Day trading Restricted Economic Events

Traders can stay in positions they are already in, but are not allowed to Enter or Exit positions 5 Minutes before till 5 Minutes after each event!
Ignoring Restricted Events can lead to slippage compensation in profit calculations or worse!

Occasional Restricted Events

Event Name Effected market Date
German ZEW Economic SentimentDAX2020-01-21
Overnight RateSCAD2020-01-22
Unemployment RateAUD2020-01-23

Permanent Restricted Events

Event Name Effected market
ALL Federal Fund Rates & Interest Rate Decisions ALL FX
ALL Unemployment Changes (Monthly) ALL FX
ALL CPI Data (Quarterly) ALL FX

Event Name Effected market
FOMC Statements & Minutes USD
Non-Farm Payrolls USD
German Economic Settiments EUR / DAX
GDP (quarterly) USD
MPC Votes GBP
CPI (Monthly) CAD
GDP (Quarterly) NZD
Policy Rate CHF
Crude Oil Inventories Crude Oil, WTI, BRENT
Natural Gas Storage NATGAS
Crop Production Statistics ALL Commodities

Other Trading Restrictions

the following actions are Not permitted as a EnFoid Prop Trader

  • Gap Trading, getting fills in Gaps
  • Holding positions during closed markets (eg. Weekends)
    ALL Markets that have a "Night-break", and weekends
    Trading halts during midday or Rollover is fine
  • Scalping Major News (as listed above)
    Conservative News trading is fine, but no order is allowed to be filled 5 minutes before and 5 minutes after major news.
    see the list below for News that fall in this category

Restricted Symbols

The following symbols are generally & always prohibited

  • USDTHB US Dollar / Thai baht
  • EURTHB Euro / Thai baht
  • USDHKD US Dollar / Hongkong Dollar
  • EURHKD Euro / Hongkong Dollar