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  1. 4 points
    Don't fall for it. Don't try and catch a falling knife. Manage your risk - use stops and guaranteed stops for the love of god if you're looking to hold stocks over night or ANYTHING over the weekend. If you're in to intraday trading think about options (my thing of late - check post history if you want) which manage risk when buying and stop you chasing losses. Get those alerts and notifications set up on your phone. Diversify a portfolio with some defensive stuff as well. Read read read read read the news people. Take a step back. Think about it. Actively say you're going to cut the emotion. ONLY THEN make your trade. Never risk more than you could lose. Any other things which would help? Lets share over this economic mardi gras...
  2. 4 points
    Thanks for the responses guys. As I phoned them to discuss the situation I had a voicemail from my account manager cancelling the trade as they suspected it was a mistake. Great service 👍
  3. 3 points
    I've transitioned to a sell and hold position 🤠
  4. 3 points
    There is absolutely no reason for such language. IG have excellent facilities and service both novice investor, and experienced trader, extremely well. We all have bad days and I wish you every success in the future.
  5. 3 points
    It would be great if we could right click on a price level on a chart and have the option to add alert. This would be much quicker than going into the alert panel and typing out the price level for the alert. 🙂
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  7. 3 points
    yes you could have done this as well your max risk would have been the 80 and the 50 = 130 quid total, and the NET profit would have been the 820 profit on the put, minus the 130, so NET PROFIT of 690 quid on a 130 quid risk. Not bad.
  8. 3 points
    Hi, Logged in this morning and all my drawings/indicators etc are gone. The screen has reset to the 5 minute chart with no indicators or drawings. Is there a way to get them back? I put a lot of time into these. Thanks James
  9. 2 points
    Step 1 - buy daily puts at the start of the session 1% out the money (basically above the line on the platform) step 2 - profit *nb: vast over valuation of stocks required and exponential growth on nCoV deadly virus V useful discuss....
  10. 2 points
    Latest cases (compare to Monday's chart) big increase in Europe. 80% mild symptoms, 15% severe and 5% very severe. Death rate per age group 2nd chart, over 80's hardest hit, no fatalities in the under 10 years age group looks odd.
  11. 2 points
    Interesting S&P daily shaping up 👇
  12. 2 points
    There are many revenge traders out there mate. Cannot accept the market going against them so they double down and double down. How do I know? I was this idiot before.
  13. 2 points
    Latest cases chart update; https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6
  14. 2 points
    BREAKING: Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe orders all schools to shut from March 2 on coronavirus fears trib.al/FdcYxw8
  15. 2 points
    buy daily puts! the benefits of options. takes the emotion out of it. nicely sets up the trade for the da.y
  16. 2 points
    From the Los Angeles Times: “Since Feb. 2, more than 8,400 returning travelers from China have entered California, according to the state health department. They have been advised to self-quarantine for 14 days and limit interactions with others, officials said.”
  17. 2 points
    GRAPHIC – China's top container ports unclog backlog as virus curbs ease 07:43 BEIJING, Feb 27 (Reuters) – China's top container ports are loosening the backlog of cargoes on their docks as workers return to their posts after coronavirus travel curbs that kept them away and jammed up global supply chains have been eased.
  18. 2 points
    This is a great idea - the new platform will have future iterations coming, so it would be interesting to hear what you need, and why? The more context we have to understand what is needed, the more it helps us build the right thing. Please do keep the suggestions coming.
  19. 2 points
    Following on from this post I made a few days ago I decided to show one of my options trades yesterday on Wall Street as an option with a daily expiry. I thought we would have a short term swing and see a rally (before plummeting again) so I bought the call. Turns out it didn't go so well but I only lost 80 quid on a CALL on a market which fell 800+ and I was dealing £1 a point which wasn't too bad in my eyes! I also posted a PUT trade a couple of posts down which ended up 820 quid from a £50 risk. Not bad (if you had called the direction right ) so probably worth doing again. Lets look at the US and do another? But risking £100 as it's early on in the day. Or we can look just before US open and see what's occurring. If you think the market will rally you could buy the call at A (103.6) If you think the market will fall you could buy the call at B (101.1) both of these are daily options. as you're buying you cant lose more than that trade size, and given the moves we've seen that's the trade for me right now. DAX down 2% but wall street not seeing it right now only down 0.6%, so I'm going with the PUT today. Waiting for retail to wake up and get scared.
  20. 2 points
    FTSE daily. Bounced hard off an Andrews median line....Theory is that act as strong resistance as do 1/4 and 3/4 lines. Most powerful signal is when an instrument gaps though over night....Its very steep as you see, but not to be underestimated as a support line.
  21. 2 points
    She just wags her tail.....What good is that !
  22. 2 points
    Dax, Dow and Ftse all trying to keep in touch with their respective monthly chart (recently beaten) resistance levels (purple). S&P seeking support around 3130.
  23. 2 points
    Overnight remains risk off. Indices and Oil down. Gold and Bonds up with Bonds just pulling back. Today not much on the calendar so it's all about the virus.
