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Trading Update – 31 Aug 2023

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

On Monday, 4 September 2023, due to the Labour Day in the USA, the trading hours will change as follows:

  • US Indices (,,, and will close early at 8:00 pm;
  • Metals (XAU – Gold, XAG – Silver, XPT – Platinum, XPD – Palladium) will close early at 9:30 pm;
  • US Equities will be closed all day;
  • will close early at 9:30 pm;
  • will close early at 8:30 pm;
  • NATGAS.f will close early at 9:30 pm;
  • USTN10.f will close early at 8:00 pm;
  • Agricultures (COCOA.c, COFFEE.c, CORN.c, SOYBEAN.c, WHEAT.c), currently available for Free Trials only, will be closed the whole day.

We are thrilled to announce that starting from Monday 21 August 2023, agricultural soft commodities (COCOA.c, COFFEE.c, CORN.c, SOYBEAN.c, WHEAT.c) were introduced for Free Trials on MT4 and MT5 before being introduced on Evaluations and FTMO Accounts in the near future after the testing phase.

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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