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08.11.2018

Dukascopy Bank: crypto-funding available for test

Preparing the launch of Dukascoins, Dukascopy Bank (or "the Bank") announces the Live testing of its crypto-funding functionality, which is an important element of the infrastructure built by the Bank for operating with crypto-currencies. What does crypto-funding stand for? This is the bridge between the client’s account with Dukascopy Bank and a crypto-currency wallet of that client in blockchain. The new functionality allows the Bank’s customers to deposit and withdraw funds to/from their crypto-fundable accounts with the Bank in the form of crypto-currency transfers. In the framework of that service, top-ups and withdrawals are possible only from/to a blockchain wallet where the client is the sole owner.

The top-up of a client’s trading account is made through a one-time receiving address generated in the blockchain wallet of the Bank. The client has to preliminary declare the amount of the transaction and further confirm it providing a unique blockchain transaction identifier (TXID). Deposited crypto-currency will be automatically converted in the fiat currency chosen by the client and credited to the client’s account with the Bank.

When withdrawing funds from a crypto-fundable account, the funds will be automatically converted into crypto-currency and sent to the client’s blockchain wallet address. Withdrawals will be possible only to the client wallet, which would be initially declared by them as a blockchain wallet where the client is the sole owner. All addresses used for the top-up and withdrawal operations of the client will be examined on involvement in illicit or suspicious activities.

During the testing period of the service, the total (net) deposits on the crypto-fundable account is limited to 50'000 USD per client. Participation in the tests of the crypto-funding mechanism will be allowed only for trading accounts and only in Bitcoin. Clients who are interested in participating to the Live testing of this new functionality are invited to contact their Account Managers.

The Bank assures all its business partners that it will apply the highest industry standards of AML and a very careful approach in relation to the operations and accounts of clients associated with the usage of crypto-currencies. All AML requirements applicable to the transactions in fiat currencies are equally applied by the Bank to crypto operations. Specific monitoring methods unique for blockchain industry are used in addition.

Further, the Bank plans to extend the use of this functionality to its own crypto-currency – Dukascoin, which is awaiting a green light from the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA.

02.11.2018

Daylight savings time ends

Daylight savings time ends Sunday 4 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.
14.10.2018

New LIVE trading contest launched

Dukascopy Bank is launching a brand-new Contest that is going to be conducted on LIVE trading accounts: LIVE FX Trader Contest!

Simplicity is a cornerstone of the contest: ACHIEVE HIGHEST WEEKLY PROFITABILITY TO WIN.

The other key novation is that rewards are free from any limitations: 1,050 USD is paid every week to 12 participants and the winner takes 300 USD. Gained profit will remain on trader’s account as well.

For more information, please read here. Contest is open starting of October 15.

09.10.2018

CFD on Ether is being launched for trading by Dukascopy

Continuing infrastructural preparation for its own ICO for cryptocurrencies on Ethereum blockchain, Dukascopy Bank starts trading operations on Ether to US dollar (ETH/USD) CFD. Starting from today trading on ETH/USD CFD is available for Dukascopy Bank and Dukascopy Europe self-trading accounts. ETH/USD trading conditions are similar to BTC/USD. The applicable leverage for this CFD type will be 1:3 in Dukascopy Bank and due to ESMA regulation 1:2 in Dukascopy Europe. More information is available on the corresponding webpages.

Except for marginal trading operations, Ether will be available for clients with Mobile Current Account (MCA). They will be able to hold Ether on their Dukascopy Bank accounts and transfer it to other MCA clients. Same as Bitcoin, transfers of Ether CFD between MCA clients will be instant and free of charge.

The next important element of the bank crypto infrastructure is to provide withdrawals and deposits for MCA and trading accounts by means of cryptocurrencies which is expected in the near future. Crypto funding means that clients of Dukascopy Bank will be able to transfer funds to/from the bank not only in FIAT currencies, but also in crypto currencies to/from their crypto wallets. At first the bank will test the crypto funding concept on bitcoin. The crypto funding element should become a significant part of Dukascopy's infrastructure which later will be used also for its own cryptocurrencies.The ICO of Dukascoins/Dukasnotes is subject to a green light from the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA).

