IMPORTANT NOTICE: Maintenance on Client Portal and MT4 Platform

8 October 2020

We’re upgrading our systems this weekend, which means our Client Portal and MT4 Platform will not be available from 9pm GMT time on Saturday, October 10th until 7pm on Sunday, October 11th.

During this time, you won’t be able to access your account and make payments – so please ensure you have sufficient margin in place to ensure your positions are not affected.

Mid-Autumn Festival, National Day & Golden Week – CHANGES TO TRADING HOURS

28 September 2020

Trading hours for some markets, customer service hours and funding arrangement will be changed on 1st – 8th October as the Mid-Autumn Festival, National Day & Golden Week are coming.

For detailed information on all markets that are impacted, and the full details of ADSS’ trading hour changes, please visit our website.

Important Changes to Major Indices and Minor Indices (CHINA$,CSI300)

22 September 2020

The below rates and margin tiers changes are applied on our MT4 trading platform and effective immediately.

Major Indices
Tier Total exposure Margin % Leverage Margin Required Accumulated Margin
0-0.5mio $500,000 0.5% 200 $2,500 $2,500
>0.5-5mio $4,500,000 2% 50 $90,000 $92,500
>5-15mio $10,000,000 5% 20 $500,000 $529,500
>15-30mio $15,000,000 15% 6.667 $2,249,888 $2,842,388
>30-50mio $20,000,000  50% 2 $10,000,000  $12,842,388 
>50mio   100% 1    
Minor Indices (CHINA$,CSI300)
Tier Total exposure Margin % Leverage Margin Required Accumulated Margin
0-0.75mio $750,000 1% 100 $7,500 $7,500
>0.75-15mio $14,250,000 2% 50 $285,000 $292,500
>15-25mio $10,000,000 4% 25 $400,000 $692,500
>25-35mio $10,000,000 8% 12.5 $800,000 $1,492,500
>35-50mio $15,000,000  12% 8.33  $1,800,720 $3,293,220 
>50mio   100% 1    

Please be aware that future margin changes could be made at short notice. Make sure you have enough funds to maintain your positions - and have a buffer in place to allow for any potential volatility.

Important Changes to Equity Margins

4 September 2020

Trading hours for some markets, customer service hours and funding arrangement will be changed on 7th September as the US labor Day are coming.

For detailed information on all markets that are impacted, and the full details of ADSS’ trading hour changes, please visit our website.

Important Changes to Equity Margins

1 September 2020

The below rates and margin tiers changes are applied on our MT4 trading platform and effective immediately.

Equity
Tier Total exposure Margin % Leverage Margin Required Accumulated Margin
0-100k $100,000 15% 6.67 $15,000 $15,000
>100-250k $150,000 35% 2.86 $250,000 $265,000
>250-500k $250,000 50% 2.00 $750,000 $1,015,000
>500k   100% 1.00    

Please be aware that future margin changes could be made at short notice. Make sure you have enough funds to maintain your positions - and have a buffer in place to allow for any potential volatility.

Important info regarding CFDs on Tesla and Apple

27 August 2020

Apple and Tesla have announced they are planning stock splits for Monday, August 31st. Tesla has declared a stock split at a rate of 5-for-1, while Apple will be splitting at a rate of 4-for-1.

If you have a trade in either Tesla or Apple with ADSS, your current trade will be closed at the official closing price on Friday and a new trade will be booked to reflect the stock splits.

TESLA Example (assuming official close is 2050)

Current trade:
New trade:

+10 TESLA CFDs will be closed @ 2050
+50 TESLA CFDs @ 410

APPLE Example (assuming official close is 505)

Current trade:
New trade:

-10 APPLE CFDs will be closed @ 505
-40 APPLE CFDs @ 126.25

As a result, all pending orders, stop losses and take profit orders for CFDs on Tesla and Apple will be deleted. This change will take place on Sunday, August 30th.

You can reapply all pending orders, stop losses and take profit orders as soon as the new trades have been booked to your account.

Important Changes to GBP and Metals - XAU Margins Margins

17 July 2020

The below rates and margin tiers changes are applied on our MT4 trading platform and effective immediately.

