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"Due To The Extreme Volatility Some Market Analysts Foresee..."

Helmet time.

From Oanda

Due to the extreme volatility some market analysts foresee could result in the coming days, OANDA fxTrade will not accept any trading activity from 6:00 AM EST until approximately 3:00 PM EST, on Sunday, June 17, 2012. OANDA believes the convergence of a major market event during off-market hours represents a potential trading risk and has taken this rare step to protect traders from excessive rate fluctuations.



Please note that during this halt in trading, you can still access your account details but no trading activity will be accepted. For this reason, OANDA strongly recommends that all traders consider minimizing currency exposures prior to the trading halt.



If you do intend to maintain open positions during this period, be aware that OANDA will hold exchange rates steady during the trading halt. However, when trading resumes, rates will immediately adjust to the current market rate and it is possible that the updated rate could result in a margin closeout if the price has moved significantly against your positions.



Therefore, it is your responsibility to ensure you have adequate funds in your account to prevent a margin closeout.



OANDA apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.



For more information, please contact a Customer Service representative.



Best regards,



The OANDA team

What do you get when you mix counterparty and agency risk, and throw in some currency collapse fear for good measure? This.


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OANDA fxTrade will not accept any trading activity from 6:00 AM EST until approximately 3:00 PM EST, on Sunday, June 17, 2012.

Sunday? What markets are open at that time? The Church markets!

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Sunday? What markets are open at that time? The Church markets!


I think Oanda is the counterparty for all the forex transactions of their clients.

So they offer trading during the weekends. Of course the spreads widen out to 30, 40, 50 pips during the weekends to eliminate their own risk but hey at least they don't charge commissions!! How awesome is that?

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