On 31 January 2019, there was published in the Official Journal of the EU (OJ) the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) decision of 23 January 2019 renewing the temporary restriction on the marketing, distribution or sale of contracts for differences (CFDs) to retail clients.

This decision extends for three months, from 1 February 2019, the restriction under MiFIR on promoting CFDs to retail clients. The restriction was previously renewed in November 2018.