GBP
Tier Total exposure Margin % Leverage Margin Required Accumulated Margin
0-10mio $10,000,000 0.2% 500 $20,000 $20,000
>10-20mio $10,000,000 0.75% 133.3333 $75,000 $95,000
>20-30mio $10,000,000 3% 33.33333 $300,000 $395,000
>30-50mio $20,000,000 6% 16.66667 $1,800,000 $1,595,000
>50-100mio $50,000,000 10% 10 $5,000,000 $6,595,000
>100mio   100% 1    
Metals - XAU
Tier Total exposure Margin % Leverage Margin Required Accumulated Margin
0-1mio $1,000,000 0.5% 200 $5,000 $5,000
>1-7.5mio $6,500,000 1% 100 $65,000 $70,000
>7.5-15mio $7,500,000 5% 50 $375,000 $445,000
>15-30mio $15,000,000 12% 25 $1,800,000 $2,245,000
>30-50mio $20,000,000 20% 12.5 $4,000,000 $6,245,000
>50-100mio $50,000,000 100% 6.67 $50,000,000 $56,245,000
>100-200mio $100,000,000 100% 3.33 $100,000,000 $156,245,000
>200mio   100% 1    

Please be aware that future margin changes could be made at short notice. Make sure you have enough funds to maintain your positions - and have a buffer in place to allow for any potential volatility.

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO MAJOR ENERGY (USOIL AND UKOIL)

24 June 2020

The below rates and margin tiers changes are applied on our MT4 trading platform and effective immediately.

Energy (USOil and UKOil)
Tier Total exposure Margin % Leverage Margin
Required
Accumulated Margin
0-150k $150,000 1.5% 67 $2,250 $2,250
>150k-250k $100,000 5% 20 $5,000 $7,250
>250k-750k $500,000 10% 10 $50,000 $57,250
>750k-2.5mio $1,750,000 35% 2.86 $612,500  $669,750
>2.5mio   100% 1    

Please be aware that future margin changes could be made at short notice. Make sure you have enough funds to maintain your positions - and have a buffer in place to allow for any potential volatility.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
MAINTENANCE ON Client Portal and MT4 PLATFORM

19 June 2020

We’re upgrading our systems this weekend, which means our Client Portal and MT4 Platform will not be available from 9pm GMT time on Friday, June 19th until 7pm on Sunday, June 21st.

During this time, you won’t be able to access your account and make payments – so please ensure you have sufficient margin in place to ensure your positions are not affected.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
MAINTENANCE ON Client Portal and MT4 PLATFORM

11 June 2020

We’re upgrading our systems this weekend, which means our Client Portal and MT4 Platform will not be available from 9pm GMT time on Friday, June 12th until 7pm on Sunday, June 14th.

During this time, you won’t be able to access your account and make payments – so please ensure you have sufficient margin in place to ensure your positions are not affected.

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO MAJOR ENERGY (USOIL AND UKOIL)

3 June 2020

The below rates and margin tiers changes are applied on our MT4 trading platform and effective immediately.

Energy (USOil and UKOil)
Tier Total exposure Margin % Leverage Margin
Required
Accumulated Margin
0-50k $50,000 2.5% 40 $1,250 $1,250
>50-200k $150,000 10% 10 $15,000 $16,250
>200k-2.5mio $2,300,000 40% 2.5 $920,000 $936,250
>2.5mio   100% 1    

Please be aware that future margin changes could be made at short notice. Make sure you have enough funds to maintain your positions - and have a buffer in place to allow for any potential volatility.

Important Notice: Maintenance on MT4 platform

28 May 2020

In order to improve the resilience of our platform, there will be maintenance works on our MT4 platform between 19:00 and 21:00 GMT on Friday, May 29th. 

Please note that during this period, the access may be interrupted a few times before the end of the trading week at 21:00 GMT.

Important Notice: Maintenance on MT4 platform

14 May 2020

In order to improve the resilience of our platform, there will be maintenance works on our MT4 platform between 7pm and 9pm(GMT) on Friday.

Please note that during this period, the access may be interrupted a few times before the end of the trading week at 9pm (GMT).

