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Welcome to the IG Community.

 

Our Community aims to encourage thought and discussion about different topics of interest to today’s trader. This can include the financial markets in general, trading strategies, technical analysis and our platform’s features. We want to make this a positive, engaging and informative environment, so have written the following guidelines to ensure members can connect with each other in a positive and informative way, whilst still have a bit of fun.

 

Please do keep in mind that most of the content posted in the Community is user generated and so is not official support provided by IG. Use your best judgement and exercise caution where appropriate, regardless of where the information has originated. For official support or if you have an urgent problem, take a look at our Contact us page.

 

When using the IG Community:

  • Please search the community before asking a question, as there may already be an answer
  • Abide by the IG Terms of Service
  • Avoid posting personal information, such as account number/username, passwords or email addresses.
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  • Let us know if any posts are breaking the rules, by clicking “Flag for a Moderator” on that post
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  • You are responsible for any posts you make within the community
  • Please be nice to each other, remember that everyone has different opinions
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  • Make your posts informative – it’s more helpful and could get you additional Likes
  • Say thank you when you’ve received a good reply or answer, and award a Like
  • Do not post comments in CAPS or in multiple colours

 

Please bear in mind:

We reserve the right to delete any content on the IG Community that has broken our Community guidelines or is otherwise illegal, harmful, or inaccurate. We also reserve the right to limit access to the community by temporarily or permanently banning a user from it.


You need to be at least 18 years old to use the IG Community. These Community Guidelines are in addition to our full Terms/Privacy policy.

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