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US Daylight Saving Time - Changes to Trading Schedule

March 05, 2018 15:14

Dear Traders,

We'd like to inform you of the upcoming changes to our trading schedule which will occur as a result of the commencement of US Daylight Saving Time. Between session opening on Monday, 12 March 2018, until session close on Friday, 23 March 2018, we'll be making the following amendments to our trading schedule:

Instruments

Amended Trading Hours (EET)

Forex Spot (currency pairs)

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

pre-close margining from 22:00 Fri.

Metals Spot

(commodities)

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 22:59 - 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.

#USDX

02:00 - 22:58 Mon.-Fri.;

pre-close margining from 22:00 Fri.

#USTNote

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

pre-close margining from 22:00 Fri.

This two-week change is due to the US switching over to Daylight Saving Time two weeks before Eastern Europe (Admiral Markets will continue to work on Eastern European Time (EET)).

Please remember that there is a higher level of risk involved in maintaining opened positions and pending orders over this period. Also, please be aware that the trading hours indicated above may be subject to change, depending on the respective exchanges or liquidity providers.

It's always a good idea to keep an eye on our handy Forex Calendar, which will help you stay updated on all upcoming events which may impact the trading schedule.

Kind regards,

Admiral Markets

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