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  1. 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
  2. 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!
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  3. The answer depends a lot on your personal circumstances, time horizons, whether you're trading for fun / extra cash or to make a living etc. If you're a long-term investor and have confidence in the quality of your holdings, then a bear market (defined as a 20% drop from the highs) is usually a great opportunity to top-up (personally I would do this by drip-feeding into the market slowly as it's impossible to be sure when a bottom has been reached). If you're a trader then market crashes and the associated volatility usually throw up lots of good trading opportunities but easy to get
    2 points
  4. If I look at the chart for Gold, it is updating as expected, however if I look at the chart for say TSLA or AAPL, the price indicator on the far right moves at what ever the current price is but there are no candles being drawn live. Its like its just stuck and It doesn't seem to matter what ticker time scale I have set. This doesn't appear to be a browser "Flash" issue as Gold and USD/AUD charts are functioning fine.
    2 points
  5. Managed to get hold of support via the chat this morning and they confirmed my suspicion. This is only for new client creating a TV account and opening an IG account. This is currently the business relationship with TV at the moment and it will not includes links to execution. It was hinted by the user that there was "more to come in 1-2 years" with TV....so it seems we can not worry about this thread for another 1-2 years...
    2 points
  6. 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
  7. Nasdaq 4 hour Double top in progress?
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  8. Technicals were all at their peak. Moving averages were due to cross and did. Trigger point. Normal retracement suggested 8-13% down trend, especially after such a sustained Bull run. Hedge Funds took their profits and freed up some cash while remaining Bullish in overall outlook. Been on holiday from trading subsequent to retracement, as was knackered and had had a good couple of months, so figured it was better to chill out than burn out. Back on it now though and took some time to investigate likely algorithms for future trading strategies.
    2 points
  9. 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.
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  10. 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
    2 points
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
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  14. 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
  15. Hi all, Do you think this is a reasonable approach to setting a stop loss? I've read in various places including van k tharpe's book the idea of using multiples of ATR to set a stop loss whatever your time frame is. The issue for me is that 2-3x the ATR of a time period seems like a massive stop but perhaps to others its entirely reasonable? I tend to have my stop at the low but of course this is an obvious location that could be at risk.
    1 point
  16. Thanks for the replies guys. I brought this up because i try to use tight stops, but due to inaccuracies in finding the turn point i need several attempts to get into a position. Sometimes the running loss can be 1x + ATR so i kind of wonder if the tight stops really make sense. If i'm not estimating the turn well then maybe i should just give it more room and use the multiple ATR approach. The problem i have with this is that i hate seeing the market go against me and with an ATR multiple obviously you're giving it room to move against your entry point by quite a lot, but in theory if it
    1 point
  17. Hi - any ideas how I vote my GME shares held through IG? Does this message apply? I don't hold shares on margin... --------------------------------------------- Help and support / Share trading Do you offer proxy voting?
    1 point
  18. I'm looking at a new investment strategy for part of my spread-bet portfolio, but I need to better understand some cost elements to calculate if it meets my objectives, can anyone help me on these three questions 1) If I go long on US ETF symbols using my spread-bet account, how do I exactly calculate my overnight holding costs, what is the formula and variables to be able to calculate it to the penny? 2) When these US ETF's pay dividends, do I receive the full published dividend into my spread-bet account? If I don't receive the full published divid
    1 point
  19. Hi @CharlotteIG. Similar to the people above, I've also been waiting a while to have my account approved. Can this be looked into? Thanks, Rashid
    1 point
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  21. Reading the T&Cs it appears that current users of IG and TV are not eligible for this offer. It would appear that this is a new account drive for IG prior to the official launch - I say that as TV has not listed IG as current enabled brokers. https://uk.tradingview.com/brokers/ If this is the case, it would seem a real shame as I'm currently a Pro+ TV user and would meet the IG trading threshold.
    1 point
  22. Charting the Markets: 23 April FTSE, DAX and Dow on the back foot after Biden announcement. Dollar weakness continues to dominate FX markets. In commodities, gold looks primed for another leg higher, as Brent crude shows signs of potential impending weakness. 16 minute video here
    1 point
  23. Big EPS beat because of over $1Bln reserve cash release
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  24. Hi does anybody know if there are any terms and conditions specific to the use of the Rest API? In particular is it within the terms and conditions for me to use a third party application to open and manage trades on my account via the Rest and Streaming APIs
    1 point
  25. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6u_rT7riCs
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  26. Same issue here. Ive alerted IG and they cant seem to fix it. Hopeless
    1 point
  27. LOL - I think most traders have done that before I certainly have until I learnt not to guess
    1 point
  28. Dear @CharlotteIG, Could you kindly add Horizon Kinetics Inflation Beneficiaries ETF ("NYSE:INFL") in order for it to be tradable in SIPP/ISAs/Share Dealing? The CUSIP is 53656F623, the ISIN is US53656F6236. Many thanks!
