Dukascopy Europe (EU subsidiary of Dukascopy Bank SA, Switzerland) offers trading of currencies and precious metals (all together referred to as "Forex") to private individuals and institutional clients. The accounts can be opened in different currencies - USD, CHF, EUR, GBP, AUD, CAD, CNH, CZK, DKK, HKD, HUF, ILS, JPY, NOK, PLN, RON, SEK, SGD. Different Funding Facilities (including Bank Guarantees, credit/debit card funding, etc) are available.

Dukascopy Europe Forex trading service is optimized for professional trading activity. Deposit size is variable depending on the client profile. The minimum size of an initial deposit is 100 USD.

Prices and liquidity are equal for all clients. Depending on account size and monthly&traded volume, different Trading Fees and Overnight Policy are applied. Dukascopy Europe accepts all types of trading (including news trading, scalping etc).

The deposits of the clients of Dukascopy Europe are protected by EU regulation in the amount up to EUR 20’000.- for each client.

Lot Size

The minimal acceptable order size is 1'000 units of the primary currency, 1 unit (ounce) for gold, 50 units (ounces) for silver, 0.01 unit (coin) on BTC/USD with step 0.01, 1 unit (coin) on ETH/USD with step 0.1, 10 unit(coin) on LTC/USD with step 1, 0.1 contract for USA30.IDX/USD, DEU.IDX/EUR, CHI.IDX/USD, HKG.IDX/HKD with step 0.1, 1 contract for CFDs on indices and stocks, 20 contracts for COPPER.CMD/USD, 10 contracts for GAS.CMD/USD, 500 contracts on COFFEE.CMD/USX with step 10, 10 contracts on SUGAR.CMD/USD with step 10, 600 contracts on COTTON.CMD/USX with step 100, 300 contracts on OJUICE.CMD/USX with step 20, 400 contracts on SOYBEAN.CMD/USX with step 400, 100 contracts on DOLLAR.IDX/USD, 20 contracts on NLD.IDX/EUR, 10 contracts on SGD.IDX/SGD, 10 contracts on BUND.TR/EUR, 10 contracts on UKGILT.TR/GBP, 10 contracts on USTBOND.TR/USD with step 1 and 1 contract for other commodities. There is no maximum lot size limitation, except available liquidity, marginal requirements and maximum instrument exposure.

Trading Hours

Most of the instruments are traded on a 24 hour basis without interruption, from market opening on Sunday, 21:00 GMT during Summer Time (22:00 GMT during Winter Time) untill market close on Friday, 21:00 GMT during Summer Time (22:00 GMT during Winter Time). The following instruments have trading breaks during the trading session:

Instrument Trading Breaks
Summer Time Winter Time
XAU/USD 1 21:00 - 22:00 22:00 - 23:00
XAG/USD 1 21:00 - 22:00 22:00 - 23:00
  • 1 Instrument is not tradable from 17:00 till 21:00 during Summer Time (from 18:00 till 22:00 during Winter Time) on US national holidays

Special trading conditions

Due to limited available liquidity during off market hours, trading might be interrupted, as well as special trading conditions are applied to the following instruments:

Instrument Maximum spread, points Off Market Hours
Summer Time Winter Time
USD/PLN 250 18:00 - 07:00 19:00 - 08:00
EUR/PLN 350 18:00 - 07:00 19:00 - 08:00
USD/TRY 130 18:00 - 07:00 19:00 - 08:00
EUR/TRY 130 18:00 - 07:00 19:00 - 08:00

Please be advised, that following instrument are not available for managed accounts, but for individual traders only: XAU/USD, XAG/USD, USD/PLN, EUR/PLN, USD/TRY and EUR/TRY.

Attention: Wider spreads during "off market hours" or a market gap after trading break can significantly decrease the equity on your account and can trigger a margin cut or equity stop loss level.

Platform Specification

Dukascopy Europe - SWFX Trading Platform is a unique technology with specific features for advanced traders. The Platform provides special functions and tools that have been created in order to suit sophisticated needs and provide additional protection to clients against market spikes. Dukascopy Europe strongly recommends that you become familiar with the DEMO platform before you start live trading.

To learn more about Dukascopy Europe ECN Accounts, please write us: [email protected], call us: +371 67 399 000 or alternatively ask for a Call-Back Request.

CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 71.03% 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.