Important information regarding USOIL JUNE 20 instruments

29 April 2020

The WTI Crude Oil June 20 futures contract (CLM20) is expected to experience heightened market volatility before it expires, and as a result we will be moving the expiration date of CLM20 forward by one week. 

USOIL June 20 instruments will now expire on Friday, May 8th, 2020, at 6.30pm GMT

With immediate effect, we will now only accept closing trades on USOIL June 20 instruments until expiry. New positions can be opened as usual on July and August instruments.

Important information about your trading account

23 April 2020

Due to unprecedented levels of market volatility (and an extreme occurrence where we have witnessed the WTI Crude Oil May contract trade at a negative price), we will be taking the following course of action.

We will not be quoting any product at a negative value.

In the event that any product offered by ADSS does touch a price of zero or below, we will settle all positions in this instrument. Please be aware that positions could be settled at a negative price.

At our discretion, we may also turn products to ‘Close Only’ (depending on underlying market conditions).

Margins are subject to change, and there could be further changes to our trading conditions, so please ensure you take appropriate measures to manage your positions and minimize risk.

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO MAJOR ENERGY (USOIL AND UKOIL) AND ENERGY (OTHERS) MARGINS

23 April 2020

The below rates and margin tiers changes are applied on our MT4 trading platform and effective immediately.

Energy (USOil and UKOil)
Tier Total exposure Margin % Leverage Margin
Required
Accumulated Margin
0-20k $20,000 10% 10 $2,000 $2,000
>20-100k $80,000 25% 4 $20,000 $22,000
>100k-2.5mio $2,400,000 50% 2 $1,200,000 $1,222,000
>2.5mio   100% 1    
Energy (Others)
Tier Total exposure Margin % Leverage Margin
Required
Accumulated Margin
0-100k $100,000 5% 20 $5,000 $5,000
>100k-5mio $4,900,000 10% 10 $490,000 $495,000
>5-10mio $5,000,000 50% 2 $2,500,000 $2,995,000
>10mio   100% 1    

Please be aware that future margin changes could be made at short notice. Make sure you have enough funds to maintain your positions - and have a buffer in place to allow for any potential volatility.

Europe Daylight Saving Time Starts

30 March 2020

Daylight saving time started in Europe on Sunday, March 29th, meaning the clocks went forward one hour – and some trading hours changed as a result.

The majority of European CFD products open and close one hour earlier in GMT time. 

The products listed below only change their closing times to one hour earlier:

  • GERMAN.CASH
  • GERMAN.JUN0
  • ESTOX.CASH
  • ESTOX.JUN0
  • BUND.JUN0
  • BOBL.JUN0
  • SCHTZ.JUN0
  • FRENCH.CASH
  • FRENCH.APRO

Make sure these changes don’t affect your trading plans.

Important Notice: Changes to Margins

27 March 2020

Due to high volatility in the market recently, please be aware that future margin changes could be made at short notice.

Make sure you have enough funds to maintain your positions, and have a buffer in place to allow for any potential volatility.

You may find the latest MT4 Tied Margins information here:

MT4 Tiered Margins

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO MAJOR INDICES AND METALS-CFDS MARGINS

24 March 2020

The below rates and margin tiers changes are applied on our MT4 trading platform and effective immediately.

Major Indices
Tier Total exposure Margin % Leverage Margin
Required
Accumulated Margin
0-0.5mio $500,000 0.50% 200 $2,500 $2,500
>0.5-5mio $5,000,000 2.00% 50 $100,000 $102,500
>5-15mio $10,000,000 5.00% 20 $500,000 $602,500
>15-30mio $15,000,000 15.00% 6.666667 $2,250,000 $2,852,500
>30-50mio $20,000,000 50.00% 2 $10,000,000 $12,852,500
>50mio   100.00% 1    

 

Metals - CFDs
Tier Total exposure Margin % Leverage Margin
Required
Accumulated Margin
0-1mio $1,000,000 1.00% 100 $10,000 $10,000
>1-5mio $5,000,000 2.00% 50 $100,000 $110,000
>5-15mio $10,000,000 4.00% 25 $400,000 $510,000
>15-30mio $15,000,000 8.00% 12.5 $1,200,000 $1,710,000
>30mio $30,000,000 100.00% 1 $30,000,000 $31,710,000

Please be aware that future margin changes could be made at short notice. Make sure you have enough funds to maintain your positions - and have a buffer in place to allow for any potential volatility.

