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Darwinex reloaded

13 October 2016

Dear all,

Since launching the community forum, and particularly following the momentous GBP slide last week, the feature requests keep piling in the forum – THANK YOU for all the engagement!

The requests are all over the community site – so we thought it’d be better to disclose their scope and direction in a single post, than answer all comments piecemeal. Going forward, if you see any new requests that pertain to Darwinex reloaded, kindly let other readers about this post!

There’s going to be a VERY substantial overhaul of the entire Darwinex  in the coming weeks and months. So much change, in fact, we’ve codenamed the project internally as “Darwinex re-loaded”. 

This post outlines the core  developments – hope plenty of your Father X-Mas feature request list makes the cut 🙂

What’s changing?

A LOT. Please find a list of what to expect in the next months.

The investor proposition. We will:

  1. Substantially reduce default VaR for DARWINs to either 5% or 10%
  2. Introduce the option to gear up on default VaR for those investors who really want higher returns
  3. Introduce a completely overhauled risk management engine that will incorporate the many lessons the markets have taught us in the last 12 months
  4. Introduce limit orders (TP & SL on DARWINs)
  5. Gradually add more features empowering traders and investors to use DARWINs in the same ways you’d expect from other asset classes
  6. Introduce fundamental changes to the portfolio concept – with many underlying improvements that will be the foundation of the asset class

The trader proposition

  1. New assets (CFDs & futures)
  2. New trading interfaces, including APIs & compatibility with other mainstream charting platforms than MT4

The Darwinex message

When creating the asset class, we’ve had to position ourselves issuing judgment on what we thought “investable”. Thus the investable attributes, the score, the skill levels, etc. Having said that, we’re approaching the point where non-neutrality is neither necessary nor productive. Therefore, Darwinex will genuinely become the DARWIN Exchange, which implies:

  1. The Levels will disappear
  2. The investable attributes will NOT disappear – but it’ll be down to individual users to value as they see fit
  3. Short of disclosing trader intellectual property, we will offer tools so users create their own assessment criteria – including their own personal score, if they wish to, etc.

The entire site. We’ve learnt valuable lessons from users and are changing the complete layout to make

  1. Everyone’s user experience more intuitive,
  2. Less intimidating for new users, and
  3. More sophisticated for sophisticated users!

The algos. We’ve put a lot of work due to finish in the coming months that includes

  1. All investable attributes to be calculated on a trade by trade basis (as opposed to end of day), which means
  2. A much improved risk management engine that will overcome many of the issues identified with SNB 2015, GBP Flash Crash 2016, etc.
  3. Instant upgrades to available information
  4. A new world of opportunity when it comes to trading support tools…

As you can see – there’s plenty of evolution on its way, and we look forward to feedback on all the above, and indeed any other topics you’d like us to touch upon.

When will this happen?

The releases will take place gradually, but all will be processed as soon as possible! Unfortunately, technology is capricious in delivering unknown unknowns, so we can’t commit to specific timelines yet. 

Unfortunately, fundamental overhauls come at a “cost”: development resources are gradually shifting to “Darwinex reloaded” and we’re discontinuing work on the existing site – so… you won’t see material change to the interface in the next weeks, but please bear with us. It’s not that we’ve stopped working, we’re working on stuff that you can’t see yet.

One thing we promise is: it’s worth the wait!

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.

apalancamiento esma

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!

CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 64 % 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.