Company News

25 April 2013

Dukascopy Bank expands its white label technology

Dukascopy Bank is pleased to announce the launch of the Jforex Sub-White Label Solution allowing Dukascopy Bank’s White Label Partners to provide the Jforex white label solution to their own network of brokers and banks, with same liquidity and data feed as Dukascopy Bank.

Luis Sanchez, Head of Institutional Sales Europe & America mentions: "This technological step will allow all our partners to leverage their JForex offering. It follows multiple demands from our partners. This is an excellent win-win business opportunity.

This development represents another powerful step of Dukascopy Bank upon strong demands to support expansion of the JForex platform technology around the world".

8 April 2013

Dukascopy Bank announces partnership with AFT FX Japan. The popularity of JForex Platform is increasing.

Dukascopy Bank is delighted to announce a partnership with Japanese broker AFT FX. AFT FX is a leading broker based in Tokyo serving professional and private clients. The Japanese brokerage will offer Dukascopy Bank's state-of-the-art trading technology, with same execution standard and same liquidity. The datafeed may include the volume commission.

Commenting on the partnership, Alain Broyon, CEO of Dukascopy Bank said: "We are pleased to form this partnership with a leading Japanese broker offering our trading technology JForex to Japanese domiciled clients. The highly competitive Japanese market represents an opportunity for our bank to provide advanced technology solution with high execution standard."

AFT FX's Chief Executive Officer Mr. Meigetsu Miyashiro mentioned "I am confident that our partnership with Dukascopy Bank, which operates the highly-liquid SWFX ECN (electronic communications network), is a good opportunity for us to expand our FX business further. By introducing the firm's well-regarded and technologically-advanced trading solution, we will be able to offer our clients a high-quality, professional-level service combining price transparency and liquidity. Further, by connecting our own innovative trading tools to the advanced API provided by Dukascopy Bank, we will go on to deliver new ways to trade FX. On top of that, we look forward to our new partner's automated trading and support systems to provide more trading opportunities to our clients."

29 March 2013

Spread reduction

Dukascopy Bank is pleased to announce the continuing reduction of spreads on our SWFX Marketplace trading platform. Our previous goal to reach a daily average spread of 0.4 pips for the EUR/USD is already achieved. At the same time we have managed to significantly decrease spreads for GBPUSD and USDJPY as well.
Tight spreads and huge liquidity are the result of consolidated efforts of more than 25 leading banks - our liquidity providers.

Please see the average spreads during the European trading session yesterday, 28.03.2013:
• EURUSD - 0.36 pips
• GBPUSD - 0.77 pips
• USDJPY - 0.58 pips

It is our pleasure to remind you of the Dukascopy philosophy of data feed transparency - we have the same data feed for every trader and every tick is publicly available on a free of charge basis for everyone. This transparency helps us be a true pricing benchmark for the FX industry.

You may find any historical tick data on www.dukascopy.com. Our bank is ready to validate and prove every tick.

The same liquidity and data feed are by default available for all Dukascopy White Label partners and of course for European subsidiary - Dukascopy Europe IBS SA.

25 March 2013

Easter Weekend trading hours

FX: 
Friday 29 March - Regular Closure at 21:00 GMT
Sunday 31 March - Regular Opening at 21:00 GMT

Gold and Silver:
Thursday 28 March - Trading stops at 21:00 GMT
Friday 29 March - Market remains closed
Sunday 31 March - Market resumes at 22:00 GMT
BEWARE of reduced liquidity on Friday 29 March and Monday 1 April 2013

25 March 2013

Dukascopy Bank announces a new partnership with Forex Financial Services, Australia.

Dukascopy Bank is pleased to announce a new partnership in the Asia-Pacific region with leading broker Forex Financial Services Pty Ltd (Forex FS) based in Sydney, Australia. Forex FS provides FX trading services to predominantly Australia-based private clients. Forex FS will offer the same trading environment and high quality of execution as Dukascopy Bank, albeit with a different fee structure. The datafeed may include volume commission. Dukascopy Bank’s CEO Alain Broyon adds that "We are delighted to form a partnership with Forex Financial Services and offer our world-class trading technology and unique execution solution". Mr. Rory Kennedy, Director of Forex FS, sees the White Label collaboration with Dukascopy Bank as a key step in providing Forex FS clients with the most reliable and flexible means to access the market: "At Forex FS we aim to provide the highest level of service to our clients, while keeping in mind their unique needs and expectations. In a market virtually unencumbered by geography and time zones, it is vital to stay on the cutting edge of technology and innovation when bringing the market to clients. Dukascopy Bank’s JForex trading platform’s forward-thinking design makes it one of the leading web-based platforms. The tiered design of JForex allows clients to trade on a platform tailored to their specific trading and technical requirements."

