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  1. ETFS Long SEK Short USD. I'd like to use this as a hedge against $ risk in a portfolio. Are there any overnight fees if one would like to stay in a position for a couple of months? I'd use USD/SEK futures but IGmarkets doesn't seem to offer these and the overnight funding fee makes it infeasible to stay in them over long periods of time.
  2. https://www.ig.com/en/help-and-support/cfds/fees-and-charges/how-is-funding-on-forex-positions-calculated#:~:text=A tom-next rather than,cost on a long position.
  3. https://www.ig.com/en/help-and-support/cfds/fees-and-charges/what-are-ig-s-options-cfd-product-details Is the bid/ask exactly the same as quoted by the underlying market on share options? Are the only charges the comission or is there a spread, and if there is a spread is it different from the underlying market?
  4. If I would like to be able trade from my IG-account, but utilising say a different data-provider, such as - Infront. https://www.infrontfinance.com/support-downloads/ Would that be possible, basically via that software executing trades from my IG account?
  5. I am currently looking at Swedbank AB stock, which has a margin of 10%. The current share price is at 140 SEK. D = n x C x i / 365 n=amount of stocks, c=closing price i=market rate +-2.5% is the formula that IG uses, with 360 being the divisor for markets that are not British, South African or Singaporian. So if wanted to loan a 1000 shares, the daily interest would be; 1000*140*2.5%-(0.5%*)/360= 7.78 SEK/day? Is my calculation correct, or am I wrong when it comes to the market rate? Is it STIBOR I should use, the 12 month or how do you calculate this exactly?
  6. Yes, I found their excel-spreadsheet marking which stocks are possible to short and those not. However I still don't get why I sometimes get "order rejected" on stocks that are both longable and shortable. Any ideas?
  7. I've been seeing this whilst trying to go short on certain stocks but I haven't been able to figure out why this message pops up? It usually happens with stocks that already have a high amount of short-interest on them. But even if that is the case, why is IG not letting one short these stocks?
  8. 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?
  9. 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.
  10. If one enables the volume tool, does it show the amount of underlying contracts traded in the futures market that the CFD resembles?
  11. I did, but is such a massive miss that I am surprised that IG hasn't noticed this.
  12. https://imgur.com/a/enKklsE After uploading the identity documents, no option exists to upload a utility bill.
  13. 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.
  14. 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. @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.
  16. I really enjoyed reading this book; https://www.amazon.com/Investing-Top-Down-Approach-Capital/dp/0071543848 Are there any other good books on fundamentals of the commodity markets? I would really like to learn the different crop-seasons for softs, and other fundamental factors that influence the prices of commodities. Any suggestions?
  17. Likewise could be said for Google links.
  18. I've actually seen the LME live. Quite an interesting experience.
  19. It is quite sad, since Reuters has their principles they need to adhere to that mandate objectivity and factual reporting. https://www.thomsonreuters.com/en/about-us/trust-principles.html In 80-90% of cases they report factual reports and unbiased information, but when it comes to certain political events it's as if the editors and reporters on the stories spin flavor and saturate their own views into the story. Quite dangerous since the markets demand objective reporting and not opinion-based reporting as to make rational and critical investment decisions. I've actually thought of writing them an email regarding this issue, due to the larger amount of biased news-reporting I've been seeing lately. https://macaudailytimes.com.mo/files/pdf2017/FT-2894-2017-09-25.pdf It is in the education systems, and if Harvard is affected by this, which classically has been associated to be on the capitalistic side of the spectrum, one starts to see that this paradox is all-encompassing throughout Western-society. The riches they have amassed are indeed created by market structures, and prominent offshore havens to evade 38% corporation tax (Until Trump change that and profit repatriations have started to flow back to the U.S.*). It is thus therefor very ironic, that they are publicly outspoken and prominent champions of leftist ideologies but when it comes to business, refrain to be true capitalists. I often view the left to be a heep of caffé latte sipping drinkers, intellectuals who so to speak read the driver's manual of the car, but never drive the car and get that intuitive experience of knowledge or society. Monopoly on morality is also one of their characteristics, were being lectured on values of right and wrong creates a judgementative atmosphere, that elevates their position akin to a judge. Summarizing it, one starts to understand that they've taken for granted the riches emassed, which is the same thing they so ferociously criticize and despise - the market.
  20. I got stopped out yesterday at the SP500 after going long, I re-entered now. Given the political news oriented around the tariffs, and the positive sentiment on a Canadian deal and solid fundamentals in the U.S. I only trade long, and enter long positions when the VIX shoots higher. DAX and the E.U. is a different beast when it comes to GDP growth versus the U.S. with core inflation at 1%.
  21. I think everyone knows by this time that all tech companies based out of California are primarily leftist. You'll see leftist tendencies on Reuters & Bloomberg, but it is way more subtle and requires a trained eye. Reuters " special investigations " are filled with skewed leftism reports Problem is if you point this out your automatically assumed to be right-wing. It's as if everyone has forgotten that there are in fact other virtues at play than a political continuum.
  22. It worked 1 hour ago and now I get this, is this common?