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  1. Yet they allow you to SELL and close out your positions. What will that do to the overall market price of AMC and GME? Well obviously if we can only sell the the price will go down down, allowing these greedy hedge funds to exit their short positions without taking too much of a hit. You have 2 choices, 1. Sell your shares back to the hedges, just like they want, or 2. Hold and watch them wet the bed, eventually having to buy at the price WE SET and us little guys make some money. Also, leave IG they don't deserve your business after this blatant act of market manipulation.
    54 points
  2. 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
  3. is it legal for IG trading to manipulate the market like this by not allowing position on GME? totally disgusting
    34 points
  4. It's pretty obvious who they are looking out for and it's not their customers. Time to shop around.
    33 points
  5. Extremely disappointed. Increasing margins make sense. Banning buys? What in the world. "Prioritising service to existing clients". You mean you're manipulating the market because the people who pay you told you to do so. Well done.
    31 points
  6. Would love to hear from IG on this. If it's a clearing house issue why not restrict BOTH BUYING AND SELLING, wait for the clearing house to catch up, tap credit whatever needs to be done. But only allowing selling??? come on. A lot of people are going to lose money because of actions like this.
    29 points
  7. I would recommend everyone read section SYSC 3.1 Systems and controls of the FCA handbook. The contract we all signed with IG seems to run counter to what they are doing. Stinks of market manipulation.
    29 points
  8. Agreed. I naively thought IG would be on the right side here. You know, given the fact we are paying for the privilege. I hope they get what they deserve for clear and transparent market manipulation.
    27 points
  9. At least now we have someone in the UK to sue now rather than just RobinHood
    22 points
  10. This is totally unacceptable. When markets are extremely volatile, IG shuts down the system so can't execute any trades. Tried to call and just get cut off. LOST SO MUCH MONEY because of this. Anyone else thinks this is outrageous by IG?
    21 points
  11. I wonder if there will be a flood of complaints to the Financial Ombudsman /FCA, there should be !
    17 points
  12. 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
  13. Total and utter disgrace by IG here!! Which hedge funds are paying you off IG? This whole rotten system stinks, and its blatantly obvious what's going on here. I hope everyone withdraws their funds from IG and they flow to brokers which allow free and fair access to the markets. IG have completely lost my trust. I'm out.
    16 points
  14. So what is IG going to do about the fact that it crashed for an hour during the rapid events, and GME shares worth $400 couldn't be sold (in fact, it seems a huge number couldn't even log in successfully) until they had hit $200. Taking risks on a stock is one thing. But when the platform goes completely dark, is that just a gamble that's our fault as well? And if it's not our fault, then does the company who's responsible get to share in the losses they're responsible for?
    14 points
  15. Is this for real? IG are actually preventing people from trading in these stocks? “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” ???? This doesn’t even make sense. Absolutely atrocious, you’re joining the Robinhood gang! Nothing other than protecting the hedge funds while the individual loses out. This is not prioritise your service to your clients unless your owned by Wall Street. This action is for no reason other than miniminse share price increase while the s
    13 points
  16. 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
    12 points
  17. 12 points
  18. I AM CLOSING MY ACCOUNT BECAUSE THIS IS JUST HORRIBLE - cheating their customers
    12 points
  19. I complained to BBC watchdog: https://www.bbc.co.uk/send/u23123288?ptrt=https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mg74 Historically media attention had greatest multiplier
    11 points
  20. we should all ask ig to compensate our loss because of their unilateral unlawful restriction
    11 points
  21. Now IG is restricting purchasing of GME and AMC, only allowing you to close positions. IG, I hope you get done for market manipulation.
    11 points
  22. Whilst I am mindful that the situation may be slightly different for those using leverage, I believe the blocks also apply to share trading accounts that are funded entirely by the client. Whilst I personally do not hold positions in these stocks, as a share investor it concerns me that if they can so easily excuse such actions for these stocks, then they can excuse it for any stock they choose. Putting such blocks on a stock is highly damaging to the investment and will almost certainly devalue it, directly causing loss to investors holding long term positions. Rather than their claim of prot
    10 points
  23. This is out of order. I thought by using a broker with fees, that I would have a professional level of service at all times. What happened to a free market?
