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  1. 4 points
    So Much Risk, Status Quo is an Improvement In individual trading sessions or entire weeks where there is an overwhelming amount of important, scheduled event risk; we often find the market frozen with concern of imminent volatility. Even as a remarkable surprise prints on the docket early in the week, the impact it generates is often truncated by the concern that the subsequent release can generate just as much shock value but in the opposite direction. Many opportunities have been spoiled by such situations. Yet, what happens if we face the same situation on a grander scale? What if the threats are thematic, global and frequently lacking a specific time frame? We are facing just such a scenario now. The most troublesome subject is the unpredictable winds from the global trade wars. For influence, this is a systemic threat as the economic pain will inevitably come to a head. If we had an end date to work with, there would be a more decisive risk aversion, but it is the uncertainty of pacing that leaves the markets to drift with anxiety. Most critical updates in this ‘war’ have come out of the blue in the form of a tweet from US President Donald Trump. Add to this fully capable theme conflicting – though less capricious – matters, and there is just enough sense of opportunity in short-term efforts to keep bulls clinging to hope. Monetary policy, new and failing economic relationships, corporate earnings and more can fill in between shocks of new tariff threats. Though, if we came to a scenario of a universal dovish shift in central banks (or any other theme for that matter), would it be enough to offset the blight to global growth from trade wars? Not likely. Any Whiff of Fed Worry and a Dollar with Everything to Lose I weighed out my theory last week that Fed policy can only disappoint moving forward. That is not to say it can maintain a sense of status quo – it certainly can. However, the genuine opportunities for this central bank to ‘surprise in favor of the bulls’ is so improbable as to be impractical. It has already established a pace remarkably aggressive relative to counterparts. If conditions continue to support growth and optimism, it would lead other central banks onto a path to close the gap with the Fed. If economic and financial health floundered, the Fed would in turn have to ease its pace. This past week, the CPI data gave quantitative support for the status quo – though not any material Dollar lift. The Fed’s monetary policy update to Congress on the other hand laced its confidence on the economic outlook with modest concern over the fallout from trade wars while a separate report suggested the tax cuts would have less positive effect on the economy than previously anticipated. You can bet Fed Chairman Jerome Powell will have to address questions on both fronts when he testifies before the Senate Wednesday in the semi-annual Humphrey-Hawkins testimony. There are many Congressmen and –women from both parties who have called out the President’s aggressive position on trade as self-defeating. Powell will want to avoid triggering market fears (avoiding volatility is a third, unspoken mandate of the central bank), but the lawmakers will push the topic whether to illustrate the damage they fear or to earn political points. If he admits growth is at risk from the advance of trade wars, it would signal to the market that the pacing already baked in is less stable than what is presumed, and the passive premium behind the dollar may start to bleed off. China Data Run and Data Questions China is in a very difficult position. It is attempting to transition itself from methods of growth that are impossible to maintain over the long term without inadvertently causing disastrous instability. To successfully make this ‘evolution’ to an economy primarily supported by domestic consumption, stable capital markets and a wealthier population (rather than leveraged financing and questionable export policies), the government requires a remarkable amount of stability. The healthy risk appetite and moderate growth registered for the global economy over the past five years was the perfect environment upon which to pursue this effort. That is especially true because the Chinese data that already draws a fair amount of skepticism from the rest of the world would look like an unlikely idyllic steering for the economy – a pace that could be dubiously attributed to the general environment. Now, however, that gentle landing has been disrupted by the aggression from the United States. The drive to escalate trade wars threatens not just the important trade between to two countries, it risks pushing disbelief over China’s statistics to the breaking point. Though they would not likely show serious pressure in any area of the economy or financial system that they control, markets have grown adept at reading between the official lines when it comes to China. Spurring fears of a ‘hard landing’ for the world’s second largest economy could spur capital flight as foreign investors look to repatriate and nationals attempt to slip through controls to diversify their exposure. It should be said that if there is a crisis in China, it will spread to the rest of the world; but some may be happy if China were permanently put off the path to securing its position as the antipodean super power to the US. It is this big picture landscape that we must keep in mind as the important data of the coming week – China 2Q GDP, fixed investment, surveyed jobless rate, retail sales and foreign direct investment – crosses the wires with unsurprisingly little impact on the controlled USDCNH exchange rate. Any questions, just ask.John Kicklighter
  2. 4 points
