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Changes to the trading schedule of the New Year period

Publication Date: December 21, 2017

Dear clients,

We would like to draw your attention to the fact that, over the New Year period, from 29th December, 2017 to 8th January, 2018, the trading schedule will undergo some changes:

Instrument Trading schedule (EET1) from 29/12/2017 to 08/01/2018
29.12 01.01 02.01 08.01
Forex - Closed Opening at 09:00 -
Metals - Closed Opening at 09:00 -
USDRUB, EURRUB - Closed Closed Closed
BTCUSD - Closed Opening at 09:00 -
ASX200 Early closure at 07:30 Closed Opening at 09:00 -
NG Early closure at 22:00 Closed Opening at 09:00 -
NIKK225 - Closed Opening at 09:00 -
BRN Early closure at 22:00 Closed Opening at 09:00 -
WTI Early closure at 22:00 Closed Opening at 09:00 -
CAC40 - Closed Opening at 09:00 -
FTSE100 Early closure at 14:30 Closed Opening at 09:00 -
DAX30 - Closed Opening at 09:00 -
STOXX50 - Closed Opening at 09:00 -
HSI50 - Closed Opening at 09:00 -
IBEX35 - Closed Opening at 09:00 -
NQ100 - Closed Opening at 09:00 -
SPX500 - Closed Opening at 09:00 -

Binary option trading will take place in accordance with the trading schedule for Forex, spot metals and indices.

Share and cryptocurrency trading using binary options will be closed on 1st January, 2018.

Starting 26th December, 2017 margin requirements for commodity, stock index and cryptocurrency CFDs will also be changed:

Instrument Current margin, % New margin, %
SPX500 1.5 5
ASX200, NIKK225, NQ100 2 5
CAC40 3 7
DAX30 3 8
FTSE100, HSI50 IBEX35, STOXX50 3 7
BRN,WTI  3 6
NG 4 8
BTCUSD 10 1002

From 15th January, 2018 margin requirements will return to the current values.

Please note that the rollover for PAMM Accounts will not take place whilst trading is closed from 1st January, 2018, 00:00 till 2nd January, 2018, 09:00.

In conditions of high volatility and low liquidity during the holidays, the trading conditions may be altered.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our specialists via our online chat service, through Viber, by email at info@alpari.com or by telephone on +44 8449 869559.

Best regards,
Alpari

Note:

  1.  EET (Eastern European Time) — МetaТrader 4 and МetaTrader 5 server time.
  2.   For BTCUSD, fixed margin requirements of 1:1 shall remain in place until a new contractor is found.

 

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