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And the DarwinIA winners are…

1 October 2015

The first edition of our DarwinIA 2.0 trading challenge is over. On top of the cash prizes that we usually pay out to our best traders, € 320,000 will be allocated to the 16 DARWINs below for a 6 month period!

A new edition of DarwinIA is live already, click here to visit the leaderboard.

PLACE DARWIN CASH PRIZE SEPTEMBER’S ALLOCATION TOTAL ALLOCATED
1st FTA 1,400.00 € 20,000.00 € 20,000.00 €
2nd ERQ 1,100.00 € 20,000.00 € 20,000.00 €
3rd LZL 850.00 € 20,000.00 € 20,000.00 €
4th YMG 650.00 € 20,000.00 € 20,000.00 €
5th WFJ 490.00 € 20,000.00 € 20,000.00 €
6th CBV 360.00 € 20,000.00 € 20,000.00 €
7th RYY 270.00 € 20,000.00 € 20,000.00 €
8th ZGE 215.00 € 20,000.00 € 20,000.00 €
9th SRK 180.00 € 20,000.00 € 20,000.00 €
10th DAY 150.00 € 20,000.00 € 20,000.00 €
11th NTI 120.00 € 20,000.00 € 20,000.00 €
12th CIO 95.00 € 20,000.00 € 20,000.00 €
13th  HEE 70.00 € 20,000.00 € 20,000.00 €
14th  GIU 50.00 € 20,000.00 € 20,000.00 €
15th HBU / 20,000.00 € 20,000.00 €
16th AIS / 20,000.00 € 20,000.00 €

Have questions about DarwinIA? Feel free to get in touch at info@darwinex.com!

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

16 January 2020

Please be aware that there is a public holiday in New Zealand on Monday, January 20th 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, January 20th during which spreads may be wider and liquidity may be thinner. For any questions, reach out to info@darwinex.com.

Margin increase for XAUUSD (Professional Clients only)

9 January 2020

Our margin requirement for the XAUUSD asset for Professional Clients is changing on Friday (January 10th 2020) around 17:00 GMT due to the US-Iran uncertainty. The new margin requirement will be 2% as opposed to the previous 1%. It will remain in place until further notice and will affect both existing and new positions. Kindly […]

Our margin requirement for the XAUUSD asset for Professional Clients is changing on Friday (January 10th 2020) around 17:00 GMT due to the US-Iran uncertainty.

The new margin requirement will be 2% as opposed to the previous 1%. 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 do not hesitate to contact us at info@darwinex.com.

Darwinex Trading Hours for the 2019 Christmas & New Year Holiday Period

18 December 2019

Please find below the Darwinex Trading Schedule for the 2019 Christmas and New Year Holiday Period. All times are displayed in UK time (GMT) and changes to regular trading hours are highlighted in red.

Christmas is around the corner!

Please find below the Darwinex Trading Schedule for the 2019 Christmas and New Year Holiday Period. All times are displayed in UK time (GMT) and changes to regular trading hours are highlighted in red.

Also note that during the Cristmas and New Year holiday period spreads may widen and swaps may be affected by the ‘turn’ effect. The ‘turn’ effect is a phenomenon that exists in financial markets which is caused by supply and demand for funding over key dates such as year or quarter-end. This can create anomalies in the forward curves for certain currencies, and we are already beginning to see this priced into the year-end swap points that we receive from our liquidity providers.

Further, you may want to check out what happens if you want to buy/sell a DARWIN which has underlying trades open with different opening/closing times.