8 March 2013

Change to Daylight Saving Time

Clocks will be advanced by 1 hour this Sunday 10 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 10 March 2013.

Clocks will return to Winter schedule on 2 November.

7 March 2013

Dukascopy Bank announces partnership with Ava Trade Japan. JForex Platform will be available to the Japanese Market.

Dukascopy Bank SA is proud to announce its collaboration with Ava Trade Japan, a leading broker which will offer Dukascopy Bank SA's trading technology with the same data feed to Japanese residents

Alain Broyon, CEO of Dukascopy Bank says: "We are very enthusiastic about starting a promising collaboration which will allow Japanese-based clients to use Dukascopy Bank SA's trading technology and unique data feed. Partnering with Ava Trade Japan will give clients the possibility to continue having access to the Jforex  platform where all clients have the same trading rights and the same datafeed."

Hiroshi Niwa, President of AVA Trade Japan, says: "We are honoured to enter into a partnership with a world-class ECN of the stature of Dukascopy Bank. This agreement will allow us to further develop our FX business and provide more trading opportunities and more market transparency to our clients.

By entering into this partnership, AvaTrade Japan continues to sharpen its focus on automatic and discretionary trading in the Japanese market. As the representative of AvaTrade in Japan, I am confident that the launch of the JForex platform will prove to be the beginning of a long and successful partnership."

1 March 2013

Dukascopy Bank SA and İntegral Menkul Değerler collaborate in Turkey - JForex Platform will be available for the Turkish Market

Dukascopy Bank SA is pleased to announce the upcoming partnership withİntegral Menkul Değerler, the largest broker in Turkey. This additional White Label collaboration reinforces the strategic development of Dukascopy Bank SA as a provider of White Label solutions to banks and brokers. Alain Broyon, CEO of Dukascopy Bank says: "We are very proud to partner with Integral Menkul and provide the Turkish market with our advanced trading platform. Residents of Turkey will be able to benefit from our Swiss-made trading technology in their local environment".

Integral Menkul’s CEO Kıvanç Memişoğlu states: "Our partnership with Dukascopy Bank is an important step for our continuous improvement on flexibility and stability in our services. We believe this new platform will attract customers’ attention rapidly and find its deserved reputable place in the Turkish FX market".

22 Feb 2013

Spread reduction

We are pleased to report the continuing reduction of spreads on our SWFX Marketplace trading platform.

Please see the recent evolution of our average EUR/USD spreads during the European trading session:
  • October 2012 - 0.57 pips
  • January 2013 - 0.51 pips
  • February 21st, 2013 - 0.46 pips

A simple calculation suggests that we have achieved a 20% decrease of the EUR/USD spread over the last four months. Our next target is to reach an average level of 0.4 pips for the EUR/USD spread and to keep it at this level.

It is our pleasure to remind you of the Dukascopy philosophy of data feed transparency - we have the same data feed for every trader, and every tick is publicly available and free of charge for everyone. This transparency helps us be a true pricing benchmark for the FX industry.

You may find any historical tick data on www.dukascopy.com. Our bank is ready to validate and prove every tick.

14 Feb 2013

Monday 18th February – Presidents'Day

Gold and Silver (XAU/USD and XAG/USD) trading will stop at 18:15 GMT on Monday, February 18th as the US market will be closed due to a National Holiday. Metals trading will resume as normal on the Asia trading session same day at 23:00 GMT.

Be cautious of lower liquidity for all instruments during US trading hours on Monday, February 18th.

13 Feb 2013

Warsaw Forex MoneyCon expo

Take an advantage to meet the representatives of Dukascopy Europe by person in Poland!

