Euro Pacific Bank

MT4 Margin Reduction for Swiss Franc – Aug 23, 2021

Background

As you may know, the Swiss Franc (CHF) has been rising lately due to concerns over the Delta Variant’s impacts on the global economy. Our risk team has assessed and saw potential issues with the Swiss National Bank’s current policy of keeping their currency at current levels. One of our risk scenarios also anticipates that there’s a potential 20% devaluation of the Swiss Franc in the near future.

Margin Policy Update

To protect you against the risks surrounding the Swiss Franc, we will reduce allowed margin of all CHF pairs to 1/5th of existing levels starting Monday, Aug 23, 2021.

Therefore, please review your open CHF positions’ margin requirements and fund your account if it is necessary to avoid stop out. As an example, if your current leverage on CHF pairs is 1:30, the leverage ratio will be reduced to 1:6 (5 times lower).

For any assistance relating to this change, please email Trading Support at [email protected].

MT4 Server Name Change – May 11 , 2021

Effective May 8, 2021, we have changed our MT4 Server Name (not license) as below:

  • LiveUK to Live1
  • DemoUK to Demo1

Note that since the update were on Sunday, there would be no direct impact to you as within 24 hours your terminal would be able to perform a new connection automatically, so by Sunday everything would be ready.

If you face a disconnection issue on your mobile app due to server name change, you will need to attempt to rescan servers again (tap the MetaQuotes logo on the start screen and hold until vibration) and reconnect to a server under the new name. Another option is to attempt a new search by the new name and connect like normal.

For any issues relating to this new change, please email Trading Support at [email protected].

Holiday Trading Hours 2020

During holidays, markets and exchanges around the world are closed at certain times. Euro Pacific Securities trading hours over this period are given below. Please note that even during these hours some markets and exchanges may not be available.

Euro Pacific Trader

For Euro Pacific Trader holiday trading hours, please visit the Interactive Brokers Events Calendar for a market by market daily schedule.

MetaTrader 4

SymbolType12/24/2012/25/2012/28/2012/29/2012/31/201/1/211/4/21
FXFXNormal HoursClosedNormal HoursNormal HoursNormal HoursClosedNormal Hours
BitCoinCryptosNormal HoursClosedNormal HoursNormal HoursNormal HoursClosedNormal Hours
WTI_OILEnergiesEarly Close 20:30ClosedNormal HoursNormal HoursNormal HoursClosedNormal Hours
UKOIL.cEnergiesEarly Close 20:30ClosedNormal HoursNormal HoursEarly Close 21:45ClosedNormal Hours
DE30.cIndexClosedClosedNormal HoursNormal HoursNormal HoursClosedNormal Hours
SWI20.cIndexClosedClosedNormal HoursNormal HoursClosedClosedClosed
ES35.cIndexEarly Close 15:00ClosedNormal HoursNormal HoursEarly Close 15:00ClosedNormal Hours
F40.cIndexEarly Close 14:55ClosedClosedNormal HoursEarly Close 14:55ClosedNormal Hours
AUS200.cIndexEarly Close 05:30ClosedNormal HoursNormal HoursEarly Close 05:30ClosedNormal Hours
UK100.cIndexEarly Close 14:50ClosedClosedOpens at 03:00Early Close 14:50ClosedNormal Hours
JP225.cIndexEarly Close 20:15ClosedNormal HoursNormal HoursNormal HoursClosedNormal Hours
N25.cIndexEarly Close 14:55ClosedNormal HoursNormal HoursEarly Close 14:55ClosedNormal Hours
STOXX50.cIndexClosedClosedNormal HoursNormal HoursClosedClosedNormal Hours
USTEC.cIndexEarly Close 20:15ClosedNormal HoursNormal HoursNormal HoursClosedNormal Hours
US500.cIndexEarly Close 20:15ClosedNormal HoursNormal HoursNormal HoursClosedNormal Hours
DJ30.cIndexEarly Close 20:15ClosedNormal HoursNormal HoursNormal HoursClosedNormal Hours
HK50.cIndexEarly Close 06:00ClosedNormal HoursNormal HoursEarly Close 06:00ClosedNormal Hours
MetalsMetalsEarly Close 20:30ClosedNormal HoursNormal HoursNormal HoursClosedNormal Hours

All times are server time (GMT+2). For regular MT4 trading sessions, please visit the MT4 trading conditions page.


