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22 September 2016
New currency pair launched for trading on DEMO

Dukascopy is glad to expand the range of FX instruments list. Euro to Russian Ruble (EUR/RUB) has been added on DEMO environment.
Maximum leverage on EUR/RUB is set to 1:10.
More detailed information about trading conditions is provided in the corresponding sections of the website.

Video-identification revolution at Dukascopy Bank

Paperless, swift and easy onboarding…

Following the issuance of the FINMA circular 2016/7 on Video-identification dated March 2016, Dukascopy Bank was eager to be among the first financial institutions to use an in-house developed video-based on-boarding system, fully integrated to its IT infrastructure.

Dukascopy Bank is delighted to announce that, from now on, opening an account and starting to trade at Dukascopy Bank can be done within 1 hour.

This is a tremendous breakthrough and improvement in client experience. Dukascopy Bank was often criticized on Internet forums because of its long and bureaucratic account opening process requiring 10 days in average and up to 1 month.

What makes the opening so much faster?

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Maximum exposure on CFDs and precious metals revised

Maximum net exposure limits for CFDs and precious metals are being adjusted. Please click here to see full details. At the same time default leverage for BRENT.CMD/IDX and LIGHT.CMD/IDX will be raised from 1:30 to 1:100. These changes will take effect as of 09-Sep-2016 at 14:00 GMT.

Improvements to Dukascopy Group risk management is ongoing. As with changes implemented during the EUR/CHF floor cancellation, Brexit or the Turkey coup attempt, the measures are taken to guarantee the stability of the group and protect its clients. In light of the current market volatility, risks of geopolitical catastrophes and aggressive central bank decisions, steps taken by Dukascopy Group will enhance brokerage business while significantly improve trading conditions for small and medium size traders.

05 September 2016
Dukascopy Bank published strong half-year financial results 2016

Dukascopy Bank has reached a new record in total income at CHF 17.2 million, 1.6% above the first semester 2015 which already was a record semester.

Due to higher operating expenses (+15.2%) reflecting IT developments and new marketing initiatives, the half year net profit is 25.8% below the same period 2015 but still is very satisfactory at CHF 2.5 million.

At Group level, consolidated total income is 2.4% above the first semester 2015 at CHF 18.1 million. However, the initial losses of our new subsidiary Dukascopy Japan, which is in launching phase, negatively affected the half-year consolidated net profit which amounts to CHF 1.9 million. Dukascopy Japan is showing promising growth and is expected to break-even in 2017.

Those figures reflect a very solid performance and continued stability in Dukascopy Bank and Dukascop Group financial situation.

We thank our clients, employees and counterparties for their trust and loyalty.
Complete individual and consolidated balance sheets and statements of income are available here.  

2 September 2016
US Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 5th

Beware of reduced liquidity on Monday, 5. September.
Trading hours:
FX
• Regular trading hours on Monday 5. September
Gold and Silver
• Trading stops at 17:00 GMT on Monday 5. September
• Market opens at 22:00 GMT on Monday 5. September
CFD
• Trading stops at 16:30 GMT on Monday 5. September for the following instruments: LIGHT.CMD/USD, JPN.IDX/JPY, USA30.IDX/USD, USATECH.IDX/USD, USA500.IDX/USD.

Markets open at 22:00 GMT on Monday 5. September 

17 August 2016
Average EUR/USD spread hits a record once again: 0.16 pips!

Today, during European session, Dukascopy average EUR/USD spread has been as low as never before: 0.16 pips. This is a result of Dukascopy's continuous commitment to providing the best conditions to the clients.

Take a look at the history of Dukascopy average EUR/USD spreads decreasing during the European trading session:

October 2012 - 0.57 pips
January 2013 - 0.51 pips
February 2013 - 0.46 pips
March 2013 - 0.36 pips
June 2013 - 0.26 pips
January 2014 - 0.20 pips
February 2014 - 0.19 pips
August 2016 - 0.16 pips

Today Dukascopy traders benefit from the best EUR/USD spreads in the industry: 46.1% of quoted prices during European session have the spread of 0.1 pips, 44.7% have the spread of 0.2 pips.

