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08/02/2017Alpari :: Changes To The Alpari Cashback Loyalty Program Regulations

On 9th February, changes to the regulations for the Alpari Cashback loyalty program will take place. The alterations affect clauses 2.2, 3.3, 5.4.

The remainder of the regulations will be left unchanged.Source: "Changes to the Alpari Cashback loyalty program regulations"

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21/02/2015Alpari :: A New Spread Discount With A 20% Compensation Rate

For a few months now you have been able to use our unique Alpari Bonus Program. We hope that during this time you have managed to come to appreciate the benefits of using it and improve the conditions in which you conduct your work with Alpari. However, we are not resting on our laurels and are continuing to perfect our Bonus Program!

A new spread discount with a 20% compensation rate is now available for you to use. The discount will allow you to save up to 400 USD a month! In line with this new offer, 5% and 10% discounts have been reduced by 1,000 and 2,000 points respectively. You now only need 2,000 ALPs to improve your spread trading conditions.


24/02/2011Alpari :: Changes In Zulutrade Commissions

We would like to inform you, that starting on March 1, 2011, commission for classic.zulutrade and classic.ndd.zulutrade accounts on the ZuluTrade automatic trading platform will be 2 points of the widened spread for every completed transaction. This change in commission is due to a revision in the fee policy at ZuluTrade.

These changes will be included in clause 7 of the regulatory document, "Authorization to Accept Instructions from Zulutrade Inc".


09/02/2011Alpari :: Commissions Changed On Swap-free Accounts

Starting on the 14th of February, 2011, the commissions charged on 37 currency pairs will be changed on the following types of swap-free accounts: micro.mt4.swapfree, classic.mt4.swapfree and classic.systematic.swapfree.

To find out more about the new commissions, please refer to the table below:

TickerNew Commissions (USD)
USDCHF, USDJPY, EURUSD, GBPUSD, USDCAD, CHFSGD, EURDKK, EURHKD, EURSGD, GBPDKK, GBPSGD, NOKSEK, SGDJPY, USDDKK, USDHKD, USDSEK, USDSGD 5.00
NZDUSD, NZDCAD, NZDCHF, NZDJPY, USDRUR 10.00
AUDUSD, AUDCAD, AUDCHF, AUDJPY, AUDNZD, EURAUD, EURNZD, GBPAUD, GBPNZD, AUDDKK, AUDNOK, AUDSEK, AUDSGD, USDMXN, USDZAR 20.00

 

Learn about our current commissions in the "Contract Specifications" section on our site.


09/02/2011Alpari :: New Margin Level Requirements

On February 14, 2011, changes will be made to the margin level requirements (based on total trading volume) for currency pairs and spot metals.

You can see more detailed information about the new requirements on our site.


02/02/2011Alpari :: New Changes In The Regulatory Documents

Starting on February 10, 2011, the following changes in our regulatory documents will begin to take effect:


in our "Terms of Business":

•    Changes have been made in clauses 9.24, 9.30 and 9.37.
•    Changes have been made in defining "Dealer, a" and "Dealer, the" in clause 10.1.
•    Clause 10.5 has been added.
•    The term "gap level" has been removed from clause 10.1.

for ECN and NDD accounts, a single document will begin to take effect: "ECN.MT4 and NDD.MT4 Terms of Business":

•    Changes have been made in clauses 8.11, 9.6, 9.8, 9.9 and 9.19.

in our "Client Agreement":

•    Changes have been made in clause 16.1.
•    The term "normal market size" has been removed from Section 17.

You can read through the new changes on our site.


31/05/2010Alpari :: Improves Trading Terms For Cfd

We’re happy to announce that starting June 1, 2010, Alpari will improve trading terms on CFD. Pending orders on all CFDs held will be valid until deleted by the client or until the expiration of the trading instrument, simplifying work for our clients who use long-term trading strategies. In connection with these improvements, there will be changes made in clauses 5.4 and 5.5 of the Terms of Business.

Previous Version:

  • 5.4. Pending Orders on the Instruments, which are traded 24 hours a day, have “GTC” (“Good Till Cancelled”) status. The expiry date and time can be set by the Client in the “Expiry” field.
  • 5.5. Pending Orders on the Instruments, which are not traded 24 hours a day, have “Day Order” status and will be deleted at the end of a trading session.

