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GameStop and AMC Entertainment and margin update

Gamestop AMC trading restrictions Due to the recent extreme volatility, and in order to prioritise the service we give our existing clients, we are not allowing any new positions to be opened on the US stocks GameStop and AMC Entertainment. These restrictions apply to all IG accounts, and will be reviewed regularly. You will still be able to close any open positions that you have in these stocks. Any orders that you have already placed on these two stocks will remain. In addition

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Combine drawings and indicators

I'm happy to announce that you can now add drawings to the indicator study area both on desktop and mobile of the IG charts. This new functionality has been developed on the back of client feedback submitted to Community, from within the dealing platform, and directly with our Trading Services and client facing teams. If you have any other requests, please add them in the comment section below and we'll make sure the charting dev team and product owners see them. You can now draw on indicat

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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

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Apple and Tesla Stock Split

Apple and Tesla Stock Split Apple and Tesla have both announced they will carry out stock splits on Monday 31 August 2020 making it easier and cheaper for retail clients to trade. Apple is splitting its shares four-for-one. This means there will be four times as many shares circulating, at a quarter of their previous value Tesla is splitting its shares five-for-one. This means there will be five times as many shares circulating, at a fifth of their previous value Commission-f

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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

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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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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

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Chart updates, crypto pairs, and weekend funding

IG Product Update July 2018 We recently made a post on Community showcasing a number of ways you can leave feedback and suggest improvements regarding our products and services. I wanted to follow up with our first ever ‘Product Update’ post so you can see some of the recent improvements we have made on the back of our continued two way communication which has helped IG become the global leader.    The recent updates include, Partially close positions via charts Marke

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Can I trade share options with IG?

Can I trade share options with IG? This question has been popping up around the community. Yes, you can trade a range of share options with us. Select popular stocks are available to trade on our web platform, and our full range is available to trade by phone. Can I trade share options online, or do I have to phone to deal? That depends on which markets you’d like to trade. We are testing online trading for share options, and to start off with we’re offerin

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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. 

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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

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

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Keyboard shortcuts for chart intervals (and future crosshair data)

If you like to change between different intervals on the IG desktop charts (from 1 minute candlesticks to 5 or 10 minute candles, or to hours, days or months) then we've just made it easier with keyboard shortcuts. Whilst on a chart you can type any number from 1 to 5 on your keyboard to bring up a small 'interval' dialogue box, confirm your choice, and hit enter. For example: 1 minute intervals: type 1 then enter 5 minute intervals: type 5 then enter 1 hour intervals: type 1 h then ent

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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

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Indicator descriptions now on charts

We have recently released a charting update which gives you a brief overview of the indicators on the IG platform and how you can use them to get the most out of your technical analysis. We plan to roll this out imminently for the various drawing tools we have on the platform as well.  You can see how this looks in the image above.  How to access IG indicator descriptions on our charts Either right click on the chart and select 'Indicator' or use the 'Indicator' button at the top

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Customise Stochastic and KDJ indicators on charts

On the back of recent client feedback you can now customise the Stochastic and KDJ indicator levels on IG charts. Once you have added either of these indicators (which you can do by right clicking > indicator > stochastic) simply click the label in the bottom left of the chart and the option window will appear. You should be able to amend the Overbought and Oversold levels here along with some other variable to customise further. 

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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

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Indicator update: Customising RSI levels

On the back of client feedback we now offer the possibility to customise the RSI levels on desktop and mobile devices. To do so, click on the RSI label once you have enable the indicator on your chart. This will open a dialog box that will allow you to change the levels (which are set at the default levels of 30/70), as well as customise the period and the colour of the lines. What is RSI? The Relative Strength Index is a momentum indicator that measures the magnitude of recent price c

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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

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Heikin-Ashi candles on IG charts: how to turn on HA candles

Heikin-Ashi candles are now available on the IG trading platform for both desktop and mobile. This feature has been one of the more highly requested additions to charts as these types of candles are commonly used by traders looking at identifying trends visually without the need of complex analysis.   How can I see  Heikin-Ashi candles on the IG dealing platform? Turning on Heikin-Ashi candles is simple. If you want to see these candles; Simply open the main menu by right cl

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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

New indicator: Ease of Movement

What is the EOM indicator? An indicator that highlights the relationship between price and volume and is particularly useful when assessing the strength of a trend. As implied by its name, it is used to measure the ease of movement in price. It is a volume-based oscillator that fluctuates above and below the zero line. In general, when the oscillator is above zero, the price is advancing with relative ease. When the indicator is below zero, the prices are declining with relativ

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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 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 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
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