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  1. Hey Malcolm, I think you can fill the form directly online. If you go to "My IG" click on "Settings" on the left menu there should be "Dealing US Stocks (W-8BEN)". Click on that. Hope this helps Alex
  2. Hi Jakub, If you are making trades spanning more than one session you might want to use "Futures" instead of "Daily Funded Bets". By using a DFB you will be charged borrowing costs each day, if you use Futures instead you are not charged daily but you pay a "wider" spread. The spread for a DFB position on the US 500 is at 0.4 market hours and 0.6 outside market hours. For the futures contract is 1. Futures have a quarterly expiration date, you can find US500/ES contract expiration dates here https://www.cmegroup.com/trading/equity-index/rolldates.html. In your case you will ne
  3. Hi gatehill, it means the underlying market is close. You will have to wait for the exchange to open tomorrow to close or modify the position. Finsbury Food plc trades from 08:00 to 16:30 UK time on the London stock exchange. You can see this from the web chart, on the top right there is an (i) icon, click on it, under "Hours". Good luck
  4. Hi Goonsy, You can find this under "My IG", on the top of the screen you will see "Settings", click on that. From that page you can enable/disable Prorealtime for the accounts you have. See image below. All the best
  5. Hi Daph, By default the font in PRT is super small. You can change the text scaling under "Options" > "Template Options" > "Font".
  6. Hi IdeaMan, I give you the same advice I would give to a friend. Unless you know inside out the strategy the algorithm is executing don’t spend money on it. What you can do is find a strategy you like, with clearly defined stop loss and take profit for each trade and then either code it by yourself or hire a developer to code it for you. If you are with IG you can do algo trading via MT4 or ProRealtime. MT4 coding language is C-like unless you have a developer background it might be too much to understand. ProRealtime instead use a Visual basic language easy to understand.
  7. Hi Pete, can you try and go to any chart on the web platform, right click anywhere and select "show", from there you can click on "Open Positions" (shortcut P). Cheers, Alex
  8. You should consider trading currencies futures at the CME in Chicago. 1 contract of EUR/USD Ticker #6E goes for 500$ margin. 6$ per tick, 12$ per point profit. That's the same leverage I get with a professional spread betting account in the UK. If you have a smaller account they now have micros as well, the margin for those goes to 50$ per contract. https://ninjatrader.com/PDF/ninjatrader_futures_contract_details.pdf Futures also have tax benefits in the US (60/40 tax). All the best
  9. Hi Vision. That's the OANDA Open order indicator, it shows the aggregate positions and orders of OANDA clients I.e. client sentiment. It is as useless as it can get because does not show the liquidity of the underlying market you are trading, instead it's showing where Oanda clients are positioned. The market moves based on the underlying market liquidity not based on oanda's client trades. https://www.oanda.com/uk-en/trading/platforms/metatrader-4/ You can only get access to real Depth of Market if you pay a data provider (IQFeed/ Rithmic, DxFeed etc) and subscribe to the exchange
  10. Happened to me back to back for a couple of days in February 2019. I sent the video recording of this happening on a live trade and they looked into it. The trading services team after few days got back to me with the following email The email above is dated 12 February 2019, well over a year ago 😐
  11. Hi Mondrian, just in case you don't know. There are audio notifications for entries and stops in Prorealtime. Female or Male default voices say stuff like "Buy at market executed" for stops/targets it says "Sell/Buy Limit executed, exit with {Gains/Loss}". You can also use your own audio files. Hope this helps. PS: This is a great idea and would be cool to see it implemented in the web platform.
  12. If you are asking about level 2/DOM and spread betting you might have no clue about what spread betting actually is.
  13. Hi Hutton, when you close a position your account is credit or debited with the profit/loss. Your margin used to keep the trade open is also returned to your account and can be used for another trade. Example: Account size 5.000£ Position:1£ Long FTSE100. The margin used for this position is 1.000£. I close the position for a profit of 100£. 100£ is credit to my account. Account is now worth 5100£ - happy days. IG then returns to you the 1000£ that you used as down payment to open the trade. You don't see the 1000£ credit or debited. This happens in the background. You
  14. Hi BK, you might want to create an account with IQFeed and subscribe to Eurex instead. You don't need to pay 4K for that, just subscribe and pay around 150 USD per month, cancel anytime. They provide 10 years of 1 minute bars for all paid accounts, 180 days of tick. You can download all the data to a csv using a freely available software without the need of any platform. Been with them for years, best quality of data you can get in my opinion.
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