    This blog post is to update everyone of the themes that DailyFX expects to focus on in the week ahead. Given the focus of previous weeks, the backdrop market conditions and the event risk ahead; the three topics below will be particularly important in our coverage. Risk trends amid trade wars If you somehow were in doubt that trade wars were already underway, the enactment of reciprocal $34 billion tariffs by the United States and China on each other this past week should banish that disbelief. For much of the world, the score is one whereby the US has triggered an opening import tax on the world’s second largest economy for what it perceives as intellectual property theft, and China has retaliated in kind. From the Trump administration’s perspective, the actions are a long overdue move to balance decades of unfair trade practices. Both feel they are reacting rather than instigating which gives both sides a sense of righteousness that can sustain escalating reprisals. Yet, as discussed previously, this is not the first move in the economic engagement. The United States’ metals tariffs was the first outright move that came without the pretense of operating through WTO channels. And, in a speculative market where the future is factored into current market price; the unilateral and extraordinary threats should be considered the actual start. The anticipation of a curb on global growth and capital flow very likely was a contributing factor to the stalled speculative reach and increased volatility over the past three months. Yet, markets have not collapsed under the fear of an economic stall with values pushing unreasonable heights. Perhaps this market simply needs to see the actual evidence of fallout before it starts moving to protect itself. This past week, the midnight cue for the tariffs notably didn’t send capital markets stumbling. In fact, the major US indices all advanced through Friday’s session. Blissful ignorance can last for ‘a little longer’, but blatant disregard for overt risks on a further reach for yield is hoping for too much. A Brexit breakthrough…to the next obstacle Heading into a full cabinet meeting this past Friday, headlines leveraged serious worries that UK Prime Minister Theresa May would find herself moving further into a corner on a split Brexit view from which she would no longer be able to escape a confidence vote checkmate. Yet, the reported rebel ministers that were pushing for a more stringent position on trade and market access in the divorce procedures seemingly relented. May was free to pursue a ‘free trade area for goods’ with close customs ties (though bank access would be restricted somewhat). From the market’s perspective, this is a tangible improvement in the general situation as it removes at least one level of ambiguity in a very complicated web. The foundation of ‘risk’ – as I’m fond to reiterate – is the uncertainty of future returns. If your investment is 95% likely to yield a given return, there is little risk involved. On the other hand, if that return is only 10% (regardless of how large it may be) there is a high risk associated. The same evaluation of this amorphous event applies. With the UK government on the same page in its return to the negotiation table, there is measurably less uncertainty. That said, this was only an agreement from one side of the discussion; and the EU has little incentive to give particularly favorable terms which would encourage other members to start their own withdrawal procedures. Furthermore, there is still a considerable range of issues for which the government and parliament are still at odds. If you are interested in the Pound, consider what is feasible for any bullish exposure with the cloud cover of uncertainty edging down from 100% to 90%. Fed monetary policy can only disappoint from here We don’t have a FOMC meeting scheduled for this coming week; but in some ways, what is on the docket may have greater sway over monetary policy speculation. The US central bank has maintained a policy of extreme transparency, going so far as to nourish speculation for rate hikes through their own forecasts and falling just short of pre-committing. They cannot pre-commit to a definitive path for policy because they must maintain the ability to respond to sudden changes in the economic and financial backdrop. And, making a sudden change from a vowed move will trigger the exact volatility the policy authority is committed to avoiding. Yet, how significant is the difference between an explicit vow on future monetary policy and a very heavy allusion in an effort at ‘transparency’. The markets adapt to the availability of evidence for our course and fill in with whatever gaps there are with speculation. This level of openness by the Fed sets a dangerous level of certainty in the markets. With that said, what is the course that we could feasibly take from here? Is it probable that the rate forecast continues to rise from here – further broadening the gap between the Fed and other central banks? That is what is likely necessary to earn the Dollar or US equities greater relative value given its current favorable standing isn’t earning further gains. More likely, the outlook for the Fed will cool whether that be due to the US closing in on its perceived neutral rate, economic conditions cooling amid trade wars or the increasing volatility of the financial markets jeopardizing onerous yields. Where the Dollar may have underperformed given the Fed’s policy drive in 2017, it still carries a premium which can deflate as their outlook fades. This puts the upcoming June US CPI reading and the Fed’s monetary policy update for Congress in a different light. All of this said, this is not the only fundamental theme at play when it comes to the Dollar. There is trade wars, reserve diversification and general risk trends. Interestingly enough, all of those carry the same skew when it comes to the potential for impact. Any questions, just ask. John Kicklighter
  3. 4 points
    Very much similar to the ADVFN Toplists, it would be really useful if the mobile app could give a quick top 20 risers and fallers (by points or percentage) https://uk.advfn.com/insights/toplist/LSE This is one of the first things I go to in the mornings and through the day. It could cover all LSE market, or UKX, AIM, midcap etc..?
