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US Daylight Saving Time: Changes to Our Trading Schedule

Dear Trader,

We would like to inform you that within the period from session opening on Monday, 12 March, 2018, till session close on Friday, 23 March, 2018, the trading schedule of the instruments listed in the table below will be amended as follows:

Instruments

Amended Trading Hours (EET)

Forex Spot

00:05 Mon. - 22:59 Fri.; recess 22:59 - 23:05 Mon. - Fri.;

pre-close margining from 22:00 Fri.

Metals Spot

01:00 Mon. - 22:59 Fri.; recess 22:59 - 00:01 Mon. - Fri.;

pre-close margining from 22:00 Fri.

WTI

01:00 Mon. - 22:59 Fri.; recess 22:59 - 00:01 Mon. - Fri.;

pre-close margining from 22:00 Fri.

BRENT

01:00 Mon. - 22:59 Fri.; recess 23:59 - 02:00 Mon. - Fri.;

pre-close margining from 22:00 Fri.

DAX30

01:00 Mon. - 22:59 Fri.; recess 22:00 - 22:30 & 22:59 - 00:01;

pre-close margining from 22:00 Fri.

DJI30

01:00 Mon. - 22:59 Fri.; recess 22:15 - 22:30 & 22:59 - 00:01;

pre-close margining from 22:00 Fri.

FTSE100

01:00 Mon. - 22:59 Fri.; recess 22:15 - 22:30 & 22:59 - 00:01;

pre-close margining from 22:00 Fri.

NQ100

01:00 Mon. - 22:59 Fri.; recess 22:15 - 22:30 & 22:59 - 00:01;

pre-close margining from 22:00 Fri.

SP500

01:00 Mon. - 22:59 Fri.; recess 22:15 - 22:30 & 22:59 - 00:01;

pre-close margining from 22:00 Fri.

JP225

02:00 Mon. - 22:59 Fri., recess 22:15 - 01:00;

pre-close margining from 22:00 Fri.

Stock CFDs [US]

15:35 - 21:59 Mon. - Fri.


This two-week change is due to the US switching over to Daylight Saving Time two weeks before Eastern Europe does (we continue working on Eastern European Time (EET)).

Please note that there is a higher level of risk involved in maintaining opened positions and pending orders over the period and other events. The indicated trading hours are subject to change by the respective exchanges or liquidity providers.

Kind regards,

MTrading Team