Blog, Updates & News
With yesterday's update, we enabled the API method market/get_bars, which makes it possible to implement your own charting solutions into your applications. It provides basic historic OHLC data in (currently) 3 resolutions: 1 minute, 1 hour and 1 day.
In the coming days we will also add historic data going back the last few years for plotting long-term charts.
You can find all the neccessary information in our API documentation.
The day following Thanksgiving Day is traditionally the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, and in the past decade it has become tradition that businesses offer special promotions on the day known as Black Friday. The day's name originated in Philadelphia, where it was originally used to describe the heavy and disruptive pedestrian and vehicle traffic that would occur on the day after Thanksgiving. To follow this tradition, we have decided to offer something too! On Friday, November 27th, all of our spreads will be reduced by 75%.
Since a regular trading day goes from 5:15pm-5:00pm (New York Time), this promotion will start on Thursday, November 26th at 5:15pm and will end on Friday, November 27th at 5:00pm.
We wish everyone a relaxing and calm December.
You may have heard about the Volkswagen emissions scandal which affected 11 million vehicles and lead to global news coverage. Volkswagen's stock price did not remain unaffected; it plunged in value by a third in the days immediately after the news. This opens the possibility for an interesting investment or other speculative trades.
We do not want our traders to miss this opportunity and added Volkswagen AG (Symbol: VWO) to our list of stocks.
Additionally, we added two new forex pairs for our Scandinavian traders:
In the past, it was quite difficult for developers to earn something from applications, which were built on top of 1Broker's API. To generate an incentive to create even more and better applications, we added the possibility to set a trader's referral ID via the API, when an order is opened. The profit share is equal to our traditional referral system: 15% of the spreads are credited instantly to the app-developer.
While this sounds like a minor change, we believe that this system has a huge potential and hope that some talented developers use this opportunity to create amazing software.
Visit our API documentation for more information on the technical part.
Today we rolled out a few minor improvements:
- The BTC/USD market is now open 24/7*
- The overnight financing charges were reduced from 0.2% to 0.12% (Long pos.) and 0.1% (Short pos.) for positions on BTC/USD
- Instant order execution is now available for: USD/JPY, USD/CHF, USD/CAD, GBP/USD, EUR/JPY, EUR/GBP, AUD/USD
- The maximum leverage for Gold and Silver was increased from 20 to 50.
*) Except during our daily break between 5:00 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. (New York Time)
In the past, we have received many requests about speeding up our order execution. We are aware that especially when trading Forex pairs, re-quotes and long execution times can be very frustrating. With today's update, we have activated a new trading engine which makes it possible to trade on selected markets re-quote-free and with response times of less than 50 milliseconds. This means that market orders are executed virtually instantaneously.
A lightning icon on the top of the market symbolizes if the market is currently using the new engine. In order to test this new system, it's currently only available for the EUR / USD market, however, in the near future, we will be adding more of the other markets that are currently available.
Thank you and happy trading!
We are proud to announce that 17 markets were added to our plattform. We selected these additions based on the feedback we got from our community. Unfortunately, we could not integrate all markets that were requested, but we already plan the next additions. Simply send us a mail and list your markets you would like to see on 1Broker.
- Western Union
- Bank of America
- FTSE 100
- ASX 200
- Euro Stoxx 50
- Hang Seng
- Nikkei 225
With today's update we enabled an optional Two-Step Token check when logging in. In the past traders were often concerned about their account security, since 2-factor authentication only protected withdrawal requests.
If you already use one of our 2FA systems and want to enable this additional protection please do the following:
- Go into your account settings and disable your current 2FA method.
- Click on Enable GAuth and follow the instructions.
- Make sure to check Protect Logins during the setup.
As you may know, we are currently working on a basic HTTPS API. We have already pushed the documentation live, so you can start planing your applications. The problem with APIs is that once publicly available, there is no easy way to change it without upgrading to a new API version. Therefore, we have tried to make our first version as stable as possible, and we will try to avoid version upgrades more than twice a year.
Currently, our timeline is:
- June, 7th: API will be made public in alpha state, expect minor changes.
- Mid June: Beta release; No more changes, only bug-fixes.
- End June/Early July: Stable version of our API (Version 1.0)
To raise the visual quality of our trading platform we will introduce many improvements in the coming months. With today's update we replaced our standard Arial font with the newest version of Google's Roboto. We chose this font after comparing it with several alternatives on various screens and light conditions. Typography isn’t often given a lot of consideration, but we think it's one the most important aspects when it comes to good interface design.
If you are also interested in this topic, feel free to give us some input on our decision and write us mail!