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  1. News on smaller trade sizes........... it does appear a firm I trade with is doing something as I have just been told they are working on it, and also working on opening up outside ESMA rulings. He could not confirm as it has not been settled yet. Good to know that a firm is doing something to help - of course I know they are helping themselves too but it does incline to thinking well of them.
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    trade sizes

    Thanks PandaFace
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    trade sizes

    I have found out that at least one firm is considering reducing sizes and we will be told as soon as it is confirmed. This is not what I want but at least they are doing something to help their clients. I am trying to find a non EU forex broker but Google brings nothing up. Any help would be appreciated.
  4. does anyone know if IG will be allowing clients to trade in smaller sizes after ESMA ie half, quarter,
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    great that 'someone' can stand in their own power and challenge ESMA's authority.
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    Outside Europe cfd account.

    Thanks for the info
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    I think so 247 trader - I cannot just sit on my hands and complain without doing anything about it. Yes I know I am up against a brick wall, but walls can crack eventually. Freedom of choice is important to me and for that I will become a warrior. If everyone made a nuisance of themselves ESMA might have to listen
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    I had a reply from ESMA after various e mails to them when I asked how I could claim compensation, which I thought they would reply to. Below is their reply........... Dear Ms Champion, Thank you for your emails dated 24 June 2018, and your previous email of 7 June 2018, relating to ESMA decision 2018/796. Please note that our Decision 2018/796 contains detailed explanations of the rationale of our measures. Should you wish to read it, our decision is available in the Official Journal of the European Union (here https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=OJ:L:2018:136:TOC ). We note that your email refers specifically to the possibility to claim for damages in relation to the product intervention measure that ESMA adopted under Article 40 of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014. Please note that the remedies available against a decision of ESMA are set out in Chapter V of Regulation (EU) No 1095/2010 (available here: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32010R1095&from=FR). If you are uncertain of your rights under this Chapter, we would encourage you to seek legal advice. Kind regards, ESMA At least I managed to get heard by them.
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    Thanks for your reply Casey, I know my lone voice will count for nothing where retail traders are concerned, but I do not see why I should be shut up because of knowing that the tentacle of ESMA, as you rightly say , is what the EU does. I just cannot lie down and not protest even if it is a waste of time. I could keep out of it but this is my life they are interfering with and anything I can do, even if it comes to nothing at all, I will do. I was quite concerned that all seems to be so quiet re ESMA lately and wondered if people really had bowed down to their master, or perhaps something was going on behind the scenes re this issue, and if it was I would like to be part of it.
  10. The creeping takeover of all things and all people will continue if people do not do anything about it. I know one silly womans voice will not matter much but luminous warriors are needed, just as the suffragetes were needed to end discrimination. And ESMA is being discriminatory in that they seem to think Profesional traders are Ok as they are an intelligent bunch?? but Retail Traders are not and cannot be trusted think for themselves. It is the old game of Rich vs Poor as retail traders just do not have the money to become professional traders. AS USUAL IT IS POOR PEOPLE LABOUR, RICH PEOPLE LEVERAGE. I think ESMA have fallen into reactionary behavour with their their need to be in control, rather than take a well thought out stance, in that all new clients have introductory lessons before being able to trade and also a year on the demo platform before going live. This would help sort out the wheat from the trash. Anyway to get to the point... I am inundating twitter with tweets about ESMAS Draconian move and also how it partakes of discriminatory behavour on a par with racism. I am also posting on my facebook page. I am sending e mails to Verena.Ross@esma.europa.eu Steven.Maijoor@esma.europa.eu about ESMA'S Draconian move and need to control with their ill thought out policy. I am also thinking of trying to get the media on board to help us hapless retail traders. It is the sort of stuff the media like. I am putting below a quote which expresses my own thoguhts.........I am not a do gooder, nor a religious fanatic but I will fight for freedom, so please do not judge me by this quote, but if you wish to then that is OK with me. Each of us is given a fragment of the sacred dream to hold and express in our own way. When we forget that we carry an essential and necessary part, our lives spiral into disarray, our personal dreams become nightmares, and our lives descend into chaos. Now more than ever, the practices of the luminous warrior are essential─in a time when dreaming happens only when we sleep, where cowardice is honorable, where hindsight seems wise, and where spirituality is spineless. When you find your sacred dream, the creative power of the Universe becomes available to you to create beauty in the world, and to heal yourself and others. You become a luminous warrior. You dare to speak the inconvenient truths, uphold universal values that honor all life, and perform daily acts of courage. Learn how to wake up from the slumber you are living in and dream with your eyes open so all the possibilities are available to you: The Heart of the Shaman by Alberto Villoldo. Many blessings,
  11. There does not seem to be any discussion about what retail traders can do in light of the ESMA rulings. I want to know if anyone can let me know a company which is not subject to the Draconian ruling. My opinion is that retail traders are being discriminated against and also are being punished for wanting to spend their money in the way they want; It seems Spfeadbetting is being classed as gambling and therefore spreadbetters are a stupid lot. EMSA really have no idea how things work in real life - they need CONTROL over people and think they know best. I am nieve I know, but I do not care - I have asked ESMA what compensation they will be paying me for the money spent on useless courses, loss of any earnings, and loss of freedom to choose. I am also taking this to the Ombudsman as I sincerely think retail traders are being grossly treated and demonised an also being discriminated against. My opinion and also other peoples opinions obviously do not matter to them. i do think this is a DRACONIAN move on their part and not well thought out at all. It seems to me that they want to be seen as 'doing something' rather than looking for a solution - they obviously think retail traders are a dumb lot and cannot think for themselves. They are supposedly doing it in the name of' PROTECTION, we know all about this as prohibition has always been a first move for people who need to show they are in control of peoples lives - there is no true caring thught here - just an if you don't like it, you will have to lump it attitude. EMSA is not a parent and retail traders are not children.
  12. No amount of tweaking can fix this poorl;y thought out platform - tio my mind- it is a disaster and also hurtful to the eyee. Whoever thought up the blinking red dots really nees re-educating.or have their bonuses takes awat. I really have tried to use it but there is no way I would ever use it on a permanent basis as it is just too, too poorly designed. I think IG have let themselves down with this new platform.
  13. Hi, I have posted about the new platform but also decided to phone as I coulodn't get the classic today. I want to keep trading with IG but won't on the new platform as it is not up to standard. Anyway the girl I spoke to at IG was very helpful and directed me how to get the classic platform...... there is a little arrow, hardly discernible, to the right of OPEN platform, click on the arrow and you will be able to get the classic platform. I was so relieved, but how long that relief will last I don't know, as IG do seem intent on imposing the new platform on it's clients.
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    Don't like the new platform

    WQhy doesn't IG take any notice of its clients by insisting that we use the new platform which is certainly npot up to the oldplatforrms standard. I am trotally fed up with it and won't trade on it which means I have to trade elsewhere. I could not even get the classic platform this morning which was the last straw and showed me IG are not client oritentated. Once upon a time I recommended IG to everyone, now I don't as I don;t think they cvalue their clients.