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  1. I thought i summarize my experience so far day trading in case any newer folks are interested Day trading is much harder than swing trading and especially at those lower time frames. From 100+ day trades so far I am certainly no expert and I like being honest, I am on average losing but I learnt a lot. My thoughts so far are: 1. Forget 95% of youtube, it's full of turds just trying to market courses, **** out their channel. Same with forums, no matter what topic it is (fitness, languages), a lot of people lie their asses off and pretend they are experts but in fact know jack
    44 points
  2. Both through the web platform and ProRealTime... I cannot close out an open position on US500... IG are you going to refund any money lost because of your techincal error?
    17 points
  3. Hi IG, Any plans to become a supported broker on Tradingview? I like the IG web platform but Tradingview stock screener is great and would be nice to trade from there. https://uk.tradingview.com/brokers/
    9 points
  4. One of my open positions have disappeared form the positions tab. I had a total of 5 open positions, the number beside the positions tab says 4. There are only 4 positions displayed. However the account totals row in the bottom is behaving like the last position is still there, the total positions sum takes into account all 5 open positions, likewise with the market value and profit/loss columns.
    9 points
  5. Hi - facing a new issue on the platform. My charts are being wiped out and set to the same default every few minutes/seconds. No matter what I configure, within a few moments it defaults to a 5min candle stick with no other indicators - what is happening?
    9 points
  6. I am Not able to see open positions. The customer hotline is also not working. What is the issue. Rectify ASAP.
    8 points
  7. Development needs for Share Dealing and ISA Accounts: - 1. A low-cost Dividend Reinvestment facility is a must - this will have huge benefits for IG as, with your commission structure, I'm confident you would attract more long-term investors by offering a DRIP facility 2. Please include all costs in the positions window (i.e. commission plus stamp duty) so that average price and profit/loss figures are accurate 3. Please improve your help desk and phone availability - responses are extremely slow or with the help desk email sometimes non-existent, which reflects very badly on IG
    7 points
  8. 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 sa
    7 points
  9. Hi, Is there anyway to get AUS tax statements from IG platform? Cheers
    6 points
  10. Righto, having used this web platform every day for the past year it decides to go mad. Really important trading day... every 30 seconds or so, every bleedin' drawing I've made, adjustment to chart, timeframe etc all resets back to a default 5min and deletes all drawings WHAT IS GOING ON!!
    6 points
  11. A well defined plan will get rid of all your emotions. Trading has to become a boring job to be profitable, one that you do without getting any feelings from it, very close to what a robot would feel if it would behave like a person. If you are able to take a loss and continue like nothing happened then you are handling just numbers. If the meaning of taking a loss is no longer similar to a painful feeling you have reached a milestone. Two years ago I told every single one I met that I was getting into trading, it was so exciting that I didn't understand what I was getting into. Toda
    5 points
  12. Please assign the IG labs forums to someone that doesn't ignore messages. There must be someone that can respond to technical questions. There are posts that have been sitting there for months. https://labs.ig.com/node/702 It is very frustrating to see that there is no one to help there.
    5 points
  13. Limit (take profit) orders on daily and weekly options would be nice
    5 points
  14. Web app and mobile apps are not working in the middle of the trading day! This is precious money making time but IG is making it going bankrupt time!
    5 points
  15. The same thing happened to me after the scheduled maintenance today. I'm missing seven positions! The sum total seems correct. I've just shot an email to the helpdesk. I'm assuming they're going to be receiving a lot of these emails, and I sure hope they get this fixed pronto.
    5 points
  16. Hi, wonder if could offer a bit of friendly advice? It seems to me that you could really do with introducing some urgent risk management into your trading. Monitoring large positions is essential, as is learning how to cut losses, not adding to positions that are already seriously in the red. Can highly recommend a book by Mark Douglas called 'The Disciplined Trader' - it's a great read and could help give you the mindset to protect your capital in future and avoid these kinds of situations arising. IG will give margin calls as appropriate, but are under no obligation to notify you that your p
    5 points
  17. Still can't quite work out why we are deliberately destroying the economies of every first world nation because of this flu virus. Yesterday I went shopping at the local mega supermarket where the shelves were all well stacked and I happily mingled with well over a hundred people doing our shopping but I'm not allowed to go to the local pub (avg 20 people) or the local gym (avg 20 people). The latest stats on US cases I saw was on Friday night where it was reported 99% of cases were classified as mild (normal flu like symptoms) and 99% of deaths were in the over 70s age group. True the de
    4 points
  18. To make your trading plan and trade strategy just answer these questions then move on to the testing section below. 1/ TRADING PLAN a) System What type of trader will I be? Swing, trend trader, trend follower, day trader, Elliot Wave, Fibonacci, option trader, another, or a combination? What time frame will I be trading on? What will I be trading? Will I trade long or short or both? What has to happen to invalidate my trading system and make me look for flaws in my thinking? b) Psychology How big of a position size can I mentally and emotionally handle trading? Does m
    4 points
  19. Hi CharlorreIG Thank you for checking in. Ideally the ticker would have a unique column in among the Positions screen. Many of us who deal in diverse / uncommon products only know the name of the product by the ticker. And the name on the IG system often is not familiar. So all confusing and chance of misplaced investing. Thank you
