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  1. All of these posts just show that there are people who have got involved with trading who just don’t understand the financial system or how spread betting actually works. All the complaints to the FCA will do is increase the likelihood that leveraged trading gets banned for retail traders because they will conclude that too many retail traders don’t understand the risks they’re taking. Which would be a shame for the rest of us When you place a spread bet with IG or any other broker you’re using leverage and they extend you margin. On the indices it’s 20:1 and on individual stocks it’s 5:1
    4 points
  2. So I start with new topic. I believe here is plenty of us affected., I was adding my comments to a topic -IG has shown it's true colours and is restricting BUYING of AMC and GME- if you want to have look on. I think my commenta are on 7th page. Please share tour thoughts here. I personally filled the complaint to IG,, Now they ignoring my calls and emails, so I contacted ombudsman already. I contacted press, wrote emails to rishi sunak office and b.johnson office, as I believe IG is commiting fraud by deliberately delisting companies and so closing our positions., I al
    4 points
  3. When I log in sometimes, all of my open orders show a quantity of Nan instead of a number, e.g. 500. I assume this means Not a Number. Does this impact the order? The working quanity still show 500. This happens to every order in my order list (which at the moment is 24). Today I manually went in and fixed each one. IG, I think this could be a bug in your system.
    3 points
  4. Yet they allow you to SELL and close out your positions. What will that do to the overall market price of AMC and GME? Well obviously if we can only sell the the price will go down down, allowing these greedy hedge funds to exit their short positions without taking too much of a hit. You have 2 choices, 1. Sell your shares back to the hedges, just like they want, or 2. Hold and watch them wet the bed, eventually having to buy at the price WE SET and us little guys make some money. Also, leave IG they don't deserve your business after this blatant act of market manipulation.
    3 points
  5. Example scenario: I own 30 shares of Company XYZ. The price per share of XYZ reaches $1,000,000. I place a sell limit order of 30 shares priced at $1,000,000 each for a total of $30,000,000. If it is during operational hours of the market and there is a buyer, the trade should execute and IG won't limit the transaction? There was a restriction on buying GME and AMC (there shouldn't have been) at one point so curious if the reverse can happen. Thanks in advance.
    3 points
  6. Hi, I am trying to trade shares on GameStop and putting in Buy/Sell Limits Orders for the Day - e.g. a limit buy order for $150 and the Last Traded Price is $300 - I get the error message "Order too far from last traded price" !! But the share price is SWINGING up and down a LOT... and the price has already changed too much for you place it!! I read that there is a 20% up or down limitation across the board for all shares. I guess it's in place to stop someone adding an extra zero by mistake or something like that. BUT this is a SEVERE problem for a lot of people trading heavily o
    3 points
  7. I complained to BBC watchdog: https://www.bbc.co.uk/send/u23123288?ptrt=https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mg74 Historically media attention had greatest multiplier
    3 points
  8. It's pretty obvious who they are looking out for and it's not their customers. Time to shop around.
    3 points
  9. Hi Everyone, I've been on phone support regarding this but am wondering if others are having the same issue? I can see my current orders (Stops) and Positions, but when I select a stock the chart window displays nothing. I was able to purchase a stock this morning (one that loaded correctly) add my stop, but now have no visibility of the chart or ticket window to edit my stops or buy/sell should I be required. At this stage I have to use my phone.
    2 points
  10. the 76% retail traders holding short positions during a bull run for the big indices is fairly typical and roughly equates with 75% of retail traders who lose money.
    2 points
  11. Weekly Somehow its reminds me of 2015? Thinking some problem around 15K and a couple of months downside?
    2 points
  12. This is really frustrating -- not only do they not have tickers on key screens and reports (P&L etc) that I need for matching in excel but where they do exist (ProRealTime) there are lots of out of date tickers (e.g. Corcel should be CRCL but it's RGM in PRT). Come on, IG, this is basic stuff and actually reflects badly on you. I (and others) are considering shifting provider because of one very small development tweak IG need to make that is core to every other broker platform.