  4. 3 points
    Thanks for the useful additions to the already excellent charts. Any likelihood of OCO trades in the not too distant future?
  5. 2 points
    There does not seem to be any discussion about what retail traders can do in light of the ESMA rulings. I want to know if anyone can let me know a company which is not subject to the Draconian ruling. My opinion is that retail traders are being discriminated against and also are being punished for wanting to spend their money in the way they want; It seems Spfeadbetting is being classed as gambling and therefore spreadbetters are a stupid lot. EMSA really have no idea how things work in real life - they need CONTROL over people and think they know best. I am nieve I know, but I do not care - I have asked ESMA what compensation they will be paying me for the money spent on useless courses, loss of any earnings, and loss of freedom to choose. I am also taking this to the Ombudsman as I sincerely think retail traders are being grossly treated and demonised an also being discriminated against. My opinion and also other peoples opinions obviously do not matter to them. i do think this is a DRACONIAN move on their part and not well thought out at all. It seems to me that they want to be seen as 'doing something' rather than looking for a solution - they obviously think retail traders are a dumb lot and cannot think for themselves. They are supposedly doing it in the name of' PROTECTION, we know all about this as prohibition has always been a first move for people who need to show they are in control of peoples lives - there is no true caring thught here - just an if you don't like it, you will have to lump it attitude. EMSA is not a parent and retail traders are not children.
  6. 2 points
    Part I: I am getting asked a lot of questions on Blockchain. I have promised many that I will start a post and begin putting down some of my thoughts for the IG Community to read and consider. If those who read do not agree or appreciate my thoughts then that is absolutely fine. In my opinion (based on what I have read on the subject matter) then Blockchain is at the same level to where the Internet was during its earlier years. If Blockchain is applied successfully then it could make the Internet more decentralised which is how it was initially intended. I think it is the most important development since the Internet. For me in simple terms, Blockchain is a form of technology that can record transactions on a permanent basis which cannot be altered. This is extremely useful from an audit perspective. I can envisage most people checking and verifying information on the 'Blockchain'. It may well even replace the word database! Blockchain is the technology behind Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies. They exist because of the Blockchain technology behind it and underpinning it. From a technical perspective, Blockchain could be described as a back end database that maintains a distributed ledger. From a business perspective, Blockchain could be described as an exchange network for moving transactions, value, assets without any intermediaries. From a legal perspective, Blockchain validates transactions which replaces that historically trusted institutions / organisations. One way of looking at Blockchain is merely an extension of the Internet. Those who appreciate the historical evolution of the World Wide Web will appreciate Blockchain and the journey it is heading towards. Just like the World Wide Web needs the Internet so too does Blockchain applications. The ambition is that they can bypass the Web and create a more decentralised version. This is one of the biggest promises of Blockchain technology. In all my time investing, my experience tells me that as a trend follower, the strongest impact for a trend or technology is whether it has a strong narrative. In my opinion, Blockchain, has an extremely strong narrative. The Internet too had a strong narrative. The most popular use of Blockchain technology has been Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. In simplistic terms, Blockchain is like a very large database. Blockchain is also very technical. I suggest anyone who is genuinely really interested to read books on Blockchain as that is the only way they can really even begin to understand the complexities behind Blockchain. I am keeping things very simple for the IG Community. However I will add more detail and specifics in future parts to this post. Part II: If one looks at Blockchain from a technology perspective then one will implement it as a technology. However, if one looks at Blockchain as a business change enabler then one will begin to think about business processes. It is only when one starts looking at different business processes where Blockchain could be applied to make it more efficient, effective, robust and quick that the markets around the world really do begin to open up in one's mind. I think what people forget is that Blockchain offers a genuine new way of implementing trust in relation to transactions. It is perfectly feasible to make an assumption that going forwards in the future it will be machines that will compute trust rather than it being verified by humans. I think from an evidential standard, it is not unreasonable to even suggest that proving that something did actually happen will be served by Blockchains. A lot of people will be aware of smart contracts and smart property. These in my opinion will be Blockchain's initial biggest drivers. I think the mainstream is simply not educated enough in the subject area to truly appreciate Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies. For example, if I had a rare vintage Swiss watch, expensive art, unique stamp or rare diamond