    4 points
  20. Amazing, look at mine! Just made it to have 20 million. I deserve 2nd place at least.
    4 points
  21. The forum has an option to ignore users but unfortunately it doesn't remove them from the grid. It just blanks their content creating a weird state where you still see the user but you can't see what they are posting. I created a small script that you can add to your browser with the TamperMonkey extension. This extension is very famous among IT fellows in order to remove users from their feeds. It is widely used on Facebook. Attention seekers are completely ignored after installing it. Chrome extension: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tampermonkey/dhdgffkkebhmkfjojej
    4 points
  22. actually more people would contribute if they felt they could express an opinion without some ignorant little troll jumping up and down insulting and flaming them at every opportunity. The perpetual negativity in the face of any evidence to the contrary gets extremely tiresome and leads people to better trading forums where the moderators actually take an interest and stamp out blatant flaming.
    4 points
  23. An active mind needs to pass through all the stages including the ones we consider negative. I always like to refer to this painting when I talk about this subject. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sleep_of_Reason_Produces_Monsters The one that we must control is anger because produces an effect in others, normally a negative one. But the ones you have described are perfectly fine if you understand them as part of your personality. A person cannot be forever happy neither sad. We inflict guilty to ourselves when we don't reach happiness because of those never ending marketing c
    4 points
  24. Dear team New user here and I have a quick question. I came across to your platform due to the competetive brokerage fees and I am happy enough so far. But I must say I'm surprsied to discover that the basic layout / functionality of all other trading websites I have used is missing. In particular, the ability to export your CURRENT positions as an excel file (CSV, etc). I'm not interested in exporting my trading history - I wish to export my CURRENT positions so I can do some analysis of my weightings etc. This is a core routine task performed by sophistocated and amateur investo
    4 points
  25. can be more than 10 times in a row for me..almost feels like the market is just looking at what I am doing and going opposite of me. It also makes me feel like I would do better trading with my eyes closed at times...
    4 points
  26. Please add the option to reset the demo account entirely. We are only able to add funds to the account and that is not always what we need. It would be better if we could reset positions, transactions and activities as well. When we are testing techniques, any other data from other techniques is not relevant. I believe this will improve the need of storing useless data in your databases, demo accounts will get a lot cleaner. Right now as an example I have more than 60 positions completely stuck and can't do anything with them. After a couple of hours they normally reset and can action
    4 points
  27. Need STOP LIMIT feature For Trade analytics, to show PERCENTAGE RETURN for specific time period, let say monthly basis at very basic.
    4 points
  28. online option dealing for individual shares and stocks (usa)
    4 points
  29. Sorry to go on. Just wanted to add one more thing. You provide PRT access at a £30 per month value for free if we trade a certain number of times. How much would it cost for you to provide access to TradingView.com (link your APIs and whatever to their platform so we can use it to trade with IG), and if it's a similar price to PRT could I please get TradingView instead? PRT is clunky, old-fashioned, missing many useful features and French.
    4 points
  30. IG, please can you add the option to remove Saturday and Sunday candles from MA and Pivot Point calculations. This has been asked for for f*king ages. Just recently someone added four hour calculations to the Pivot Points, have no idea who requested this but it's not as important as getting rid of weekend candles f*king up Monday's data.
    4 points
  31. I believe that it's better to get the basics right first, so in order of importance: 1. Fix your charts please (those bizarre spikes up and down not seen at any other broker, as well as those empty spaces on charts for Sat/Sun, see example of your own chart below with 2-bars wide empty spaces between each Friday and Monday) 2. Trailing stop loss on ISA/sharedealing account 3. Volume moving average 4. P/L and P/L %age for the day (currently only showing P/L since the position was opened) 5. Trade analytics tool on ISA/share dealing account - you keep emailing me
    4 points
  32. The backtesting tool that is available on TradingView.com (it's also available on the infinitely inferior Barchart.com) Do you know the one I am talking about Charlotte? It lets people test a strategy without needing to know how to program. Sometimes trades are too complex to be done entirely programmatically anyway (a few basic parameters can alert you to a potential setup, then you can review it manually before deciding to go in) TradingView.com is just generally more aesthetic, faster, responsive and intuitive.
