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Forex Broker News for May 2015

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HotForex would like to inform you that the latest build of the MT4 Platform (825 and above) will not support Windows XP Service Pack 2 and earlier versions of Windows.

If you are using Windows XP Service Pack 2 or an earlier version, you can update your computer to Windows XP Service Pack 3 or a newer version, in order to avoid any disruption to your trading activity. Please note that you can't update your MT4 platform if you have not updated your computer to the aforementioned Windows version.

If you have already updated your MT4 and you are not able to update your Windows version, please click here to download the previous version of MT4.

Memorial Day Schedule

Friday 22nd of May 2015

Please find the IC Markets updated trading schedule and general information for the Memorial Day Holiday on Monday May 25, 2015. All times mentioned below are Platform time( GMT +3)


22nd May 2015 - Normal Trading Hours - Trading Ends at 24:00
25th May 2015 - Normal Trading Hours


22nd May 2015 - Normal Trading Hours
25th May 2015 - Regular Open at 01:00( 18:00 EDT, 24th May)
25th May 2015 - Trading ends at 20:00
26th May 2015- Trading reopens at 01:00

On May 25, 2015, Memorial Day in the US is being observed and the following schedule is to be observed from an operational perspective for May 25, 2015 & trading perspective for May 24-26 2015:


Funding/Withdrawals: No deposits will be processed on May 25, 2015. Bank Wire withdrawals will be processed on May 25, 2015. All other withdrawal methods will be limited on May 25, 2015.

The new MetaTrader 4 platform build 825 will be released on the 22nd of May 2015, delivering you more top of the line trading tools to put your trading strategy to good use.

Support for MetaTrader 4 client terminal builds below 745 will be discontinued, therefore to ensure you benefit from the latest technology advances, please update your MetaTrader 4 to the latest available build.

Some of the most important features available on the new build include:

  • Indicators and EA rentals and purchases through the MetaQuotes portal
  • Spread is now displayed for each instrument
  • Indicators back testing through the Strategy Tester
  • ... and many more.

Monday the 25th of May is Memorial Day in the United States and this will temporarily influence Market Closing Hours for Precious Metals.

Throughout this US holiday, Pepperstone will continue to provide standard support and funding hours.

Currency Market Hours will not be impacted by this holiday.

FinFX would like to inform that due to the US Memorial Day and UK Spring Bank Holiday on Monday 25 May, there will be some changes in the trading schedule for Gold (XAUUSD) and Silver (XAGUSD) pairs.

US Memorial Day operating hours for gold and silver price feeds:
Monday May 25, 2015 - Gold and Silver trading ends at 17:00 GMT+0 and reopens at 22:00 GMT+0.

However, the Forex pairs will be open normally during this day.