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  1. 3 points
    Thanks for the useful additions to the already excellent charts. Any likelihood of OCO trades in the not too distant future?
  2. 2 points
    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 Dutch). Staten Island = named in honor of the Staten-Generaal, a government body. Nassau = Name of the royal Dutch house (think "Windsor"). Brooklyn = Breukelen in province Utrecht. Harlem = Haarlem in Noord-Holland. Rhode Island = Roode Eylandt (red island in Dutch). Yankees = the common first names of Dutch men, "Jan" and "Kees" slurred together. Yell that at any Dutchman and you were likely to guess his name. ...thus concludes our history lesson for the day
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    I never knew what the RSI reeeeeeally meant. Thanks for the insight and real world example.
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    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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    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 writing them an email regarding this issue, due to the larger amount of biased news-reporting I've been seeing lately. https://macaudailytimes.com.mo/files/pdf2017/FT-2894-2017-09-25.pdf It is in the education systems, and if Harvard is affected by this, which classically has been associated to be on the capitalistic side of the spectrum, one starts to see that this paradox is all-encompassing throughout Western-society. The riches they have amassed are indeed created by market structures, and prominent offshore havens to evade 38% corporation tax (Until Trump change that and profit repatriations have started to flow back to the U.S.*). It is thus therefor very ironic, that they are publicly outspoken and prominent champions of leftist ideologies but when it comes to business, refrain to be true capitalists. I often view the left to be a heep of caffé latte sipping drinkers, intellectuals who so to speak read the driver's manual of the car, but never drive the car and get that intuitive experience of knowledge or society. Monopoly on morality is also one of their characteristics, were being lectured on values of right and wrong creates a judgementative atmosphere, that elevates their position akin to a judge. Summarizing it, one starts to understand that they've taken for granted the riches emassed, which is the same thing they so ferociously criticize and despise - the market.
  6. 2 points
    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.
  7. 2 points
    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 25 basis point from practically zero is not going to carry a material effect one way or the other - cause significant economic trouble nor alleviate it. Further, Brexit presents considerable uncertainty in terms of growth, but it can also stoke inflation through financial costs and for more expensive imported goods among other factors. Then there is the environment for which monetary policy is being employed globally. The Fed is unique in that it is hiking well beyond the tempo of any other authority, but there is a move to normalize globally. If they were to hold at the extremes while others have normalized, it would incur problems for fighting future financial/economic troubles as they arose. As it stands, Japan is likely to find itself in an untenable situation should global conditions take an unfavorable tack. I think some of the more market savvy participants of the MPC are worried about this strategic risk.
  8. 2 points
    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-are-igs-forex-mt4-product-details
  9. 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
  10. 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!
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 1 point
    @CharlotteIG Please ignore above post - paid into my account this morning!
  14. 1 point
    Weekend indices: big margin, big spreads and inaccurate pricing. Way to go!
  15. 1 point
    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.
  16. 1 point
    Hey @backwardation, thanks for your post. There's no reported issues with this offering. We aren't offering ByteDance (TikTok) grey markets in Dubai, France, Portugal, Singapore and United States. If you're signed up with these offices you will not be able to trade this product. Apologies in advance if this is the case.
  17. 1 point
    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.
  18. 1 point
    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"
  19. 1 point
    do these dividend days only apply at / from a certain time ? I auto-trade btw.
  20. 1 point
    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.
  21. 1 point
    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?
  22. 1 point
    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?
  23. 1 point
    @sanjayish, look in notifications and scroll down to the IG Video link to start IGTV on the platform.
  24. 1 point
    It's ok, Trump has decided oil is about the right price now. 🙂
  25. 1 point
    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.
  26. 1 point
    Good question. Markets - 90% emotions 10% facts. People are deciding their money is safer in US dollars.
  27. 1 point
    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 ...
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    Trump shows he is not a politician but a businessman yet again, he also pointed out in the same tweet that OPEC was operating as a cartel and that many of the big OPEC states were dependent on the US for protection (which should not be taken for granted). So much for diplomacy but the point was clear and bound to make the OPEC states think.
  31. 1 point
    I've actually seen the LME live. Quite an interesting experience.
  32. 1 point
    Great addition! I haven’t received an email on this? Community def seems to be the place to get news first!
  33. 1 point
    Just adding a short video John just published on the Oz dollar and Swizz frank.
  34. 1 point
    What do you mean? These are the IG adjustments? Number of points as above x your bet size.
  35. 1 point
    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
  36. 1 point
    This was the article btw - skewed for a supportive argument of the MPC meeting but anyway, worth a read for anyone I think as it gives a great summery http://www.cityam.com/289920/bank-england-economists-split-monetary-policymakers-set-out
  37. 1 point
    anyone interested in the Twitter earnigns can pre register to listen to the webcast here: https://investor.twitterinc.com/ occurs 1pm UK time.
  38. 1 point
    Yes! Please include drawing on indicators! And more customizable alerts would be great too!
  39. 1 point
    Finally partial close via web app! I used to switch to mobile to do it before
  40. 1 point
    Trade wars continue to be a key theme this week, and our very own IGTV have a video which you may be interested in, especially if you trade emerging markets. Check out the interview from Brock Silver, managing director at Kaiyuan Capital...
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    Love the chart name feature and yeh, weekend funding is good. It should save people (ie clients) more money in the long run as people can close their position mid weekend.
  43. 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.
  44. 1 point
    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!