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Upcoming Holiday In New Zealand Resulting In The Possibility Of Wider Spread

23 April 2020

Please be aware that there is a public holiday in New Zealand on Monday, April 27th during which spreads may be wider and liquidity may be thinner. For any questions, reach out to info@darwinex.com.

Please be aware that there is a public holiday in New Zealand on Monday, April 27th during which spreads may be wider and liquidity may be thinner. For any questions, reach out to info@darwinex.com.

Trading on XTIUSD disabled until further notice

21 April 2020

As you certainly are aware, the price of US oil has turned negative for the first time in history. As a way of protecting our clients and ourselves, we have disabled the opening of new trades on XTIUSD until further notice (only allowing the closure of trades opened beforehand). The main reasons behind this measure are: […]

As you certainly are aware, the price of US oil has turned negative for the first time in history.

As a way of protecting our clients and ourselves, we have disabled the opening of new trades on XTIUSD until further notice (only allowing the closure of trades opened beforehand).

The main reasons behind this measure are:

  1. MetaTrader’s infrastructure is not designed to support negative pricing.
  2. It is not safe to offer margin trading on an asset with such a volatility (particularly if we have to offer negative balance protection).

Please note that margin requirements for XTIUSD trades that remain open will be increased at latest on Friday to 25% (or more depending on the market conditions).

Finally, kindly bear in mind that we reserve the right to close XTIUSD trades that remain open should our XTIUSD price reach 0.

Do not hesitate to contact us at info@darwinex.com should you need assistance in this regard.

Berkshire, AMD And Six More US Stock CFDs

16 April 2020

We asked you what stocks you were interested in. Now we’re introducing 8 new US stock CFDs to the stock offering of our broker. Tradeable as of now on stock CFD trading accounts.

We asked you what stocks you were interested in. Now we’re introducing 8 new US stock CFDs to the stock offering of our broker. Tradeable as of now on stock CFD trading accounts.

  • ACN – Accenture Plc
  • AMD – Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
  • BRK/B – Berkshire Hathaway Inc. B
  • CB – Chubb Ltd
  • DD – DuPont de Nemours Inc.
  • FIS – Fidelity National Information Services Inc.
  • FISV – Fiserv Inc.
  • MDT – Medtronic Plc

In parallel, we’ve stopped offering the following stocks due to excessively low price or liquidity problems.

  • AZO – Autozone Inc
  • EQIX – Equinix Inc
  • FCX – Freeport-McMoRan Inc
  • DVN – Devon Energy Corp
  • PCG – PG&E Corporation
  • IAC – IAC/InterActiveCorp
  • MTB – M&T Bank Corporation
  • CTL – Centurylink Inc

SEE ALL 250 US STOCKS

Watch the video How Darwinex’s Single Stock CFDs Offering Works

Mini contracts for the WS30 index are here

9 April 2020

Nuestros traders ya pueden abrir, en plataforma MT4 y MT5, 0.1 lotes del índice WS30 en vez del mínimo de 1 que permitíamos anteriormente.

Our traders can now open, on the MT4 and MT5 platforms, 0.1 lots of the WS30 index instead of the minimum of 1 that we previously allowed.

In addition, following our strategy of continuous improvement, we have substantially narrowed the average spread of the WS30 to a target spread of 2 points during US opening hours. Commissions and swaps remain unchanged.

 


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Margin increase on XTIUSD (Professional Clients)

8 April 2020

Our margin requirement for XTIUSD trades will be increased today for Professional Clients. The new margin requirement on XTIUSD will be 5% as opposed to the 3% until now. This change is a security measure due to the increase in market uncertainty and volatility and the consequent decrease in liquidity. The change will take effect […]

Our margin requirement for XTIUSD trades will be increased today for Professional Clients.

The new margin requirement on XTIUSD will be 5% as opposed to the 3% until now.

This change is a security measure due to the increase in market uncertainty and volatility and the consequent decrease in liquidity.

The change will take effect today April 8th 2020 5 pm BST and will apply to both existing and new positions.

Kindly make sure you have enough available margin and equity in your account for the new margin levels.

Need help? Please don’t hesitate to contact us at info@darwinex.com.

Trading Schedule for the 2020 Easter Holiday Period

31 March 2020

Please note the amended Darwinex Trading Schedule for the 2020 Easter Holiday Period.

Please note the amended Darwinex Trading Schedule for the 2020 Easter Holiday Period.

Times are displayed in BST (UK time) and changes to regular schedules are highlighted in red.

Instrument

Thursday 9th April  Friday 10th April  Monday 13th April
FX 22:04:01 Wed – 21:59:50 Thu 22:04:01 Thu – 21:55:00 Fri 22:05 Sun – 21:59:50 Mon
Commodities* 23:00:01 Wed – 21:59:50 Thu CLOSED 23:00:01 Sun – 21:59:50 Mon 
DARWINs 22:05 Wed – 21:59 Thu 22:05 Thu – 21:55 Fri 22:05 Sun – 21:59 Mon
Indices      
Europe50 23:00 Wed – 22:00 Thu  CLOSED  CLOSED
GDAXI 07:00:00 – 21:00:00  CLOSED   CLOSED
SPX500 23:00 Wed – 22:00 Thu  CLOSED  23:00 Sun – 22:00 Mon
WS30 23:00 Wed – 22:00 Thu  CLOSED  23:00 Sun – 22:00 Mon
NDX 23:00 Wed – 22:00 Thu  CLOSED   23:00 Sun – 22:00 Mon
J225  23:00 Wed – 22:00 Thu CLOSED  23:00 Sun – 22:00 Mon
AUS200 23:00 Wed – 15:00 Thu CLOSED  CLOSED 
FCHI40  23:00 Wed – 22:00 Thu  CLOSED  CLOSED
UK100 23:00 Wed – 22:00 Thu  CLOSED   CLOSED 
SPA35 07:00 – 19:00  CLOSED   CLOSED 
US stocks 14:31 – 20:59   CLOSED  14:31 – 20:59  
Crypto instruments 23:00 Wed – 22:00 Thu   23:00 Thu – 21:55 Fri   23:00 Sun – 22:00 Mon

 

XAUUSD closes a minute earlier, and opens a minute later than the rest of Commodities in Darwinex as shown in the table of Darwinex assets and spreads.

Please note during Easter Holidays, swaps will be charged in a different way than on normal weeks. There may be days with swap x6 charges and days without any swap charges at all. The amount of the swap will be similar to that of normal weeks, the only thing that changes is the way it’s charged. The swap rates that appear on our site generally get updated around 19:00 BST and may suffer only minor changes afterwards.

Also note that on Friday, April 10th the US market will be closed. Fx spreads thus may widen considerably. Both traders and investors should avoid setting tight stop loss levels.

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 Knowledge Base article: Can I buy and sell DARWINs whenever I want?

Do not hesitate to contact us at info@darwinex.com for support.

Happy Easter!

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