New Version:

  • 5.4. For Instruments with Pending Orders that have the GTC (“Good Till Cancelled”) status, the order’s validity can be set independently by the Client, indicating a concrete date and time in the “Expiry” field. Otherwise the order will be accepted indefinitely. The order status for each instrument is indicated in the Contract Specification.
  • 5.5. For Instruments with Pending Orders that have the DO (“Day Order”) status, orders are only accepted within the trading session and are deleted by the Dealer at the end of the trading day. The order status for each instrument is indicated in the Contract Specification.

01/05/2010Alpari :: New Accounts For Swap-free Trading!

More and more traders all over the world, not wanting to pay interest to banks, are choosing swap-free accounts. Alpari, in answer to this global trend, has expanded our account offering with Swap-Free accounts: classic.mt4.swapfree, classic.systematic.swapfree and micro.mt4.swapfree.

Alpari’s Islamic accounts used to only be available for a restricted number of clients from a specific list of countries. Now all Alpari clients have the opportunity to choose a swap-free account, whose trading terms have significantly improved. Swap-Free account holders pay a fixed commission instead of swap, which depends not on a bank’s interest rates but on the currency pair and number of open lots. The minimum commission on these accounts has now decreased to $3 per 1 lot. You can find more detailed information on the commission for different currency pairs in the Contract Specification..

These new accounts will be of interest to traders who prefer commission over swaps, as well as to our Muslim clients, since the Islamic Shariah Law forbids trading with swaps. Alpari, as always, strives toward making the Forex market accessible for everyone.


25/02/2010Alpari : Commission Lowered On Trading Account Deposits Through Moneybookers

We're happy to inform you that starting March 1st, 2010, the commission will be lowered on account deposits through the Moneybookers system.

From March 1st, 2010, when depositing to your trading account with a credit/debit card through the electronic Moneybookers system, you will be charged a commission of 2.2% + 0.29 EUR.

When depositing to your trading account using a bank wire transfer through the electronic Moneybookers system or using your Moneybookers wallet, you will be charged a commission of 1.2% + 0.29 EUR.


05/02/2010Alpari :: Xauusd And Xagusd Trading Recess

On February 8, 2010, Alpari is introducing a daily recess from 22:00 to 23:00 GMT in the XAUUSD and XAGUSD spot metals trading session. This recess has become necessary due to the market dropping in liquidity and principal liquidity providers significantly widening spread in the given time period.


31/01/2010Alpari :: No Commission In February!

From February 1st through 28th, we will take care of the payment system or bank commission f you deposit money to your trading account using any method mentioned on our website.

Deposit to your trading account commission-free for the whole month of February! We strive to always make your work easier and more convenient.

Notes:

  1. We will pay the commission by depositing the amount withheld when completing a money transfer to your trading account.
  2. If the deposit currency is different from the account currency, we will return the commission in the account currency (at the rate published in the Personal Area the day we deposit to your account).
  3. If you deposited to your account using a bank wire transfer, you need to send the Payments Department a SWIFT copy and a document confirming the size of the commission no later than 3 days after the transfer has been completed.
  4. This promotion applies to all money transfers made between February 1st and 28th, 2010.


21/12/2009Trading Terms And Trading Schedule During The Christmas And New Year Holidays

You can find more detailed information about the trading schedule during the Christmas and New Year Holidays on the Company’s web-site   
                                         
28.12.2009 through 31.12.2009:                           

Marginal requirements will be increased for all currency pairs on alpari.classic (classic.mt4, classic.systematic), alpari.pamm accounts (maximum available leverage will be 1:100);                    
Normal Lot will be reduced for all currency pairs on alpari.classic (classic.mt4, classic.systematic), alpari.pamm accounts (maximum value will be 10 lots);               
Spread will be widened for all currency pairs, Gold and Silver (spot) on alpari.micro, alpari.classic, alpari.pamm, alpari.pro accounts.                        

The trading Terms are changed due to the thin and low-liquid market and high volatility during the Christmas week. It's a traditional measure provided in «Terms of Business» (clause 2.13) and «Customer Agreement» (clause 7.3).
Note, that the increased marginal requirements will be appliedto the newly opened and already existing open position according to the p. 7.5 of the «Customer Agreement».


04/12/2009Alpari Widens The Range Of Trading Accounts With The Direct Access To Ecn

Starting from November 19, 2009 you can make real-time transactions via ECN-систему Сurrenex on classic.direct and classic.directpro accounts. Previously trading via Currenex was available only for institutional customers having pro.direct and pro.directpro accounts with the minimum deposit in the amount of 20 000 USD. But now everyone who makes a minimum deposit in the amount of 2 000 USD can make transaction via ECN . Thus trading with Currenex becomes available for the traders’ community.

We offer:

  • direct access to the interbank liquidity;
  • instant execution of orders;
  • Non Dealing Desk (NDD);
  • no requote.