ring then I would go to the relevant specialists and experts to get a true valuation of its worth. Blockchain and especially Cryptocurrencies are the same but the audience commenting on it may not have the specialist knowledge required to even understand what the true valuation could be for Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies. Why should a journalist, news reporter, mainstream media, person on the street, your neighbour, relative, friend or colleague be qualified to even comment that Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies are worthless and frauds. How can they without having the technical knowledge behind the subject area suggest that for example Bitcoin is going down to zero. I will end this part by stating that we are beginning to accept that the future of cars is 'self-driving' and 'electric / hydrogen'. If we open our mind then we will begin to accept that the future of money is 'digital' and the way to move assets and conduct transactions around the world are going to be based on the 'Blockchain'. Part III: How do I see Blockchain being adopted in financial institutions? This is a question that I get asked a lot. I think they will try and adopt certain parts in a subtle way but it is start ups that are really going to aggressively push the boundaries of blockchain within the financial industry. For those who want exposure to this area then they will have to consider looking at start ups and especially those who have a real 'edge'. Once mainstream banks start providing cryptocurrency services whether it be in the form of digital wallets, crypto bank accounts, or crypto money transfers against fiat currencies then there really will be a blockchain revolution of some form. I think the in between step could be say linking your traditional bank accounts to your crypto wallets. It may be that banks do not adopt such a method and it ends up being the crypto wallets offering links to fiat accounts and currencies. A key point of Blockchain is that information is cryptographically secure. Trust plays a crucial role. I am mindful of my audience and I could at this point get technical but my aim was to bring some exposure of blockchain to those that may not fully appreciate this new technology. This journey that has began with Blockchain will not be anywhere near complete until it enters into a variety of different industries and governments around the world. Blockchain at its most effective will provide "proof of everything". It will great for audit / assurance. One can see health care, energy, governments and financial sector being great beneficiaries of Blockchain. I have seen signs of adoption of Blockchain with shipping companies and supply chain management. I remember reading something where Albert Einstein was quoted as saying that imagination was more important than knowledge. This was because knowledge was limited to all we now know and understand while imagination embraces the whole world. Due to limited knowledge about Blockchain people are finding it really difficult to appreciate it. Those that do appreciate it have read about the subject area and hence they have the knowledge to embrace and accept it. Those who created the concept of Blockchain and made it possible to execute are those with great imagination who created the knowledge for others to acquire. Blockchain does not just improve processes. For me it is a disruptive technology and if it fulfils its potential then can be game changing which is why I am extremely interested from an investment perspective. To really create genuine true wealth, one needs to invest in those disruptive, game changing investments and this is where Blockchain could present returns similar to the likes of Amazon, Google, Apple, etc. Those who held for say a 20 year period are sitting on unimaginable returns. The best way one could describe Blockchain is that it is a new major software development platform. I have read recently that Universities are looking at offering courses on Blockchain. Education will be key. Those countries that offer this through recognised qualifications will attract those with great imaginations that provide knowledge for others. It is a must that the new generation learn the basic functionality of a blockchain and what it enables generically. For me there is no doubt that for start ups the Blockchain is a disruptor. Larger companies do not generally like to disrupt themselves for this is what start ups are essential to the success of Blockchain adoption. In my personal opinion you can either take a proactive approach to education yourself on Blockchain technology or you can wait until the market educated everyone. For those who want to get in early for the bigger returns and larger profits then it makes sense to educate yourself. If you wait for the market then you will amass returns similar to others who acted in a similar way. For those who have studied any sort of Business degree will understand 'Business Process Re-Engineering'. I remember reading a book which suggested that implementing the blockchain was around 80% about business process changes and around 20% about figuring out the technology behind it. As someone who is involved in start up investing and who gets sent investment proposals and business plans, one of the first questions that I tend to ask is what the specific problem is that this business is trying to solve. When looking at Blockchain opportunities a potential investor needs to ask is it actually solving a real problem and will the solution that Blockchain offers truly improve that business and bring with it efficiency, speed and a higher level of effectiveness. One thing to remember is that the truly great businesses do not just solve a problem. They