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  1. this is your free trial for communism 🥳 - shops empty or closed. - no wages. - no right of travel or free movement. - police stopping people on the street. - gatherings banned. - govt barking orders at you everyday. This is how half of Europe lived just 40 years ago, careful what you wish for 🤓
  2. As happened recently in the Gold market where spreads widen very suddenly in the spot and to such a degree that IG closed the spot market and directed clients to the futures market instead. IG was not responsible for the spread increase and had no control over it. The solution is to understand what you are doing and use the appropriate market if any at all.
  3. correct, welding the doors shut of apartment buildings to prevent people getting out was a real game changer for lockdown efficacy.
  4. not sure how that works, the margin requirement is set by the regulator which in Europe and the UK is esma so not set by IG. If you are keeping the trade open then with futures there is no overnight funding at all. Overnight funding is set at end of each day so is different day by day so difficult to compare with other brokers unless you have same concurrent trades running.
  5. yes we have destroyed our economy, the elderly should have been saved by isolating them before the virus even arrived here, the data from Asian countries was clear exactly who was at risk. A catalog of failure from the start in a 'follow the leader' fashion by most western countries, not helped buy China coverup being supported by the WHO.
  6. Craig Wright proves he is ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’ by using a Satoshi wallet to make a transaction and so wins the long running Kleiman v. Wright court case. https://www.financemagnates.com/cryptocurrency/news/craig-wright-victorious-in-kleiman-case-after-signing-with-satoshis-key/
  7. FTSE and S&P Daily charts; Dax and Dow H1 charts (I swapped the order around again) US Oil and Gold daily charts;
  8. Because you are not actually trading on the exchange, you are trading on IG's market which uses the exchange as the underlying.
  9. Why, what new news hasn't already been priced in? everything that can be shut down is, and not expecting ww3 just yet. A retest of the low is always possible but would need something extra to push it lower.
  10. Hi, yes the futures contracts are the same for SB and CFD, neither have overnight funding charges.
  11. Dow resting on support waiting for the US open. H1 charts;
  12. It's just the spread paid over again though IG usually has a reduced rate for rollovers (or at least use to). Also check in your 'My IG' > 'Settings' for the auto rollover check box.
  13. no earnings announcements are less likely to be a problem, major news events over night or the weekend that might have a large impact on an entire sector can cause problems. Also you are less likely to have a problem with a pending order rather than trying to enter on a 'at market' order. Extreme slippage is rare and may cause a no fill due to IG's max tolerance limits, the problem with slippage generally is trying to get out of a trade rather than getting in. you would need to check the platform you are using, for example on the mt4 platform there is a check box for 'allow maximum deviation from quoted price'.
  14. could be a rounded bottom, spent 3 hours trying to go lower but unable.
  15. Boris coming out of isolation on Friday 7 days post positive corona test, yet it seems we must stay in (semi) isolation til end of April at least. This is all complete nonsense.
  16. state-controlled economies and societies are able to put out any bs data they care to make up. 😁
  17. Yes, except for the delayed exchange prices on the share dealing platform, otherwise they are real time best prices IG can secure from their liquidity providers and based closely on the underlying exchange. There should be no difference between the web based platform, prt and mt4.
  18. Looking at the stats from Taiwan, South Korea and Sweden (no enforced lockdown, no business closures) we should never have gone into lockdown in the first place, it was the vulnerable and the infected who should have been isolated. yes, FT, looking at the rate of spread. The death rate is totally dependent on the number of people tested. Today's graphs.
  19. ok, thanks for getting back.
  20. Still waiting for the original poster to update, it never occurred to them to discuss the issue with IG til I suggested it. see same thread below.
  21. No problem, go to the normal chart which is the cash aka spot market chart, click on the down arrow next to the name and select Futures (called Forwards for FX) and click to bring up the futures chart. Note the spread is wider but for that there are no overnight funding charges. These are on both the spread bet and cfd platforms.