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO MAJOR INDICES MARGINS

19 March 2020

The below rates and margin tiers changes are applied on our MT4 trading platform and effective immediately.

Major Indices
Tier Total exposure Margin % Leverage Margin
Required
Accumulated Margin
0 – 0.5mio 500,000 0.50% 200 2,500 $2,500
>0.5 – 20mio 19,500,000 2% 50 390,000 $392,500
>20 – 50 mio 30,000,000 10% 10 3,000,000 $3,392,500
>50 – 100mio 50,000,000 20% 5 10,000,000 $13,392,500
>100 – 200mio 100,000,000 100% 1 100,000,000 $113,392,500
>200 – 250mio 50,000,000 100% 1 50,000,000 $163,392,500
>250mio   100% 1    

Please be aware that future margin changes could be made at short notice. Make sure you have enough funds to maintain your positions - and have a buffer in place to allow for any potential volatility.

Important changes to our XAU and Major Indices margins

13 March 2020

The below rates and margin tiers changes are applied on our MT4 trading platform and effective immediately.

Metals - XAU
Tier Total exposure Margin % Leverage Margin
Required
Accumulated Margin
0 – 0.25mio 250,000 0.50% 200 1,250 $1,250
>0.25 – 7.5mio 7,250,000 1% 100 72,500 $73,750
>7.5 – 15mio 7,500,000 5% 20 375,000 $448,750
>15 – 30mio 15,000,000 12% 8.3 1,800,000 $2,248,750
>30 – 50mio 20,000,000 20% 5 4,000,000 $6,248,750
>50 – 100mio 50,000,000 100% 1 50,000,000 $56,248,750
>100 – 200mio 100,000,000 100% 1 100,000,000 $156,248,750

 

Major Indices
Tier Total exposure Margin % Leverage Margin
Required
Accumulated Margin
0 – 1mio 1,000,000 0.50% 200 5,000 $5,000
>1 – 20mio 19,000,000 2% 50 380,000 $385,000
>20 – 50mio 30,000,000 10% 10 3,000,000 $3,385,000
>50 – 100mio 50,000,000 20% 5 10,000,000 $13,385,000
>100 – 200mio 100,000,000 100% 1 100,000,000 $113,385,000
>200 – 250mio 50,000,000 100% 1 50,000,000 $163,385,000
>250mio   100% 1    

Please be aware that future margin changes could be made at short notice. Make sure you have enough funds to maintain your positions - and have a buffer in place to allow for any potential volatility.

Important Changes to Energy (Majors) Margins

10 March 2020

Please be beware of the updated table for Energy (Majors) margins, it is effective on Tuesday, March 10, 2020.

Energy (Majors)
Tier Total exposure Margin % Leverage Margin
Required
Accumulated Margin
0-0.5mio $500,000 1% 100 $5,000 $5,000
>0.5-7.5mio $7,000,000 10% 10 $700,000 $705,000
>7.5-15mio $7,500,000 20% 5 $1,500,000 $2,205,000
>15-30mio $15,000,000 30% 3.3333 $4,500,000 $6,705,000
>30-50mio $20,000,000 40% 2.5 $8,000,000 $14,705,000
>50mio   100% 1    

Important Changes to Energy (Majors) Margins

3 January 2020

Please be beware of the updated table for Energy (Majors) margins, it will be effective after the close of market on Friday, Jan 3, 2020.