1Euro Pacific Trader is offered by Euro Pacific Securities Inc. (“Euro Pacific Securities”), as an Introducing Broker to Interactive Brokers LLC. Interactive Brokers LLC is the custodian, technology provider, and clearing broker to all transactions executed through Euro Pacific Trader and thus the rates, conditions, and examples shown on this site may be subject to change and differ from what is displayed on Euro Pacific Trader. The rates, conditions, and examples on this site are provided on a best-efforts basis and should not be taken as final.

Euro Pacific Securities will not be held responsible for pricing and conditional discrepancies that may arise in the normal course of offering Euro Pacific Trader. Customers should always review and rely on the conditions that are shown directly on Euro Pacific Trader, and it is the responsibility of all customers to carefully review the conditions of every action before approving execution on Euro Pacific Trader.

For more information regarding Interactive Brokers, please visit www.interactivebrokers.com.

MT4 Margin Increase – US Elections: October 11, 2020

Euro Pacific Securities is preparing the MetaTrader 4 platform for elevated volatility before and after the 2020 United States presidential election in November. As a result, MT4 margin requirements on all instruments will increase by 20% from normal rates, starting Sunday, October 11, 2020.

New Margin Requirements

Starting October 11, 2020, the following new margin rates will be applied, based on your account type. If you currently have large and/or highly-leveraged positions, we recommend managing your risk and preparing sufficient collateral to anticipate such changes.

We will notify you once margin requirements are back to normal. The normalization of margin requirements will be market-driven. If you are unsure what your account type is, please email [email protected].

SymbolStandard Advanced Prime
AUDCAD0.6%1.2%2.4%
AUDCHF0.6%1.2%2.4%
AUDJPY0.6%1.2%2.4%
AUDNZD0.6%1.2%2.4%
AUDUSD0.6%1.2%2.4%
CADCHF0.6%1.2%2.4%
CADJPY0.6%1.2%2.4%
CHFJPY0.6%1.2%2.4%
EURAUD0.6%1.2%2.4%
EURCAD0.6%1.2%2.4%
EURCHF0.6%1.2%2.4%
EURGBP0.6%1.2%2.4%
EURJPY0.6%1.2%2.4%
EURNZD0.6%1.2%2.4%
EURUSD0.6%1.2%2.4%
GBPAUD0.6%1.2%2.4%
GBPCAD0.6%1.2%2.4%
GBPCHF0.6%1.2%2.4%
GBPJPY0.6%1.2%2.4%
GBPNZD0.6%1.2%2.4%
GBPUSD0.6%1.2%2.4%
NZDCAD0.6%1.2%2.4%
NZDCHF0.6%1.2%2.4%
NZDJPY0.6%1.2%2.4%
NZDUSD0.6%1.2%2.4%
USDCAD0.6%1.2%2.4%
USDCHF0.6%1.2%2.4%
USDJPY0.6%1.2%2.4%
XAGUSD1.2%2.4%4.8%
XAUUSD1.2%2.4%4.8%
AUS_2003.6%3.6%3.6%
CAN_603.6%3.6%3.6%
BRENT6%6%6%
ESP_356%6%6%
EUR_503.6%3.6%3.6%
FRA_403.6%3.6%3.6%
GBR_1003.6%3.6%3.6%
GER_303.6%3.6%3.6%
HKG_506%6%6%
HKG_CHN_HS6%6%6%
IND_5012%12%12%
JPN2253.6%3.6%3.6%
NAS1003%3%3%
NED_253.6%3.6%3.6%
NOR_256%6%6%
SPX5003%3%3%
SUI_203.6%3.6%3.6%
US303%3%3%
WTI_OIL6%6%6%
BTCUSD120%120%120%
BTCEUR120%120%120%
ETHUSD120%120%120%
ETHEUR120%120%120%

Disclosure of Risks of Margin Trading

Euro Pacific Securities (“EPS”) is furnishing this document to you to provide some basic facts about purchasing securities, forex, futures and other investment products on margin, and to alert you to the risks involved with trading in a margin account. “Margin trading” can mean engaging in a transaction in which securities are purchased partially through a margin loan extended to you by EPS (for the MetaTrader 4 platform), or Interactive Brokers (“IB”)1 (for the Euro Pacific Trader platform), for which the securities act as collateral. Margin trading can also mean trading investment products such as futures or options in which an initial “margin” deposit is made to secure your obligations and further margin may be required to secure your obligations as the value of your positions changes.

