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  1. Can I trade share options with IG? This question has been popping up around the community. Yes, you can trade a range of share options with us. Select popular stocks are available to trade on our web platform, and our full range is available to trade by phone. Can I trade share options online, or do I have to phone to deal? That depends on which markets you’d like to trade. We are testing online trading for share options, and to start off with we’re offering Tesla shares (weekly and monthly expiries). Over the coming weeks we hope to expand this
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  2. Retail traders: As of 6 January 2021, new FCA rules mean that you will no longer be to trade cryptocurrencies using derivatives like spread bets and CFDs if you’re classified as a retail trader. Professional traders, however, can continue trading cryptocurrencies as usual. You can find out whether you’re eligible to be classified as a professional using our criteria. Professionals are also eligible for lower margin rates, monthly rebates and credit facilities, amongst other features. What happens now? You will be able to open cryptocurrency trades as a retail cli
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  3. Expected index adjustments Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 22nd March 2021. If you have any queries or questions on this please let us know in the comments section below. For further information regarding dividend adjustments, and how they affect your positions, please take a look at the video. NB: All dividend adjustments are forecasts and therefore speculative. A dividend adjustment is a cash neutral adjustment on your account. Special Dividends
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  4. If you have any questions regarding the information below please add a comment. To get the best experience on Community please make sure you LOGIN. Notifications, private messages (if required), and tagging are only possible if you are logged in. In August 2019, ASIC has proposed changes to the way CFDs can be offered to Australian retail clients and kicked off a consultation period to open up the discussion. After gathering feedback from traders and the industry ASIC announced new regulations which are set to go live on 29th March 2021. To comply with these new regulations you may no
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  5. Hi all Over the last 24 hours or so you may have seen some official communication similar to the below. To run parallel to that we thought we would run a Q&A today to answer a few of your questions. Whilst you can of course ask anything you like below, the standard community guidelines apply; for example I can't discuss personal trade information or account details on a public forum. [UPDATE: whilst the live Q&A is over, we will periodically review any new questions and reply accordingly. You can ask any other questions you want as normal on the regular forum here] Last
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  6. Investors and traders would do well to remember that there are plenty of markets to choose from – it’s not always necessary to follow the crowd. The recent volatility in certain stocks has sparked renewed interest in the market across all sections of the media. The names of these stocks, and others that might be viewed as possible candidates, have been emblazoned across news reports and headlines. Such an increase in their visib
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  7. We're offering weekly equity options on the platform for some stocks over earning season. Meaning you don't have to call us if you want to trade certain equity options. This week it's Apple, Boeing and Facebook. We're also offering Tesla but that will stay on the platform going forward whereas the weekly options will change depending on which week of earnings season we're in. What is an Equity option? Equity options are a form of derivative used exclusively to trade shares as the underlying asset. In essence, equity options work in an extremely si
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  8. We're offering weekly equity options on the platform for some stocks over earning season. Meaning you don't have to call us if you want to trade certain equity options. This week it's Netflix. We're also offering Tesla but that will stay on the platform going forward whereas the weekly options will change depending on which week of earnings season we're in. What is an Equity option? Equity options are a form of derivative used exclusively to trade shares as the underlying asset. In essence, equity options work in an extremely similar way to other options, such as forex o
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  9. We’re pleased to announce that from 3pm (UK time) on 4 January 2021, we’ll add the following stocks to our All Session US shares offering: NIO Inc - ADR Peloton Interactive Inc Zoom Video Communications Inc Beyond Meat Inc Airbnb Inc You’ll be able to trade CFDs and spread bet on these stocks from 9am – 1am Monday to Thursday, and from 9am – 10pm on Fridays (all UK times). For share dealing, we’ll quote these stocks from 12pm – 10.30pm Monday to Thursday and from 12pm – 10pm on Fridays (all UK times). Will my positions be affected? If you trade CF
