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Client Sentiment: Web page showing wrong number

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Hi,

I have just been looking at two pages on the IG site and they show different client sentiment numbers for AUDUSD:

https://www.ig.com/uk/marketanalysis/ig-forex/audusd1 : 67% long

https://www.ig.com/uk/forex/markets-forex/aud-usd : 50% short

The API is also returning 50% short so I presume the 67% figure is incorrect?

Can somebody from Support check please?

Thanks

 

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You only just noticed that?

 

IG 'DGAF' as usual.  At least the DailyFX w@nkers get access to the correct info though :D 

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Remember the data is indicative, if they give you incorrect info and you lose money because of it they don't give a f*k :D 

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- Hi honey, do you love me? 

- Of course I do

- I don't think so, you seem distant lately

- Well, love is just a sentiment

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24 minutes ago, jlz said:

- Hi honey, do you love me? 

- Of course I do

- I don't think so, you seem distant lately

- Well, love is just a sentiment

 

It's not a problem for you, so no need to care :)

 

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Just now, jlz said:

I actually use sentiment from one of the algos.

https://labs.ig.com/rest-trading-api-reference/service-detail?id=551

So, it is a problem for me. Bigger than it seems and unfortunately as you said, because it is indicative it shouldn't be used to make any decision. 

It's a problem for me also. IG just need to ensure the numbers are consistent, I don't know which number to believe as the API shows a different number to some of their webpages.

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4 minutes ago, jlz said:

So, it is a problem for me. Bigger than it seems and unfortunately as you said, because it is indicative it shouldn't be used to make any decision. 

 

Yeah just because a broker slaps the word 'indicative' on their data gives them a free pass to screw over their retail clients.

That's exactly how it works.

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15 minutes ago, andysinclair said:

It's a problem for me also. IG just need to ensure the numbers are consistent, I don't know which number to believe as the API shows a different number to some of their webpages.

yes, the API shows different numbers. Until one of the sides reaches 80% I don't normally do anything, below that it can change quickly. You can blame the broker but you can't prove it. If we compare it with other sites, is IG's data wrong or the other site's data wrong? How can you actually prove it?

We are on moving sands. 

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1 hour ago, jlz said:

yes, the API shows different numbers. Until one of the sides reaches 80% I don't normally do anything, below that it can change quickly. You can blame the broker but you can't prove it. If we compare it with other sites, is IG's data wrong or the other site's data wrong? How can you actually prove it?

We are on moving sands. 

 

Wtf are you talking about?

You *are* aware that DailyFX is a subsidiary of IG and gets it data from them?

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1 hour ago, jlz said:

We are on moving sands. 

Yeah, you work in IT all right.

Slimy office worker c&nt language.

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