    2 points
  13. Since Friday, some of the shares I hold will not display graphs, or more accurately the graphs are blank. It is specific to the account, ones that won't dispaly on my Share dealing account will on my ISA account and vice versa. It is not browser specific, same on Chrome or Safari
    2 points
  14. Doing The Least Amount Of Work For The Biggest Possible Return ; There Are No Original Ideas. History Always Repeats Itself. Part of the investing, is the grindy process of trying to generate new ideas. A lot of people think Hedgefund managers and money managers are more intelligent than the average person. I don't think so. Otherwise they would have figured out that rising rates as the economy opens back up is BULLISH for the economy. Rates rise as the economy improves so do commodities and corporate profits. Yes there is a point at which rates become too high and at which rising rat
    2 points
  15. Are You A Market Tourist ? Before the lock-down I went to the Maldives with the woman who would turn out to be the mother of my first child. God bless her. She is the most patient/no nonsense woman I have ever known.She actually dragged me there knowing how much I hate traveling. Well not travelling per say more like packing . Whilst I was there on the secluded island I noticed that there were no "tourists" around. The beaches were empty except for a handful of people. It was pure bliss. It was the first time I ever saw a ''proper beach'' and by beach I mean the sea, sand and very littl
    2 points
  16. I am making money now with a lot less stress. I was taking too many big bets not managing my account well ( emotionally incapable) and being reactive rather than proactive. Currently, my returns are measured in basis points ( 1 basis point is = 0.01%) I allocate capital to shares ( zero leverage) 25 basis points at a time ( 0.25%) of my total capital standing today at 116 basis points at the end of march vs the FTSE which was up 195 basis points in that time. So I am slowly making the money back. The main thing I want to cement is massive returns are great but I am on a path to slowly p
    2 points
  17. IG needs to remove sell limit above 20% of price, this is ridiculous and an unwanted problem! So many brokers are lifting their god **** sell limit restrictions and here is IG, stuck in the 19th century. Ridiculous!
    2 points
  18. Hi Charlotte, Thanks for the post. One point of clarification - Who can participate through Primary bid? I understand that there is an allocation of £50m for Deliveroo account/app holders, which will allow users to apply for 250, 500, 750 or £1k worth of shares - this has been defined by Deliveroo. The above post appears to imply this is open to IG share dealing clients in the UK, but does not mention you need to be a Deliveroo client. Can you clarify if this is leveraging the Deliveroo client allocation or is this is a separate allocation given to institutions for
    2 points
  19. Yes this! I missed several important trades that should have happened when I'm in bed at the other side of the world. This is insane. I'm moving out of IG solely for this reason. Unfortunately it has taken a week so far to transfer my positions to another broker, and in the mean time I still can't place orders without staying awake all night watching the prices. Absolutely unnecessary. Most other brokers have "profit taker" and "loss stop" which are very basic features. So you can even set your sell price (e.g. at 10x the current price) BEFORE you even place your order to buy th
    2 points
  20. I agree. This needs to be done ASAP. I called over the phone and they said it was not possible to lift this restriction, which is making me quite worried to be using the platform really.
    2 points
  21. also the huge loss they caused to their customers by imposing these unlawful restrictions to drive stock price down and forcing small individuals to sell at loss, in order to help these WS hedge funds
    2 points
  22. I agree to all the comments and also felt frustrated the platform online & App "conveniently" went offline for 3 days on the trot exactly when the US opened. We all know that Robinhood have had to reverse their restrictions/limits on deemed volatile stock so why has IG now decide to restrict retail investors - will probably get the same BS about protecting retail investors!!! I am a bit pissed off with this constant rule changes against retail investors - EC ruling/higher margins/no Crypto dealing/restricted trading/even higher margins of 100% to name a few!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 I
    2 points
  23. Agreed. I naively thought IG would be on the right side here. You know, given the fact we are paying for the privilege. I hope they get what they deserve for clear and transparent market manipulation.
    2 points
  24. Would love to hear from IG on this. If it's a clearing house issue why not restrict BOTH BUYING AND SELLING, wait for the clearing house to catch up, tap credit whatever needs to be done. But only allowing selling??? come on. A lot of people are going to lose money because of actions like this.
