Company News

3 April 2017

CFD on single stocks launched on DEMO

The range of tradeable CFD instruments at Dukascopy Bank and Dukascopy Europe has been extended to most liquid share CFDs from Europe and the US. In addition to Germany 13 markets have been added, including UK, France, Switzerland and the US.

Currently the new instruments are available in DEMO and for Self-Trading accounts only, but LIVE environment is to follow soon. New CFD instruments can be added using the instrument selector in the trading platform.

The list of tradeable share CFDs will be gradually extended to include most liquid shares from all major stock markets around the world. 

30 March 2017

Minimum equity requirement decreased to 20 CHF

Starting from 30.03.2017 the minimum equity requirement for self-trading accounts at Dukascopy Bank is lowered to 20 CHF (previously 100 CHF) or equivalent in other base currencies. The Equity stop-loss level was automatically adjusted on those trading accounts where the default level has never been manually changed by the client. Traders are free to adjust their equity stop-loss level in "My Account" section of their client area, whenever necessary.
14 March 2017

Updates in trading conditions for Binary options

Trading condition for binary options have been updated. The major changes are minimum duration for up/down binaries and individual limits on separate trading instruments. Feel free to consult the Trading conditions for more information.
6 March 2017

Change to Daylight Saving Time

Clocks will be advanced by 1 hour this Sunday 12 March in the US eastern time zone (EST). The FX trading day ending at 5pm NY time, Dukascopy Market opening and settlement time will be changed from 22:00 GMT to 21:00 GMT effectively this Sunday 12 March 2017.

Clocks will return to Winter schedule on Sunday 5th November.

23 February 2017

Updates in trading conditions for Binary options

Trading condition for binary options have been updated. The major change is the introduction of differentiated minimum duration for up/down binaries with different underlying instruments. Feel free to consult the Trading conditions for more information. 

14 February 2017

Dukascopy Europe joins the video revolution

Dukascopy Europe has successfully revolutionized the signing up procedure for its clients by integrating a modern technology developed by mother company Dukascopy Bank SA.

Clients will be able to choose Video Identification when opening the account, thus receiving a comfortable identification method that can be used anywhere in the world through Dukascopy's innovative and secure messenger "Dukascopy Connect".

With this technology, Dukascopy Europe has introduced higher limits for current and potential clients while reducing the time required for opening an account, which can also be done during the weekend.

07 February 2017

Dukascopy 911: Facing an Artificial Intelligence

Dukascopy Bank SA is proud to announce launch of Dukascopy 911, mobile question and answer service, where you receive rewards from Dukascopy for providing answers.
Thanks to this new service, users are now able to receive instant and relevant answers from community experts in a fun and modern way that are more relevant than a search engine.
Find out answers to your questions or join the expert community by downloading Dukascopy Connect, messenger developed by Dukascopy.
Dukascopy is looking forward to open 911 platform for BOTS in order to enter artificial intelligence age and to provide users with even faster and service that is more relevant.
Dukascopy 911 is designed to combine in one-place services provided by human and artificial intelligence (BOTS) and to create a competition between them. 
 
Who will win? Who will lose?
Intrigued? Follow this link to learn more. 
13 January 2017

Trading breaks on MLK day

Please beware of the following trading breaks on the coming Monday 16th January due to Martin Luther King day in the US:

  • USA30.IDX close Mon 17:30 GMT
    - re-open Tue 07:00 GMT
  • USA500.IDX close Mon 17:30 GMT
    - re-open Tue 07:00 GMT
  • USATECH.IDX close Mon 17:30 GMT
    - re-open Tue 07:00 GMT
  • LIGHT.CMD close Mon 17:30 GMT
    - re-open Mon 23:00 GMT
  • JPN.IDX close Mon 17:30 GMT
    - re-open Tue 01:00 GMT
  • XAU/USD close Mon 17:30 GMT
    - re-open Mon 23:00 GMT
  • XAG/USD close Mon 17:30 GMT
    - re-open Mon 23:00 GMT 
14 December 2016

Holiday season market hours

The detailed market hours for FX, Bullion and CFD markets can be found here.

Please beware of reduced liquidity and the possibility of interruptions during Xmas and New Year holidays.

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05 December 2016

New JForex 3 is available on LIVE!

Dukascopy Bank SA has released a new generation of the JForex platform – JForex 3 with higher performance and better user experience! After the successful launch on DEMO in September 2016, JForex 3 successfully passed the probation period and has become available on LIVE! During the probation period, Dukascopy DEMO users proved their preference in favor of the new JForex 3 over the current version.

The new JForex 3 platform has an interface similar to the current version of JForex platform, making the acquaintance easier for users that are already familiar with JForex. JForex 3 is available simultaneously with the current generation of JForex, allowing users to continue trading on the current version of the platform if they wish to do so.

The new JForex 3 platform has new features such as zoom function, drag&drop (personally adjustable interface), over 35 new trading indicators, advanced indicator setting (e.g. possibility to build new indicators based on the output of other indicators, different instruments, periods etc.), order pop-up notifications, new types of trading amounts (lots, M, K) and a new design with different color themes. The full list of new features can be found in What’s new

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01 December 2016

Meet Dukascopy in Shanghai on December 2nd – 4th

Dukascopy Bank SA is participating in Shanghai Money Fair 2016 on December 2nd – 4th.
You are welcome to visit our booth during the exhibition days and meet our representatives in person.

Also Dukascopy will hold 2 seminars on December 3rd at 11am and 2pm. Don`t miss your chance to join it! 

