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Volatility expected due to UK general election

7 June 2017

Please note that high volatility is expected on GBP, EUR, CHF pairs as well as on UK and European indices on Thursday (8 June 2017) due to the UK general election. Also, liquidity providers are expected to significantly limit their liquidity, which can give rise to abnormal widening of spreads, potential increased amounts of slippage on executed orders and, eventually, […]

Please note that high volatility is expected on GBP, EUR, CHF pairs as well as on UK and European indices on Thursday (8 June 2017) due to the UK general election. Also, liquidity providers are expected to significantly limit their liquidity, which can give rise to abnormal widening of spreads, potential increased amounts of slippage on executed orders and, eventually, gaps in the charts due to the low liquidity available. If you plan to keep open trades on Thursday, please make sure you post margin / equity in your account ahead as volatility is expected to increase, especially around market close at 22:00 (UK time) on Thursday.

We reserve the right to change our margin requirements as we move closer to the election / depending on the outcome. Should we decide to introduce any changes to our trading conditions, we’ll endeavour to contact you via email, MT4 or by changes made to our blog / website ASAP.

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Further, our Risk Manager will be more restrictive when replicating DARWINS’ trades to protect investors from increased volatility owed to the election.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@darwinex.com for support.

And the DarwinIA winners are…

5 June 2017

The May edition of our DarwinIA trading challenge came to its end. Below you can find the 48 winners of our € 4,000,000 notional allocation for a 6 month period. Place DARWIN May’s notional allocation 1st XIN € 300,000.00 2nd GTD € 250,000.00 3rd DZT € 210,000.00 4th WEF € 170,000.00 5th KVL € 150,000.00 6th PUZ € […]

The May edition of our DarwinIA trading challenge came to its end. Below you can find the 48 winners of our € 4,000,000 notional allocation for a 6 month period.

Place DARWIN May’s notional allocation
1st XIN € 300,000.00
2nd GTD € 250,000.00
3rd DZT € 210,000.00
4th WEF € 170,000.00
5th KVL € 150,000.00
6th PUZ € 140,000.00
7th SVI € 130,000.00
8th ERQ € 120,000.00
9th NTI € 110,000.00
10th TOP € 110,000.00
11th OLT € 110,000.00
12th LVS € 100,000.00
13th RWL € 100,000.00
14th VTJ € 100,000.00
15th CLA € 90,000.00
16th VQG € 90,000.00
17th STM € 90,000.00
18th YMK € 80,000.00
19th THA € 80,000.00
20th MLS € 80,000.00
21st YHN € 70,000.00
22nd FTA € 70,000.00
23rd WZG € 70,000.00
24th FCQ € 70,000.00
25th SSS € 60,000.00
26th MDI € 60,000.00
27th VLR € 60,000.00
28th NND € 60,000.00
29th QNR € 60,000.00
30th OPK € 60,000.00
31st UEI € 50,000.00
32nd JMW € 50,000.00
33rd KDU € 50,000.00
34th FTT € 50,000.00
35th DLF € 50,000.00
36th VHI € 50,000.00
37th RSR € 50,000.00
38th XGU € 40,000.00
39th VFL € 40,000.00
40th WPQ € 40,000.00
41st VQB € 40,000.00
42nd FGC € 40,000.00
43rd XXW € 40,000.00
44th CSP € 40,000.00
45th MRV € 30,000.00
46th XYP € 30,000.00
47th PFH € 30,000.00
48th RQH € 30,000.00

Darwinex Trading Hours for ucomping Bank Holiday in Australia (12 June 2017)

Please note the amended Darwinex trading hours for the upcoming Bank Holiday in Australia on 12 June 2017 (all times are in UK time).  Instrument Trading Hours  FX 22:05 Sun – 22:00 Mon   DARWINS 22:05 Sun – 22:00 Mon  COMMODITIES   Gold 23:00 Sun – 22:00 Mon Silver 23:00 Sun – 22:00 Mon Platinum 23:00 Sun – 22:00 Mon Palladium 23:00 Sun – 22:00 Mon US Crude 23:00 […]

Please note the amended Darwinex trading hours for the upcoming Bank Holiday in Australia on 12 June 2017 (all times are in UK time).

