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16 minutes ago, dmedin said:

Just seen this!  It's amazing!  👍:D🥳

Just saw the email,but I don't seem to have it on my account

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Apparently the 'notional value' of all my trades since I started is over £8 million 😮 :D

 

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FTSE stocks are showing 'auction' status after the 16:30 close!

It's all go at IG's IT department!

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Good start this analytics dashboard, but long way to go. It's 2019! A top Data Analytics Dashboard should be standard procedure for any broker

The analytics form ProRealTime contains a lot more data and lets you drill down a lot better.

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6 minutes ago, mark27 said:

Anybody else not have it

Should be in the 3 dots drop down box in your My IG page though if trading via mt4 will be inactive and doesn't look to be available for demo. 

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Just now, Caseynotes said:

Should be in the 3 dots drop down box in your My IG page though if trading via mt4 will be inactive and doesn't look to be available for demo. 

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Not on mine

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The basic functionality of showing your win/loss and your total losses (or winnings) over multiple time periods is greatly appreciated.  No need to download a gazillion spreadsheets and calculate it all manually.

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2 minutes ago, mark27 said:

Not on mine

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It's a beta, is yours an Australian account? may be trialing on uk accounts first.

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3 minutes ago, dmedin said:

The basic functionality of showing your win/loss and your total losses (or winnings) over multiple time periods is greatly appreciated.  No need to download a gazillion spreadsheets and calculate it all manually.

is that all, mine just says 'not enough history to view analytics' (as i'm using mt4).

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5 minutes ago, mark27 said:

No ,don't use that account now.Back on the UK one 

@CharlotteIG Is this rolled out for everyone 

Unless ,its technically not a UK account anymore ..When the brexit 31st Oct deadline was approaching my account was migrated to IG Europe  so I could still trade in the event of a hard brexit

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Apologies for the late response. We're in the initial beta launch phase and that we'll be rolling out more functionality and improvements. As we're still in the testing phase, not all clients will have access yet but it will be available to everyone in the coming months. 

 

@mark27 @Caseynotes @dmedin @DSchenk

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On 26/11/2019 at 14:51, mark27 said:

my account was migrated to IG Europe

That's interesting.

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Wow, this is quite fascinating to find.

-£1780 since i started.  This makes sense.  46% Win rate.  Lost £1000 of this on Spot Gold and the FTSE lol.

Yey.

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lol I've lost a lot in one year.  It's good to be reminded and have it 'in my face' so that I know when to stop.  🙈

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3 hours ago, dmedin said:

lol I've lost a lot in one year.  It's good to be reminded and have it 'in my face' so that I know when to stop.  🙈

Analytics make it easier to validate your trading system and prevent false hope leading you towards bankruptcy. 

I would say use analytics to make sure your system actually works before going live but this function is not available on the demo platform yet so find something else until it is.

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9 hours ago, Caseynotes said:

Analytics make it easier to validate your trading system and prevent false hope leading you towards bankruptcy. 

I would say use analytics to make sure your system actually works before going live but this function is not available on the demo platform yet so find something else until it is.

In retrospect I should have spent my first 12 months on the demo, but it takes a great deal of self-discipline to be about to do that and I admire anyone who can manage to resist the temptation to bet real money for 12 months or more.

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2 hours ago, dmedin said:

In retrospect I should have spent my first 12 months on the demo, but it takes a great deal of self-discipline to be about to do that and I admire anyone who can manage to resist the temptation to bet real money for 12 months or more.

nearly but not quite. the point is you should have been collecting data the whole time. rather than just punching BUY SELL on demo you would have been better off trialing your rules based strategy (not the average basic platitudes based one) on a live average market that allows MICRO  trading size. (mt4)

With real data you can then evaluate what works for real rather than hopes and dreams on demo and so build from a solid base.

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Well ... all signs point to TA being less effective than just buying and holding

 

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The IG's analytics looks fine, but not that useful. Thinking from a trader's perspective in designing these types of system could go a long way. In my view these are the must have for a good trade analytics feature:

  • Currently basic stuffs like custom date is missing, and analytics does not provide much info. I believe these will be added because these are the most basic stuff.
  • Probably the most important and useful addition would be to have the ability to UPLOAD a Chart Image and put a note for each trade. This feature would take this to a new level as there are no proper software that allows this making it dfficult to keep journals.

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5 minutes ago, Guest Aus Trader said:

The IG's analytics looks fine, but not that useful. Thinking from a trader's perspective in designing these types of system could go a long way. In my view these are the must have for a good trade analytics feature:

  • Currently basic stuffs like custom date is missing, and analytics does not provide much info. I believe these will be added because these are the most basic stuff.
  • Probably the most important and useful addition would be to have the ability to UPLOAD a Chart Image and put a note for each trade. This feature would take this to a new level as there are no proper software that allows this making it dfficult to keep journals.

Thank you for the feedback.

I will let the project manager know your points. It is in the testing stage at the moment so the project managers are looking for feedback on IG analytics. 

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6 minutes ago, Guest Aus Trader said:

The IG's analytics looks fine, but not that useful. Thinking from a trader's perspective in designing these types of system could go a long way. In my view these are the must have for a good trade analytics feature:

  • Currently basic stuffs like custom date is missing, and analytics does not provide much info. I believe these will be added because these are the most basic stuff.
  • Probably the most important and useful addition would be to have the ability to UPLOAD a Chart Image and put a note for each trade. This feature would take this to a new level as there are no proper software that allows this making it difficult to keep journals.

yes, fully agree, I expect this to be added to but traders who currently use nothing at all but a hope and a prayer can start seeing early on that their system isn't working and so start making amendments instead of drifting on for months getting nowhere.

Custom date and adding pics would make that process easier to do.

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2 hours ago, Caseynotes said:

traders who currently use nothing at all but a hope and a prayer can start seeing early on that their system isn't working and so start making amendments instead of drifting on for months getting nowhere.

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It makes it easier to see how much money you've lost and that is very potent.

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though your PnL will do that but that can be misleading and cause people to abandon a system too early, it really is all about the collated stats, that's the only thing that will give the confidence to keep going or to recognise when it's time to change course.

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We're not offering trade analytics on MT4, just CFD, FSB and forex. 

The project manager informed me of some options they're looking into going forward. Do keep in mind that these are not definite but I wanted to share the future options they're considering: 

  • Ability to tag individual trades
  • We're discussing showing a chart of the underlying during the lifetime of the trade
  • Chart your PnL over time
  • The ability to drill into markets to see a trade by trade breakdown
     

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