27.09.2018

Dukascopy Bank
crypto

In the frame of its strategy to be a crypto friendly bank Dukascopy announces its own crypto projects. Launch is subject to the green light from the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA.
By doing this public announcement the Bank would like to:
  1. attract the critics, contribution and participation of the professional community for improving the concept and eliminating mistakes in the strategy;
  2. call the experts in crypto smart contracts development for cooperation;
  3. invite experienced auditors of crypto smart contracts to take part in the smart contract audit;
  4. invite active professionals to participate in planned Bug Bounty tests of Dukascopy Bank's smart contracts.
Dukascopy Bank's crypto concept version of 27.09.2018 can be found here.
We stress that until the authorization of FINMA, these materials are not a public offer or a promise of service.
Parts of the concept that are confidential are accessible under NDA conditions.

Feel free to send your notes, commentaries, proposals and requests to the e-mail address [email protected].

19.09.2018

Dukascopy Bank launches MetaTrader 4 for live trading

Dukascopy Bank starts to offer LIVE trading on MetaTrader 4 with direct access to the SWFX Swiss Marketplace. Clients of the Bank can now trade in mobile and desktop versions of MetaTrader 4 with 41 FX most popular instruments, including Gold. Dukascopy will be gradually expanding the list of instruments available. The full list of instruments which includes 500+ instruments including FX, Metals, CFDs on commodities (Oil, Gas, and Copper), indexes, single stocks and bonds remain available in our proprietary JForex3 trading platform. Development is underway to make MetaTrader4 available to Dukascopy Europe, Dukascopy Japan, and other White Label partners.

Detailed information about MT4 accounts can be found on the website.

12.09.2018

Dukascopy Bank has become a ChatBot, but also wants to become an artificial intelligence

Dukascopy Bank's ChatBot allows full access to the Bank's services. In this manner the Bank has achieved its first stage of reconstitution around the Dukascopy Connect 911 messenger and is opening up for projects involving artificial intelligence.
Dukascopy Bank's ChatBot – is an ordinary chat between the Bank and its clients. It allows the client, in a natural dialog form to access any service, which the Bank provides including payments by bank transfer, currency exchange, instant payments, instant issuance of virtual cards and ordering of plastic cards, top-ups of those cards, instant top-ups of client's cards issued by other banks', investments in financial instruments, purchase and the transfer of CFD contracts on Bitcoin. In the near future, the Banks' ChatBot will be able to process transactions in other cryptocurrencies, as well as investments in stocks. In prospect, access to private banking services will be added.

The opening of all types of the accounts with the Bank since 2018 mostly done through the messenger. At this time, an account can be opened 24/7, having filled in the registration form and gone through the video identification process in real time. Today, the Bank opens around 100 accounts per day and planning to increase that number in the near future to 1000 accounts per day, becoming the leading online retail bank in Switzerland.

The main aspect of this initiative lies in the fact that the ChatBot has been created on the basis of a universal application programming interface (API) which allows to other banks, companies and clients who wish to propose their own services to the users of Dukascopy Connect 911, to develop and to implement to the messenger their own chatbots. All of the information concerning the interface and its developers guide are published on the Bank's website.

The open programming interface creates a strong base for the development of the ecosystem based on the Dukascopy Connect 911 messenger. API allows the integration of the messenger into any commercial and social projects of the Bank's clients and partners, in turn opens the access to the payment services of Dukascopy Bank and other banks who are part of the project. Access to free instant payments and direct communication with the users of the messenger are important privileges which will be available to third party API developers.

As an example of an open messenger's API usage, above its own ChatBot, Dukascopy Bank has published an examples of a Pizza delivery ChatBot, a Translator and a Weather ChatBots. The users of the messenger will be able to find these examples under the "Bots" section of the messenger.

Dukascopy Bank is inviting for collaboration providers of services and goods, who wish to join the project. The first participants of the Bank's project will be guided through the entire integration process and the launch of their services through the Dukascopy Connect 911 messenger.

The Bank's previous promise to create an ecosystem around Dukascopy Connect 911 messenger is considered to be mostly achieved and this opens new perspectives for further development.

Now, for the most exciting part – towards artificial intelligence (AI).

Dukascopy Bank believes that we have entered an era of worldwide use of artificial intelligence which will be a dominate direction of the development of the internet industry in the years to come. Hence, the Bank has adapted its structure to satisfy the needs of the clients, who using AI, in order to become a "cyborg friendly" bank. Dukascopy is inviting all companies working in this sphere to cooperate and promises maximum support.

The nearest plan of the Bank in this direction is to program the ChatBot to talk and recognize the natural human speech. Also, the Bank is going to develop a primary infrastructure which will allow to combine ChatBots into SuperBots and the possibility for our clients to teach those Bots. Dukascopy Bank promises to remain innovative.

