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Darwinex MT4 Update to New York Close Charts

25 May 2016

Great news for our MT4 traders: we are changing our MT4 server to New York close charts on Sunday 12 June 2016!

That’s right: when trading opens on 12 June 2016, our MT4’s charts will be on GMT +3 (instead of GMT +0) so our MT4 charts will contain only five daily candles per week.

Note: DST will be observed, our MT4 will display GMT +3 charts in summer time and GMT +2  charts when DST ends.

Why we change

Your wish is our command: we have been approached by thousands of traders asking us to change to NY close because this is the industry standard and most indicators, strategies & EAs are optimised for NY close charts.

Our current setup (GMT +0) produces six candles for five trading days, introducing a Sunday candle that makes price action trading & analysis more difficult.

Starting on 12 June 2016, new daily candles on our MT4 will begin at midnight for the time set on the server. By setting the server to GMT +3 (or GMT +2 when Daylight Saving Time ends), midnight on MT4 will occur at New York close, removing the 6th daily candle in our weekly charts.

Action required on your side

If you are not using an EA with a GMT offset, no action is necessary. However, if you are using an EA with a GMT offset setting, it is very important that you change the GMT offset to +3 on 11-12 June before  market opens on 12 June 2016.

Updating your charts

Charts should update automatically when you open your terminal. Should your charts not update automatically, please follow the steps below:

–> Open MT4 Terminal —> File –> Open Data Folder

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  –> Open History Folder

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–> Open Darwinex-Demo / Darwinex-Live

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–> Select the former .hst files –> Right click –> Delete

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Should you have any questions about the change to NY close, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@darwinex.com.

 

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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.

Darwinex Trading Schedule Easter 2018

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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Important update on XAUUSD liquidity

24 March 2020

Please be informed that  high volatility across the markets is leading to sharp moves in indices & currencies and spreads in the spot market have widened dramatically. Specific to XAUUSD, liquidity within the futures market remains thin and unstable mainly because refineries are shutting down and it is impossible to move metal. We are doing our best to […]

Please be informed that  high volatility across the markets is leading to sharp moves in indices & currencies and spreads in the spot market have widened dramatically.

Specific to XAUUSD, liquidity within the futures market remains thin and unstable mainly because refineries are shutting down and it is impossible to move metal.

We are doing our best to manage these issues for you, however please note that XAUUSD pricing may be erratic and  intermittent in the coming days.

Please remain aware and vigilant to the increased risk on XAUUSD trades.

May we finally wish you and your beloved ones all the best for this COVID19 crisis.
As always, at info@darwinex.com we remain at your disposal should you need assistance.
Stay strong,
Your Darwinex Team
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FCHI40 and SPA35 Equity Index CFDs Update

20 March 2020

In light of the shortselling ban introduced in France and Spain, as of market open on Sunday 22nd March 2020, the opening of short positions in the FCHI40 and SPA35 Equity Index CFDs will be no longer allowed until further notice. The closing of existing short positions, as well as the opening and closing of […]

In light of the shortselling ban introduced in France and Spain, as of market open on Sunday 22nd March 2020, the opening of short positions in the FCHI40 and SPA35 Equity Index CFDs will be no longer allowed until further notice.

The closing of existing short positions, as well as the opening and closing of new long positions will continue to be permitted in these assets.

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

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.

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.