Can I trade during highly volatile market news?

When you are in your Practice session, you can trade during major economic releases.

However, at Qualifying Session and Funded Session you must be flat if your symbol is affected by a major economic release. You need to close all your positions 1 minute before the release and may reopen them 1 minute after the release.

This is due to high volatility that occurs during major economic releases. Markets tend to get thin and orders are difficult to execute, hence high financial risks that we would like to avoid.