For AED, BHD, EGP, KWD, OMR and QAR, the spot date for Thursday's trades is also taken to be Monday, because this still leaves two working days for each currency in the pair (i.e.Friday and Monday for the USD, and Sunday and Monday for the Arab currency).The conventional spot date is generally now T 1, even in the Turkish interbank market.

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The trade date/time is a timestamp to record when a trade was executed.

It is customary to store the trade date/time in GMT/UTC in a database, and for display purposes either to suffix it with "GMT" or "UTC", or otherwise to translate it to a user's local time zone.

If T 1 is a USD holiday, this does not normally prevent T 2 from being the spot date.

Certain Latin American currencies (ARS, CLP and MXN) are an exception to this.

This means that Tuesday is never a spot date in these currencies and can only be priced as a broken date.

The exceptions to this rule are SAR and JOD, where the spot date for Thursday's trades is taken to be Tuesday, effectively making a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) for value date purposes.

Value dates are the dates on which FX trades settle, i.e.

the date that the payments of each currency are made.

Being a timestamp, the trade date does not change at the time of the value date roll-over. This additional field should not incorporate a time, only a date, and is not normally displayed to price takers.

Some systems include an additional trade date field to indicate the effective trade date for value date calculation purposes, i.e. There are many vendors of holiday data for calculating value dates.

It is normal that the value date may sometimes not appear as expected in relation to the trade date.