Energy (Majors)
Tier Total exposure Margin % Leverage Margin
Required
Accumulated Margin
0-1.2mio $1,200,000 1% 100 $12,000 $12,000
>1.2-7.5mio $6,300,000 10% 10 $630,000 $642,000
>7.5-15mio $7,500,000 15% 6.6667 $1,125,000 $1,767,000
>15-30mio $15,000,000 25% 4 $3,750,000 $5,517,000
>30-50mio $20,000,000 35% 2.8571 $7,000,000 $12,517,000
>50mio 100% 1

Important changes to our GBP margins

19 December 2019

Following last week’s UK General Election result, we’re decreasing our initial GBP margin rate to 0.20%.
We’ll apply this change on both our MT4 and OREX trading platforms after the close of US trading on Friday, December 20th, 2019.
The rates and margin tiers that will come into effect on both platforms are listed below.
Please be aware that future margin changes could be made at short notice. Make sure you have enough funds to maintain your positions - and have a buffer in place to allow for any potential volatility.

MT4

Tier (mio) $ Margin Rates Leverage Marign Required Accumulated Margin
0-1.5mio 1,500,000 0.20% 500 3,000 3,000
>1.5-9mio 7,500,000 0.75% 133 56,250 59,250
>9-20mio 11,000,000 3.00% 33 330,000 389,250
>20-50mio 30,000,000 6.00% 16.66 1,800,000 2,189,250
>50-100mio 50,000,000 10.00% 10 5,000,000.00 7,189,250
>100mio   100.00% 1    

OREX: EURGBP

  From To Margin %
Tier 1 >0 1,760,000 0.20%
Tier 2 >1,760,000 8,800,000 0.75%
Tier 3 >8,800,000 17,600,000 3%
Tier 4 >17,600,000 44,000,000 6%
Tier 5 >44,000,000 Unlimited 10%

OREX: GBPAUD, GBPCAD, GBPCHF, GBPJPY and GBPUSD

  From To Margin %
Tier 1 >0 1,560,000 0.20%
Tier 2 >1,560,000 7,810,000 0.75%
Tier 3 >7,810,000 15,600,000 3.00%
Tier 4 >15,600,000 39,000,000 6.00%
Tier 5 >39,000,000 Unlimited 10.00%

Please be aware that future margin changes could be made at short notice.

Make sure you have enough funds to maintain your positions - and have a buffer in place to allow for any potential volatility.


US DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS SOON

31 October 2019

Daylight saving time ends in the US this Sunday (November 3rd) , meaning the clocks will go back one hour – and some trading hours will change as a result.

All FX, metal, cryptocurrency and US CFD products will open and close one hour later. 

After daylight saving time has ended, our trading hours will commence at 10pm GMT on Sundays, and close at 10pm GMT on Fridays.

Make sure these changes don’t affect your trading plans.
 

Disclaimer
This information is provided as a guide and is subject to change. Please contact our customer service desk on +971 2 654 7633 for more up-to-date information.

Europe Daylight Saving Time Ends Soon

24 October 2019

Daylight saving time ends in Europe at 2am on Sunday, October 27th GMT, meaning the clocks will go back one hour – and some trading hours will change as a result.

The majority of European CFD products will open and close one hour later in GMT time.

This will not change the trading hours of any FX or CFDs products based outside of Europe.

Make sure these changes don’t affect your trading plans.
 

Disclaimer
This information is provided as a guide and is subject to change. Please contact our customer service desk on +971 2 654 7633 for more up-to-date information.

Important changes to our GBP margins

17 October 2019

Following recent market volatility caused by ongoing Brexit negotiations, and the potential for more developments over this weekend, we’re increasing our initial GBP margin rate to 0.50%.

We’ll apply this change on both our MT4 and OREX trading platforms after the close of US trading on Thursday, October 17th 2019.

The rates and margin tiers that will come into effect on both platforms are listed below.

MT4

    Margin %
0-1.5mio $1,500,000 0.50%
>1.5-9mio $7,500,000 0.75%
>9-20mio $11,000,000 3%
>20-50mio $30,000,000 6%
>50-100mio $50,000,000 10%
>100mio   100%

OREX: EURGBP

  From To Margin %
Tier 1 >0 1,760,000 0.50%
Tier 2 >1,760,000 8,800,000 0.75%
Tier 3 >8,800,000 17,600,000 3%
Tier 4 >17,600,000 44,000,000 6%
Tier 5 >44,000,000 Unlimited 10%

OREX: GBPAUD, GBPCAD, GBPCHF, GBPJPY and GBPUSD

  From To Margin %
Tier 1 >0 1,560,000 0.50%
Tier 2 >1,560,000 7,810,000 0.75%
Tier 3 >7,810,000 15,600,000 3.00%
Tier 4 >15,600,000 39,000,000 6.00%
Tier 5 >39,000,000 Unlimited 10.00%

Please be aware that future margin changes could be made at short notice.