Christmas 2019

DARWINs Tuesday 24th December Wednesday 25th December Thursday 26th December
All DARWINs 22:05 Mon – 21:59 Tue Closed 22:05 Wed – 21:59 Thu
FX Tuesday 24th December Wednesday 25th December Thursday 26th December
All FX Instruments 22:04:01 Mon – 21:59:50 Tue Closed 22:04:01 Wed – 21:59:50 Thu
Commodities Tuesday 24th December Wednesday 25th December Thursday 26th December
XAUUSD 23:01 Mon – 18:29 Tue Closed 23:01 Wed – 21:59 Thu
XAGUSD 23:00:01 Mon – 18:29:50 Tue Closed 23:00:01 Wed – 21:59:50 Thu
XPTUSD 23:00:01 Mon – 18:44:50 Tue Closed 23:00:01 Wed – 21:59:50 Thu
XPDUSD 23:00:01 Mon – 18:44:50 Tue Closed 23:00:01 Wed – 21:59:50 Thu
XTIUSD 23:00:01 Mon – 18:29:50 Tue Closed 23:00:01 Wed – 21:50:50 Thu
XNGUSD 23:00:01 Mon – 18:29:50 Tue Closed 23:00:01 Wed – 21:59:50 Thu
Indices Tuesday 24th December Wednesday 25th December Thursday 26th December
AUS200 23:00 Mon – 03:30 Tue Closed Closed
STOXX50E Closed Closed Closed
FCHI40 23:00 Mon – 13:00 Tue Closed Closed
GDAXI Closed Closed Closed
J225 23:00 Mon – 18:15 Tue Closed Closed
SPA35 07:00 – 13:00 Closed Closed
UK100 23:00 Mon – 12:50 Tue Closed Closed
SPX500 23:00 Mon – 18:15 Tue Closed Closed
NDX 23:00 Mon – 18:15 Tue Closed Closed
WS30 23:00 Mon – 18:15 Tue Closed Closed
US Stocks Tuesday 24th December Wednesday 25th December Thursday 26th December
All US stocks 14:31 – 17:59 Closed 14:31 – 20:59
Crypto Tuesday 24th December Wednesday 25th December Thursday 26th December
All Crypto Instruments 22:05 Mon – 22:00 Tue 22:05 Tue – 22:00 Wed 22:05 Wed – 22:00 Thu


New Year 2020

DARWINs Tuesday 31st December Wednesday 1st January Thursday 2nd January
All DARWINs 22:05 Mon – 21:59 Tue Closed 22:05 Wed – 21:59 Thu
FX Tuesday 31st December Wednesday 1st January Thursday 2nd January
All FX Instruments 22:04:01 Mon – 21:59:50 Tue Closed 22:04:01 Wed – 21:59:50 Thu
Commodities Tuesday 31st December Wednesday 1st January Thursday 2nd January
XAUUSD 23:01 Mon – 21:59 Tue Closed 23:01 Wed – 21:59 Thu
XAGUSD 23:00:01 Mon – 21:59:50 Tue Closed 23:00:01 Wed – 21:50:50 Thu
XPTUSD 23:00:01 Mon – 21:59:50 Tue Closed 23:00:01 Wed – 21:59:50 Thu
XPDUSD 23:00:01 Mon – 21:59:50 Tue Closed 23:00:01 Wed – 21:59:50 Thu
XTIUSD 23:00:01 Mon – 21:59:50 Tue Closed 23:00:01 Wed – 21:59:50 Thu
XNGUSD 23:00:01 Mon– 21:59:50 Tue Closed 23:00:01 Wed – 21:59:50 Thu
Indices Tuesday 31st December Wednesday 1st January Thursday 2nd January
AUS200 23:00 Mon – 03:30 Tue Closed 23:00 Wed – 22:00 Thu
STOXX50E Closed Closed 23:00 Wed – 22:00 Thu
FCHI40 23:00 Mon – 13:00 Tue Closed 23:00 Wed – 22:00 Thu
GDAXI Closed Closed 07:00 – 21:00
J225 23:00 Mon – 22:00 Tue Closed 23:00 Wed – 22:00 Thu
SPA35 07:00 – 13:00 Closed 07:00 – 19:00
UK100 23:00 Mon – 12:50 Tue Closed Closed
SPX500 23:00 Mon – 22:00 Tue Closed 23:00 Wed – 22:00 Thu
NDX 23:00 Mon – 22:00 Tue Closed 23:00 Wed – 22:00 Thu
WS30 23:00 Mon – 22:00 Tue Closed 23:00 Wed – 22:00 Thu
US Stocks Tuesday 31st December Wednesday 1st January Thursday 2nd January
All US stocks 14:31 – 20:59 Closed 14:31 – 20:59
Crypto Tuesday 31st December Wednesday 1st January Thursday 2nd January
All Crypto Instruments 22:05 Mon – 22:00 Tue 22:05 Tue – 22:00 Wed 22:05 Wed – 22:00 Thu

 


As always, if you have any queries, please feel free to contact us at info@darwinex.com.