    1 point
  29. Hi all - if you've been having trouble with this, I'd strongly recommend emailing IG support on helpdesk.uk@ig.com. Reference a guy called Anton Liebenberg - he's one of the support people and has been super friendly and efficient. He'll know exactly what you're talking about since he's been acting as a liason between me and the developers, and hopefully he'll be able to sort you out. Sartois
    1 point
  30. The issue of the charts disappearing has been referenced in another thread (for reference) and I've been discussing it with tech support. They've fixed it now (at least for me) so hopefully it should be working properly for anyone else affected by it.
    1 point
  31. Yes, I did see the -NaN pop up in my working orders tab now that you mention it.
    1 point
  32. Ok, so they were finally able to replicate the issue on their end. Took a while for them to work out where this issue was, this was even after I tried on 3 different PC's and 3 separate networks. Hopefully it is resolved soon. Strike one for now as this is not good enough.
    1 point
  33. No this is not currently offered by IG sadly. In fact the share trading is a pretty basic aspect of IG's offering compared with their leveraged business. The leveraged side is where they make their significant profits and share dealing is secondary in my view Trailing stops have been put into the IG suggestion box by many, but nothing has come of this to date. Maybe if we all keep on asking it may happen but I get the impression suggestions in the share trading arena are not top priority ATM.
    1 point
  34. 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
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  35. 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
    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. Caseynotes,,, Thanks,, Yes I know,, I exchanged emails with IG, basically I complained to them., IG replied to me with same nonsense and my last email they just ignored so I have no other option than to solve this with authorities and ombudsman., IG is a joke, IG is manipulating with our money and they should be prosecuted.
    1 point
  38. I was going to keep this thread specifically for the stock market, but I'll slip this one in for educational purposes - please note the cycles that form in the Stock market are different in times to the commodity markets Everyone that has NOT researched or looked at the markets properly will tell you that the markets are "Random", "It's Time in the Market, NOT Timing the market" etc etc.........BS Right Let me explain: This is the CORN market (Soybean market is VERY VERY Similar) Ultra basic cycle analysis - but shows WHY you should be looking back decades! Within the Corn
    1 point
  39. 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
    1 point
  40. 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
  41. 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
    1 point
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  43. 2FA at least via Google/MS Authenticator is a must. IG Authenticator is way too cumbersome to login with daily to glance my positions, particularly when the password is masked. It would be WAY better if it could utilise push notification via mobile device, the way Microsoft Passport works. Clients should feel encouraged in using this without it being an obstacle.
    1 point
  44. This request has been discussed again with developers. I will update the forum as soon as I have some news around this. All the best
    1 point
  45. There is an error in the statement "To be above" certain strike prices. For example, To be above Sell Buy 11205.9 41.3 51.4 11203.9 80.2 89.1 11201.9 91.7 100.0 Let's say, one entered the trade at 11203.9 and select Sell and Market settled at 11203.9, he loses. But if he selected Buy, he wins. C'mon, the English "To be above", means > and not >=. Another thing, which is not an error, but hope, that can be implemented is when right click and the menu shows up. Under Show, the Position preview is not w
    1 point
  46. ok, check the IG etf screener may have more info; https://etfscreener.ig.com/?cols=AssetClass,Currency,ExpenseRatio,NetAssets,PrimaryExchange,ReturnM1,ReturnM12&filters=GlobalSector,ISA,LeveragedFund,UCITS&map=null&ISA=Yes&search=FTSE 250&page=1&sortCol=NetAssets&sortDir=-1 Professional status has some pretty high hurdles to jump through; https://www.ig.com/uk/help-and-support/accounts-and-statements/my-accounts/what-is-a-professional-client-and-how-do-i-become-one
    1 point
  47. Hi, there are a number of potential reasons but the 2 most common are either that the company's market cap has fallen below IG's threshold and will remain on the platform only until all positions are closed before being removed. or IG client positioning has become very one-sided and IG has reached their maximum risk tolerance for the asset and so have closed the book until a number of the open positions have been closed, that may take hours, days or sometimes longer.
    1 point
  48. hi all, Is it possible to get the Open Interest (number of contracts outstanding) Indicator on the charts, do you have another name for it? Thanks.
    1 point
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