We express our gratitude to all our partners, clients and employees with whose support we were able to create best environments in the FX industry.

03 August 2016
New currency pairs launched for trading on LIVE

Dukascopy is glad to announce the launch of Turkish Lira to Japanese Yen (TRY/JPY) and South African Rand to Japanese Yen (ZAR/JPY) for regular LIVE self trading accounts.

Maximum leverage on TRY/JPY and ZAR/JPY is set to 1:10.

More detailed information about trading conditions is provided in the corresponding sections of the website.

21 July 2016
New currency pairs launched for trading on DEMO

Dukascopy is glad to expand the range of FX instruments list. Turkish Lira to Japanese Yen (TRY/JPY) and South African Rand to Japanese Yen (ZAR/JPY) have been added on DEMO environment, responding to numerous requests from Japanese traders. These instruments will also be available on Live environment soon.

The new currency pairs are available only for Self traders’ accounts. More detailed information about maximum leverage, SWAP rates and trading breaks is provided in the corresponding section of our website.

21 July 2016
Riduzione della leva sugli strumenti TRY (Lira Turca)

A causa di un possibile rischio di gap e bassa liquidità sugli strumenti TRY che potrebbe tradursi in saldi negativi dei conti per i clienti, Dukascopy Bank e Dukascopy Europe hanno adottato delle misure precauzionali imponendo una leva massima di 1:10 sugli strumenti EUR/TRY e USD/TRY a partire dal 27 Luglio 2016 alle ore 10.00 GMT.

I trader sono invitati a verificare il proprio margine per quando verrà applicata la riduzione della leva e prendere le precauzioni del caso.

Per tutti i conti in cui non sono presenti posizioni aperte sugli strumenti EUR/TRY o USD/TRY l'applicazione di tale restrizione sarà immediata, a aprtire dal 21 Luglio 2016. 

15 July 2016
Changes in trading conditions for Pair Binary Options.

Please note that trading conditions for Pair Binaries have been changed. Binary option outcome is now defined by comparing the close price of the previous trading session and close price of the current trading session. Previously open price versus close price of the same trading session were compared.

Please see the link for more detailed information on trading conditions.

13 July 2016
MTBank - Dukascopy Bank partnership

Dukasñopó Bank is pleased to announce the launch of a new white-label partnership with one of the leading banks in the Republic of Belarus – ÑJSC "MTBank". Thanks to this new white-label partnership, the clients of MTBank will be able to use trading platforms of Dukasñopy Bank, liquidity and order execution of the SWFX system of Dukascopy Bank, under Belarusian jurisdiction. 

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06 July 2016
Changes in trading conditions for Binary Options.

Please note that maximum exposure and contract amounts have been adjusted for Binary options trading accounts. The Payouts have also been changed for Daily Stock options and Pair Binaries.

Please see the link for updated trading conditions. 

06 July 2016
Changes to CFD maximum exposure

Maximum exposure limits on GBP and EUR based indices are to be increased after 15:00 GMT on 06 July 2016 as follows:

  • GBP/IDX - 30 contracts
  • DEU.IDX/EUR -50 contracts
  • ESP.IDX/EUR -50 contracts
  • EUS.IDX/EUR - 150 contracts
  • FRA.IDX/EUR – 100 contracts.

These limitations will remain in force until further notice. 

30 June 2016
Holidays on 1 July in China and on 4 July in the US

Markets in China observe a holiday on Friday July 1 and the US celebrates Independence day on Monday, July 4. Beware of reduced liquidity on the two days concerned.