    10 points
  24. I'd also like recommendations on a new broker that respects its investors and doesn't pull shenanigans on them.
    10 points
  25. I just received your email that you are not allowing any new positions to be opened on the US stocks GameStop and AMC Entertainment, but you are allowing current positions to be closed... Maybe I'm mistaken, but to close a position (sell), there is typically a new position (buy) at the other end. If IG is blocking me from buying US:GME, who is buying the closed positions? If some parties are allowed to open positions, while others are blocked, what would you say to accusations by members of the US Congress that this is market manipulation? Are you worried
    10 points
  26. I received an email this morning saying that all remaining crypto positions will be closed in one month, and margin requirements on cryptos will be increased to 100% (!) from Monday. The excuse is, inter alia, that "We have now reached our internal product limit for exposure to cryptocurrencies, and as a result will be removing cryptocurrencies from our offering to UK retail clients". What a disgrace. If the margin is 100% there would be no funding exposure for IG. I think what this all really means is that, in a product structured and sold as a bet, they are uncomfortable with los
    9 points
  27. @CharlotteIG Users deserve to know the truth, please respond on @DoctorStrange's questions. This is blatant market manipulation, and I'm ashamed to have supported your business considering what has happened with brokers like RobinHood, I expected better. Needless to say after I've closed all my positions (when the market is being run FREELY) I will be moving away from IG for future business.
    9 points
  28. I don't personally hold shares in either entity, but it does make you wonder where it will end with brokers appearing to protect their friends' by halting trading on certain stocks (or at least halting trading for the hoi polloi, but letting the trough-feeding vermin continue regardless). Let's face it, such actions benefit nobody except those making billions off of other peoples' property. It really doesn't look good IG, and I will be looking carefully if I really want to continue using you as a broker.
    9 points
  29. They should give all users a voucher for lost trading time which can be exchanged for shares on any exchange.
    9 points
  30. 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
  31. For those who want to trade GME stocks I can recommend DeGiro. For UK customers you will be based with an Irish account manager where the default currency is €. After changing your currency you will be able to trade in pounds. It is an execution-only broker that charges per operation. They don't offer CFDs/Spread-betting nor ISA accounts. They even have an API available for share dealing.
    8 points
  32. I am an existing customer. In my interests please remove blocks on purchase of GME stocks. I am fully aware that my capital is at risk, stocks are volatile. I accept that and continue to want to buy GME on Monday.
    8 points
  33. Trading 212 tried this the other day too. I have complained and suggest others do the same. Here is a link to a letter outlining what FCA rules they are breaking. Makes me want to hold even more due to this shady practice. https://www.reddit.com/r/Trading212ActionGroup?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
    8 points
  34. It is absolutely disgraceful that this company has sent me an email saying it will not allow new GME and AMC positions from Monday. I had been telling people this was a great service and to get on it. I will now tell them the opposite as I open a new account elsewhere. After I've sold, I won't be back.
    8 points
  35. So if I were cover 100% of my opening CFD position, there should be no chance of getting margin called, or positions automatically closed, right?
    8 points
  36. 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
    8 points
  37. I am Not able to see open positions. The customer hotline is also not working. What is the issue. Rectify ASAP.
    8 points
  38. 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/
    7 points
  39. Would a Telegram group dedicated to spread betting be a useful addition for people. Can discuss what brokers are offering what positions etc and have some very knowledgeable traders with plenty of experience to pass on their expertise on such matters. Let me know with the like button and if there’s enough interest we’ll get one set up.
    7 points
  40. Received an email from IG that they restrict buying these stocks. Why is it not allowed (other than it hurts big boys)? Market is volatile but still you're allowed to trade other stocks and even close out if you own these stocks but just can't buy them. Is it even legal to restrict retail traders arbitrarily?
    7 points
  41. @CharlotteIG I'm hoping for a more detailed explanation from IG. - Is this because the clearing house are asking IG for higher margin? - Have they tried tapping their credit lines with their IB? - How long will restrictions on GME & AMC last? - Given vol may increase across other shorted names in anticipation of a squeeze, what are they doing to prevent this happening on those as well? It's frustrating how they want you to trade more frequently (i.e. charge you extra fees if you don't), but when you want to, and there are potentially opportunities to make money, th
    7 points
  42. also the huge loss they caused to their customers by imposing these unlawful restrictions to drive stock price down and forcing small individuals to sell at loss, in order to help these WS hedge funds
    7 points
  43. Well, there is at least one in their inbox. I would encourage everyone one affected to also report IG to the FCA.
    7 points
  44. Yes, this has now happened 2 days running when markets have been extremely volatile. Unacceptable.
    7 points
  45. That's great. If IG don't go back on their announcement today I think we should follow the same steps for IG.
    6 points
  46. Hang on. ELI5 please: If I have to go 100% margin on these stocks, whats the point of CFD then? I pay for position open, risk losses due to volatility, and dont get the ownership of the underlying asset? Shouldn't this be considered as share purchase then? Do Hedgefunds and HNW have buy restrictions too or is it one sided against retail? Assking for future formal complaint.
    6 points
  47. Hi, Is there anyway to get AUS tax statements from IG platform? Cheers
    6 points
  48. 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.
    6 points
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