04/12/2009Alpari Extends The Trading Hours Of Cfd On Gold And Silver

Starting from December 7, 2009 you can trade CFD on Gold (#GC*) and Silver (#SI*) 24 hours 5 days a week with a daily pause from 01.15 to 02.00 Moscow Time. Previously these derivatives were available to trade from 16.20 to 21.30 for Gold and from 16.25 to 21.25 for Silver.

But now the trading hours of these popular trading instruments are similar to the exchange traded contracts. This is our next step of improving the Customer Service and maintaining the world best standards of trading.


20/11/2009«alpari» Group Starts Providing The Access To The Largest Electronic Trading System (ecn) Currenex

«Alpari» Group, one of the leading Forex Brokers announces the start of trading on live-accounts in ECN-system Currenex.

«Alpari» became the first international broker offering trades via Currenex in Alpari Direct and Alpari Direct Pro platforms with STP and NDD features.

For special benefit of our Customers — an opportunity to trade without commissions till 20th January, 2010 to celebrate the start of new service!

As of today you can make real-time transactions on pro.direct and pro.directpro accounts in Alpari Direct and Alpari Direct Pro platforms. It’s the Company’s first step in providing its Customers with an opportunity to work via the largest electronic trading system (ЕСN) Currenex.

If you open a pro.direct or a pro.directpro account you will access the liquidity of global financial institutions and reduce execution costs owing to the tight spreads and no exchange intermediaries. Currenex gives a range of advantages compared to the traditional trading systems:

  • the system unites more than 60 largest global banks, such as UBS, Barclays Capital, J.P. Morgan, Bank of America and others, as well as financial institutions, funds and corporations Autodesk, Compaq, Ericsson, Intel Corporation and many others;
  • the direct access to the interbank market;
  • traders can have better spreads when executing large trading volumes due to the liquidity of banks connected to Currenex;
  • the best speed of orders execution of any volumes, 1 click executable streaming prices;
  • 24 orders types including such advanced orders as pegged, iceberg, trailing stop. The last ones work on the system side and allow automated trailing stop by the market even if the terminal is switched off;
  • the orders execution is absolutely transparent and excludes any human factor;
  • a trader can view the market depth and access the second level of prices and real market volumes.

In connection of the new service start:

  • 1. The name of Terms of Business is changed to Terms of Business for MetaTrader 4 and Systematic platforms (for short «Terms of Business»).
  • 2. The new Terms of Business for Alpari Direct and Alpari Direct Pro platforms come into force (for short «Terms of Business ECN»).
  • 3. Some amendments are made to the Customers Agreement.

These changes come into force:

  • for old accounts — in 7 calendar days;
  • for new accounts — immediately following the new version of Customer Agreement publication in the web-site.

07/10/2009Alpari Direct - New Possibilities

Alpari have an opportunity to make transactions in demo mode on demo.classic.direct and demo.classic.directpro accounts on Alpari Direct and Alpari DirectPro platforms. It’s the first company’s step towards providing its Customers with an opportunity to work through the largest electronic trading system (ЕСN) Currenex.

If you open a  demo.classic.direct and demo.classic.directpro accounts you will have the direct access to liquidity of global financial institutions and save significant amounts due to the tight spreads and no manual intervention. Currenex gives range of advantages as compared with traditional trading systems:

– the system unites more than 60 largest global banks, such as ABN Amro, Barclays Capital, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, and financial institutions, funds and corporations Autodesk, Compaq, Ericsson, Intel Corporation and many others;

– the customers’ requests are sent directly to the interbank market;

– traders can have better spreads when executing large volumes owing to the great liquidity of the banks connected to Currenex;

– 24 orders types are available including the advanced orders such as pegged, iceberg, trailing stop. The latest ones operate on the system’s side and allow automated stop pulling up to the market even when the terminal is switched off;

– orders execution is absolutely transparent and excludes any human factor;

– traders can watch the deep liquidity pool and have access to the second level of prices and real market volumes (market depth).

More information about the platforms


11/09/2009The Start Of Real-time Trading Of Cfd On Share Indices
«Alpari» announces the start of real-time trading of CFD on share indices: #CFU9 (CAC 40 Index), #GXU9 (Dax Index), #ZU9 (FTSE 100 Index), #NXU9 (Nikkei 225 Index). These instruments were available for trading only on alpari.demo accounts before. Starting from September 14 CFD trading will be available on Classic accounts.

