News & Announcements

18/09/2017

Communication of Changes to Margin Rates, Spreads and Guaranteed Stop Orders

On Sunday 24th September 2017, Federal elections will be held in Germany to elect the members of the 19th Bundestag. Due to expected increased volatility, product parameters will be changed for a range of products.

Which products are impacted, when and how?

Selected EU Indices, German Bonds and EUR FX will be amended as follows. Please see the link for a list of products.

  1. Guaranteed stop losses will no longer apply. All existing and new stop loss orders will be non-guaranteed; this will be amended by close of business on Wednesday 20th September 2017
  2. Base margin rates will be increased by a factor of 2 (e.g. from 1% to 2%) for all selected products. EU Indices & German Bonds will have a margin increase cap of 2% and EUR FX will have a margin increase cap of 5%. This will be amended by close of business on Wednesday 20th September 2017
  3. Product spreads may be subject to widening; in particular selected FX currency pairs and EU out-of-hours indices.

In the event that your account is in margin deficit as a result of the margin rate increases above, you will be required to fund your account by 1600h (GMT) on Friday 22nd September 2017. Failure to do so, may result in automatic closure of positions.

Product parameters will be re-assessed after the election has taken place with parameters normalising once normal market conditions return.

21/08/2017

Summer Bank Holiday (UK)

Hari Raya Haji (Singapore)

28/06/2017

Independence Day (US)

12/06/2017

Exchange holiday (Sweden)

31/05/2017

June Holiday

29/05/2017

Communication of Changes to Margin Rates, Spreads and Guaranteed Stop Orders

On Thursday 8th of June, the United Kingdom will vote in a General Election to elect their next government. Due to expected increased volatility, product parameters will be changed for a range of products.

Which products are impacted, when and how?

Please see the link for a list of products.

  1. Guaranteed stop losses will no longer apply. All existing and new stop loss orders will be non-guaranteed; this will be amended by open of business on 4th June 2017
  2. Base margin rates will be increased by a factor of 5 (e.g. from 1% to 5%, but capped at 5%) on all UK indices & GBP FX crosses. This will be amended by close of business on 6th June 2017
  3. Base margin rates will be increased by a factor of 2 (e.g from 1% to 2%, but capped at 5%) on all EU indices & EUR FX crosses. This will be amended by close of business on 6th June 2017
  4. Base margin rates will be increased by a factor of 2 (e.g from 5% to 10%) on all UK equities and Long Gilt products (UK equities to be capped at 10%). This will be amended by close of business on 6th June 2017
  5. Product spreads may be subject to widening; in particular selected FX currency pairs, EU out-of-hours indices

In the event that your account is in margin deficit as a result of the margin rate increases above, you will be required to fund your account by 1500h (GMT) on 8th June 2017. Failure to do so, may result in automatic closure of some or all positions on your account.

Product parameters will be re-assessed after the election has taken place with parameters normalising once normal market conditions return.

28/05/2017

Hong Kong Holiday (Hong Kong)

18/05/2017

Ascension Day (Denmark, Sweden & Switzerland)

09/05/2017

Spring Bank Holiday & Memorial Day (UK & US)

18/04/2017

Communication of Changes to Margin Rates, Spreads and Guaranteed Stop Orders

On Sunday 23rd of April and 8th of May 2017, the French public will vote in a General Election.  Due to expected increased volatility, product parameters will be changed for a range of ayondo products.

Which products are impacted, when and how?

Due to the mechanics of how French Elections work – this will take place over 2 rounds: leading up to 23rd of April and 8th of May. Please see the link for a list of products.

  1. Guaranteed stop losses will no longer apply. All existing and new stop loss orders will be non-guaranteed; this will be amended by close of business on 19th April & 3rd of May 2017
  2. Base margin rates will be increased by a factor of 2 (e.g. from 1% to 2%, but capped at 10%) for French & German equities. This will be amended by close of business on 19th April & 3rd of May 2017
  3. Base margin rates will be increased by a factor of 5 (e.g from 1% to 5%, but capped at 5%) on all EUR FX crosses. This will be amended by close of business on 20th April & 4th of May 2017
  4. Base margin rates will be increased by a factor of 5 (e.g from 1% to 5%, but capped at 5%) on all EU Indices. This will be amended by close of business on 20th April & 4thof May 2017
  5. Product spreads may be subject to widening; in particular selected FX currency pairs, EU out-of-hours indices and all US indices

In the event that your account is in margin deficit as a result of the margin rate increases above, you will be required to fund your account by 1500h (GMT) on 21st April & 5th of May 2017.  Failure to do so, may result in automatic closure of positions.

Product parameters will be re-assessed after the election has taken place with parameters normalising once normal market conditions return. 

05/04/2017

Easter (Europe & US)

08/03/2017

Dutch General Election

On Wednesday 15th March 2017, the Dutch public will vote in a General Election to elect 150 members of the House of Representatives. Due to expected increased volatility, product parameters will be changed for a range of ayondo products.

Which products are impacted, when and how?

The Netherlands Index, Dutch equities and EUR FX pairs will be amended as follows. Please see the link for a list of products.

1. Guaranteed stop losses will no longer apply. All existing and new stop loss orders will be non-guaranteed; this will be amended by close of business on Friday 10th March 2017
2. Base margin rates will be increased by a factor of 2 (e.g. from 1% to 2%) This will be amended by close of business on Monday 13th March 2017
3. Product spreads may be subject to widening; in particular selected FX currency pairs and EU out-of-hours indices.

In the event that your account is in margin deficit as a result of the margin rate increases above, you will be required to fund your account by 1600h (GMT) on Wednesday 15th March 2017. Failure to do so, may result in automatic closure of positions.

Product parameters will be re-assessed after the election has taken place with parameters normalising once normal market conditions return.

08/03/2017

Daylight Saving ends (US)

13/02/2017

Presidents Day (US)

24/01/2017

Lunar New Year (Hong Kong & Singapore)

09/01/2017

Martin Luther King Day (US)