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Updated May 8, 2017

Notice regarding temporary day trading margin increases in anticipation of the French Election:

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The second round of the French election took place on May 7th 2017. With all the uncertainty surrounding FN leader Marine Le Pen, there was an expectation of increased market volatility to the markets should she be elected. There was also a high risk for some markets gapping on this event as the election will be held on a Sunday afternoon prior to the 6pm market open.

Due to these election uncertainties, temporary day trading margin increases went into effect after the close of Business Friday May 5th. As of Monday May 8th, normal day trading margins have been restored.