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  1. I think I have the same problem if, by "push notifications", you mean that a ticket with a summary of the deal used to appear on top of the chart windows (using ProRealTime) as soon as the position was initiated. I'd like to know how to get this feature back.
  2. Good luck! What I'm interested in is the detailed reasons for why IG will find this impossible. That may remove at least some of the opacity from this instrument.
  3. I guess that's also why they haven't been able to address the suggestions I've made here. To do so would mean their being forced to address in public what they hoped might remain tacit. But I really don't think IG's customers' want that approach. I think they want either evidence of a robust rejection of the grounds given by the ESMA for their changes or, simply, a statement acknowledging the difficulty they now face in democratising trading. PS here's the content of the email I received on 20/9/18: "We have made some changes to our new knock-out product. On all new knock-out tra
  4. I'm hoping that someone will see the merit of what I'm suggesting so that it can figure in the process.
  5. To save unnecessary confusion I think it would be simpler for the user to have one ticket with either a "show more" option (forgive play on words) or just an always-on alternative view giving the KO position in points of the underlying rather than just points of the KO risk. I can already simulate that, PandaFace, by reducing the browser window set to show the "Positions" tab. What I'd like to see is a tear-off ticket from which I can close an open trade. By the way, once I was into my KO trade I found both "stop" and "limit" buttons became available to me from the "Posit
  6. What I'm trying to say is this, Caseynotes: It doesn't matter how the instrument is actually derived, or even how it actually performs, but rather how the consequences of being in the trade are displayed numerically. So, if, for example, an opening level of, say, 100 were to be the case for a KO trade, and the level of the underlying was, at that point, say 1000, then, rather than have running p/l displayed only with reference to the KO level, let's have it displayed also with respect to the underlying. In that way a tear-off ticket can be displayed alongside the price chart and trade-r
  7. What I'm trying to say is this, Caseynotes: It doesn't matter how the instrument is actually derived, or even how it actually performs, but rather how the consequences of being in the trade are displayed numerically. So, if, for example, an opening level of, say, 100 were to be the case for a KO trade, and the level of the underlying was, at that point, say 1000, then, rather than have running p/l displayed only with reference to the KO level, let's have it displayed also with respect to the underlying. In that way a tear-off ticket can be displayed alongside the price chart and trade-r
  8. As there's been no further activity on this thread since my post on 14/9, and as I've had time to think about the problem a bit more, I wonder if the lack of KO "tickets to close" might be to do with the difference in risk associated with a long trade wrt a short trade. If that is the case, might it not be possible to engineer a ticket which has a graphic to show nett-off plus or minus? Sometimes the close would be augmented and sometimes reduced, depending on which side of the market carried greater risk. Or am I just missing the point again (as usual)?
  9. Back to the subject of tear-off tickets for KOs: Yes, there is a KO tear-off ticket but, as far as I can see, that is only to open a position. In order to close a position you have to use the "Close" button in the "Positions" page. What I'd like to see is the equivalent of the tear-out ticket for a spread bet so that this can be opened in a reduced window to accompany a Pro real Time chart. (It's possible to reduce the entire "Positions" window but this also reduces any other tabs. Or one can open a new window but this imposes unnecessary work on the user's CPU.) I'd also like to
  10. Ah, that's what I was missing Too bad.
  11. That's really interesing,Eclipse. I don't see why it wouldn't work if you could use the "force open" option on the stop order to enter the short. I think you'd end up with approximately double the effective margin for what is, in effect, a much less risky trade (because you'd have the much closer stop). What am I missing?
  12. Not long after I posted yesterday I discovered that there is a tear-off option for the KO ticket. It's accessed by right-clicking on the security and choosing "Open ticket in new window" from the drop-down menu. Previously this was the "Tear-off Ticket" option. I should have said that I prefer the old platform to the new one and so, apart from yesterday being my first KO trade, it was also a foray into unfamiliar platform territory.
  13. Yes, Caseynotes, I see what you mean. Practice makes perfect. ?
  14. I tried a Wall Street Bull KO for the first time today. It's only when you try to follow the profit/loss alongside the chart that you realise how difficult it is to get a feel for where the KO is actually trading, and therefore where to set a mental stop so that the KO actually mirrors the standard Wall Street spreadbet trade. Also it is not at all obvious where one's entry level actually is in relation to the index. With that in mind. I'd like to propose this: a combined tear-off ticket which shows both the standard spreadbet Buy and Sell and the KO running position. Depending on whet
  15. " the EU has fired wildly and missed the target but has managed to handicap everyone within range": A very good analysis of the situation, Caseynotes. The point about the ESMA's lack of understanding is pretty much the one I made in my submission during the so-called "consultation" process. I find it intriguing that the people with the power are not in the position that they're in because of any superior knowledge (or intellect) but rather, most likely, because the rest of us let them get away with arriving there as we cannot believe just how small-minded and intellectually limited
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