create new opportunities instead of solving existing problems. Spotting such businesses in the start up arena associated with the use of Blockchain is the most difficult and challenging aspect. In the future there could be a crypto economy based on Blockchain. This could create millions of jobs worldwide. Value creation will be a key feature. Part of that value will be running services on the Blockchain. This is a new frontier. Yes, it is ultra high risk and I believe we are at an early stage of really understanding and appreciate the value the Blockchain can truly bring to a possible crypto driven economy. We use the term 'Fin-Tech' but who knows there may be a new term like 'Crypto-Tech' which will embrace us. I can see cryptocurrency only banks emerging around the world. I think digital wallets will become mainstream and be embedded into future smartphones and smartwatches. I have already started seeing services where users can earn cryptocurrency by performing routine services and I think these will grow in popularity. I have already seen businesses attempting to set up businesses involved in the digital trading of commodities like gold and diamonds on the blockchain anywhere in the world. I read something recently which summed up how to describe what we may witness in the coming years. It was something like the crypto economy being a trust economy that was decentralised at birth. I thought this was a wonderful way to describe in a few words what we may begin to see not just in the future but now. Easter Egg: For those familiar with the Marvel Cinematic Universe will appreciate why this section is titled the 'Easter Egg'. I think IG could reward the IG community in cryptocurrency and this would be revolutionary. It would also attract top quality content, information and knowledge to be shared with the IG Community. I think IG should seriously think about this idea. If participants get paid to provide value that leads to a transaction opportunity then IG must seriously consider this. For example if I wrote a piece on a trade for Bitcoin or even a commodity like Lumber and this led to what IG deemed as a transaction opportunity then IG could pay me in crypto. If IG wants to create a world class IG Community that benefits its members and educates others which can lead to an increase in transactions on its platform then it must incentivise the authors that post on it quality material. I don't just mean posting chart after chart or posting links after links. I mean top quality content which makes those who read it seriously think about the subject area. It must educate those who read it and offer seriously value enrichment to its readers. This will drive up the quality of the posts. It is not about the quantity but the quality. So for a supreme, world class post it could reward the writer more cryptos.
  7. 2 points
    Hi @cryptotrader, doesn't tend to comment particularly on crypto, his blogs are generally more concerned with macro events and how they might impact on differing markets. You can find out more and see more of his blogs here; https://www.dailyfx.com/authors/bio/John_Kicklighter
  8. 2 points
    Thanks all for the feedback. I am actually based in Chicago, but you're right; usually don't start doing updates until towards the dying hours of London trade. However, this I usually write over the weekend and get out before the Asian markets start to trade. I have done these mainly for internal purposes; but James said they'd be useful here as well, so will drop them in the community blogs regularly as well. Good luck trading all!
  9. 2 points
    You’re not wrong @Caseynotes I for one enjoy the macro trend review. So good to be able to login and get this on mobile on the Tube commute along with the EMEA thing that James posts.
  10. 2 points
    Thanks for this John @JohnDFX, I noticed your sign up to the forum on Friday and look forward to reading your continuing, as ever excellent analysis.
  11. 2 points
    Hi, why did the ASX not drop the divi amount of 12.1 till 4:10 pm? Usually it's at close of market at 4 pm.
  12. 2 points
    Was interesting @PandaFace, even more so now as people realised Trump was only discounting the most severe response to China (for the moment), not actually halting the 'trade war'. Bounce off the 200 MA on the 1 hour chart and back to retest 24084.
  13. 2 points
    Hi @Din76, At over 6,ooo stocks that's a pretty long list. Click on link and go to the IG page containing the various pdf files available. https://www.ig.com/uk/shares/markets-shares
  14. 2 points
    I had a reply from ESMA after various e mails to them when I asked how I could claim compensation, which I thought they would reply to. Below is their reply........... Dear Ms Champion, Thank you for your emails dated 24 June 2018, and your previous email of 7 June 2018, relating to ESMA decision 2018/796. Please note that our Decision 2018/796 contains detailed explanations of the rationale of our measures. Should you wish to read it, our decision is available in the Official Journal of the European Union (here https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=OJ:L:2018:136:TOC ). We note that your email refers specifically to the possibility to claim for damages in relation to the product intervention measure that ESMA adopted under Article 40 of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014. Please note that the remedies available against a decision of ESMA are set out in Chapter V of Regulation (EU) No 1095/2010 (available here: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32010R1095&from=FR). If you are uncertain of your rights under this Chapter, we would encourage you to seek legal advice. Kind regards, ESMA At least I managed to get heard by them.