On February 19th, our team will participate in Forex MoneyCon expo in Warsaw (more information can be found on this website).

After the expo, Dukascopy Europe will organize "Platform Introduction" seminar for our potential and existing clients, as well as cooperation partners. To register for a free participation, please follow the link .

During this year, Dukascopy Europe will be participating in several exhibitions and organizing seminars in different EU countries. Please feel free to contact your Account Manager in Dukascopy Europe to find out the scheduled events in your country.

5 Feb 2013

Power up your trading

From now on, clients of Dukascopy Bank SA can benefit from maximum leverage of 1:200 on their live trading accounts.

Moreover, the available leverage for Dukascopy Europe has also been increased to maximize your profits and has reached 1:300!

Please note that default leverage is still set to 1:100. Should you like to increase the leverage on your trading account, please contact your Account Manager in Dukascopy Bank SA or Dukascopy Europe.

21 Jan 2013

Monday 21 January - Martin Luther King Day

Gold and Silver (XAU/USD and XAG/USD) trading will stop at 17:00 GMT on Monday, January 21st as the US market will be closed due to a National Holiday. Metals trading will resume as normal on the Asia trading session same day at 23:00 GMT.
Be cautious of lower liquidity for all instruments during US trading hours on Monday, January 21st.
18 Jan 2013

Love is all you need

As the cold winter has crossed its equator and Valentine's Day is approaching, Dukascopy offers Community Members an opportunity to confess their Love and win money prizes. Participate in our Valentine's contest and find out who is the best at expressing their feelings.
15 Jan 2013

Hong Kong dollar available as account base currency

Dukascopy Group is pleased to announce that the Hong Kong dollar (HKD) is available as account base currency for Trading accounts. From now on clients of Dukascopy Bank SA and Dukascopy Europe IBS are able to fund their accounts with Hong Kong dollar (HKD). 

For further information please contact your Account Manager.
19 Dec 2012

Holiday trading hours schedule

FX

X-mas week:

  • Monday 24 December - Regular Trading Hours
  • Tuesday 25 December - Trading stops at 08:00 GMT
  • Tuesday 25 December - Trading resumes at 22:00 GMT
  • Regular trading hours for the rest of X-mas week (December 26-28)

New Years Eve:

  • Monday 31 December - Trading stops at 22:00 GMT
  • Tuesday 1 January - Trading resumes at 22:00 GMT

Gold and Silver

X-mas week:

  • Monday 24 December - Trading stops at 18:30 GMT
  • Tuesday 25 December - Trading resumes at 23:00 GMT
  • Regular trading hours for the rest of X-mas week (December 26-28)

New Years Eve:

  • Monday 31 December - Trading stops at 22:00 GMT
  • Tuesday 1 January - Trading resumes at 23:00 GMT

Be cautious of lower liquidity for all instruments.

ATTENTION: Weekend leverage rule will be applied on Monday 31 December.

6 Dec 2012

Dreams come true

Dear friends, we will create a little Christmas Magic for one of you this December. Dukascopy is ready to spend up to 5000$ to fulfill your Dream! To participate, post your amazing wish on the following page.
29 Nov 2012

Remote strategy running LIVE

Long anticipated service finally is available for our LIVE clients. The advantage of running remotely:

  • the remote servers are located near the Price Feed server i.e. price delay is minimal;
  • the remote servers are located near the Orders Execution server i.e. execution delay is minimal;
  • a remotely launched strategy will be executed even if you have switched off your computer;
  • a remotely launched strategy can be stopped from any computer.
23 Nov 2012

New membership with the Swiss Bankers Association

Dukascopy Bank SA is pleased to announce that it has become a member of the Swiss Bankers Association on 29 October 2012. This move testifies the will of our bank to actively promote the Swiss banking industry excellence.
19 Nov 2012

Thursday 22 Novemer - US Thanksgiving holiday

Gold and Silver (XAU/USD and XAG/USD) trading will stop at 18:00 GMT on Thursday, November 22nd as the US market will be closed due to a National Holiday. Metals trading will resume as normal on the Asia trading session same day at 23:00 GMT.
Be cautious of lower liquidity for all instruments during US trading hours on Thursday, November 22nd.
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