April 2023, will be closed the whole day on Wednesday, 5 April 2023, and will open at 4:15 am on Thursday, 6 April 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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