It seems FXCM aren't the only forex broker suffering unfortunate side effects following the Swiss National Bank's unexpected announcement yesterday. I have a number of accounts with Alpari UK, fortunately in all the circumstances for test purposes only. Whilst I have yet to receive an email from them on this topic, they have posted the following notice on their web site this morning:

More on Swiss National Bank’s "Unexpected Policy" Bankrupts Alpari UK

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First of all, here's a screenshot from FXCM's flavour of MetaTrader 4 on January 15th 2015 :

The cause of the big gap was the following announcement from the Swiss National Bank at 9:30 GMT this morning:

More on Swiss Franc Surprise Causes FXCM a Big Problem

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