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  1. Shouldn't be a problem, here is the link to the IG joint account info page where you will find links to the application forms to apply for a new joint account either SB or CFD. https://www.ig.com/uk/help-and-support/accounts-and-statements/my-accounts/does-ig-offer-joint-accounts
  2. you'll need to be a bit more clear as to what you are trying to do but firstly are you sure you are on the right forum. This is IG but you mention IB (the firm Interactive Broker).
  3. Hi, you won't be able to change anything until the fx market reopens at 9pm Sunday (UK time), all you can do really is to keep an eye on the Weekend ftse market which opened at 4am Saturday (this morning). GBP and Ftse tend to have an inverted correlation so if ftse starts going up you might want to go long in that market as a hedge against GBP going down. But if there is no major market moving news over the weekend you will probably find the market reopens with little change.
  4. Hi, going by the time of your post I suspect you were trying to deposit during IG's routine shut down after the US session close for maintenance, should be back up now.
  5. I was at a party a while back and was chatting to a friend, we were standing next to an old piano and he said to me "Can you play a musical instrument at all?" I said "I don't know, I've never tried". So I sat down on the piano stool and bashed on the keys for a minute or two but it must have been broken because the noise was horrendous. It was a shame really because now I guess I'll never know. ☹️
  6. Hi, not sure which platform you are using but the message is usually indicating the stop loss is less than the minimum set by IG at that time for that market, try widening it or check on the web based platform where the min distance is displayed.
  7. TA is just a tool, it's not trading, some tools might aid you but will never be the determining factor as to whether you will be or are successful or not. You are right to question what is believable as often things people say isn't, when you are inexperienced it can be hard to know which boastful claims are true or which are false, best just to be wary of anyone who does it at all. Then there is the other side of the coin, people persistently conjoling you in order to get you to reveal the holy grail indicator or the golden key or the magic words or whatever they think the secret is, but there is no secret, they get nastier and nastier and you just have to get defensive and rude because their real character has come out. I once saw a man who looked to be painting a very nice picture but it must have been a fake because when I asked him how he did it he just gave me a blank look. I expect there are some real painters out there somewhere but they probably went to art college or something.
  8. Hi, not really sure what is going on there, probably worth reporting via the platform. Go to PRT 'Help' > Technical Support' and you should see an option to send a report via a pop up box to type in a brief description of the problem which will be sent to IG's prt technical staff
  9. not quite sure of the context you mean but a broker will have retail clients and professional clients though you might be classified as retail but still trade full time.
  10. They are searching for already profitable traders, there is no cost, upfront fees or charges, if you can't provide proof of profitability don't even bother applying. Generally it's something like 12 months minimum of account records showing profitability with minimal drawdown. Keeping 80% of profits trading a 500k account is better than 100% of a 1k account and with 100:1 leverage and not even your own money.
  11. Dax bouncing between the pivot and H4 chart resistance, ranging and balanced, no overall direction. M5 chart;
  12. With the US indices back up near the highs it must be time for Trump to ratchet up the trade war again (4 times in a row so far). Donald Trump’s ready to escalate US trade war if deal not agreed soon, says top White House adviser Michael Pillsbury Tariffs on Chinese goods ‘could go to 50 per cent or 100 per cent’, Michael Pillsbury says But the American leader is not pursuing ‘cold war 2.0’, and US-China decoupling would be a ‘consequence of no agreement’ by Beijing, he says https://www.scmp.com/economy/china-economy/article/3028164/donald-trumps-adviser-china-michael-pillsbury-says-president
  13. from right click on the market the 'Open ticket in new window' creates a deal ticket (as in @Mark27000 's post above) you can move to wherever you want.
  14. Dax starting out above the pivot while Dow starts below, may take a little while to get back in step and decide on direction. Medium and long term remains bullish while short term is neutral.
  15. not clear on why someone with a bet of 10, 50 or 100 contracts would be happy paying hundreds of pounds every night for months on end in overnight funding charges when forwards or futures markets, where you don't pay any at all, were designed specifically for the task.
  16. Can't see any problem with this, the firm clearly states you must be able to prove your profitability and prove you can manage risk and if accepted you keep the first 5k and 80% of profits thereafter, at no point is the traders own capital put at risk. Interesting contrast to the company in @DSchenk 's new thread.
  17. Dow remains just below the ATH, some might be thinking there should have been more lift off the Fed mtg Wednesday but as I pointed out in the dax and dow thread Wed morning that if the event is front run to the tune of being 90 to 100% already priced in then the risk is to the downside rather than up. Not much on the calendar today and is Friday so not expecting fireworks but will be interested to see if there is any downward pressure and how the bulls might cope, they have been in control for some time now.
  18. Asian Indices up overnight Bonds flat, USD down Oil and Gold up, Crypto down. Risk neutral. Chart China A50. Ger PPI at 7am, some Fed speak throughout the day and Cad retail sales at 1:30pm
  19. Hi, they use the 1 month LIBOR but not sure which one for that currency, UK is around +0.7% but Swed and Euro is -0.5%. Also there is a borrow premium of 0.9% See example for shares and ETFs here; https://www.ig.com/uk/help-and-support/spread-betting-and-cfds/fees-and-charges/why-is-overnight-funding-charged-and-how-is-it-calculated-
  20. Dax and Dow breaking up over yesterday's high 30 min before the US open and the Dow's 'all time high' just over head (27401 monthly chart resistance purple). H1 charts;
  21. It's worth noting that this firm is looking for new inexperience traders, there are plenty of trading companies around, they are called Prop firms (Propriety) and to start you must submit your trading record first, if accepted you will pay a monthly 'desk fee' of around £500 for all the extras, news feeds and analytic data, ultra low latency connections, exchange fees etc as well as an account to trade and you receive a percentage of profits based on a sliding scale (the better the profit the more the percentage). But even with a proven record the firms Risk Manager keeps a tight rein for the first year. These guys on the other hand are offering tuition initially, whether it's worth the money couldn't say, but they are still going to have a fairly high failure rate, those who don't make the grade and don't even get off demo.
  22. I would say they can't really lose can they? you can be sure they will have a very tight rein on their 20k, there will be a max loss limit per day and will probably be very small as well as a max lose amount in total which will be small as well. So you could be paying them £400 to join and then £140 for the month and the boot.
  23. it's useful to firstly have a clear idea of the direction of a market, secondly it's a case of finding a potential target, and then thirdly (last) you would look for a good entry point if one presents. trade selection needs to be done in that order, if unsure of direction look no further, if direction is clear is there an obvious target? (us oil for example has just been stopped at a prior high) if not, look no further, if direction is clear and a target is obvious is there a good entry point - a pullback that's turned to continue the trend or a breakout. it needs to be done in that order not the other way round, many new traders just jump in on a breakout or even worse just on FOMO, then realise there no real clear direction or target, which means price isn't actually going anywhere with purpose but is just meandering.
  24. Oil is rising again on reports that Aramco have asked Iraq for 20mil barrels of crude and have asked China to accept delivery of a heavier grade than ordered. Daily chart;
  25. hi, I don't think you can edit IG's watchlists but you can for those that you have created yourself, at the bottom of the list there is + new watchlist, find the market to add then in the dropdown box click add to watchlist and choose your new one.