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Exhale_Trading

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  1. I'm aware of this possibility but isn't there another way?

    I want to work with it programmatically and would need a list giving ETF symbol with respective epic. It's not feasible to look up all epics by hand one by one.


  2. Where can I find a list of the US ETFs which are tradable with IG?

    I can't receive market data for those via the API (same as for stocks), correct?


  3. I think PRT will not charge you a monthly fee but I strongly recommend you NOT to use PRT's auto trading with real money. It's faulty and will sooner or later loose your money because of platform errors. When this happens PRT will not compensate you stating you were using it on your own risk.

    It costed me over 1500 USD to find this out. Use IG's API instead. This works stable and you will only lose your money because of your bad strategy¬†and not because of platform errors. ūüėČ


  4. This is why I stopped using PRT. I had a strategy running live with great profit for more than 6 months without any problems. Then a platform error caused a loss of about 1500 USD. PRT refused to refund me for this loss though it was a bug in PRT that obviously caused the loss saying I used PRT on my own risk.

    This is where I decided to leave and I never regret this decision.


  5. Sounds really strange. Usually stop/limit orders in PRT's auto trading are only valid for the next bar. So if you don't repeat your order every bar again it should vanish after only one bar.

    But this might be just another example why you shouldn't use PRT's auto trading with real money. It is a nice looking feature on the first glance but it is faulty and has many bugs that will sooner or later result in you loosing money if you try to run strategies live with it.

    However PRT is quite nice for constructing custom indicators and also useful to make a fast backtest of an idea.


  6. People complain so often about "stop hunting" but I don't see this happening with IG. Of course I also experienced that trades went against me and just after they touched my SL they took off in the opposite direction but often I also experienced that I was extremely lucky that a limit-order for take profit was executed though price traded only for a second at that level or that price turned around just 1-2 pips before my SL was hit.

    If one mistrusts IG to handle the orders correctly one should stop trading CFDs and start trading real futures (for example) at the stock market.

    I personally do both. I have an account with IG and a second account at another broker when I want my order to be routed to an exchange. In some situations I prefer the first in other the second.

    Just take what is right for your need. One doesn't eat a soup with a fork... 

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