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03.09.2018

US labor day holiday

Beware of reduced liquidity on Monday, 3. September.

Trading hours:

FX

• Regular trading hours on Monday 3. September

Gold and Silver

• Trading stops at 17:00 GMT on Monday 3. September
• Market opens at 22:00 GMT on Monday 3. September

CFD

• Trading stops at 17:00 GMT on Monday 3. September for the following instruments:
BRENT.CMD/USD, LIGHT.CMD/USD, COPPER.CMD/USD, GAS.CMD/USD, DIESEL.CMD/USD,
JPN.IDX/JPY, USA30.IDX/USD, USATECH.IDX/USD, USA500.IDX/USD, DOLLAR.IDX/USD.
• Trading is closed on US stocks on Monday 3. September

24.08.2018

CFD Bonds and new CFD Indices launched for trading on LIVE

Dukascopy Bank extends the list of its CFD tradable instrument by introducing CFDs on Bonds. This new type of tradable instrument will see the introduction of German government bond (BUND.TR/EUR) and UK government bond (UKGILT.TR/GBP) at first, with the list of tradable bonds to be gradually expanded. The applicable leverage for this CFD type will be 1:30 in Dukascopy Bank, and due to ESMA regulation 1:5 in Dukascopy Europe.

Dukascopy also announces an increase of tradable CFDs on Indices to include US Dollar Index (DOLLAR.IDX/USD), Netherlands 25 Index (NLD.IDX/EUR), Singapore Blue Chip Index (SGD.IDX/SGD) and India 50 Index (IND.IDX/USD). The maximum leverage for these CFDs will be 1:100 in Dukascopy Bank, and 1:10 in Dukascopy Europe.

Dukascopy continuously expands its list of trading instruments to meet customer's requests. Starting today the list includes FX, precious metals, CFD on commodities, indices, stocks, bonds and crypto currency. All trading instruments are tradable on Dukascopy's trading platform Jforex and are available for both manual and automated trading. The expanded list of instruments will increase instrument diversification for both self-trading clients and investors of Dukascopy's newly launched wealth management service: LP PAMM.

25 July 2018

Wealth management by Dukascopy Bank: let's create liquidity together

In a strategical shift to become a universal mobile bank useful to everyone, Dukascopy Bank (Dukascopy) steps into wealth management.
 
From now on, clients of Dukascopy have a really unique opportunity to make money by offering FX and CFD liquidity together with 25 banks providing liquidity to Dukascopy clients.
 
Statistically, in the long term, these banks providing liquidity will earn half of the market spread. Dukascopy offers to bite off a piece of these bank's business.
 
Starting from a  1'000 USD minimum investment and upon receiving a management mandate, Dukascopy will automatically start trading for its clients. On the basis of its own technology, the Bank will match sell trades of investors with buy trades of other clients, at the same Ask price, and will match their buy trades with sell transactions of other clients, at the same Bid price. This is the traditional role of all liquidity providers.
 
The average expected return of this service is 11.15% with a standard deviation of 9.99% which gives a sharpe ratio of 1.11. This service is free of management or performance fees.
 
Dukascopy also created unparalleled risk management tools by providing investors with unique systems allowing to limit possible losses on their investment. Moreover, as a testimony of trust in its own technology and willingness to satisfy its loyal clients, Dukascopy commits to returning trading commissions in case managed clients would get an annual negative performance after keeping their investment for one year, without withdrawing any funds (full details read here).
 
The Bank believes that this offer has no equivalent on the market and should satisfy a large clientele. A simple comparison of a sharpe ratio of 1.11 of proposed investment (LP PAMM) with a sharpe ratio of another class of investments shows that Dukascopy proposes investments of a very high quality. The sharpe ratio calculation time-frame was the same. Please see table below.
 
ASSET TYPE
REPRESENTED BY
TICKER
SHARPE
Dukascopy LP PAMM
Dukascopy Wealth Management Portfolio
 
1.11

Stocks
S&P500
SPDR S&P 500 ETF
SPY
0.81
World
Vanguard Total World Stock ETF
VT
0.67
Developed markets
iShares MSCI EAFE ETF
EFA
0.46
Emerging markets
Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF
VWO
0.31

Bonds
Corporate
iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF
LQD
0.38
Government
iShares International Treasury Bond ETF
IGOV
0.14

Alternative investment
Real-estate
Vanguard Real Estate Index Fund
VNQ
0.21
Gold
SPDR Gold Shares
GLD
0.16
Broad commodities
PowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund
DBC
-0.05
 
Dukascopy always stays innovative. The next development steps of the Bank include crypto-friendly banking services and fully mobile retail banking services with publicly open chatbot API to welcome artificial intelligence. 
 
