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  1. Oh wait 👀 "Residents of one French département now face lockdown without even the comfort of a glass of wine after a local official banned the sale of alcohol in the area." https://www.thelocal.fr/20200324/french-local-authority-bans-sale-of-alcohol-during-lockdown now this is getting serious 👀
  2. Given that 10,000 die every year in the UK from common flu we can all look forward to being locked down every winter from now on, great.
  3. yes that's correct, the mt4 doesn't calc margin before the trade is opened as does the web based platform but once the trade has been opened will tell you how much margin is in use and how much free margin is left to use. This should be on the mt4 account data and is on the mini terminal in maxi mode, not sure about the trade terminal app. The UK margin calc page is here; https://www.ig.com/uk/charges/margin
  4. not a banking crisis this time, it's businesses that have been forced to close that will need the bailouts, probably come too late for the workers though.
  5. ok, that does sound odd, normally after the link is established there should be no further problems.
  6. IG now quotes 67% lose money. The old adage is that 90% lose 90% of their account within 90 days. Probably about right for those making a first attempt. Someone told me a long time ago they asked the head of a prop firm what did the successful traders do that was different from the ones that failed. The reply was that they didn't do anything different, they just did everything better 🙂
  7. yes they should be more worried about money and jobs now that the govt has decided to completely crash the economy, would have been far cheaper to quarantine the vulnerable = no strain on the nhs and the rest of the herd gains full (60%) immunity quickly, virus dies off then release those in quarantine.
  8. Stephan Shakespeare @StephanShaxper New data coming from @YouGov later today, survey of 3k re Coronavirus... About 1% saying they have severe dry cough, other symptoms... 32% ‘fear for their future’ v 54% ‘I think I’ll be ok’... 90% say they will follow gov advice no matter what it is... Lots more coming around 5. **** Fawkes @GuidoFawkes 4m 1% of the population is ~700,000 people. Herd immunity won't kick in until 60% plus. NHS has to cope meantime unless a vaccine is developed.
  9. is it a first time transaction? sometimes the first deposit and withdrawal can be delayed due to the checks needed by multiple handlers (your Bank > Visa/Mastercard/Paypal > Payment Service Provider > IG) all have an anti-money laundering responsibilities that delays the first time deposit or withdrawal and more so if needs to cross country boarders.
  10. Hi, the margin requirement for indices is 5% which equates to a max leverage or 20:1.
  11. Actually I came back, the queue to get in was over 100 meters long, and this is an asda mega store, so people are having to queue to get food during an isolation lockdown. does not anyone else see the complete stupidity of this govt created crisis?
  12. Can't sit round here educating you guys all day, until Boris organises food deliveries I've got to get down the supermarket and mix it with the general population. I think I'm starting to see some problems with this enforced lockdown gig lol.
  13. I have the mt4 platform running from 6am till 10pm often 7 days a week and am generally sat in front of it from 6am to 3pm Mon-Fri and have done for many years. During the last couple of weeks I noticed 1 time the data feed stopped for a duration of less than 3 minutes. Placing trades I occasionally get the spinning timer then notice of requote but only during a short fast moving period, otherwise all trades have been executed without problem. 90% of the problems I've seen reported on the forum have been reported by those using the demo platform. Not I don't work for IG and good luck with your other broker 🙂
  14. I have a professional medical background and have worked in intensive care units, I have been following the data daily and am confident in the sources and numbers I have stated. Herd immunity is a fact not an opinion in the case of flu epidemics and the advice given to the govt by experts was correct. Quarantine those at risk while population immunity is achieved. Without general immunity the virus will continue to infect, it may disappear over summer but will likely return next winter until the 60% figure is reached.
  15. Call it wuflu or the Chinese flu if you like, because as Trump said "it came from China" . The nhs would not be swamped if those most likely to be severely affected were quarantined in the first place. That stats remain constant, 99% of positive cases are either asymptomatic or classified as mild and do not need hospital admission.
  16. you need to study your immunology a bit more, this is a flu virus but a particularly lethal one to the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions with a death rate of 1% instead of the 0.1% for common flu which is why those groups need to be isolated and protected from the general population who will only suffer normal flu like symptoms, we need herd immunity of about 60% before the virus will cease to be a threat. This is why the Govt (as recommended by specialists) started down the immunity route in the first place before flipping just a few days ago.
  17. 👀 don't forget you are basically currently under house arrest as ordered by our glorious leader 👀
  18. Germany leads the way; "German state of Nordrhein-Westfalen list of fines More than two people meeting = €200 each Picnicking =€250 each More than 10 people meeting = up to 5 years prison"
  19. I’m Your Huckleberry @RossFairchild 8h A NY Doctor shared with Hannity his Hydroxy Chloroquine/Azithromycin results. 200mg 2x daily Hydroxy Chloroquine 500mg 1x daily Azithromycin 220mg 1x daily Zinc sulfate 350 patients • Breathing restored 3-4 hours • Zero deaths • Zero hospitalizations • Zero intubations
  20. er, but they're the only ones doing any work at the mo, where do you think your next batch of toilet rolls is going to come from?
  21. yes, US dollar down - gold up, the latest Fed stimulus seems to be working, or at least not being negated by a new round of virus impact bad news.
  22. The Marketear; Did retail capitulation just happen? Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith saying this is their largest retail sell day of the entire move down No bottom without retail capitulation...Time for a significant rally attempt 2 hours ago at 07:09
  23. David Jones @JonesTheMarkets 2m This is interesting - SPY is the ETF that tracks the broad US S&P index.
  24. the data must be pretty meaningless now that all non-essential service businesses are in enforced closure for the foreseeable future but the market did know this was coming.
  25. Oil, Gold, USD and Bund Daily charts;