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Launched: New DarwinIA Pages

17 March 2020

We introduce you to the new style of DarwinIA information and ranking pages, our monthly capital allocation.

Why

Let’s face it – the previous version was too complex – trying to explain how it worked, how to enter plus the standings for the month was just too much.

The Leaderboard ranked all participating DARWINs by rating. Running month rankings and final winners lacked visual distinction. Not to mention when DARWIN providers checked their own standings… and to top things off – legacy standings were only available from our blog :-(.

What

We’ve split information in two:

  1. The Leaderboard proper
  2. How it works, and how to participate (aka, the explanatory page)

The new DarwinIA Leaderboard

  • includes links to final standings for any previous edition,
  • visually highlights winners, focusing on the top 3 DARWINs,
  • lets you share standings with the world, and
  • intuitively provides all information relating to your own DARWIN(s) & DarwinIA.

DarwinIA

The new DarwinIA explanatory page features

  • new copy,
  • a prize calculator,
  • prize distribution and rating variables are visible at all times
  • instructions to enter DarwinIA, and
  • a FAQ section.

 

Both pages are now mobile-friendly as well!

What’s next

The Hall of Fame! Expect a major redesign later this year!


Do you like the new DarwinIA design? As always, your comments and feedback are welcome.

Darwinex COVID-19 Update – Business almost as usual

Hope you’re doing great, given the circumstances. Here’s a quick update from the other end of your trading: We’re processing unprecedented volumes with 0 market risk. Your data remains/flows as usual – via the cloud. Everyone’s working from home – as contingency planned. Our Prime Brokers are fully operational, conservative and well capitalised. Let’s all stick […]

Hope you’re doing great, given the circumstances.
Here’s a quick update from the other end of your trading:
  1. We’re processing unprecedented volumes with 0 market risk.
  2. Your data remains/flows as usual – via the cloud.
  3. Everyone’s working from home – as contingency planned.
  4. Our Prime Brokers are fully operational, conservative and well capitalised.
Let’s all stick together, pray for our elderly and medical heroes, and hope governments make the right decisions.
If you need anything, we’ll be right here!

We’re no longer offering the XPTUSD (platinum) asset in our broker

16 March 2020

As of today, we’re no longer offering the XPTUSD (platinum) asset in our broker. No new positions will be allowed to be opened and those traders who have open positions will be asked to close them. Our broker prioritizes offering instruments liquid enough to be traded by DARWINs. XPTUSD no longer meets this criterion. Please […]

As of today, we’re no longer offering the XPTUSD (platinum) asset in our broker. No new positions will be allowed to be opened and those traders who have open positions will be asked to close them.

Our broker prioritizes offering instruments liquid enough to be traded by DARWINs. XPTUSD no longer meets this criterion.

Please don’t hesitate to write to info@darwinex.com with any questions you may have.

Margin increase for index CFDs (Retail Clients)

12 March 2020

Our margin requirement for index CFDs for Retail Clients is changing tomorrow, March 13th 2020, around 15:00 GMT. The measure is due to the recent increase in market volatility. The new margin requirement will be 6% for all index CFDs (before it was 5%) except for SPA35 for which it remain 10%. It will remain […]

Our margin requirement for index CFDs for Retail Clients is changing tomorrow, March 13th 2020, around 15:00 GMT.

The measure is due to the recent increase in market volatility.

The new margin requirement will be 6% for all index CFDs (before it was 5%) except for SPA35 for which it remain 10%.

It will remain in place until further notice and will affect both existing and new positions.

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

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

New margin increase for index CFDs (Professional Clients)

Our margin requirement for index CFDs for Professional Clients is changing again tomorrow, March 13th 2020, around 15:00 GMT. The measure is due to the recent increase in market volatility. The new margin requirement will be 5% for all index CFDs. It will remain in place until further notice and will affect both existing and […]

Our margin requirement for index CFDs for Professional Clients is changing again tomorrow, March 13th 2020, around 15:00 GMT.

The measure is due to the recent increase in market volatility.

The new margin requirement will be 5% for all index CFDs.

It will remain in place until further notice and will affect both existing and new positions.

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

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

Start of Daylight Saving Time 2020

2 March 2020

Please note our adjusted trading hours (*)  for the three-week period between the change in the US from EST to EDT on 8th March 2020 and the subsequent change in the UK from GMT to BST on 29th March 2020.   Instrument Trading Hours in GMT FX* 21:05 Sun – 20:55 Fri (except 21:59:50 – […]

Please note our adjusted trading hours (*)  for the three-week period between the change in the US from EST to EDT on 8th March 2020 and the subsequent change in the UK from GMT to BST on 29th March 2020.

 

Instrument Trading Hours in GMT
FX* 21:05 Sun – 20:55 Fri (except 21:59:50 – 21:04:01 daily) 
DARWINS* 21:05 Sun – 20:55 Fri (except 20:59 – 21:05 daily)
COMMODITIES  
XAUUSD* 22:01 Sun – 20:55 Fri (except 20:59 – 22:01 daily)
XAGUSD* 22:00:01 Sun – 20:55 Fri (except 20:59:50 – 22:00:01 daily)
XPTUSD* 22:00:01 Sun – 20:55 Fri (except 20:59:50 – 22:00:01 daily)
XPDUSD* 22:00:01 Sun – 20:55 Fri (except 20:59:50 – 22:00:01 daily)
XTIUSD* 22:00:01 Sun – 20:55 Fri (except 20:59:50 – 22:00:01 daily)
XNGUSD* 22:00:01 Sun – 20:55 Fri (except 20:59:50 – 22:00:01 daily)
INDICES  
AUS200* 22:00 Sun – 20:55 Fri (except 21:00 – 22:00 daily)
STOXX50E* 22:00 Sun – 20:55 Fri (except 21:00 – 22:00 daily)
FCHI40* 22:00 Sun – 20:55 Fri (except 21:00 – 22:00 daily)
GDAXI 07:00 – 21:00 (Mon – Fri)
SPA35 07:00 – 19:00 (Mon – Fri)
J225* 22:00 Sun – 20:55 Fri (except 21:00 – 22:00 daily)
UK100* 22:00 Sun – 20:55 Fri (except 21:00 – 22:00 daily)
SPX500* 22:00 Sun – 20:55 Fri (except 21:00 – 22:00 daily)
NDX* 22:00 Sun – 20:55 Fri (except 21:00 – 22:00 daily)
WS30* 22:00 Sun – 20:55 Fri (except 21:00 – 22:00 daily)
US STOCKS* 13:31 -19:59 (Mon – Fri)
CRYPTO* 22:00 Sun – 20:55 Fri (except 21:00 – 22:00 daily)

 

As always, please do not hesitate to get in touch at info@darwinex.com should you need assistance.

CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. -- % of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.