Gold and Silver (XAU/USD and XAG/USD) trading will stop at 17:00 GMT on Monday, May 26th as US markets will be closed for Memorial Day Holiday. Metals trading will resume normally in the Asia trading session on the same day at 22:00 GMT. Be cautious of lower liquidity for all instruments during US trading hours on Monday, 26 May 2014.
Dukascopy has just broken the spread record that was set on January, 23 this year. The new level set on February, 11 on the average EUR/USD spread during the European session is 0.19.
In any event, this notice serves purely informative purposes and provides no legal advice. Please consult independent legal advisors on application of EMIR to your particular undertaking as additional obligations might be imposed.
Today, during European session, Dukascopy average EURUSD spread has been as low as never before: 0.2 pips. This is a result of Dukascopy's continuous commitment to providing the best conditions to the clients.
Please see the history of Dukascopy average EUR/USD spreads decrease during the European trading session:
Today Dukascopy traders benefit from the best EURUSD spreads in the industry: 50% prices have the spread of 0.2 pips, 30% have the spread of 0.1 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.
Dukascopy Bank expands further into the European market by concluding a White Label partnership with UK-based brokerage Atom8 Financial Services LLP. Mr. Alain Broyon, CEO of Dukascopy Bank comments on this alliance: "We are excited to partner with FCA-regulated Atom8 which is based in a global financial center in London. This is a testament that our platforms can offer an edge to clients in a city where all the top FX players are located, and London being the traditional trading center".
Mr. Artur Filipowicz, Head of Institutional Sales for Europe & Asia notes that: "This collaboration will enable Atom8 Financial Services LLP to offer to their clients innovative trading tools such as Visual JForex, JStore and social trading. Visual JForex allows traders to develop their own algo strategies with no prior Java programming knowledge via an icon-based interface where traders can develop their automatic strategies in a visual fashion. The JStore is like an App store where developers can share free of charge or for a fee their strategies, EA's, indicators, plugins and workspaces all developed around the JForex platform. The social trading services allow clients to copy or mirror top-performing traders and provide signals to other traders as a signal provider. Traders are ranked based on a performance ranking available to all clients. The whole infrastructure has been developed to fully support social trading.Today, traders are demanding tools that will satisfy their trading requirements by providing a truly integrated platform coupled with high performance and stability. This is precisely what our trading platforms are delivering backed by the reliability of a Swiss bank." notes Artur Filipowicz.
Mr. Andrews, the CEO of Atom8 Financial Services LLP adds that:
"Atom8 is delighted to be working with a firm of Dukascopy's reputation and sophistication in serving our UK and international client base, both sophisticated individual and institutional clients.
This exciting and innovative partnership permits Atom8, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK, to offer both FX and spread betting ECN accounts, where clients can uniquely select either commission-free or commission based "raw spreads" trading accounts. We pride ourselves on bespoke client service and the ability to offer a leading trading platform from the UK marketplace.
We see our edge in our flexibility and in our ability to team up with various significant counterparties to create and offer compelling trading and investment solutions for discretionary, automated private trader and/or investment manager clients. We are constantly innovating and our future product pipeline will be testament to that."
Dukascopy Bank is a leading Swiss bank specialising in spot Forex and bullions trading. In the near future, Dukascopy Bank will also offer a wide range of CFDs. The Swiss company was founded in 2004, to fulfill a market need for advanced technological trading solutions to traders.
Dukascopy Bank offers a unique and transparent trading solution based on two main principles. These two values are the core of the ECN-Marketplace technology:
-- Equal Trading Rights: all clients have equal possibilities to provide and consume liquidity within the ECN Marketplace;
-- Transparent Pricing Environment: all clients have access to the same liquidity. Each and every client has the same data feed.
During its years of presence in the online brokerage market, the popularity of Dukascopy Bank has been significantly increasing among individual and institutional clients. Our clients fully rely on Dukascopy Bank's unique execution quality. Furthermore, Dukascopy Bank has expanded its services to offer market information via Dukascopy TV – The Swiss Financial TV. Today, Dukascopy Bank is an innovative bank based in Switzerland offering a unique combination of technological and trading capabilities.
Dukascopy Bank continues to follow its primary chosen business model (ECN) and constantly develops its relations with banks and financial institutions to create the world's biggest liquidity aggregator. Simultaneously, the services of the bank become accessible for private and institutional clients.
Atom8 is a newly founded private client FX brokerage located in West London. Atom8 offers the ultimate flexibility for clients to customise their trading conditions and fees to suit their given trading strategy and style. Founded by legal, trading and IT professionals, Atom8 seeks to raise the bar for service levels in the FX industry.
Atom8 combines ECN FX trading conditions with the ability to choose spread betting or FX/CFD accounts. It offers 52 currency pairs and precious metals for its self trader and PAMM manager client base. Atom8 plans to launch its MT4 platform in the new year linked to the world's leading ECN liquidity marketplace, again available as spread betting or FX/CFD account and/or as a self-trader or managed account.
Atom8 understands both discretionary and automated trading requirements and aims to support clients achieve their trading goals. Atom8 is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK.
Dukascopy has launched a Bonus Program.
New and existing self-trading clients can get a 10% bonus to their equity.
More information about the Bonus Program here.
Dear Trader, There are exciting news regarding Trader contest: Dukascopy has dramatically modified the Trader contest rules. The new rules are simpler and more interesting for participants and followers! First of all, a new rating calculation scheme has been introduced: According to the new rules, importance of trading performance has been significantly increased. The complex system of Dukascopy points has been transformed to a transparent "Order quality" category – the more pending orders, the higher the score! Secondly, the new Popularity now depends on the number of subscribers from Social Trading contest. Attract more subscribers and increase your popularity by showing proper trading! Thirdly, according to the new rules, commenting trades is not obligatory any more. Traders are encouraged to keep record of their trading in Trader Blog. Each commented day will be awarded at the end of the month! Be careful – poor quality, SPAM and off-topic will minus the points. Other traders will help to detect it. Never miss an opportunity to trade! Android and iOS platforms are available for trading in the Contest. So grab a mobile device and score those green pips anywhere, anytime! Attention: Participating in Trader contest automatically means participating in Signal Provider Grand Prix with additional prizes! Consistently show great results in Trader contest and become the Trader of the Year! The title and 5,000 USD prize goes to the trader who has been showing the highest profitability for the last 12 months in the Signal Provider Grand Prix contest. The title Trader of the year will be granted each season – Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. There are several prize nominations for best long-term traders! Don't lose the chance to be listed among the best! It is still not too late to register for Trader contest in December! Kind regards, Dukascopy Team