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29 June 2018

US Independence Day on Wednesday, 4th July

Beware of reduced liquidity on Wednesday 4 July due to US market closures.

FX
• Regular trading hours

GOLD & SILVER
• Trading stops at 17:00 GMT on Wednesday 4th July
• Markets re-open at 22:00 GMT on Wednesday 4th July

CFD INDEXES
• Trading stops at 17:15 GMT on Tuesday 3rd July for the USA30.IDX/USD, USATECH.IDX/USD, USA500.IDX/USD, JPN.IDX/JPY
• Markets re-open at 22:00 GMT on Tuesday 3rd July
• Trading stops at 17:00 GMT on Wednesday 4th July for the USA30.IDX/USD, USATECH.IDX/USD, USA500.IDX/USD, JPN.IDX/JPY
• Markets re-open at 22:00 GMT on Wednesday 4th July

CFD COMMODITIES

• Trading stops at 17:00 GMT on Wednesday 4th July for the LIGHT.CMD/USD, COPPER.CMD/USD, GAS.CMD/USD
• Markets re-open at 22:00 GMT on Wednesday 4th July
• Trading stops at 17:30 GMT on Wednesday 4th July for the BRENT.CMD/USD, DIESEL.CMD/USD
• Markets re-open at 00:00 GMT on Wednesday 4th July

CFD STOCKS

• Trading stops at 17:00 GMT on Tuesday 3rd July for the US Stocks
• Trading remains closed on Wednesday 4th July 

21 June 2018

Meet Dukascopy in Madrid on June 23rd

Dukascopy Europe (EU-based subsidiary of Dukascopy Bank) is participating in "The Forex Day" exhibition in Madrid on June 23rd. You are welcome to visit our booth during the exhibition day and meet our representatives in person.

20 June 2018

Meet Dukascopy at Geneva FinDating 2018 on June 21st

Dukascopy Bank is participating in “Geneva FinDating 2018” exhibition on June 21st at Four Seasons Hôtel des Bergues. You are welcome to visit our booth during the exhibition day and meet our representatives in person.

19 June 2018

Dukascopy Bank welcomes crypto exchanges and crypto brokers

Following its strategical decision of becoming a crypto friendly Swiss bank, Dukascopy Bank is pleased to announce that it makes a second step in this direction, opening accounts for players of the crypto industry.
The first move has been to start offering CFD on Bitcoin since the first quarter 2018.

Now, at the second step, the Bank opens its doors for a new type of clients, who were not serviced before crypto brokers and crypto exchanges. In order to tackle risks related to the anonymity of crypto transactions, the Bank opens a corporate accounts for companies and personal MCA accounts for clients of these companies. In this manner, any money transfer between the crypto company and its client will remain inside the Bank's secure network and under control of the Bank.

For corporate accounts, the Bank will insure execution of regular administrative payments, settlements of company's transactions with its counterparts, processing of company's clients incoming and outgoing payments and other transparent transactions. Any company applying for an account should be incorporated and regulated in the EU, the UK or Switzerland; should follow high KYC and AML standards. The beneficiary, shareholders and top management of the company should have stainless reputation.

Concept of MCA account (Mobile Current Account) was introduced by the bank in the beginning of 2018. This retail bank account integrated into proprietary messenger (Dukascopy Connect 911) created the basic infrastructure for crypto fusion. MCA accounts offer free instant payments, unbeatable currency exchange conditions in 23 currencies, 24/7 support and user-friendly payment cards (plastic and virtual compatible with Apple Pay and Samsung Pay) among other advantages. The first three months of service of the Bank's MCA accounts shows un-precedent high demand from individuals all around the World. Today the Bank opens MCA accounts 24 hours per day 7 days a week using its in-house developed Video Identification technology. The Bank is targeting 1000 daily openings by the end of 2018. This will demand significant development in Compliance infrastructure of the Bank.

The third step of crypto integration for the Bank will include the creation of a crypto gateway. With it, the clients will be able to deposit and withdraw funds in crypto currency on/from accounts with Dukascopy Bank. The introduction of this stage expected during September 2018.

