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OptionTrade maintenance

Dear Client,

Please be informed that due to scheduled maintenance, both myOptionTrade and our account opening function will be unavailable from Saturday, 24th September 2016 17:00 GMT until Sunday, 25th September 21:00 GMT.

We apologise for any inconvenience and assure you that, as always, we will make every effort to minimise any downtime.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the friendly OptionTrade Support Team via live chat, email at support@optiontrade.com or by telephone on +357 24020054

  • Posted on 23/09/2016

US Labor Day Trading Schedule - Option Trade

Dear Trader,

The U.S Labor day will be celebrated on Monday, September 5th.

Due to the holiday the following platform changes are expected:

  • All U.S based assets including stock and Indices will be closed and not available.
  • No commodities will be available except for: OIL, Gold, Gold/EUR and Silver. They will be available until the close of the European session only.
  • 60 sec trading- We will try to enable its availability for the entire day but reserve the option to disable.
  • Both the option builder and ladder, in case offered, will be available until 15:00 GMT only.

*Trading conditions and availability is subject to change without prior notice and the above should only be used as a guide.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the friendly OptionTrade Support Team via live chat, email at support@optiontrade.com or by telephone on +357 24020054

  • Posted on 01/09/2016

Holiday Season Trading Conditions Update

Dear Client

Please be aware that due to current market conditions of extreme low volatility at certain times throughout the trading period you may experience decreased payout on the following assets:

  • EUR/USD
  • EUR/JPY
  • AUD/USD
  • USD/JPY

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the friendly OptionTrade Support Team via live chat, email at support@optiontrade.com or by telephone on +357 24020054

  • Posted on 16/08/2016

U.S Independence Day - 4th of July

Dear Client

The U.S Independence day will be celebrated on Monday, July 4th.

Due to this market holiday, the following platform changes are expected:

  • All U.S based assets including stock and Indices will not be available.
  • No commodities will be available except for; OIL, Gold, Gold/EUR and Silver that will be available until 16:00 GMT
  • 60 sec trading - The LP will try to enable its availability for the entire day but reserves the option to disable it in case of extreme low volatility.
  • The option builder or ladder, if offered, will be available until 15:00 GMT only.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the friendly OptionTrade Support Team via live chat, email at support@optiontrade.com or by telephone on +357 24020054

  • Posted on 29/06/2016

Trading Schedule - US Holiday - Memorial Day 30th of May

Dear Client

The U.S "Memorial day" and the U.K "May Bank Holiday" will be held on Monday May 30th.

Following these events, both U.S & U.K Exchanges will remain close for the entire day.

The following platform changes are expected throughout this day.
*The platform will work under the normal trading hours with a few a adjustments and modifications:

  • All U.S & U.K based assets including stock and Indices will not be available
  • No commodities will be available except for; OIL ,Gold, Gold/Eur and Silver that will be available until 15:00GMT.
  • 60 sec trading- from 14:00GMT will be available on preferred assets only (note bellow)
  • Option builder, ladder and FOREX , in case that are offered, will not be available from 13:00GMT

In case of extreme low market Volatility, which may lead to trading interference or extended losses in the 60 sec trading, we might be forced to either modify the 60 sec payouts or/and disable the 60 sec until market resumes its normal course. Market behaviour will dictate the trading products availability.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the friendly OptionTrade Support Team via live chat, email at support@optiontrade.com or by telephone on +357 24020054

  • Posted on 26/05/2016

DST changes for Europe

Dear Client

We would like to inform you that as a result of DST changes in the Europe next week (From the 27th of March), all E.U based assets will now start and end their trading one hour earlier.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the friendly OptionTrade Support Team via live chat, email at support@optiontrade.com or by telephone on +357 24020054

  • Posted on 24/03/2016

Easter Holiday Schedule 2016

Dear Client

Good Friday & Easter will be celebrated across the world on Friday, March 25th. Due to this celebration, all major Exchanges, including the European and U.S exchanges are expected to remain closed for the entire day.