Trading hours:
FX

  • Friday, July 1 - Regular trading hours
  • Monday, July 4 - Regular trading hours

Gold and Silver

  • Friday, July 1 - Regular trading hours
  • Monday, July 4 - Trading stops at 17:00 GMT

CFD

  • Following instruments will be closed on Friday, July 1:
    HKG.IDX/HKD
  • Following instruments will be closed at 16:45 GMT on Monday, July 4:
    BRENT.CMD/USD, LIGHT.CMD/USD, JPN.IDX/JPY, USA30.IDX/USD, USATECH.IDX/USD, USA500.IDX/USD.
27 June 2016
Special Brexit Leverage restrictions are lifted

Dukascopy Group is pleased to announce that special leverage restrictions on currencies and indexes that have been in force since Wednesday 22 June are being removed. With immediate effect, clients will be able to trade all currencies and indexes according to the normal leverage settings. The maximum exposure limits on GBP and EUR based Indices are updated in following way:
GBP/IDX - 10 contracts
DEU.IDX/EUR -10 contracts
ESP.IDX/EUR -10 contracts
EUS.IDX/EUR - 30 contracts
FRA.IDX/EUR – 20 contracts.
These limitations will remain in force until further notice.
 

24 June 2016
Margin policy update
Due to the UK decision to leave EU and possible risks of important announcements during the weekend, Dukascopy Bank and Dukascopy Europe have decided to prolong temporarily implemented measures. The leverage remains reduced to 1:30 on GBP and EUR currency pairs and 1:10 on GBR.IDX, DEU.IDX/EUR, ESP.IDX/EUR, EUS.IDX/EUR and FRA.IDX/EUR over the weekend and on Monday. Maximum position limitations for UK and European CFD indexes also remain in force: GBP/IDX - 5 contracts; IDX/EUR, ESP.IDX/EUR, EUS.IDX/EUR and FRA.IDX/EUR – 10 contracts. The decision to cancel temporary limitations will be taken on Monday and announced on the website around 10 GMT.
24 June 2016
Dukascopy passed Brexit

Dukascopy Group announces that it has safely managed the Brexit related market reaction. Advanced execution technology, careful risk management and reduced leverages on GBP & EUR currency pairs and on related CFD indexes (GBR.IDX/GBP, DEU.IDX/EUR, ESP.IDX/EUR, EUS.IDX/EUR, FRA.IDX/EUR) worked together to smoothly pass a turbulent night.

Dukascopy well known ECN business model and its proactive risk management proved once again to be reliable and trustworthy. Same as during CHF move after SNB decision on 15.01.2015 Dukascopy Group has proved being a stable counterpart.

22 June 2016
Meet Dukascopy at Geneva Findating 2016 on June 23rd

Dukascopy Bank SA is participating in "Geneva Findating 2016" exhibition on June 23rd at Four Seasons Hôtel des Bergues. You are welcome to visit our booth during the exhibition day and meet our representatives in person.

17 June 2016
CFD on single stocks launched on LIVE

Dukascopy is happy to announce that CFD on single stocks are now available on LIVE for Dukascopy Bank and Dukascopy Europe clients.

The range of LIVE tradable CFD has been extended by one more type of instrument: CFD on single stocks. 34 stocks from one of the top European markets, Germany, were selected for the first offering. Switzerland and UK are to follow in the nearest future. After that, we plan to gradually add other major markets.

The new CFD instruments can be added using the instrument selector in the trading platform.
For more detailed information on trading conditions see Trading fees and Rollover conditions

15 June 2016
Aggiornamento sulla politica di margine relativa alla situazione Brexit

In aggiunta alla già annunciata riduzione della leva a 1:30 sulle coppie di valute associate a GBP ed 1:10 sull'indice GBR.IDX, Dukascopy ridurrà temporaneamente la leva massima sulle coppie di valute associate all'EUR a 1:30 così come sui relativi indici Europei DEU.IDX/EUR, ESP.IDX/EUR, EUS.IDX/EUR e FRA.IDX/EUR sarà 1:10 a partire da Mercoledì 22 Giugno alle ore 18:00 GMT.

Questa riduzione sarà rimossa molto probabilmente la Domenica sera 26 Giugno alla riapertura del mercato. Tuttavia, Dukascopy si riserva il diritto di estendere questa contromisura o riconsiderare le leve offerte sui cross GBP in base alle reazioni di mercato dovute al risultato di voto. 

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