Hours of operation

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OANDA's hours of operation coincide with the global financial markets. If you decide to leave trades open over the weekend:

• You cannot close existing positions or open new positions when markets are closed (but you can place or modify entry orders, stop-loss, take-profit and trailing stop orders).

• Spreads (the difference between the bid price and the ask price) typically widen at 4p.m. Friday (New York time), to reflect decreased liquidity in the global markets. These widened spreads could trigger stop-loss orders or margin closeouts when a position is opened at this time.

• Market prices may significantly change or “gap” when trading resumes on Sunday. This change could trigger pending orders, which are executed at the current market rate. For example, if the market rate moves against you, a stop-loss order may be closed at a rate that is different from your stop-loss rate, resulting in additional losses.

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