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Changes in the operation of financial markets during winter holidays

Dear customers!

Please be hereby informed that the trading schedule shall be changed during Christmas and New Year festivities. From December 24, 2018 to January 2, 2019, some assets shall be unavailable, whereas the opening and closing time regarding other instruments shall be changed.

Make sure to check the changes carefully in order to avoid unforeseen situations. We are wishing you smooth trading and success in the upcoming 2019!

Catholic Christmas and Christmas Eve

Catholic Christmas is celebrated from December 24 to 26. Some of the stock exchanges are closed during this time period.

December 24th

All currency pairs and cryptocurrencies shall be traded as normal.

The trading shall be closed earlier regarding certain indices, stocks, metal and energy futures:

  • at 05:30 – regarding AUS_200 index (Australian stock market);
  • at 14:30 – regarding stocks of UK companies;
  • at 14:50 – regarding GBR_100 index;
  • at 15:00 – regarding stocks of European companies, Spanish index ESP_35, French FRA_40 and Dutch NED_25;
  • at 19:45 – regarding Forex metals (XAU, XAG, XPD, XPT);
  • at 20:00 – regarding stocks in the U.S. stock market;
  • at 20:15 – regarding DJ30, JPN225, SPX500, USTEC indices and DX index futures;
  • at 20:30 – regarding CL_Brent oil futures;
  • at 20:45 – regarding USOIL oil futures, NGAS natural gas futures and copper futures.

EUR_50, GER_30 and SUI_20 indices shall not be available for trading all day.

SymbolTypeMonday 24th of December – Christmas Eve
FXFXNormal Hours
Crypto CurrenciesCryptosNormal Hours
AUS_200IndexEarly Close at 05:30
Stock UKSharesEarly Close at 14:30
GBR_100IndexEarly Close 14:50
Stock EUSharesEarly Close at 15:00
ESP_35IndexEarly Close at 15:00
FRA_40IndexEarly Close at 15:00
NED_25IndexEarly Close at 15:00
FX MetalsFX MetalsEarly Close 19:45
Stock USSharesEarly Close 20:00
DJ30IndexEarly Close 20:15
JPN225IndexEarly Close 20:15
SPX500IndexEarly Close 20:15
USTECIndexEarly Close 20:15
DXEnergies FuturesEarly Close 20:15
CL_BrentEnergiesEarly Close at 20:30
USOILEnergies FuturesEarly Close at 20:45
NGASEnergies FuturesEarly Close at 20:45
CopperMetals FuturesEarly Close at 20:45
EUR_50IndexClosed
GER_30IndexClosed
SUI_20IndexClosed

December 25th

All financial markets shall be closed and trading is suspended! Please make sure to factor this in when holding positions overnight.

SymbolTypeTuesday 25th of December –
Christmas Day
FXFXClosed
FX MetalsFX MetalsClosed
Crypto CurrenciesCryptosClosed
Stock EUSharesClosed
Stock UKSharesClosed
Stock USSharesClosed
AUS_200IndexClosed
DJ30IndexClosed
ESP_35IndexClosed
EUR_50IndexClosed
FRA_40IndexClosed
GBR_100IndexClosed
GER_30IndexClosed
JPN225IndexClosed
NED_25IndexClosed
SPX500IndexClosed
SUI_20IndexClosed
USTECIndexClosed
CL_BrentEnergiesClosed
USOILEnergies FuturesClosed
NGASEnergies FuturesClosed
CopperMetals FuturesClosed
DXEnergies FuturesClosed

December 26th

European and British stocks, along with the most indices such as AUS_200, ESP_35, EUR_50, FRA_40, GBR_100, GER_30, JPN225, NED_25 and SUI_20 shall not be available for trading.

U.S. dollar futures shall open at 3:00 AM.

SymbolTypeWednesday 26th of December –
Boxing Day
FXFXNormal Hours
FX MetalsFX MetalsNormal Hours
Crypto CurrenciesCryptosNormal Hours
Stock EUSharesClosed
Stock UKSharesClosed
Stock USSharesNormal Hours
AUS_200IndexClosed
DJ30IndexNormal Hours
ESP_35IndexClosed
EUR_50IndexClosed
FRA_40IndexClosed
GBR_100IndexClosed
GER_30IndexClosed
JPN225IndexClosed
NED_25IndexClosed
SPX500IndexNormal Hours
SUI_20IndexClosed
USTECIndexNormal Hours
CL_BrentEnergiesNormal Hours
USOILEnergies FuturesNormal Hours
NGASEnergies FuturesNormal Hours
CopperMetals FuturesNormal Hours
DXEnergies FuturesOpens at 03:00

December 27th

European indices will open at different times, namely GER_30 at 02:15, GBR_100 at 03:00, and FRA_40 at 09:00.

