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Bye, Bye, 2015 – Hello 2016!

4 January 2016

End of December is the time of the year where most reflect back on their ups and downs in the year that’s closing, and gather strength to implement New Year resolutions.

On that note, here’s a look back on what happened this side of the evolutionary guerrilla in 2015, and some hints as to what’s coming in 2016.

Bye Bye 2015

January started with a big-bang. The 15th, the Swiss National Bank decided to rock the boat… and taught many lucky traders & brokers (including us!) a lesson they won’t forget. Others (brokers and traders) weren’t lucky enough to survive it 🙁

February had the team working around the clock to unveil the live investor beta – and 200 of our users were generous enough to try the platform with live monies.  Your trust means the world to the traders listing their first DARWINs. Plus we’ve learnt valuable lessons on where to take the product next. THANK YOU guys.

 

Killing bug after bug kept us busy for the better part of 3 months. But then again, invaluable help from many of you guys (thank you, 50 and all their group), fellow friends in Sweden, and so many others – you know who you are! God knows the patience you had to exercise 🙂

May was a good month for the DARWIN community – with a 2% positive yield for the month! Who said that independent trader strategies lose systematically?

June was busy – all these Darwinian filters to slice & dice the Darwinian community!

We spent the summer, working away on something new. Meanwhile, you guys were so generous referring friends that new deposits in July totalled more than ALL deposits in 2014. Now that’s evolution at work!

September was time for yet another foolish idea. In addition to paying customers for trading consistently, we started investing in them. More than EUR 1 MM of our own capital is already deployed with the winners of the DarwinIA contest. It’s still early days, but we’re confident that in the long run, we’ll be the first broker where publicity stunts make us money.

October wasn’t easy. We’d promised we’d launch indices & commodities, but failed to launch. Sorry – things have a habit of taking longer than expected!

November saw indices & commodities (finally) introduced. On the plus side, everyone liked it: trading volumes have been soaring since.

December saw the first Tradeslide / Darwinex employees shed a few tears of joy. 3 years and a name change after we started, the investor platform left beta and was opened for business as usual. Seems very long, but hey, human evolution took millions of years, and we’ve only taken 3!

Hello 2016!

So much stuff has changed,  keeps changing and will change, it feels hard to look beyond the first quarter!

Having said that, here’s some hints.

  1. YES –  MT4 server time is switching to NY close. People are overwhelmingly in favour of the change, and we’ve been saying this for months. Unfortunately, (or so our CTO says) there’s some risk that the change might mess up with the database of historical trades, so we have to be careful in planning for it. Sorry. Won’t be long now.
  2. The 1st Quarter will see a new investing concept from us. Can’t disclose much more at this stage – but rest assured, it’s darwinian 🙂
  3. Skilled traders are our lifeblood, and we know. After the launch of the new investing feature, future product evolution will be trader led.

Feel free to reach out with ideas, now’s the time to ask…  but above all, it’s time to celebrate.

Thank you guys. We wouldn’t be here without you. Happy 2016!

Last News

Amended Trading Hours U.S. Labor Day 2019

30 August 2019

Please note the amended Darwinex trading hours for the upcoming U.S. Labour Day on September 2nd, 2019.

Please note the amended Darwinex trading hours for the upcoming U.S. Labor Day on September 2nd, 2019. All times are in UK (BST) time.

 


 Instrument Trading Hours on September 2nd 2019
 COMMODITIES  
Gold 23:01 Sun – 17:59 Mon
Silver 23:00 Sun – 18:00 Mon
Platinum 23:00 Sun – 18:00 Mon
Palladium 23:00 Sun – 18:00 Mon
US Crude 23:00 Sun – 17:45 Mon
Natural Gas 23:00 Sun – 17:45 Mon
 INDICES  
Japan 225 23:00 Sun – 18:00 Mon 
 US SPX 500 23:00 Sun – 18:00 Mon
 US Tech 100 23:00 Sun – 18:00 Mon
Wall Street 30 23:00 Sun – 18:00 Mon
US STOCKS
All US stocks CLOSED

 

The rest of the assets will trade according to their usual trading time. As always, at info@darwinex.com we’ll be happy to assist you!

UK100 Closed on August 26th

14 August 2019

Please note that the UK100 index CFD will be closed on Monday August 26th due to UK Summer Bank Holiday. All other assets will trade according to the usual trading hours. 

Please note that the UK100 index CFD will be closed on Monday August 26th due to UK Summer Bank Holiday. All other assets will trade according to the usual trading hours.

DAX Trading Hours Soon to be Extended

9 July 2019

The CFD of the DAX (GDAXI) start trading with an extended schedule as of Monday July 22nd, 2019.