 Instrument Trading Hours
 FX 22:05 Sun – 22:00 Mon
  DARWINS 22:05 Sun – 22:00 Mon
 COMMODITIES  
Gold 23:00 Sun – 22:00 Mon
Silver 23:00 Sun – 22:00 Mon
Platinum 23:00 Sun – 22:00 Mon
Palladium 23:00 Sun – 22:00 Mon
US Crude 23:00 Sun – 22:00 Mon
Natural Gas 23:00 Sun – 22:00 Mon
 INDICES  
Australia 200* 08:10 – 22:00
 Europe 50 23:00 Sun – 22:00 Mon
France 40 23:00 Sun – 22:00 Mon
Germany 30 07:00 – 21:00
Spain 35 08:00 – 19:00
Japan 225 23:00 Sun – 22:00 Mon
 UK 100 23:00 Sun – 22:00 Mon
 US SPX 500 23:00 Sun – 22:00 Mon
 US Tech 100 23:00 Sun – 22:00 Mon
Wall Street 30 23:00 Sun – 22:00 Mon
*Amended Darwinex trading hours.

As always, at info@darwinex.com we’ll be happy to assist you!

And the DarwinIA winners are…

3 May 2017

The April edition of our DarwinIA trading challenge came to its end. Below you can find the 48 winners of our € 4,000,000 notional allocation for a 6 month period. Place DARWIN April notional allocation 1st XXW € 300,000.00 2nd DOF € 250,000.00 3rd DLF € 210,000.00 4th XFL € 170,000.00 5th JMW € 150,000.00 6th VNE € […]

The April edition of our DarwinIA trading challenge came to its end. Below you can find the 48 winners of our € 4,000,000 notional allocation for a 6 month period.

Place DARWIN April notional allocation
1st XXW € 300,000.00
2nd DOF € 250,000.00
3rd DLF € 210,000.00
4th XFL € 170,000.00
5th JMW € 150,000.00
6th VNE € 140,000.00
7th CJN € 130,000.00
8th GPZ € 120,000.00
9th WIZ € 110,000.00
10th CLA € 110,000.00
11th SVI € 110,000.00
12th BFT € 100,000.00
13th BUE € 100,000.00
14th KVL € 100,000.00
15th QTN € 90,000.00
16th UEI € 90,000.00
17th SPI € 90,000.00
18th WFJ € 80,000.00
19th DNA € 80,000.00
20th YMK € 80,000.00
21st VTJ € 70,000.00
22nd PMZ € 70,000.00
23rd FSX € 70,000.00
24th XIN € 70,000.00
25th PGH € 60,000.00
26th OLT € 60,000.00
27th PIJ € 60,000.00
28th NTI € 60,000.00
29th DZL € 60,000.00
30th SSS € 60,000.00
31st ERQ € 50,000.00
32nd JKT € 50,000.00
33rd YYZ € 50,000.00
34th XGU € 50,000.00
35th GYL € 50,000.00
36th YVG € 50,000.00
37th CSP € 50,000.00
38th DZT € 40,000.00
39th LCA € 40,000.00
40th ADX € 40,000.00
41st CKV € 40,000.00
42nd THA € 40,000.00
43rd LSC € 40,000.00
44th RDD € 40,000.00
45th YZF € 30,000.00
46th VFL € 30,000.00
47th WPQ € 30,000.00
48th GPF € 30,000.00

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Margin increase ahead of French presidential election

28 April 2017

The second round of the French presidential election will take place on 7 May 2017. After Brexit and Trump, we cannot risk the polls being wrong on a 3rd election in a row (market has priced in a 7 % move should LePen win, which would take EURUSD to near parity if not through it on […]

The second round of the French presidential election will take place on 7 May 2017.

