Macroeconomic Trading

Is trading the news permitted?

Updated over a week ago

We try not to restrict our trader's style at The Forex Funder. As such, macroeconomic news trading is allowed on our accounts. However, any order placed & closed on high-impact news within 5 minutes before and 5 minutes after can result in an account suspension.

Time in Meta Trader (MT) is displayed as Eastern European Time (EET). During Daylight Saving Time, EET is 3 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +3). During Standard (Winter) Time, EET is 2 hours ahead of GMT (GMT +2).

Note: You are still expected to trade with a reasonable lot size as if trading your own live account.

Added on 16 Aug 2023:
To avoid confusion, this is the calendar we use: https://www.dailyfx.com/economic-calendar

Added on May 2024:
To avoid confusion, the following platforms follows the following timezones:

  • cTrader: UTC

  • MatchTrader UTC

  • TradeLocker EST

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