May 5, 2017
Nonfarm payrolls! Potential benefit from the major news before the holidays start!
As early as today, at 12:30 GMT, the USA will publish Nonfarm payrolls. Most experts expect the number of nonfarm jobs in April to increase to 180 thousand. This news traditionally induces volatility surge and gives momentum to the upcoming weekly trends. That is why you have a good chance to realize a potential profit before the long weekend!
May 3, 2017
Leverage changes before France presidental election!
Please note that May 7, 2017, France will hold the second round of presidential elections. Analysts expect a significant surge in volatility, which may become even higher in case Marine le Pen wins. Despite her chances are lower as compared to her rival Emmanuel Macron, nobody presumes to forecast the voting results, given the recent triumph of Donald Trump.
May 3, 2017
Fed rate decision! Potential benefit from high market volatility!
The short business week between the May holidays is not supposed to relax you – it will be filled with major economic events to the maximum. As early as today, at 18:00 GMT, Fed Chair Janet Yellen will announce the FOMC rate decision. According to analysts, the regulator will keep the current rate at 1%, however, the commentaries, expected from Yellen, may have a significant impact on investors' sentiment in the mid-term. Anyway, the event may affect financial markets, especially the American dollar.
Apr 28, 2017
Due to the forthcoming Russian public holidays, withdrawal requests, filed May 1, 2017, will not be processed. Request processing will resume on Tuesday, May 2, 2017.
CAS, GBL, FTS, DAX, CAC, STX, Equities UK and Equities RU will not be available for trading May 1, 2017.
Client, technical support and dealing services will work as usual.
Apologies for the inconvenience.
Apr 24, 2017
Margin requirements to be restored. The first round of elections in France is over!
April 24, 2017, after the first round of presidential elections in France, the margin requirements will be switched back to the previous values between 13:00 GMT and 15:00 GMT. The changes will affect the following currency pairs: EUR/USD, USD/JPY, AUD/JPY, EUR/AUD, EUR/JPY, EUR/CAD, GBP/USD, EUR/GBP, GBP/AUD, GBP/CAD, GBP/JPY. We kindly ask you to take it into consideration.
Please note that in order to protect clients from volatility surge the leverage will be reduced two times from the current values April 24 in the afternoon. The changes will affect the following currency pairs: EUR/USD, USD/JPY, AUD/JPY, EUR/AUD, EUR/JPY, EUR/CAD, GBP/USD, EUR/GBP, GBP/AUD, GBP/CAD, GBP/JPY.
Apr 21, 2017
Attention! Leverage changes!
please note that April 23, 2017 France will hold presidential elections, which is likely to result in considerable volatility growth on financial markets.
In order to protect clients from volatility surge the leverage will be reduced two times from the current values April 21 between 13:00 and 15:00 GMT. The changes will affect the following currency pairs:
EUR/USD, USD/JPY, USD/CAD, AUD/JPY, EUR/AUD, EUR/JPY, EUR/CAD, GBP/USD, EUR/GBP, GBP/AUD, GBP/CAD, GBP/JPY.
The company will give an additional notification as soon as restrictions are removed. Please check your current trading accounts parameters and get prepared to margin growth.
Apr 20, 2017
Alfa-Forex investment accounts April overview!
The mid-April is the time to make a springtime revision, clean excessive expenses with an imaginary broom and free even more funds for successful investment. We have also decided to put some order by launching a new investment account rating in the Personal area. From now on, a rating position of an account depends on the return/risk ratio, which allows evaluating investment potential more thoroughly. The first results speak for themselves: new unexpected rating leaders and investment account locomotives wait for you in the new overview!