The CFD of the DAX (GDAXI) will soon – probably as of Monday July 22nd – start trading with an extended schedule.

The current schedule is as follows:

  • 07:00 – 21:00 (London) Mon-Thu
  • 07:00 – 20:55 (London) Fri

The extended schedule will be as follows:

  • 01:30 – 21:00 (London) Mon-Thu
  • 01:30 – 20:55 (London) Fri

We’ll update this post with the final implementation date of the extended schedule as soon as possible.

Update on July 18th: the DAX will start trading according to the new schedule on Monday July 22nd.

Note that during the night, GDAXI usually has a wider spread and a lower liquidity than during the day.

Please get in touch at info@darwinex.com for any questions you may have.

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The FCA Makes ESMA’s CFD Restrictions Permanent

4 July 2019

The new measure doesn’t affect us more than the ESMA intervention already did. And it affected us in a positive way, contributing to the improvement of our clients’ performance.

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) made the European Authority’s (ESMA) CFD restrictions permanent this week.

Some reactions to this we saw in user forums implied this was a “ban” of Contracts for Differentes (CFDs). Some even said it was “the end of Darwinex”.

We’d like to clarify that the FCA’s measure makes the restrictions we already applied last year permanent. But nothing else changes. It’s only that this time it’s the national regulator that said this while last year it was the ESMA.

The new measure doesn’t affect us more than the ESMA intervention already did. And it affected us in a positive way, contributing to the improvement of our clients’ performance.

Trading Schedule for the US Independence Day on 3rd and 4th July 2019

27 June 2019

Please note the amended Darwinex trading hours (in red) for the upcoming US Independence Day on 3 & 4 July 2019. All times are in UK (BST) time.

Please note the amended Darwinex trading hours (in red) for the upcoming US Independence Day on 3 & 4 July 2019. All times are in UK (BST) time.

 

FX Wednesday 3rd July Thursday 4th July
All FX Instruments 22:05 Tue – 22:00 Wed 22:05 Wed – 22:00 Thu
DARWINs 22:05 Tue – 21:59 Wed 22:05 Tue – 21:59 Wed
Commodities
Gold 23:01 Tue – 21:59 Wed *23:01 Wed – 18:00 Thu 
Silver 23:00 Tue – 22:00 Wed *23:00 Wed – 18:00 Thu 
Platinum 23:00 Tue – 22:00 Wed *23:00 Wed – 18:00 Thu 
Palladium 23:00 Tue – 22:00 Wed *23:00 Wed – 18:00 Thu 
US Crude 23:00 Tue – 22:00 Wed *23:00 Wed – 17:45 Thu 
US Natural Gas 23:00 Tue – 22:00 Wed *23:00 Wed – 17:45 Thu 
Indices
AUS200 23:00 Tue – 22:00 Wed 23:00 Wed – 22:00 Thu
STOXX50E 23:00 Tue – 22:00 Wed 23:00 Wed – 22:00 Thu
FCHI40 23:00 Tue – 22:00 Wed 23:00 Wed – 22:00 Thu
GDAXI 07:00 – 21:00 07:00 – 21:00
J225 *23:00 Tue – 18:15 Wed *23:00 Wed – 18:00 Thu 
SPA35 07:00 – 19:00 07:00 – 19:00
UK100 23:00 Tue – 22:00 Wed 23:00 Wed – 22:00 Thu
SPX500 *23:00 Tue – 18:15 Wed *23:00 Wed – 18:00 Thu
NDX *23:00 Tue – 18:15 Wed *23:00 Wed – 18:00 Thu 
WS30 *23:00 Tue – 18:15 Wed *23:00 Wed – 18:00 Thu
US stocks 14:31 – 20:59 CLOSED
 
Crypto
All Crypto Instruments 22:05 Tue – 22:00 Wed 22:05 Wed – 22:00 Thu

 

 

The DARWIN Exchange will remain open even if the underlying assets’ market is closed. Should you want to know the standard procedure when you buy/sell a DARWIN whose underlying asset market is closed, we recommend you to read the following Help Center article: What happens if you want to buy/sell a DARWIN which has underlying trades open with different opening/closing times?

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

Australia Public Holiday on 10th June 2019

5 June 2019

Please note the amended Darwinex trading hours for the upcoming Bank Holiday in Australia on 10th June 2019 (all times are in UK time).

Please note the amended Darwinex trading hours for the upcoming bank holiday in Australia on 10th June 2019. All times are in UK (BST) time.

Indices  Monday 10th June 2019
AUS200 08:10 – 22:00

 

The rest of the assets will trade according to their usual trading time.

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

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