After Brexit and Trump, we cannot risk the polls being wrong on a 3rd election in a row (market has priced in a 7 % move should LePen win, which would take EURUSD to near parity if not through it on a liquidity spike).

In order to protect our customers from volatility spikes on market open, please be informed that our margin requirements are changing on 5 May 2017 at 06:00 UK time as described below (a brief server restart is needed).  The new margin requirements will remain in force until further notice (presumably until 8 May 2017, depending on the market reaction to the election’s results).

New margin requirements will affect both EXISTING and NEW positions, so please make sure you fund your account to post enough available margin the days leading up to the voting/announcement of results, and failing that, reduce your exposures. In case of “hedged” positions (i.e. being long and short on the same symbol) please note that P&L is calculated based on BID price for long positions, whereas short positions’ P&L is calculated with reference to the ASK price, which means that hedged positions are at risk of stop out in case of a sudden spread increase, too.

Instrument Current Margin New Margin

(French Election)

FOREX
AUDCAD 0.50% = (1:200 leverage) 2.00% = (1:50 leverage)
AUDCHF 1.00% = (1:100 leverage) 2.50% = (1:40 leverage)
AUDJPY 1.00% = (1:100 leverage) 2.50% = (1:40 leverage)
AUDNZD 1.00% = (1:100 leverage) 2.00% = (1:50 leverage)
AUDUSD 0.50% = (1:200 leverage) 2.00% = (1:50 leverage)
CADCHF 1.00% = (1:100 leverage) 2.50% = (1:40 leverage)
CADJPY 1.00% = (1:100 leverage) 2.50% = (1:40 leverage)
CHFJPY 1.00% = (1:100 leverage) 2.50% = (1:40 leverage)
EURAUD 1.00% = (1:100 leverage) 4.00% = (1:25 leverage)
EURCAD 0.50% = (1:200 leverage) 4.00% = (1:25 leverage)
EURCHF 1.00% = (1:100 leverage) 4.00% = (1:25 leverage)
EURGBP 0.50% = (1:200 leverage) 4.00% = (1:25 leverage)
EURJPY 0.50% = (1:200 leverage) 4.00% = (1:25 leverage)
EURNOK 1.00% = (1:100 leverage) 4.00% = (1:25 leverage)
EURNZD 1.00% = (1:100 leverage) 4.00% = (1:25 leverage)
EURUSD 0.50% = (1:200 leverage) 4.00% = (1:25 leverage)
EURTRY 3.00% = (1:33 leverage) 4.00% = (1:25 leverage)
GBPAUD 1.00% = (1:100 leverage) 2.00% = (1:50 leverage)
GBPCAD 0.50% = (1:200 leverage) 2.00% = (1:50 leverage)
GBPCHF 1.00% = (1:100 leverage) 2.50% = (1:40 leverage)
GBPJPY 1.00% = (1:100 leverage) 2.50% = (1:40 leverage)
GBPNOK 1.00% = (1:100 leverage) 2.00% = (1:50 leverage)
GBPNZD 1.00% = (1:100 leverage) 2.00% = (1:50 leverage)
GBPUSD 0.50% = (1:200 leverage) 2.00% = (1:50 leverage)
GBPTRY 3.00% = (1:33 leverage) 3.00% = (1:33 leverage)
NZDCAD 1.00% = (1:100 leverage) 2.00% = (1:50 leverage)
NZDCHF 1.00% = (1:100 leverage) 2.50% = (1:40 leverage)
NZDJPY 1.50% = (1:66 leverage) 2.50% = (1:40 leverage)
NZDUSD 1.00% = (1:100 leverage) 2.00% = (1:50 leverage)
USDCAD 0.50% = (1:200 leverage) 2.00% = (1:50 leverage)
USDCHF 1.00% = (1:100 leverage) 2.50% = (1:40 leverage)
USDHKD 5.00% = (1:20 leverage) 5.00% = (1:20 leverage)
USDMXN 3.00% = (1:33 leverage) 3.00% = (1:33 leverage)
USDJPY 0.50% = (1:200 leverage) 2.50% = (1:40 leverage)
USDTRY 3.00% = (1:33 leverage) 3.00% = (1:33 leverage)
USDNOK 1.00% = (1:100 leverage) 2.00% = (1:50 leverage)
USDSEK 1.00% = (1:100 leverage) 2.00% = (1:50 leverage)
USDSGD 5.00% = (1:20 leverage) 5.00% = (1:20 leverage)
COMMODITIES
XAUUSD 0.50% = (1:200 leverage) 4.00% = (1:25 leverage)
XAGUSD 2.00% = (1:50 leverage) 2.00% = (1:50 leverage)
XTIUSD 3.00% = (1:33 leverage) 3.00% = (1:33 leverage)
XNGUSD 3.00% = (1:33 leverage) 3.00% = (1:33 leverage)
XPDUSD 4.00% = (1:25 leverage) 4.00% = (1:25 leverage)
XPTUSD 4.00% = (1:25 leverage) 4.00% = (1:25 leverage)
INDICES
STOXX50E 2.00% = (1:50 leverage) 5.00% = (1:20 leverage)
GDAXI 2.00% = (1:50 leverage) 5.00% = (1:20 leverage)
SPX500 1.00% = (1:100 leverage) 5.00% = (1:20 leverage)
WS30 2.00% = (1:50 leverage) 5.00% = (1:20 leverage)
NDX 1.00% = (1:100 leverage) 5.00% = (1:20 leverage)
J225 2.00% = (1:50 leverage) 5.00% = (1:20 leverage)
AUS200 2.00% = (1:50 leverage) 5.00% = (1:20 leverage)
FCHI40 2.00% = (1:50 leverage) 5.00% = (1:20 leverage)
UK100 2.00% = (1:50 leverage) 5.00% = (1:20 leverage)

