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  1. Thanks for the useful additions to the already excellent charts. Any likelihood of OCO trades in the not too distant future?
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  2. didn't think this required its own thread, but thought it was interesting. Saw it on reddit today. "In the 1640's the Dutch inhabitants of New Amsterdam built a 12' wall to keep the bad hombres out. In 1664 the British ignored the wall and took New Amsterdam by sea. It's now called New York. They took down the wall and built a street. It's called Wall Street" also, If you visit the street there is still a piece of the original wall in the ground. and then some non-finance related dutch/NYC facts : Coney Island = Conyne Eyland, meaning rabbit island (Konijn Eiland in modern
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  3. I never knew what the RSI reeeeeeally meant. Thanks for the insight and real world example.
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  4. Hi @hart, it looks like you will need to switch to the new platform to see that particular function. It looks like an added update to the new platform and may not be added the old.
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  5. It is quite sad, since Reuters has their principles they need to adhere to that mandate objectivity and factual reporting. https://www.thomsonreuters.com/en/about-us/trust-principles.html In 80-90% of cases they report factual reports and unbiased information, but when it comes to certain political events it's as if the editors and reporters on the stories spin flavor and saturate their own views into the story. Quite dangerous since the markets demand objective reporting and not opinion-based reporting as to make rational and critical investment decisions. I've actually thought of wr
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  6. Thank's @NadelinaIG for the inclusion of the video interview with Prof. Steve Hanke on the Venezuelan currency crisis. I haven't laughed so much in ages, a complete take down of Socialism and the Maduro government, plus an interesting aside on gold and oil at the end.
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  7. It certainly can be argued that the BoE shouldn't have hiked rates owing to the subpar showing on the standard mix of fundamentals they look for when they deliberate such actions. That said, I think the circumstances for policy currently are such that they cannot follow standard procedure. Though their mandate is to target inflation, there are many long-term factors that go into a steady bearing of medium-term (their term for roughly 2 years forward) price stability and there are is an underlying interest to promote economic activity and maintain financial stability. A rate hike of
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  8. Hi @cate, IG seem to be re-writing and re-loading pages as they go which is understandable. I was just pointing out that on the mt4 platform the minimum bet size on eur/usd is £0.10p instead of the £1.00 on the web based platform. Some time ago there was the same on the web based cfd but that has gone and now £1/point is called a mini lot so the mt4 10p/point I guess must now be called a micro lot. So the margin percentage remains the same but with the bet size reduced then so is the margin required. https://www.ig.com/uk/help-and-support/spread-betting-and-cfds/fees-and-charges/what
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  9. 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
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  10. 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!
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  11. 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.
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  12. 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.
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  13. although its fantastic that individual company options may now become available online...I can’t believe you’ve chosen one of the most volatile stocks with a high underlying price! very risky for inexperienced traders....I really hope you offer some low priced stocks to trade as well?
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  14. To clarify - does the position have to be settled by the close of business on the first day of official dealings or does it simply become an indefinite long or short daily-funded bet on the now-listed entity?
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  15. @CharlotteIG Please ignore above post - paid into my account this morning!
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  16. I agree with Jen2008 and Vinod. Monday's figures were wrong. Tuesday's and Thursday's figures for the Aussie 200 don't look right either when compared to other sources. Can you please check and update. We need accurate data please.
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  17. Hi, you can't but you can just run it down with some blatant bad bets to the desired level or blow it completely, when you refund I think you can state how much.
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  18. thanks for the feedback - I'll make sure to pass it on to the charts team. Whilst we don't have the SD Channel option, we do have the regular SD indicator which may be of interest.
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  19. Hi @JamesIG, nice addition to indicators. 👍 Been looking for the Standard Deviation Channel indicator that goes on the chart. Can I request that for the next addition? 🍻
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  20. Hi @The_Alnchemist, the function is only available on the new platform on SB and cfd accounts currently and not available on the share dealing platform but will be when share dealing platform is upgraded.
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  21. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos accuses the National Enquirer’s parent company, American Media Inc, of blackmail, as they wanted Bezos to stop investigating how they gathered his private messages of an affair "Alexa send my nudes to my secret admirer" "Sending your nudes to the National Enquirer"
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  22. do these dividend days only apply at / from a certain time ? I auto-trade btw.
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  23. Nice! I'm not a massive one for tech analysis and indicators etc, but its an interesting read to see how its used by putting in that real life example. Thanks.
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  24. Which commodities in the overall Base Metal Markets do you think will do better in 2019? Which commodities will be hardest hit if China and the USA cannot agree trading terms?
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  25. I read that 3 and 5 year bonds have 'inverted', which might be taken as a warning indicator of a recession. Are there any correlating indicators in the Base Metal Market, either now, or might be looked for in the near future that will serve as confirmation?
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  26. Thank you IG. This is one piece of information (tom next swap rate) that I have been waiting for years. CMC has provided that years ago and I am please that IG has finally caught up.
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  27. @sanjayish, look in notifications and scroll down to the IG Video link to start IGTV on the platform.
    1 point
  28. thank folks, for the prompt replies.. Yes i can see it from the new platform. cheers hart
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  29. Hi @hart, as @Caseynotes mentioned, this functionality has only been added to the new web platform so you would need to switch in order to view it.
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  30. I do not see such option on my platform,...kindly advise.
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  31. ig are sating the asx divi is 11.5?
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  32. @Mercury an Elliot wave man for you here? May be interesting to bounce ideas off
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  33. Hi @Ozee, NZDCAD is on the MT4 platform as well, you need to update your feed. Open the 'Market Watch' panel then right click anywhere in market watch and click 'Show all'. This will update the list and you should find nzdcad though you may have to restart mt4 first.
    1 point
  34. Hi @Verynicebloke, while waiting for IG to make available HA on the new platform don't forget you can get HA, Range and Renko charts on the MT4 platform ...
    1 point
  35. Just adding a short video John just published on the Oz dollar and Swizz frank.
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  36. What do you mean? These are the IG adjustments? Number of points as above x your bet size.
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  37. hi @miro, only 2 options really, have you thought of switching to mini contracts on the MT4 platform, it does most assets except shares and the indicators available are way better. Or move to an overseas account, for example IG Australia or Switzerland. https://www.ig.com/uk/compare-our-leveraged-trading
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  38. Interesting regarding Thursday rate rise if I’m honest. I don’t get how we’re looking at this 80% odd likelihood of a rate rise coming whilst economists are split on the effect it’ll have. The effect is surely the reason for the action... saw this is city am “While most City observers now think rates will rise, economists are split as to whether hiking borrowing costs amid a weak economy – and shortly before the biggest political upheaval in 40 years – is the right course to take.” if it isn’t the right course then why have such a solid expectation or a rate rise? The figures
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  39. anyone interested in the Twitter earnigns can pre register to listen to the webcast here: https://investor.twitterinc.com/ occurs 1pm UK time.
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  40. Useful. Hopefully a perminant feature...
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  41. 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.
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  42. Love the ‘fluid view’ in the forum section. Easy to pick the things you’re interested it, omit the stuff you’re not keen on, and sort in chronological order so you’re always pushed the lasted most important content. Good one!
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  43. As one reddit economist comically put regarding the Trump tariff... "my excitement for the data generated by these policies exceeds my fear of the consequences"
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