RSSArchive for July, 2014



Implementation of Limit IOC is Postponed

FXOptimax has decided to rollback the execution mechanism to Market IOC and postponed the update to Limit IOC. We need to optimize the system and evaluate the result to ensure all clients will enjoy satisfying execution. We will post an update when our system is ready to implement the new mechanism.



FXOptimax Updates Execution Mechanism

FXOptimax has updated some of its execution settings as follows:

  • Market Order (BUY/SELL), Stop/Limit (BUY/SELL), Take Profit, Stop Loss : Limit IOC with maximum slippage of 12 pips
  • Stopout order : Market IOC

Limit IOC (Immediate or Cancel) with maximum 12 pips means the maximum slippage accepted by execution bridge is 12 pips from the price at the moment the bridge send the order to LP (for negative slippage only). For example:

  1. A Client sends Market Order/Pending Order and it is triggered at MT4
  2. Bridge sends LIMIT IOC order based on current price at liquidity provider
  3. If the available price is worsening by 12 pips or more, it will be rejected, the order will not be executed. The pending order will remains at MT4 and client will have to remove it manually.

In most cases, the price at example #1 and #2 are the same, or just slightly deviate. However in rare occasion, it can deviate wider than expected, causing our 12 pips slippage protection is not working as expected. In such extreme occasion, Stop Order (Buy Stop,Sell Stop, Stop Loss) will flash yellow, but it may not be executed automatically because the available price is worse by 12 pips or more from the price sent by bridge. If this is the case, our secondary stop loss monitoring system will execute the stop loss at current market price.

FXOptimax is constantly trying to improve the depth of its liquidity. However, such protection is considered necessary to both protect our customers and the company itself.

Should you require further explanation on these updates, please feel free to email us at [email protected].



Trading Hours Notification for Metals Related to US Independence Day Holiday

Dear Clients,

FXOptimax informs you that Friday, July 4th, 2014 is a national holiday in the United States, in observance of the Independence Day. Here are the time changes on metals trading related to the holiday.

XAU/USD (Gold) dan XAG/USD (Silver) markets will operate normally on Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 before being closed on Friday, July 4th, 2014 at 17:00 GMT (server time). Metals trading will be resumed next week at usual market opening time.

Thank you for your continued trust in our services, and please let us know if we can be of any assistance to you on this matter.