Before trading stocks, futures or other investment products in a margin account, you should carefully review the margin agreement provided by EPS and you should consult EPS regarding any questions or concerns you may have with your margin accounts.

When you purchase securities, you may pay for the securities in full or you may borrow part of the purchase price from EPS, or IB. If you choose to borrow funds from EPS, or IB, you will open a margin account with the firm. The securities purchased are EPS’s or IB’s collateral for the loan to you. If the securities or futures contracts in your account decline in value, so does the value of the collateral supporting your loan, and, as a result, EPS, or IB can take action, such as sell securities or other assets in any of your accounts held with EPS or issue a margin call, in order to maintain the required equity in the account.

You should understand that pursuant to the EPS Margin Agreement, EPS, or IB generally will not issue margin calls, that EPS, or IB will not credit your account to meet intraday margin deficiencies, and that EPS, or IB generally will liquidate positions in your account in order to satisfy margin requirements without prior notice to you and without an opportunity for you to choose the positions to be liquidated or the timing or order of liquidation.

In addition, it is important that you fully understand the risks involved in trading securities or futures contracts on margin. These risks include the following:

  • You can lose more funds than you deposit in the margin A decline in the value of securities or futures contracts that are purchased on margin may require you to provide additional funds to EPS or you must put up margin to avoid the forced sale of those securities or futures contracts or other assets in your account(s).
  • EPS, or IB can force the sale of securities or other assets in your account(s). If the equity in your account falls below the maintenance margin requirements, or if EPS, or IB has higher “house” requirements, EPS, or IB can sell the securities or futures contracts or other assets in any of your accounts held at the firm to cover the margin deficiency. You also will be responsible for any shortfall in the account after such a sale.
  • EPS, or IB can sell your securities or other assets without contacting Some investors mistakenly believe that a firm must contact them for a margin call to be valid, and that the firm cannot liquidate securities or other assets in their accounts to meet the call unless the firm has contacted them first. This is not the case. As noted above, EPS, or IB generally will not issue margin calls and can immediately sell your securities or futures contracts without notice to you in the event that your account has insufficient margin.
  • You are not entitled to choose which securities or futures contracts or other assets in your account(s) are liquidated or sold to meet a margin EPS, or IB has the right to decide which positions to sell in order to protect its interests.
  • EPS, or IB can increase its “house” maintenance margin requirements at any time and is not required to provide you with advance written notice. These changes in firm policy often take effect immediately. Your failure to maintain adequate margin in the event of an increased margin rate generally will cause EPS, or IB to liquidate or sell securities or futures contracts in your account(s).
  • If EPS, or IB chooses to issue a margin call rather than immediately liquidating undermargined positions, you are not entitled to an extension of time on the margin call.

1Euro Pacific Trader is offered by Euro Pacific Securities Inc. (“Euro Pacific Securities”), as an Introducing Broker to Interactive Brokers LLC. Interactive Brokers LLC is the custodian, technology provider, and clearing broker to all transactions executed through Euro Pacific Trader and thus the rates, conditions, and examples shown on this site may be subject to change and differ from what is displayed on Euro Pacific Trader. The rates, conditions, and examples on this site are provided on a best-efforts basis and should not be taken as final.

Euro Pacific Securities will not be held responsible for pricing and conditional discrepancies that may arise in the normal course of offering Euro Pacific Trader. Customers should always review and rely on the conditions that are shown directly on Euro Pacific Trader, and it is the responsibility of all customers to carefully review the conditions of every action before approving execution on Euro Pacific Trader.

Interactive Brokers LLC is a registered Broker-Dealer, Futures Commission Merchant and Forex Dealer Member, regulated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the National Futures Association (NFA), and is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and several other self-regulatory organizations. Interactive Brokers LLC does not endorse or recommend any introducing brokers, third-party financial advisors or hedge funds, including Euro Pacific Securities. Interactive Brokers LLC provides execution and clearing services to customers. None of the information contained herein constitutes a recommendation, offer, or solicitation of an offer by Interactive Brokers LLC to buy, sell or hold any security, financial product or instrument or to engage in any specific investment strategy. Interactive Brokers LLC makes no representation, and assumes no liability to the accuracy or completeness of the information provided on this website.
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MT4 Trading Times for Thanksgiving Holiday

Below are operating times for instruments listed in MT4 over the upcoming Thankgiving Holidays.  Please note, all times are listed in GMT.