    4 points
  33. great post and very true i have been trading more or less every day during lockdown i have two suggestions for utube traders to follow both are free and want no money no scams no subscription fees etc , first is brian watt also known as mr yen this guy has terminal cancer is a mean regression trader u can watch previous shows from channel , very good over 3 months he has not had a loosing trade he is v opinionated and wont be to everyones taste ,based in usa so starts 1400/1430 uk time second one is :trades by matt : bases in usa also excellent free and has several help videos , very calm t
    4 points
  34. Talk about exuberance. (Oft used word like unprecedented). Dow is steaming up to 27000 and heading north. The battle with Covid is over then. It is beaten and normal service will resume directly. Next stop all time high? Forget about the bad news. It's only going to get better and better and everything is going to turn out rosy. Lovely jubbly. Moderna's results are encouraging, it is true, but not categoric, peer reviewed or tested on more than 48 fit test subjects. Otherwise, the situation remains the same. One supposes that if one were to no longer test, then the virus will simply disa
    4 points
  35. Trading app is very unstable. Could not see my open position. Can't close my position. Same thing happen 12 hrs ago. Please rectify it asap. I need to close some position.....this is terrible. Will you bear if there are losses.
    4 points
  36. It really is unacceptable. I’ve been trading with IG for 4-5 years and experienced various outages and frustrations with the stability of the platform, typically at the most inconvenient of times. However, these outages in the last 24 hours are serious. Calling to deal doesn’t help when market volatile.
    4 points
  37. Usually IG does refund if the error is 100% theirs but often you need to provide yourself Screenshot and video... which is a little ridiculous. I'm now using a Desktop recoding tool every single time I trade with IG because last time there was an outage I couldn't close some long position I had which then endup being all negative. I had luckily took a video with my phone as a proof otherwise theyr would have not refund anything.
    4 points
  38. is there a reason I'm still getting charged commsion even though I'm making 3 trades a month?
    4 points
  39. I queried this via IG support chat before opening my ISA. I was advised the custody fee would only be applied once for both Share Dealing and ISA and only then if a minimum of 3 trades were not made in the previous quarter (in either account or in a combination of the two). A dealing account with zero holdings would not incur a custody charge anyway, as it's a fee for holding custody of shares, rather than an account management or inactivity fee. In a similar way, 3 trades made in my dealing account in March entitled me to the £3 UK commission rate and free US dealing in my ISA account fr
    4 points
  40. Hi MAKTRADER6970, I puzzled by this as well. You're right this is not how options really work. I trade options all the time in the US and make money by selling calls on shares I own and selling puts on shares I want to buy. When you sell you should get the premium immediately the option is sold. J_Bernard appears to be correct. We're not buying and selling options just betting on the option prices. You can't use them sensibly or profitably, so I think we should not bother with them. It appears to me CFDs and spread betting is just that - gambling where the broker wins every ti
    4 points
  41. Trading FX these are the sort of indicators you need, matching what is currently strong vs what is weak, not stuff on patterns and macd, rsi or whatever. The first pic is from Nov and out of date but the second is of yesterday, maybe I should include something like this in the daily dashboard? Vote a like for yes or a sad for don't bother.
    4 points
  42. 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 👍
    4 points
  43. The ability to have two separate instances of two different trading platforms in two different tabs of my browser. Right now if I navigate to the new share dealing platform in one tab, my spread betting account in the other tab automatically redirects to the new share dealing platform also. Totally unnecessary.
    4 points
  44. they never really advertise it but think its worth noting
    4 points
  45. Help desk has responded and they are investigating why this issue has occurred.
    3 points
  46. Makes a lot of sense. That's how he funds his trading account which he constantly blows up We got you dmedin, we finally got you 😎
    3 points
  47. To make it short - I probably should have never started trading. Over the last 12 years I have accumulated total net losses that exceed my annual salary by a multiple. And I could have actually used that money quite well. To help my partner, my family, to feel more confident, more independent, to have more flexibility to enjoy life. I lived a relatively modest life, always focused on building wealth in the long term to be some day independent - free. And if it was not for my trading losses, I could have probably achieved that by now. But instead I not only lost massively, I also wast
    3 points
  48. On the deal.ig.com mobile web dealer: please take us to the CHART when we check on the open trade in the POSITION/ORDER tab. It makes no sense that we have to go back 2 steps through the MARKETS and Watchlist/Previously Traded to look at the chart.
    3 points
  49. IG SHOLULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR ANY LOSSES. CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHY NOT ?
    3 points
  50. Logging in this morning, I found all my positions were missing. Looked again a few minutes ago and most were back, but there were still two missing off the list (UK shares). Whilst I don't doubt that the problem is related to weekly maintenance, and the missing items will be back by Monday, the number of these 'glitches' is somewhat concerning, and doesn't inspire great levels of confidence in their systems. I daresay, the current grand farce may also be contributing to these problems with staffing shortages.
    3 points
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