    2 points
  25. ProRealtime gives you the option to add tickers to the list/list and considering it's a IG lookthrough it's obviously there so it should'nt be too hard for IG to add it to the myIG platform, unless for commercial reasons they have chosen to avoid displaying it. My need to tickers are: Reports/historical view of past trades that can be matched progrmatically in Excel. Quick reference to other market makers correlations(is it uncommon to only trade on one platform?) I'd like to compare and research on IG to ensure the Pension Fund manager is not taking the **** consistency in
    2 points
  26. I don't know if anybody uses alerts effectively as they seem bit rudimentary; i cant find a way to modify an existing alert or temporarily disable them. copying a watchlist in between SB, CFD account rather than adding from scratch. Also in PRT (out of syllabus), i wish there was a way to see how much margin is required for the quantity entered similar to web platform.
    2 points
  27. In March the food home delivery service Deliveroo will look to IPO. UK clients with a share dealing account will be able to apply for a share allocation. The purpose of this thread on Community is to answer some of the FAQs around the IPO, Primary Bid partnership, and process of applying. Please add any questions you may have below. Reply to this topic: ask a question by clicking here How do I access the Deliveroo IPO with IG? You need a share dealing account if you don't already have one. Create account if you don't already have on, or use the 'Add an account' o
    1 point
  28. DAX daily Lets see if we can get some negative RSI divergence ? (ahead of the old sell in May?😉)
    1 point
  29. Hi all, I'm using the online IG platform and one thing which is greatly missing is... TICKERS!! How come a trading platform don't have tickers?! PRT and all trading platforms on the market have tickers. Traders speaks with tickers, not company names. So please could you add tickers ASAP (as soon as possible)... you see TICKER!! I need SPY, I need AAPL, I need NVDA, MSFT and so on. And I'm sure I speak for everyone else. I've searched on platform options, forums, etc and couldn't find anything about tickers. So if there is a way to have tickers could you tell me where to allow the op
    1 point
  30. hahaha, the WHO has just changed it's mind, they've now decided that Covid19 is an influenza after all. Getting dizzy on this never ending merry-go-round yet? By the way, here is the research paper showing Covid19 has an IFR of 0.15% (basically the same as flu). Mentioned in quoted post. Reconciling estimates of global spread and infection fatality rates of COVID-19: An overview of systematic evaluations - PubMed (nih.gov) .
    1 point
  31. Welcome Back Bumpkins That’s Q1 done! It wasn’t the sexiest for equities, but, for the most part, the first 3 months are done. Yields have had their best quarter in what feels like forever, and that has buoyed the dollar – The consensus ‘short dollar in 2021’ trade is steam rolling a lot of funds. The USA wants to do infrastructure + OPEC came up with no recommendation for ministers (who sit down today), this should come as no surprise given that they’ve failed to agree on a recommendation on the last 4 meetings. These are political decisions as much as anything else, and that is w
    1 point
  32. Hey, You should find them on your CFD/ Spread betting account under US Equity Options
    1 point
  33. Hi, I have maxed out on £1,000 on my PrimaryBid account and linked it to my IG account. My friend also has a PrimaryBid account and is happy to transfer his allowance of shares to me as he doesnt want them. I have checked with PrimaryBid and they confirm this shouldnt be a problem from their end and asked I should just check with IG if they can accept shares from two different PrimaryBid accounts under different names into just one IG account. Please could you confirm this is possible?
    1 point
  34. Mr Soprano you should send Pauly down to IG's head office to collect your 'thousands' of lost pseudo profits, what's the point of phoning or chatting? But it's just ridiculous that there's not a single other broker on the whole planet let alone one that's not so risk adverse.
    1 point
  35. That's right, the close will sell your buy to open position to get out of the trade or buy back your sell to open to exit if it's a short.
    1 point
  36. @combi no, you need to read the actual complaints procedure and navigate it properly. Once your offical complaint is received it goes to a special team to investigate and who must supply you with a written report (within time limit) of their findings and their plan going forward. If you are still not satisified it is that report that the FCA needs to see before they can do anything.
