Prohibited Trade Times (Live Accounts)

Once traders progress to a backed live account there are various events which they are restricted from holding open positions into, or executing new trades 2 minutes either side of.

The list will vary from time to time and instructions will be emailed to live traders on a weekly basis.

However if you wish to follow the live rules during your tryout you would set yourself in good stead to avoid trading into or around the following:

Major Economic Releases

Traders must be flat over the following economic releases:

  • Non Farm Payrolls (monthly)
  • Initial Jobless claims (weekly)
  • US GDP
  • FOMC rate decisions, Q&A and minutes.

Eurex, EUR/USD and GBP/USD Traders must also be flat over the following releases.

  • IFO (German)
  • UK GDP
  • Bank of England rate decisions and minutes.
  • ECB rate decisions and follow on conference/Q&A

Oil Traders must be flat for inventories:

Oil Inventories Every Wednesday afternoon at 15:30 BST. (On weeks that have a bank holiday Monday the release of this figure is delayed by 24.5 hours. Therefore on these occasions the release will be on Thursday at 16:00.

No Overnights Positions – All Accounts