The Darwinex Team wishes you a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year!

UK General Election: Significant Volatility, Wider Spreads Expected

10 December 2019

Increased volatility and wider spreads are expected as the UK is gearing up to hold a general election on Thursday.

We would like to remind you that there is a general election in the UK on Thursday, December 12th 2019.

Kindly note that all GBP related instruments are likely to experience significant volatility, wider spreads and an increased risk of market gaps.

It is important that you have sufficient margin coverage and are comfortable with the exposure on your account.

Please feel free to contact us at info@darwinex.com should you need assistance in this regard.

Trading Hours for the 2019 US Thanksgiving Holidays

22 November 2019

Please note the amended Darwinex trading hours for the upcoming US Thanksgiving holiday period on 28th and 29th of November 2019.

Please note the amended Darwinex trading hours for the upcoming US Thanksgiving holiday period on 28th and 29th of November 2019. During this time spreads may be wider and liquidity may be thinner. Bank holidays may also give rise to changes on the applicable swap rates.

All times are in UK (GMT+0) time.


 Instrument November 28th 2019 November 29rd 2019
 COMMODITIES    
XAUUSD 23:01 Wed – 17:59 Thu 23:01 Thu – 18:10 Fri
XAGUSD 23:00 Wed – 17:59:50 Thu 23:00 Thu – 18:10 Fri
XPTUSD 23:01 Wed – 17:59:50 Thu 23:01 Thu – 18:40 Fri
XPDUSD 23:00 Wed – 17:59:50 Thu 23:00 Thu – 18:40 Fri
XTIUSD 23:00 Wed – 17:44:50 Thu 23:00 Thu – 18:25 Fri
XNGUSD 23:00 Wed – 17:44:50 Thu 23:00 Thu – 18:25 Fri
 INDICES    
Japan 225 23:00 Wed – 18:00 Thu  23:00 Thu – 18:10 Fri 
 US SPX 500 23:00 Wed – 18:00 Thu 23:00 Thu – 18:10 Fri 
 US Tech 100 23:00 Wed – 18:00 Thu 23:00 Thu – 18:10 Fri 
Wall Street 30 23:00 Wed – 18:00 Thu 23:00 Thu – 18:10 Fri 
 STOCKS    
US Stocks CLOSED 14:31 Fri – 17:59 Fri 

 

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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Last night’s incident on MT4 micro indices

14 November 2019

Our MT4 feed on some “micro” indices went down in the night from November 13th to November 14th, 2019. NB: the downtime did NOT affect FX pairs, commodities, stocks and cryptos on MT4, and MT5 operated as normal. This blog post explains what happened and what we did about it. What happened One of our Prime Brokers […]

Our MT4 feed on some “micro” indices went down in the night from November 13th to November 14th, 2019.

NB: the downtime did NOT affect FX pairs, commodities, stocks and cryptos on MT4, and MT5 operated as normal.

This blog post explains what happened and what we did about it.

What happened

One of our Prime Brokers had issues with their “micro” Liquidity Provider on STOXX50E, UK100, GER30 and WS30 in the very early European morning.

We worked with them to isolate, then fix the root cause  and resumed streaming later in the European morning.

Our decision

Our Operations Department has proactively reviewed all affected orders. We will pay affected customers wherever a compensation is due. Luckily enough, some of our customers benefited from this incident and made larger profits than they planned!

If you feel any of your orders ought to be reviewed, kindly reach out to info@darwinex.com. As ever, don’t forget to mention your MT4 account number and (where possible), Order ID.

We keep working hard to improve our liquidity, the better our LPs, the lower the chances that this sort of incidents take place.

Please accept our sincerest apologies for the inconvenience and do let us know if doubts remain. We’ll do our utmost to clarify!

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.