The following platform changes are expected during this holiday:


Good Friday, March 25th

The platforms will close early at 15:00GMT

  • All E.U & U.S based assets including stock, Indices, Futures & Commodities will not be available.
  • The payout structure will offer a fixed payout of 70-80/0 for the entire day.
  • 60 Sec will close early at 14:00GMT unless market volatility force us to close earlier.
  • The option builder, Ladder or FX product, if are offered, will not be available.

Easter Monday, March 28th

Market holiday in Europe and in major Asian exchanges only

  • The payout structure will offer a fix payout of 70-80/0 until 12:00GMT
  • The option builder and ladder (if are offered) will be available from 12:00GMT
  • The 60 sec will only be available from 10:00GMT

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the friendly OptionTrade Support Team via live chat, email at support@optiontrade.com or by telephone on +357 24020054

  • Posted on 15/03/2016

DST changes for US based assets

Dear Client

We would like to inform you that due to a change to DST (Daylight Saving Time) in the United States on Monday, March 14th, all U.S based assets will be available for trading one hour earlier.

The NASDAQ exchange will now operate between 13:40-20:00GMT.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the friendly OptionTrade Support Team via live chat, email at support@optiontrade.com or by telephone on +357 24020054

  • Posted on 15/03/2016

Russian National Market holidays

Dear Client

Kindly note that on Tuesday, 8 March, 2016, the following assets will be unavailable for trading due to Russian National Market holidays:

  • MICEX
  • RTS
  • RTS FUTURES
  • GAZPROM
  • ROSNEFT
  • LUKOIL RS
  • SBERBANK

We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the friendly OptionTrade Support Team via live chat, email at support@optiontrade.com or by telephone on +357 24020054

  • Posted on 08/03/2016

OptionTrade Bulletin: Unavailable assets

Dear Client

Kindly note that on Tuesday, 1 March, 2016, the following assets will be unavailable for trading due to platform provider maintenance:

  • EUR/NZD
  • EUR/AUD
  • GBP/CNH
  • EUR/CNH
  • AUD/CNH
  • CNH/JPY
  • CHF/CNH
  • CAD/CNH
  • AUD/CHF
  • NZD/CHF
  • EUR/GBP
  • CAD/CHF.

We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the friendly OptionTrade Support Team via live chat, email at support@optiontrade.com or by telephone on +357 24020054

  • Posted on 29/02/2016

U.S. Presidents’ Day

Dear Client

We just wanted to let you know that there will be a few changes to the trading schedule on Monday, 15 February, 2016 due to U.S. Presidents’ Day:

  • U.S based assets, including stocks and Indices, will not be available for trading
  • The Payout percentage may be slightly lower than usual after 17:00 GMT
  • End of day trading on all Commodities will be 17:00 GMT
  • Some trading products including Ladder and trading on certain assets will not be available after 15:00 GMT

In the event of extreme low market volatility, there may be a higher incidence of trading interference and we may be forced to disable 60 Second trading until market conditions improve.

  • Posted on 12/02/2016

Holiday Season Trading Products Update

Dear Client

Please be informed that Gold and Silver trading may be temporarily disabled for Short Term Options due to limited liquidity during the holiday season.

Normal trading conditions for above mentioned assets will resume on Monday, 4th January 2016.

Thank you in advance for your understanding.

  • Posted on 29/12/2015

OptionTrade Holiday Trading Schedule

With the holiday season approaching, we would like to inform you that the regular trading hours will be changed as follows:

24th December - Christmas Eve

The trading platform will close at 19:00 GMT.

Customer Support Service will close at 17:00 GMT

*Short Term (60 seconds) product will be available from 04:00 GMT - 18:00 GMT only.
*Ladder and Forex Assets (if available for trading) will be offered until 16:00 GMT only.