SymbolTypeThursday 27th of December
FXFXNormal Hours
FX MetalsFX MetalsNormal Hours
Crypto CurrenciesCryptosNormal Hours
Stock EUSharesNormal Hours
Stock UKSharesNormal Hours
Stock USSharesNormal Hours
AUS_200IndexNormal Hours
DJ30IndexNormal Hours
ESP_35IndexNormal Hours
EUR_50IndexNormal Hours
FRA_40IndexOpens at 09:00
GBR_100IndexOpens at 03:00
GER_30IndexOpens at 02:15
JPN225IndexNormal Hours
NED_25IndexNormal Hours
SPX500IndexNormal Hours
SUI_20IndexNormal Hours
USTECIndexNormal Hours
CL_BrentEnergiesNormal Hours
USOILEnergies FuturesNormal Hours
NGASEnergies FuturesNormal Hours
CopperMetals FuturesNormal Hours
DXEnergies FuturesNormal Hours

December 28th

The market shall operate as normal!

SymbolTypeThursday 28th of December
FXFXNormal Hours
FX MetalsFX MetalsNormal Hours
Crypto CurrenciesCryptosNormal Hours
Stock EUSharesNormal Hours
Stock UKSharesNormal Hours
Stock USSharesNormal Hours
AUS_200IndexNormal Hours
DJ30IndexNormal Hours
ESP_35IndexNormal Hours
EUR_50IndexNormal Hours
FRA_40IndexNormal Hours
GBR_100IndexNormal Hours
GER_30IndexNormal Hours
JPN225IndexNormal Hours
NED_25IndexNormal Hours
SPX500IndexNormal Hours
SUI_20IndexNormal Hours
USTECIndexNormal Hours
CL_BrentEnergiesNormal Hours
USOILEnergies FuturesNormal Hours
NGASEnergies FuturesNormal Hours
CopperMetals FuturesNormal Hours
DXEnergies FuturesNormal Hours

New Year festivities

December 31st

The following shall operate as normal:

  • Forex currency pairs and metals;
  • Cryptocurrency;
  • U.S. stock market (including DJ30 index);
  • JPN225, SPX500, USTEC indices;
  • Metals and energy futures.

Trading of the UK and EU stocks, and European indices will close earlier, from 14:30 to 15:00. Trading of CL_Brent oil will end at 21:45.

SymbolTypeMonday 31th of December – New
Years Eve
FXFXNormal Hours
FX MetalsFX MetalsNormal Hours
Crypto CurrenciesCryptosNormal Hours
Stock EUSharesEarly Close at 15:00
Stock UKSharesEarly Close at 14:30
Stock USSharesNormal Hours
AUS_200IndexEarly Close at 05:30
DJ30IndexNormal Hours
ESP_35IndexEarly Close at 15:00
EUR_50IndexClosed
FRA_40IndexEarly Close at 15:00
GBR_100IndexEarly Close 14:50
GER_30IndexClosed
JPN225IndexNormal Hours
NED_25IndexEarly Close at 15:00
SPX500IndexNormal Hours
SUI_20IndexClosed
USTECIndexNormal Hours
CL_BrentEnergiesEarly Close at 21:45
USOILEnergies FuturesNormal Hours
NGASEnergies FuturesNormal Hours
CopperMetals FuturesNormal Hours
DXEnergies FuturesNormal Hours

January 1st

Markets are closed!

SymbolTypeTuesday 1st of January 2018 –
New Years Day
FXFXClosed
FX MetalsFX MetalsClosed
Crypto CurrenciesCryptosClosed
Stock EUSharesClosed
Stock UKSharesClosed
Stock USSharesClosed
AUS_200IndexClosed
DJ30IndexClosed
ESP_35IndexClosed
EUR_50IndexClosed
FRA_40IndexClosed
GBR_100IndexClosed
GER_30IndexClosed
JPN225IndexClosed
NED_25IndexClosed
SPX500IndexClosed
SUI_20IndexClosed
USTECIndexClosed
CL_BrentEnergiesClosed
USOILEnergies FuturesClosed
NGASEnergies FuturesClosed
CopperMetals FuturesClosed
DXEnergies FuturesClosed

January 2nd

Only SUI_20 index shall not be available for trading. All other assets are traded as normal.

SymbolTypeWednesday 2nd of January 2018 –
Berchtold’s Day
FXFXNormal Hours
FX MetalsFX MetalsNormal Hours
Crypto CurrenciesCryptosNormal Hours
Stock EUSharesNormal Hours
Stock UKSharesNormal Hours
Stock USSharesNormal Hours
AUS_200IndexNormal Hours
DJ30IndexNormal Hours
ESP_35IndexNormal Hours
EUR_50IndexNormal Hours
FRA_40IndexNormal Hours
GBR_100IndexNormal Hours
GER_30IndexNormal Hours
JPN225IndexNormal Hours
NED_25IndexNormal Hours
SPX500IndexNormal Hours
SUI_20IndexClosed
USTECIndexNormal Hours
CL_BrentEnergiesNormal Hours
USOILEnergies FuturesNormal Hours
NGASEnergies FuturesNormal Hours
CopperMetals FuturesNormal Hours
DXEnergies FuturesNormal Hours

The time shown in the schedule corresponds to the time of the MetaTrader 4 trading terminal (GMT+2).

Please exercise extreme caution! The market volatility increases during the holidays and there may be dramatic changes in prices.

Do you have any other questions? Do not hesitate to contact our Support Desk and our experts will be happy to help: support@gerchikco.com.

Sincerely,
Gerchik & Co


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