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Your feedback helps to improve IG

Why your feedback matters Here at IG we want to make sure your suggestions help shape our direction and future. We appreciate that the best businesses are built around two-way communication with clients. That's why we provide a number of different ways for clients to quickly and easily talk to us. There is nothing worse than submitting feedback and feeling like your comments and suggestions have been jettisoned into the void of some unread inbox. We want to take this opportunity to lay

JamesIG

JamesIG

Working order preview now on charts

In a similar manner to our position preview feature you can now see your working order shaping up on the charts as you start creating orders from the ticket. Simply input your order direction, size and level and you will be able to see a preview on the chart. You can then decide to drag you Stop and/or Limit from the chart to define their absolute level and see the related Risk/Reward Ratio. Once you are happy with this just place your order from the ticket et voila! If you have any co

JamesIG

JamesIG

Where to find overnight funding charges on FX pairs

Turning on FX swap bid/offer When trading currency pairs, if a position is held through 10pm GMT, it will incur an overnight funding charge. This charge is based on the interest rate differential between the two currencies in the pair, where you receive interest in the currency you buy and pay interest on the currency you sell. Swap rates also apply to cryptocurrencies and spot gold, silver, platinum or palladium. Based on client feedback we have now added these overnight funding charg

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DanielaIG

We’re adding more extended-hours stocks

We’re pleased to announce that from 3pm (UK time) on 4 January 2021, we’ll add the following stocks to our All Session US shares offering: NIO Inc - ADR Peloton Interactive Inc Zoom Video Communications Inc Beyond Meat Inc Airbnb Inc You’ll be able to trade CFDs and spread bet on these stocks from 9am – 1am Monday to Thursday, and from 9am – 10pm on Fridays (all UK times). For share dealing, we’ll quote these stocks from 12pm – 10.30pm Monday to Thursday

CharlotteIG

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VIX Options

We've released options for the Volatility Index. You can find them on our platform under the options tab> Indices. Options, when buying the call/ put, are a great way to get involved in market movement whilst having limited risk.  Dealing hours : 09:00:00 – 21:15:00 GMT Monday-Friday Contracts offered : Currently offer the next two months (November and December)  Expiry for monthly options : Every 3rd Wednesday of the month Last trade : 21:15 GMT the day before expiry Settle

CharlotteIG

CharlotteIG

View 'Percentage' scale on IG charts

Hey all. On the back of client feedback our charting team have just delivered a new feature on mobile and desktop. You can now quickly and easily see the percentage movement on any given period for any market. This is accessible from the 'Other Options' drop down, or by right clicking on the chart, and selecting 'Percentage' from the 'Scale' option. The percentage scale will then be reflected on the Y axis for the 1st candle (close) visible on any chart to the last. In other words, the perc

JamesIG

JamesIG

Trade our US FANG index 24 hours a day

The US stock market opens from 2:30pm to 9pm London time, which means many UK-based trading companies only allow you to trade these individual stocks up until 9pm (with other regions having restrictions based on their local time zones). We know that many IG clients want to trade outside of these hours, especially over earning season, so we sought to offer you 'extended hours' on many of these major companies.    Trade the US FANG index 24 hours a day at IG This same concept applie

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JamesIG

Trade equity options online for Zoom Video Communications Inc throughout this week over earnings

We're offering weekly equity options on the platform for some stocks over earning season. Meaning you don't have to call us if you want to trade certain equity options. This week it's Zoom Video Communications Inc. We're also offering Tesla but that will stay on the platform going forward whereas the weekly options will change depending on which week of earnings season we're in.    What is an Equity option? Equity options are a form of derivative used exclusively to trade shares a

Trade equity options online for Twitter throughout this week over earnings

We're offering weekly equity options on the platform for some stocks over earning season. Meaning you don't have to call us if you want to trade certain equity options. This week it's Twitter Inc. We're also offering Tesla but that will stay on the platform going forward whereas the weekly options will change depending on which week of earnings season we're in.    What is an Equity option? Equity options are a form of derivative used exclusively to trade shares as the underlying a

Trade equity options online for Netflix throughout this week over earnings

We're offering weekly equity options on the platform for some stocks over earning season. Meaning you don't have to call us if you want to trade certain equity options. This week it's Netflix. We're also offering Tesla but that will stay on the platform going forward whereas the weekly options will change depending on which week of earnings season we're in.    What is an Equity option? Equity options are a form of derivative used exclusively to trade shares as the underlying asset

Trade equity options online for Beyond Meat Inc throughout this week over earnings

We're offering weekly equity options on the platform for some stocks over earning season. Meaning you don't have to call us if you want to trade certain equity options. This week it's Beyond Meat Inc. We're also offering Tesla but that will stay on the platform going forward whereas the weekly options will change depending on which week of earnings season we're in.    What is an Equity option? Equity options are a form of derivative used exclusively to trade shares as the underlyi

Trade equity options online for Baidu Inc throughout this week over earnings

We're offering weekly equity options on the platform for some stocks over earning season. Meaning you don't have to call us if you want to trade certain equity options. This week it's Baidu Inc. We're also offering Tesla but that will stay on the platform going forward whereas the weekly options will change depending on which week of earnings season we're in.    What is an Equity option? Equity options are a form of derivative used exclusively to trade shares as the underlying ass

Trade equity options online for Apple, Boeing and Facebook throughout this week over earnings IG Product Updates