Make sure you have enough funds to maintain your positions - and have a buffer in place to allow for any potential volatility.


Important news about our GBP margins

8 March 2019

As GBP volatility may increase due to UK parliamentary votes on Brexit taking place next week, we’re raising our initial margin rate to 0.5%.
 
We’ll apply this change on both our MT4 and OREX trading platforms after the close of trading on Friday, 8th March 2019.
 
The rates and margin tiers that will come into effect on both platforms are listed below.

MT4

    Margin Lev
0-2mio $2,000,000.00 0.50% 200
2-10mio $10,000,000.00 0.75% 133
10-20mio $20,000,000.00 3% 33
20-50mio $50,000,000.00 6% 16.66
50-100mio $100,000,000.00 10% 10
>100mio $100,000,000.00 100% 1

OREX: EURGBP

  From To Margin %
Tier 1 0 1,760,000 0.50%
Tier 2 1,760,000 8,800,000 0.75%
Tier 3 8,800,000 17,600,000 3.00%
Tier 4 17,600,000 44,000,000 6.00%
Tier 5 44,000,000 Unlimited 10.00%
Maximum Open Position   88,000,000  

OREX: GBPAUD, GBPCAD, GBPCHF, GBPJPY and GBPUSD

  From To Margin %
Tier 1 0 1,560,000 0.50%
Tier 2 1,560,000 7,810,000 0.75%
Tier 3 7,810,000 15,600,000 3.00%
Tier 4 15,600,000 39,000,000 6.00%
Tier 5 39,000,000 Unlimited 10.00%
Maximum Open Position   78,100,000  

Please be aware that future margin changes could be made at short notice.

Make sure you have enough funds to maintain your positions - and have a buffer in place to allow for any potential volatility.


MT4 Update​

Metaquotes will stop allowing desktop versions below 1118 and Android versions below 1104 from connecting to MT4 servers. If you are still using the old version of MT4 platform, please pay attention on the following updates:

Desktop version

To check your current desktop version:
Go to the menu Help ► About

Please use this link to install the latest version.

Android version

To check your current Android version:
Go to the Google Play Store and check if you have the latest update

You may also use this link to install the latest version.

For most clients, the update will run automatically by closing and re-opening the application.


IMPORTANT CHANGES TO OUR GBP MARGINS

As GBP volatility has reduced in recent days, we’re returning to our initial margin rate of 0.2%.

We’ll apply this change on both our MT4 and OREX trading platforms after the close of trading on Friday, 1st February 2019.

The rates and margin tiers that will come into effect on both platforms are listed below.

MT4

    Margin Lev
0-2mio $2,000,000.00 0.20% 500
2-10mio $10,000,000.00 0.75% 133
10-20mio $20,000,000.00 3% 33
20-50mio $50,000,000.00 6% 16.66
50-100mio $100,000,000.00 10% 10
>100mio $100,000,000.00 100% 1

OREX: EURGBP

  From To Margin %
Tier 1 0 1,760,000 0.20%
Tier 2 1,760,000 8,800,000 0.75%
Tier 3 8,800,000 17,600,000 3.00%
Tier 4 17,600,000 44,000,000 6.00%
Tier 5 44,000,000 Unlimited 10.00%
Maximum Open Position   88,000,000  

OREX: GBPAUD, GBPCAD, GBPCHF, GBPJPY and GBPUSD

  From To Margin %
Tier 1 0 1,560,000 0.20%
Tier 2 1,560,000 7,810,000 0.75%
Tier 3 7,810,000 15,600,000 3.00%
Tier 4 15,600,000 39,000,000 6.00%
Tier 5 39,000,000 Unlimited 10.00%
Maximum Open Position   78,100,000  

Please be aware that as Brexit discussions continue and with UK Parliamentary votes planned, future margin changes could be made at short notice.