Intruments Type Thursday, November 23rd Friday, November 24th
FX FX Normal Hours Normal Hours
FX Metals FX Metals Close at 18:00 Close at 18:45
AUS_200 Indices Normal Hours Normal Hours
GER_30 Indices Normal Hours Normal Hours
FRA_40 Indices Normal Hours Normal Hours
NED25 Indices Normal Hours Normal Hours
EUR_50 Indices Normal Hours Normal Hours
GBR_100 Indices Close at 21:00 Close at 21:00
SPX500 Indices Close at 18:00 Cose at 18:15
US30 Indices Close at 18:00 Close at 18:15
ESP_35 Indices Normal Hours Normal Hours
SUI_20 Indices Normal Hours Normal Hours
NAS100 Indices Close at 18:00 Close at 18:15
JPN225 Indices Close at 18:00 Close at 18:15
BRENT Energies Close at 18:30 Close at 21:00
WTI_OIL Energies Close at 18:00 Close at 18:45

MT4 Margin Rate Changes – July 13 2016

Please be advised that Global Trading will lower the margin rates for MT4 currency pairs on Wednesday, Jul 13th 2016, at 5:00pm EST (22:00 GMT). Current margin rates can be found here.

The following changes will be applied:

Symbol Current Margin New Margin
AUDCAD 3% 1%
AUDCHF 3% 2%
AUDJPY 3% 1%
AUDNZD 3% 2%
AUDUSD 3% 1%
CADCHF 3% 2%
CADJPY 3% 1%
CHFJPY 3% 2%
EURAUD 3% 1%
EURCAD 2% 1%
EURCHF 3% 2%
EURGBP 2% 2%
EURJPY 3% 1%
EURNZD 2% 2%
EURUSD 2% 1%
GBPAUD 3% 2%
GBPCAD 2% 2%
GBPCHF 3% 2%
GBPJPY 3% 2%
GBPNZD 2% 2%
GBPUSD 2% 2%
NZDCAD 2% 2%
NZDCHF 3% 2%
NZDJPY 3% 2%
NZDUSD 2% 2%
USDCAD 2% 1%
USDCHF 3% 2%
USDJPY 3% 1%
XAGUSD 8% 4%
XAUUSD 6% 2%

Improvements to MT4 Trading Conditions – Dec 20th 2015

EFFECTIVE DATE: DECEMBER 20th 2015

As of the start of trading this weekend Global Trading is pleased to announce major improvments in both the margin availability, as well the spreads offered on many MT4 Forex pairs. Margin availablity is increasing on all pairs, while spreads have improved by as much as 37% on some major pairs.

The details of these changes are as follows:

  1. Leverage on all client accounts has been increased to a maximum of 100:1, from a previous maximum of 50:1
  2. Substantial improvements have been made in delivering our lowest spreads, more frequently, on all pairs
  3. Minimum spreads (based on Prime trading group) have been reduced for the following pairs:
    Pair Current Min. Spread (pips) New Min. Spread (pips) Change (pips)
    AUDCHF 4.4 3.0 -1.4 (-32%)
    AUDJPY 1.4 1.2 -0.2 (-14%)
    AUDNZD 2.4 2.2 -0.2 (-8%)
    CADCHF 4.4 2.8 -1.6 (-36%)
    EURJPY 1.4 1.0 -0.4 (-29%)
    EURNZD 5.4 4.4 -1.0 (-19%)
    GBPCAD 6.4 4.4 -2.0 (-33%)
    GBPCHF 2.9 2.5 -0.4 (-14%)
    GBPNZD 10.4 7.4 -3.0 (-29%)
    NZDCAD 5.4 3.9 -1.5 (-28%)
    NZDCHF 5.4 3.4 -2.0 (-37%)

Our MT4 Trading conditions page has been updated accordingly: https://europacbank.com/products/brokerage/trading-platforms/metatrader4/trading-conditions/ with the latest spreads and conditions.

If you have any questions about these changes please contact your dedicated Banker. We look forward to continue improving upon your trading experience with us.