We're offering weekly equity options on the platform for some stocks over earning season. Meaning you don't have to call us if you want to trade certain equity options. This week it's Apple, Boeing and Facebook. We're also offering Tesla but that will stay on the platform going forward whereas the weekly options will change depending on which week of earnings season we're in.    What is an Equity option? Equity options are a form of derivative used exclusively to

Trade EOS, Stellar and NEO crypto assets on IG

Three new crypto assets We are pleased to announce that you can now trade three new cryptocurrencies on our platform - EOS, Stellar and NEO. You should be able to see these on the CFD and spread betting leverage accounts under the 'Cryptocurrencies' header on the left hand side as well as on mobile. You can't trade these on a share dealing, ISA or smart portfolio account.  Key contributors to the recent launch were IG Community members who participated in a poll and picked which new cr

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NadelinaIG

Trade ByteDance (TikTok) with the IG grey market

Trade ByteDance (TikTok) ahead of its IPO, with the IG grey market By taking a position on a grey market, you’re taking a position on a company’s potential market cap ahead of its initial public offering (IPO). The price of a grey market is a prediction of what the company’s total market capitalisation will be at the end of its first trading day. If you think the estimated value of the company is over- or under-priced, a grey market enables you to take advantage of this disparity befor

CharlotteIG

CharlotteIG

Shape IG's future

We've added this blog so community members can have their say on projects we're looking to add in the future. Your vote will help us determine what our project teams work on to shape the future of IG.   Please have a look at all of the ideas below before voting. If you have time we would also appreciate you leaving any feedback positive or negative about the ideas, in the comment section.  1. Live Streamed Calendar Events • Access to live streams of important economic and market a

Robinhood Grey market

Robinhood Grey market By taking a position on a grey market, you’re taking a position on a company’s potential market cap ahead of its initial public offering (IPO). The price of a grey market is a prediction of what the company’s total market capitalisation will be at the end of its first trading day. If you think the estimated value of the company is over- or under-priced, a grey market enables you to take advantage of this disparity before the shares are released publicly on the sto

CharlotteIG

CharlotteIG

Reduced minimum bet sizes

I just wanted to update all Community members to let them know that we have recently reduced the minimum bet sizes on some key indices, commodities, and FX markets. This has been done for both UK spread betting accounts and European CFD accounts.  What are the minimum bet sizes for indices, commodities and FX on IG? Correct as of 6th September 2018 but subject to change   Continued feedback A key aim of Community is to keep a two way dialogue open between our client base

JamesIG

JamesIG

Podcasts from IG

Why we've started making Podcasts Podcasts are a great way to develop your trading knowledge and prepare for your time on the markets. You can explore different trends and events with our market deep dives as well as gain incite from our in-house experts and guests.    Where can you find them? Our Podcasts are now available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts. You can also find more information by following the link here.   What Podcasts have we made so far? The IG

CharlotteIG

CharlotteIG

Place working orders from IG charts

We have a great new feature which is available on desktop charts: you can now trade faster by choosing to place a working order directly from the charts, rather than needing to fill out the deal ticket, and take full advantage of our drag and drop stop/limit functions. This new feature should reduce the effort and number of steps required to place an order, remove the need to type, and also offer a clear visual preview of your order before placing.  To place your working order straight from

JamesIG

JamesIG

New trade analytics added to your account

Improve trading performance with our new tool Discover our new trade analytics tool, designed to help you evaluate and improve your trading performance. Accessed directly in the platform, it enables you to: ·        Gain deeper insight into your winning and losing trades ·        Identify and eliminate expensive trading mistakes ·        See your total returns, including all fees and adjustments ·        Monitor how much you pay in costs and charges We want you to k

CharlotteIG

CharlotteIG

New share dealing platform

We've released our new Share dealing platform.  This includes the following:  News workspace Filter and search Better charts The deal ticket  Alerts News and analysis Account balances   You can find our walk through video on our website:  https://www.ig.com/uk/help-and-support/investments/share-dealing-and-isas/how-do-i-use-the-share-dealing-platform Give me any feedback you have and I will happily pass it onto the developers. 

CharlotteIG

CharlotteIG

New platform feature: new visibility icon

On the back of client feedback and to make the platform easier to navigate, we have now made the ‘show’ button easier to find by adding the toggle to the top of the charts. By clicking this button, you will be able to customize the information that appears on your charts. These functionalities were previously available by right clicking on the graph, however due to significant and continued client use they’re now only one click away.       Graph features you c

DanielaIG

DanielaIG

New platform feature: Deal position preview

On the back of client feedback and the success experienced on the IG apps, we have now added the deal position preview functionality to the web dealing platform. This feature is automatically enabled on the new dealing platform. To disable it, right click on the graph and select Position Preview from the “show” dropdown. What does this feature tell me? When filling in a deal ticket, new visual features will appear on the graph. When the direction (buy or sell) is selected, a shaded are

DanielaIG

DanielaIG

New indicator: Volume Weighted Moving Average

This indicator emphasizes volume by weighing prices based on the amount of trading activity in a given period of time, where prices with heavy trading activity get more weight than prices with light trading activity. The VWMA has several advantages over a ‘simple’ WMA (which calculates an average of the closing price of ‘n’ number candlesticks giving the same weight to each one). With the volume weighted moving average (VWMA), the closing price of the day with the greatest volume gets a hig

DanielaIG

DanielaIG

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