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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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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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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

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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

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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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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

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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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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 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

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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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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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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IG Crypto 10 Index

We are now live with our 'Crypto 10 Index' for all clients*. You can find this asset via the dealing platform 'Search' function on mobile or the desktop trading platform, or via the left hand 'Cryptocurrency' fly-out on the desktop platform.    What is the 'Crypto 10 Index'? The Crypto 10 Index represents the performance of the largest 10 tokens (constituents at the bottom), selected and weighted by market capitalization. At current crypto currency prices the index captures close

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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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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

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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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Dividend Adjustments 28 Oct - 4 Nov

Expected index adjustments  Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 28 Oct 2019. If you have any queries or questions on this please let us know in the comments section below. For further information regarding dividend adjustments, and how they affect  your positions, please take a look at the video.  Special Dividends         Index

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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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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 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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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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Bollinger %B & Bollinger Bandwidth

We're happy to announce that both Bollinger %B and  Bollinger Bandwidth are now available to use on the web platform and mobile app.  Bollinger %B Bollinger %B indicator helps you work out where price is in relation to the upper and lower Bollinger Bands. This shows a reading of 1 if the price is trading at the upper band, or 0 if it's at the lower band.  Bollinger %B allows you to take readings of divergences that often precede market reversals: A bearish divergence oc

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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

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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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