    1 point
  37. If a client buys a DFB contract dated 2029, which most of them are, how is it legal and/or FCA compliant for IG to end the contract earlier by forcing clients to close prematurely even when their accounts are not on margin call? The premise of the trade is that IG takes the equivalent underlying position and funds it with the daily interest charges so why is it not able to hold the position open indefinitely?
    1 point
  38. I spent Friday re-adding the stop losses and today when I have gone onto the new platform all my working orders were once again set to -NaN. I followed alex9686 and just re-entered the values manually and they seem to have set. But its very worrying that it keeps deleting the quantities on my working orders and makes we worry that the stop losses are totally useless and can't be relied on? Can anyone from IG offer some advice please.
    1 point
  39. afaik, ig will not charge spread as well if you hold all the way to expiry. the only problem is you have to open each of them separately and lose bit of precision with the underlying price and strike prices moving all the time on either side of call/put. which means if you close early you'd have to close the separately too. Also there may be a catch of 30 second (or some time) limit in some markets, with the amount of buying and selling you could place.
    1 point
  40. I am furious. I have been a client for many years, but I have just lost all faith in IG. Hikma is on the list and is a FTSE100 company.. How do I know they won’t do this to any other position I open? There are large spreads on many AIM companies 5hat I hold, so there will be a significant cost in closing my spread bets and buying shares. Why not just stop new positions being opened? I am OK with Increasing the margin to 100%, but do feel that more notice should have been given - 4 days is ridiculous, and that’s assuming you saw the email immediately. I wouldn’t have opened a few pos
    1 point
  41. Still no response from IG, alarm bells are ringing. Your platform has cost me serious amounts of money over the past 6 weeks. First with the period of time when your website & app completely stopped working (criminal), this cost me thousands in profits as I couldn't close my AMC trade. Then this past week, I wanted to enter into a new SPAC FRX at $11 (as low risk as investments get as the floor is $10) yet the closing only message prevented me from doing so... FRX has since increased to $15 and will continue to increase in my opinion. Regretfully I'm going to begi
    1 point
  42. IG Markets Please Explain! Yesterday I found I was unable to purchase leveraged shares of AVZ despite historically being able to and having current open positions on the same stock. I have been advised by someone on Hot Copper that AVZ and 1100 other stocks have been removed from your CFD offering. I have also been informed on Hot Cooper that I have until next Friday 26/02/21 to close my position or provide 100% of the margin requirement otherwise the position will be closed. Any open positions 30 days after this will be closed with these shares being delisted complete
    1 point
  43. For the love of God, can you PLEASE make Tcikers searchable. Yes, I know I can go into a deal ticket and look at the CODE, but that means I need to know the full company name to start with. Not to mention various companies also havig warrants and such, just let us search by and list by TICKER!
    1 point
  44. I am a new Client. I have been chasing customer service and help for 3 weeks to withdraw my funds. None of them reply to me or fix the issue. My card and account is verified. Why IG have such a poor customer service.
    1 point
  45. While this article gives good advise, in my opinion, it is a huge mistake to remove one stock of the market like you guys have done. Specially when it has been so openly discussed. It is true that going with the crowd sets you in a position where we are 'late' to the party. We are likely to receive all the hits if we follow the crowd. We know that. But the way to manage risk is personal and shouldn't be influenced by the broker. Because I never received financial advise when I saw that 80% of customer loose money trading with a broker, I shouldn't be patronised and blocked fro
    1 point
  46. Alot of short positions are due to be called in come today (Feb 1); hence why IG stopped allowing opening positions on GME but forcing long margins to meet 100% funds by 4pm UK, effectively forcing many longs to cover hence giving their boss a breather.
    1 point
  47. Update please Hey all, There's a team currently working to add a dividend reinvestment plan. We don't have a time frame yet but I will update you. All the best
    1 point
  48. Please add this indicator +1 @JamesIG - doesn't seem like you followed through? Thanks,
    1 point
  49. Hey, I think that's a really good idea. I will mention it to our web developers. Thanks for the feedback
    1 point
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