  24. 2 points
    on mobile so wont screenshot but that 27900 is at 820, seven minutes before the close. Good job if anyone traded it. meanwhile I'm only 80 quid down which given the move.... I can live with
  25. 2 points
    my trade is so far gone you have to laugh - look ho many worthless options above me 28100 strike - its unreal. At 7.30pm we're looking like this. That 27900 put though is storming at 780 points (up from 50!). Bet of 50 quid for a 15.6x increase. I (would have) like(d) those returns. BUT im staying optimistic. Risk has been managed on a crazy crazy day.
  26. 2 points
    you could be trading this then £80 risk ALSO look at the PUT 27900 in the original image when it was at 50, now it's at 150. Triple your risk money in the first hour of trading, with only £50 maximum risk (and 150 profit now - not looking at spread either). power of options hey.
  27. 2 points
    I’ve had a reply from IG. “Thanks for your email.The technical team is looking into this issue affecting demo accounts. We are looking to get this fixed shortly.
  28. 2 points
    Latest IG client sentiment chart;
  29. 2 points
    haha, must be meaning you @dmedin, can't be me I've put in over 20 posts so far today.
  30. 2 points
    Is anyone experiencing IG dealing site down?
  31. 2 points
    Dashboard working now in Australia.
  32. 2 points
    Absolutely GUTTED, it was going to be my BIG BREAK into the world of FASHION.
  33. 2 points
    Over the weekend continues risk off. Indices and Oil down. Bonds, Gold and USD up. Today Ger business climate data at 9am.
  34. 2 points
    Very much a Friday profit take and get out just in case whatever over the weekend. If already down and seeing there are good support levels not too far below I would probably be inclined to hang on as the mass exit was planned and those wanting out for the weekend have likely already done so. Might be worth taking out a short for a hedge for over the weekend just in case though.
  35. 2 points
    I woke up to the same #%&£. Placed a small hedge last night before sleep to counter my big loss and found a token of goodwill. Doesn't help much. Let's see if the uptrend is in play today. I have noticed my recent calls have been correct a day ahead of time which is total nightmare. Could be put to good use though if true...
  36. 2 points
    I fell asleep at last and woke to this!
  37. 2 points
    Zerohedge suggesting a large European fund initiated the sell off yesterday on the Frankfurt close which sparked US continuation. Ftse suffering and is down into clear space while Dax looking to hold at 13639 and S&P at 3348 though may test yesterday's low at 3336. Dow has a prior support level just below at 28892. Monthly flash PMIs today which is the early call and so having the most impact and may well be affected by the virus concerns. Could be a very interesting day 🙂
  38. 2 points
    Would like a full Level 2 functionality (albeit a premium paid for service) as there are very few platforms in my opinion that have a decent GUI on UK Level 2 (IG CFD Level 2 is limited to select securities) . And the ability to invest in funds (not just Investment Trusts). This is one of the reasons I donlt have an ISA or SIPP with IG as they don't allow you to buy OIECs
  39. 1 point
    https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu/britain-on-collision-course-with-eu-with-trade-talks-mandate-idUKKCN20L1AX Keep your hands off our fish, but keep sending your money to the City
  40. 1 point
    I'm not seeing signs of recovery yet Need to wait to see what happens with the outbreak in America.
  41. 1 point
    The zombie apocalypse was averted today 🤠
  42. 1 point
    I love Apple what a great company...so well run.....Such a lovely share price. A B C correction in progress.....If it takes out $302 , it ll retest the highs.
  43. 1 point
    Thank you for this feedback. All of these comments have been sent to the developers. I will get back to you as soon as I have a response from them.
  44. 1 point
    Probably a while.... but very short term retracements are likely though. Maybe I am quite right on this one (after two big losses).
  45. 1 point
    Who is still short? I closed my short positions for the day and see what happens tomorrow. Better to be safe than trapped.
  46. 1 point
    😮 Yes, previous downward moves of this magnitude in recent history have been V shaped 😮
  47. 1 point
    That was a nasty move down wasn't it! All in 30 minutes, blink and you'll miss it.
  48. 1 point
    Off topic related to Caseynotes previous post. http://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/event201/videos.html October 2019...is Johnson&Johnson a firm buy?🤔🤔
  49. 1 point
    Thanks for the input guys, very much appreciated. Having thought long and hard after a trip to my local strip joint and the whole of Saturday to be still, I feel I can make a more rational decision. I will go with the decision I had late last week to short the Dow. Due to greed and more greed, I bet on the probability for the markets to shoot north a bit more before shorting from a higher level to extract a bit more juice. A mistake I should never have made again. Dow 30000+, Nasdaq 10000+ will happen, but not this season. I am quite confident (trust with a pinch of salt) that Dow ~28800 will be tested and maybe even ~28400 by the end of next week. As I am currently trapped in a long position, I do hope for Nasdaq to rise a little to reduce my loss which I cannot rely on to help me out. I will start to unwind some and increase my Dow short as soon as market opens.
  50. 1 point
    Apple beginning to fall out of its tree (triangle). Expect pullback to $293 or $275.