22 November 2016

US Thanksgiving holiday Trading hours

Beware of reduced liquidity on Thursday 24th November and Friday 25th November.
Trading hours:
FX

  • Regular trading hours on Thursday 24th November and Friday 25th November

Gold and Silver

  • Trading stops at 18:00 GMT on Thursday 24th November
  • Markets re-open at 23:00 GMT on Thursday 24th November
  • Trading stops at 18:45 GMT on Friday 25th November
  • Markets re-open at 23:00 GMT on Sunday 27th November

CFD INDEXES

  • Trading stops at 17:30 GMT on Thursday 24th November for the USA30.IDX/USD, USATECH.IDX/USD, USA500.IDX/USD.
  • Markets re-open at 7:00 GMT on Friday 25th November
  • Trading stops at 18:00 GMT on Friday 25th November for the USA30.IDX/USD, USATECH.IDX/USD, USA500.IDX/USD.
  • Markets re-open at 7:00 GMT on Monday 28th November
  • Trading stops at 17:30 GMT on Thursday 24th November for the JPN.IDX/JPY.
  • Markets re-open at 1:00 GMT on Friday 25th November
  • Trading stops at 18:00 GMT on Friday 25th November for the JPN.IDX/JPY.
  • Markets re-open at 1:00 GMT on Monday 28th November

CFD COMMODITIES

  • Trading stops at 18:00 GMT on Thursday 24th November for the LIGHT.CMD/USD
  • Markets re-open at 23:00 GMT on Thursday 24th November
  • Trading stops at 18:00 GMT on Friday 25th November for the LIGHT.CMD/USD.
  • Markets re-open at 23:00 GMT on Sunday 27th November
  • Trading stops at 17:30 GMT on Thursday 24th November for the BRENT.CMD/USD
  • Markets re-open at 1:00 GMT on Friday 25th November
  • Trading stops at 18:45 GMT on Friday 25th November for the BRENT.CMD/USD.
  • Markets re-open at 1:00 GMT on Monday 28th November 
15 November 2016

Meet Dukascopy in Lugano on November 21st – 22nd

Dukascopy Bank SA is participating in Lantern Fund Forum in Lugano on November 21st -22nd.

You are welcome to visit our booth during the exhibition days and meet our representatives in person. 

10 November 2016

Leverage on CFD indexes back to normal

The temporary leverage reduction on CFD indexes implemented on 7 November 14:00 GMT has now been lifted.
Please note that the 1:10 leverage on USD/MXN remains in place until further notice. 

09 November 2016

Normal Leverage for most instruments

Leverage settings for most instruments have been increased to their normal level after the results of the US election were announced. This ends the temporary leverage reduction which was implemented on 8 November at 10:00 GMT. Please note that leverage on USD/MXN and all CFD Indexes remains at 1:10 until further notice.
03 November 2016

New currency pair launched for trading on LIVE

Dukascopy is glad to expand the range of FX instruments list. Euro to Russian Ruble (EUR/RUB) has been added on LIVE environment. Maximum leverage on EUR/RUB is set to 1:10.

The new currency pair is available only for Self traders' accounts. More detailed information about SWAP rates and trading breaks is provided in the corresponding section of our website.

01 November 2016

Update of leverage reduction on US Election Day

In addition to 1:10 leverage on USD/MXN and specific leverage conditions on accounts with a balance over USD 30,000 announced on 27.10.2016, Dukascopy is taking additional measures in relation with US Election Day:

Leverage on all CFD Indexes will be reduced to 1:10 on Monday 7 November, 14:00 GMT and will remain in place until further notice.

Dukascopy kindly invites traders to evaluate their trading accounts and adjust exposure if necessary in order to avoid being overexposed during US Election. 

27 October 2016

Reduction of leverage on US Election Day

Due to the risks of high volatility, low liquidity and significant price gaps on the presidential election day in the USA, Dukascopy is taking the following measures:
  • On Sunday 6 November, 22:00 GMT before the market opening, the leverage on USD/MXN will be lowered to 1:10. This measure will remain in place until further notice.
  • On Tuesday 8 November at 10:00 GMT, the trading leverage on all currency pairs will be decreased till the level of the over-the-weekend leverage conditions on all trading accounts that have the balance over 30,000 USD or equivalent at the end of previous trading day (account balance on 7 November).
All other accounts (under USD 30,000 or equivalent) that experience a significant increase of equity due to profit or deposit on Tuesday 8 November will be treated on a case-by-case basis.

The leverage reduction is planned to be cancelled on Wednesday 9 November, 05:00 GMT. Dukascopy reserves the right to prolong it if found necessary. 

25 October 2016

Daylight savings time ends

On Sunday 30 October, clocks in Europe are turned back one hour as daylight saving time ends. Please note that there will be no change in the opening hour of our systems on Sunday and the daily settlement done at 21:00 GMT / 5pm EST. European clients may take note that the market opening will be done at 22:00 CET / Swiss Time.

Daylight savings time ends Sunday 6 November in North America. Market opening of our systems and daily settlement will be changed to 22:00 GMT / 5pm EST / 23:00 CET / Swiss Time on that date.

20 October 2016

Alert of scam and abuse of Dukascopy brand name

Dukascopy Bank hereby stresses that "DUKES COPY LTD" and www.dukes-copy.com which were mentioned in some media and by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (http://www.sfc.hk/web/EN/alert-list/all.htmlۊ) as unlicensed entity, are not associated with Dukascopy Group in any manner whatsoever. Moreover, we suspect this forex related investment offer can be a scam. We are currently taking legal actions to protect Dukascopy brand name and reputation. 

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