Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


zala last won the day on August 31 2018

zala had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

11 Good

About zala

  • Rank
    Occasional Contributor

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. zala

    Contracts Limited

    Where exactly do I find the Digital 100s in a demo-account in the web-platform if the account is Australian? I've been looking but can't see them.
  2. The old platform had an option to display everything in terms of points/ticks when looking at the P&L, and the new one only has monetary values. Is there a way to change this so it only reflects ticks/points?
  3. Thank you. What about the continuous cash-contracts of indices e.g.?
  4. I am not following. Is the volume of SP500 CFDs reflective of the underlying futures volumes or not? Likewise for other assets such as crude e.g. It is confusing.
  5. If one enables the volume tool, does it show the amount of underlying contracts traded in the futures market that the CFD resembles?
  6. I did, but is such a massive miss that I am surprised that IG hasn't noticed this.
  7. https://imgur.com/a/enKklsE After uploading the identity documents, no option exists to upload a utility bill.
  8. https://imgur.com/a/jrVrcY3 Exactly where does one do that in the online-platform? It seems extremely illogical that I can upload my identity documents and no utility bill at my account login. A very strange system in place.
  9. I took a quick short in wheat on Monday I believe. I did purely out of fundamental reasons as the USDA reported a larger harvest. Quickly exited the trade though as I couldn't see anymore down-movement.
  10. zala

    Carbon Emissions

    FX-markets are manipulated on daily basis via stop-hunting. Institutions drive prices higher or lower depending on how much orders they need to fill for their own needs as the magnitude of the contracts they possess or need to acquire is too large, and the bigger chunks are around certain price levels. So institutional traders do manipulate them daily due to their large volume. A friend of mine sits at the AEX directly, and could move crude-oil with 5-7 contracts and make it move 3-4 ticks. Eventually they threatened him with calling the SEC etc. The bigger boys seldomly experience these type of repercussions.
  11. zala

    Carbon Emissions

    Reminds me of Soros theory of reflexivity.
  12. zala

    Carbon Emissions

    Could you please elaborate?
  13. zala

    Carbon Emissions

    I got hurt by it today, but reversed it and shorted it. Found 0 fundamental news as to why it dropped (when it was happening, now it's a different story*). I'll be more careful trading markets that I know very little off. Incredible that a Norweigan trader got wiped out apparently.
  14. zala

    Fundamental book on commodities trading

    Thank you, i'll look into him further. I forgot to mention that I look at COT-data for each asset class too, especially commodities. But are there any summarizes for important reports/indicators to look at? I am really aiming to create a structure around the vastness of the information out there. Your crop chart is excellent. Trading indices my structure looks something like this; 1. Are we in earnings-season, January, April, July, October? If not, markets react more on geopolitical developments and on macroeconomic data. If yes, then its more fundamentally oriented and surrounds EPS. 2. Economic calendar, and the reading of the ViX. A higher volatility environment means a lot of news is hitting the markets, and thus wider stops. A lower ViX means that the markets are trending upwards. I usually check tradingeconomics.com for this. 3. Geopolitical developments. Elections, regulatory changes, and black-swan-events etc are used by checking Reuters, Bloomberg, Financial Times e.g. These are often more predominant factors that weigh on markets when there is very little fundamental news. That is a rough picture of how I trade. Currently I have ventured into commodities as indices show little trending movements due to the uncertainty with the trade wars. I however do not have the framework as I do in trading indices when it comes to commodities, so all information is quite new and I am constantly trying to sort out and determine what is important and what isn't.
  15. zala

    Fundamental book on commodities trading

    @TrendFollower I am an avid reader of your threads as you seem to know your stuff. However, I am way more fundamentally oriented and use volatility based stops as an e.g. and fundamentals for entries of specific asset classes. Usually I always check tradingeconomics.com for trading macroeconomical/fundamental indicators as to gauge how the economies are doing for the underlying assets that I trade, in this case usually indices such as the SP500. I follow the inbuilt Reuters feed that IG added into the new platform - an excellent feature and my compliments to the development team that it added them. My aim is to try to get a top-down view of commodities markets, with preferably a site where I can see - all- the important fundamental parameters/indicators for commodities, like tradingeconomics.com but for commodities. The inbuilt feed provides live updates, but it'd be very nice to have it visually displayable how reports change from date to date like it is shown in tradingeconomics.com. @Caseynotes suggestions are excellent, and it is exactly for that type of information I am looking for. Currently I am in the dark as to what indicators are the most important fundamentally for various commodities whereas I am very well versed when it comes to indices.