The integration of the Bank to the crypto universe is handled as a top priority and goes fast. At the same time, the Bank insure the application of the highest AML, risk management and regulatory standards of the Swiss banking industry for the operations on the crypto currency market.

13 June 2018

Meet Dukascopy in Rimini on June 14th-15th

Dukascopy Europe (EU-based subsidiary of Dukascopy Bank) is participating in "IT Forum" expo in Rimini on June 14th and 15th.

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

6 June 2018

Dukascopy Bank will keep leverage up to 1:200   binaries

ESMA's recent restrictions imposed upon brokers of the European Union (EU) raised many questions.
Dukascopy Bank is regulated by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA and applies the highest standards of transparency and integrity.
Since Dukascopy Bank is in Switzerland, which is not a member state of the EU, it will not apply ESMA restrictions (neither on leverage, nor on binary options or others). ESMA restrictions will concern only Dukascopy Bank's European subsidiary − Dukascopy Europe, which will be fully compliant with new European regulations.

For further information on this matter please read FAQ.

6 June 2018

Dukascopy Bank launches MetaTrader 4 for demo trading

Dukascopy is expanding access to the SWFX Swiss Marketplace by offering a popular trading platform: MetaTrader 4. Accounts with MetaTrader4 platform access will include 41 of the most popular FX instruments, including Gold. Dukascopy will be gradually expanding the list of instruments available. The full list of instruments which includes 500+ instruments including FX, Metals, CFDs on commodities (Oil, Gas, and Copper), indexes and single stocks remains available in the JForex3 trading platform.

Dukascopy remains committed to its proprietary JForex3 trading platform and will continue its support and development as the main trading facility. Dukascopy has decided to respond to demand emanating from the trading community to provide MT4. There were a few third-party solutions providing access to Dukascopy liquidity for MetaTrader4 platform but for the first time in the company's history, Dukascopy is releasing its own branded MT4 solution.

Clients can now open a demo MT4 account to get familiar with the platform. The full integration of MetaTrader4 for Live trading in Dukascopy Bank is expected around July 1st. Development is underway to make MetaTrader4 available to Dukascopy Europe, Dukascopy Japan, and other White Label partners.

Detailed information about MT4 accounts can be found on the website.

1 June 2018

Chinese index and Gasoil are available for trading on LIVE

Dukascopy is pleased to announce that the range of instruments has been expanded further.

Chinese index to US Dollar (CHI.IDX/USD) and Gasoil to US Dollar (DIESEL.CMD/USD) have been added on Live for Dukascopy Bank and Dukascopy Europe self clients.

Maximum leverage on CHI.IDX/USD and DIESEL.CMD/USD is set to 1:100.
More detailed information about trading conditions can be found on the following website pages.
Range of Markets
Margin Requirements

The list of Indices and Commodities CFD's offered will be significantly expanded in the nearest future in response to clients' interest.

25 May 2018

Memorial Day holiday Monday 28 May

Beware of reduced liquidity on Monday 28 May due to UK and US market closures.

FX

• Regular trading hours

GOLD & SILVER
• Trading stops at 17:00 GMT on Monday 28 May and markets re-open at 22:00 GMT on Monday 28 May

CFD INDICES

• Trading stops at 17:00 GMT on Monday 28 May for the USA30.IDX/USD, USATECH.IDX/USD, USA500.IDX/USD, GBR.IDX/GBP and market re-open at 22:00 GMT on Monday 28 May
• Trading stops at 17:00 GMT on Monday 28 May for the JPN.IDX/JPY and market re-open at 23:00 GMT on Monday 28

CFD COMMODITIES

• Trading stops at 17:30 GMT on Monday 28 May for the BRENT.CMD/USD, DIESEL.CMD/USD and markets re-open at 00:00 GMT on Tuesday 29 May
• Trading stops at 17:00 GMT on Monday 28 May for the LIGHT.CMD/USD, GAS.CMD/USD, COPPER.CMD/USD, and markets re-open at 22:00 GMT on Monday 28 May

CFD STOCKS

• Trading remains closed on Monday 28 May for the US, UK stocks and markets re-open as usual on Tuesday 29 May 

21 May 2018

New CFD index and commodity launched for trading on DEMO

Dukascopy is glad to expand the range of CFD indices and commodities.

Chinese index to US Dollar (CHI.IDX/USD) and Gasoil to US Dollar (DIESEL.CMD/USD) have been added on DEMO environment.

Maximum leverage on CHI.IDX/USD and DIESEL.CMD/USD is set to 1:100.

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

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