*Red color = amended margin requirements.

For the ease of reference, Margin in % =  (1/max. leverage)* 100. In other words:

0.50 % = 1:200 leverage

1.00 % = 1:100 leverage

2.00 % = 1:50 leverage

5.00 % = 1:20 leverage, etc.

Have questions ? At info@darwinex.com we’ll be happy to assist you!

 

Darwinex amended trading hours (1 May 2017)

25 April 2017

Please note the amended Darwinex trading hours for the upcoming bank holiday on 1 May 2017 (all times are in UK time).  Instrument Trading Hours  FX 22:05 Sun – 22:00 Mon   DARWINS 22:05 Sun – 22:00 Mon  COMMODITIES   Gold 23:01 Sun – 21:59 Mon Silver 23:00 Sun – 22:00 Mon Platinum 23:00 Sun – 22:00 Mon Palladium 23:00 Sun – 22:00 Mon US Crude 23:00 Sun – […]

Please note the amended Darwinex trading hours for the upcoming bank holiday on 1 May 2017 (all times are in UK time).

 Instrument Trading Hours
 FX 22:05 Sun – 22:00 Mon
  DARWINS 22:05 Sun – 22:00 Mon
 COMMODITIES  
Gold 23:01 Sun – 21:59 Mon
Silver 23:00 Sun – 22:00 Mon
Platinum 23:00 Sun – 22:00 Mon
Palladium 23:00 Sun – 22:00 Mon
US Crude 23:00 Sun – 22:00 Mon
Natural Gas 23:00 Sun – 22:00 Mon
 INDICES  
Australia 200 23:00 Sun – 22:00 Mon
 Europe 50* Closed
France 40* Closed
Germany 30* Closed
Spain 35* Closed
Japan 225 23:00 Sun – 22:00 Mon
 UK 100* Closed
 US SPX 500 23:00 Sun – 22:00 Mon
 US Tech 100 23:00 Sun – 22:00 Mon
Wall Street 30 23:00 Sun – 22:00 Mon
*Amended Darwinex trading hours.

As always, at info@darwinex.com we’ll be happy to assist you!