Before that the traders could trade only CFDs on American share indices, such as S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100. The requests of our customers resulted the widening of share indices range. The private investors can benefit from the new trading instruments. Now they have the access to the largest global exchanges: Pan-European Euronext NV, Frankfurt Stock Exchange, London Stock Exchange and Tokyo Stock Exchange.

CFD contracts on share indices have certain advantages. The owner can make money both on rise and fall of the underlying asset price. These derivatives are traded with minimum spreads and the margin is fixed and can't rise together with the difference of contract price.

When trading futures on share indices with relatively small deposit the owners of Classic trading accounts can find great liquidity of the stock market, which was available only for the large investors before. But now when the range of share indices is widened «Alpari» customers have global opportunities in the proper sense of the word.

07/09/2009The Floating Spread
Starting from September 7, 2009 «Alpari» introduces the floating spread for all currency pairs on demo-accounts.

We’ve already offered the floating spread to our customers earlier, but for nine currency pairs only. Starting from the next Monday we remove the restrictions and the floating spread will be available for all currency pairs! You can benefit from this opportunity due to the intensifying work on ECN integration.

At some time the spread value will vary within the range indicated in the Contract Specification. The best offer from the liquidity providers will be actual for a trader. Cooperation with ECN allows using of liquidity from the largest global banks, such as UBS, Deutsche Bank, Barclays Capital, etc.

11/08/2009Changes To The Regulations For Non-trading Operations And The Terms Of Business

From August 14, 2009 new clause 6.6. will be introduced to the Terms of Business. New terms will be also added to the Regulations for Non-Trading Operations: «Non-trading operation» and «Credit».

New version of the documents is available at the web-site of Alpari.

Terms of Business.
Regulations for Non-Trading Operations.


20/07/2009New Opportunity To Deposit Funds Via Moneybookers
Alpari is pleased to announce the introduction of a new opportunity to deposit funds via Moneybookers electronic system. This service is available in the Personal Area for all types of trading accounts. Funds can be deposited to the trading account by bank cards Visa, MasterCard, Diner’s Club, AMEX and JCB. Deposit can be also made by a bank transfer via Moneybookers system.

Moneybookers — is one of the leading international online payment systems, authorized to work with electronic cash by legislation of Great Britain and European Union. The activity of Moneybookers is regulated by FSA regulations, Great Britain.

04/07/2009Reduces Limit & Stop Levels
Starting from July, 6, 2009 Alpari reduces Limit & Stop levels in main currency pairs, popular CFDs on futures and all CFDs on shares!

The detailed information about the changes you can get on our web-site from July, 2, 2009.

01/07/2009Margin On Silver (spot)

From Jule 2, 2009 Alpari decreases margin on Silver (spot) from 2% to 1%.


23/02/2009Amendments To The Terms Of Business And Customer Agreement

As of March 2, 2009 the following documents are amended:

Terms of Business:
- a new clause “Leverage” is introduced.

Customer Agreement:
- new clause 2.7, The Removal of the Disabled Accounts to the Archive, is introduced;
- clause 5, Customer Requests and Instructions, is amended;
- clause 7, Margin Requirements, is amended;
- clause 20, Amendment and Termination, is amended;
- new terms are introduced into clause 21, Interpretation of Terms.

New version of the documents is available for reading at our web-site from February 23, 2009: Customer Agreement, Terms of Business.


16/02/2009As March Contract Expires On February 19, 2009, #qmh9

As March contract expires on February 19, 2009, #QMH9 will be traded as "close only" from February 18, 2009, so you won't be able to open new positions and place pending orders.

All open positions on #QMH9 will be closed on February 19, 2009 without your consent.

You will be able to trade #QMJ9 (CFD LIGHT SWEET CRUDE OIL MINY Apr09) from February 18, 2009.

For more detailed information please refer to Contract Specification or Expiration Calendar.


12/12/2008Leverage Decrease On Alpari.micro Accounts
From December, 19, 2008 leverage on alpari.micro accounts will decrease from 1:500 to 1:100 for week end. Leverage will decrease to 1:100 one hour before trading session ends on Friday and will be restored to 1:500 before trading session starts on Monday.

New terms come into force from December, 19, 2008 and will be applied on a permanent basis every Friday.

Alpari administration strongly recommends you:
- to reduce your summary trading position in advance;
- to keep Margin_Level of the trading account not less than 100%.

20/11/2008Trading Conditions Change

On the back of trading terms changes of our counterparts and according to p.2.13.d of Terms of Business Alpari changes the Spread size and orders placing levels in AUDNZD.

The changes come into force on November, 21.

More details and Contract Specification are available at our web-page «Our terms».