25th December - Christmas Day

The platform will be closed for trading


31st December - New Year’s Eve

The trading platforms will close at 21:00 GMT.

Customer Support Service will close at 17:00 GMT

*Short Term (60 seconds) product will be available from 03:00 GMT - 19:00 GMT only.
*Ladder and FX Assets will be available from 07:00 GMT - 19:00 GMT only.


1st January 2016 - New Year's Day

The platform will be closed for trading


Please bear in mind that some options may not be available for trading during the Christmas trading hours due to different trading times of financial markets.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our dedicated customer support team via live chat, or by telephone on +44-2033185978.

  • Posted on 23/12/2015

OptionTrade Award: Business Excellence

We are thrilled to announce that OptionTrade has received an award for Business Excellence 2015 from the World Confederation of Businesses.

The award, officially know as The Bizz 2015, highlights OptionTrade’s consistent commitment to business excellence across a number of areas including managerial leadership, management systems, product quality, innovation and social responsibility.

OptionTrade will continue to provide the very best customer service and deliver innovative products to ensure clients’ expectations are not just met, but exceeded in every way.

  • Posted on 17/11/2015

U.S Labor Day - 7th September

Please be informed that on Monday 7th September, U.S Exchanges and trading floors will be closed for the duration of the day in observance of U.S Labor Day.

What does this mean?:

  • All U.S based assets including Stock and Indices will not be available for trading.
  • Oil, Silver, Gold and Gold/EUR will be available until the close of the European session only; however, other commodities will not.*
  • The Option Builder and Ladder will be available until 15:00 GMT.*

* Market conditions may affect trading product availability. We reserve the right to adjust the payout and limit the offer of certain binary options if the trading conditions require so.

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause to your trading experience

  • Posted on 04/09/2015

U.S Independence Day - 4th of July

Please note that U.S Independence day will be celebrated on Saturday, July 4th 2015. As a result of this celebration, all U.S Exchanges are expected to remain closed for the entire day on Friday, July 3rd 2015.

Due to this market holiday, the following platform changes are expected on Friday, July 3rd 2015:

  • The platform will close early at 17:00G MT. (After 17:00 GMT, only Long Term Options will be available for trading)
  • All U.S based assets including Stocks & Indices will not be available for trading.
  • Commodities: only the following will be available - OIL, GOLD, GOLD/EUR and SILVER (OIL will be available until 15:00 GMT)
  • Ladder Option: in case that is offered will be available until 15:00 GMT.
  • Short Term Option: depending on market conditions the Short Term Option may be subject to modification or suspension.
  • Posted on 28/06/2015

25/05 US Memorial Day and UK "Spring Day”

US Memorial Day and UK "Spring Day” will be held on Monday May 25th.

As a result the US & UK Exchanges as well as Hong Kong and Switzerland Exchanges will remain closed for the entire day.

The following platform changes are expected throughout this day:

  • All US, UK, HK & Swiss based assets including Stock and Indices will not be available
  • No commodities will be available except for OIL, Gold, Gold/EUR and Silver which will be available until 15:00GMT.
  • 60 Second trading will be available from 14:00GMT on certain assets only*
  • Ladder will not be available from 13:00GMT

*In case of extreme low market volatility which may lead to trading interference or extended losses in the 60 second trading certain Options may be suspended until normal market conditions resume. Market behaviour will dictate the trading products availability.

  • Posted on 20/05/2015

31/12 New Years Eve

The platforms will close early at 22:00GMT.

*The Short-Term trading (60 sec) will be available from 06:00GMT-21:00GMT

Note: A larger variety of one Touch options will be available during the entire day.

  • Posted on 22/12/2014

1/01 Day after New Year’s Eve

The platform will be available from 01:30-15:30GMT

*The Short-Term trading (60 sec) will not be available

Note: A larger variety of one Touch options will be available during the entire day.

  • Posted on 22/12/2014
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