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  10. US jobs report preview: will NFP follow ADP rise? The September US jobs report released on Friday provides traders with a fresh opportunity to scrutinise the economic recovery after months of improvements that have followed the first quarter (Q1) economic collapse. Coming at a time when we have seen a resurgence for the dollar, the jobs report will be released at 1.30pm on Friday 2 October. Tune in to IGTV live announcement and analysis this Friday at 1.25pm UK time on the IG platform. Will improved ADP helps lift sentiment The September Automatic Data Processing (ADP)
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  11. We are honoured to be nominated for The Good Money Guide Awards, which aim to champion financial services firms that excel in innovation, product, and customer service. Voting helps others make smart decisions about who to invest with and provide valuable feedback to improve online investing, trading, and currency transfer providers. In 2019, IG won Best Forex Broker and Best Overall Broker and we would love your help again in 2020. Vote for IG here: https://goodmoneyguide.com/awards/trading/ Get your votes in by Friday. As well as this, if you
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  12. Chris Beauchamp’s insight A shortened week for the US due to the Independence Day holiday sees non-farm payrolls published a day early coinciding with the trade balance and weekly jobless claims figures. Other key events of note include PMIs from China and first quarter figures from Sainsbury’s. Economic reports Company announcements Dividends Upcoming FTSE 100: Coca-Cola HBC, Homeserve, National Grid FTSE 250: Murray Int’l, ICG, Airtel, Workspace, Prima
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  13. This indicator emphasizes volume by weighing prices based on the amount of trading activity in a given period of time, where prices with heavy trading activity get more weight than prices with light trading activity. The VWMA has several advantages over a ‘simple’ WMA (which calculates an average of the closing price of ‘n’ number candlesticks giving the same weight to each one). With the volume weighted moving average (VWMA), the closing price of the day with the greatest volume gets a higher weight. On the IG charts you can turn on the VWMA on by right clicking on the chart itself
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  14. Turning on FX swap bid/offer When trading currency pairs, if a position is held through 10pm GMT, it will incur an overnight funding charge. This charge is based on the interest rate differential between the two currencies in the pair, where you receive interest in the currency you buy and pay interest on the currency you sell. Swap rates also apply to cryptocurrencies and spot gold, silver, platinum or palladium. Based on client feedback we have now added these overnight funding charges to the platform. Please keep in mind that they are indicative figures. These swap rates are viewe
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  15. Brexit Update: for EEA clients As we’ll no longer be able to service EEA clients after the Brexit transition period ends, your CFD account will be set to ‘closings only’ from 31 December 2020. You’ll have at least 30 days to close your positions, before they are closed at the prevailing price from 31 January 2021. Your account will then be closed. If you have previously agreed to transfer your account to IG Europe but have not received confirmation that the transfer has taken place, please email the helpdesk / live chat us as soon as possible so we can look into this. What if I want t
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  16. Gamestop AMC trading restrictions Due to the recent extreme volatility, and in order to prioritise the service we give our existing clients, we are not allowing any new positions to be opened on the US stocks GameStop and AMC Entertainment. These restrictions apply to all IG accounts, and will be reviewed regularly. You will still be able to close any open positions that you have in these stocks. Any orders that you have already placed on these two stocks will remain. In addition, if you have any spread betting or CFD positions on either stock, please be aware that the margin r
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  17. You can find changes to trading hours over the Christmas period listed below, in UK time. Please make sure that you’re familiar with the changes, as they may affect your trades. Date Changes Thursday 24 December Half day in most markets. All out-of-hours markets close at 6.15pm, forex and cryptocurrencies close at 10pm. Friday 25 December All markets closed. Saturday 26 December Normal weekend trading (8am open)
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  18. Will Synairgen shares keep soaring on new Covid-19 treatment? Synairgen shares are up 30% on Friday following positive trial data, with its new Covid-19 drug containing a protein that reduces the odds of developing severe symptoms and accelerates recovery. Synairgen shares soar 30% on new Covid-19 treatment The Southampton-based biotech company’s drug accelerates patients Covid-19 recovery Synairgen stock is up 2150% year-to-date. Shares in Synairgen are rallying sharply in today’s trade following positive trial data, with its new drug, known as SNG001, containing a
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