  15. 2 points
    Potentially @Kodiak but then why even add a stop limit AT ALL if you think it’s going to net off? For me that thought doesn’t flow.
  16. 2 points
    Hi @onlythebrave85 @Vishal You must have Force open set to Disabled in Options to be able to net off in opposite direction: It will still force open if you attach a stop/limit when trying to close by going in the opposite direction, as it assumes you want this as a new position given a stop/limit has been set. PRT does not have the functionality to partially close a trade without needing to trade in opposite direction (like our web platform does). If you understand this and still think it is not working, please send details of the trades to helpdesk.uk@ig.com so we can have a closer look at these trades on your accounts. Thanks, Will
  17. 2 points
    Good questions @247trader, if only oilfxpro was lurking about here somewhere he'd be able to tell us. The dax is made up of only 30 companies but they are mega conglomerates that operate on the world stage so more an indicator of the global climate than German, much the same way as is the dow is and how different the dow is compared to the S&P500. Similar to the dow the dax is much more volatile compared to indices that are made up of a larger number and more diverse collection of companies and as you say more effected by global (Trump) than by domestic concerns. The big pharma are the same, they are easily able to gobble up smaller companies with bright new products so they are more concerned with global increases or declines in agriculture, processing and manufacture that use the bulk chemicals they produce. You may be interested in; blob:https://www.ig.com/9f2187b3-8aa1-40e8-b918-d13daae32aa6
  18. 2 points
    It’s worth noting that the FCA mirror exactly the same sentiment as ESMA. There is no evidence to suggest this has anything to do with the inclusion in the Eu, and nothing to suggest that once we leave it’ll be any different...
  19. 2 points
    looks like we've seen a price target rise to $53 for UBS on the back of the world cup. So looking at about a further 15% upside if that comes through. Can see it reached 47 but off a bit since. On a personal note I just don't get it ... I don't get the company, lack of profitability etc. I don't get the service or use it for that matter, and because I don't understand I won't be getting involved. Trend is looking good tho and glad this played out well for ya. Also the following from seeking apha: https://seekingalpha.com/article/4182119-twitters-recent-boom-beginning
  20. 1 point
    Was on at 9ish and didn’t notice anything? Anyone else?
  21. 1 point
    I never get why these don’t get more views... granted this one is a little thin (hey it’s Friday) but most are great and give a solid 5 minute overview.
  22. 1 point
    Hello All, It is actually now possible to partially close due to a recent update: https://prt.md.it-finance.com/IGIndex/features_complete_10_3/features_complete_10_3_prt_en_GB.phtml?#S-103-2 Give it a go on demo and see what you think. Cheers, Will
  23. 1 point
    So, becoming more familiar with the layout and getting to grips with the setup. I like the way added media such as pictures open up on a new page when clicked so they can be kept open while you move on to read the rest of the post or go on to a new post. Before I would find myself with the community open on several browser pages. I also like the extended view on the all activity page as you can get an idea of the content before opening, it would be even better if there was a signal that there is additional material such as pic, link, vid as was the case on the old community. The extended view is so extended you often think that the text is all there is and so don't open. The search function is better as I get use to it but still find it not as responsive as the old one. I use this a number of times a day. Often you see a question and think 'I've seen something similar before', on the old search you could bang in a couple of guessed at key words and get back 4 or 5 thread titles and usually find what you were looking for. Not quite so on the new one, on the new search if you don't get it exact you either get too little or too much and I sometimes get a better result using google to search the community. I expect I'll get better as I learn more of it's secrets. On the whole very pleased with the changes and very much enjoy the new 'up to date' look and feel of the thing, definitely an improvement and easier to use once you get the hang of it.
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    @Prof1 We do have plans to have a new platform for our share dealing accounts in the near future, but we are unable to provide a timeframe for it yet. As for slow loading of charts on our old platform, you can refer to some troubleshooting guides here https://www.ig.com/uk/help-and-support/charts/ig-charts/why-are-my-ig-charts-not-working as its mainly due to flash or browser related issues.
  25. 1 point
    Hi @trdodd I understand you have since contacted us directly and my colleague has fixed this for you. Let me know if this is not the case. Will