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LukeM

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  1. Hi all, Just a quick reminder of the changes to our trading schedule early next week for Memorial Day in the US and the Spring Bank Holiday in the UK (Monday 30th May): Monday 30th May UK equities, UK index futures, interest rate and commodity markets (except Brent Crude) will be closed. We will be making an out-of-hours price on the FTSE 100 until 21.00. US index futures close early at 18.00. We will be making an out-of-hours price on Wall Street, US 500 and US Tech 100 until 21.00. Our out-of-hours index markets will close between 21.00 and 23.00. US equities and soft commodi
  2. Well done  for guessing closest to 160k! Badge is coming your way. For once the ADP payrolls number was a great indicator for the headline figure, with a drastic fall in the NFP number also accompanied by a downward revision to the March number. The key here is that todays numbers largely write off the chance of a June rate hike, with the market probability of a hike now standing at just 4%. Recent dollar strength has seemingly been underpinned by the fact that a June hike is still within reach and thus today's figure will test out whether the dollar can continue to gain despite a min
  3. Hi all Welcome to April's Non-farm Payrolls thread, where we invite you to guess the release figures for NFP. If you guess closest, you can land yourself the coveted NFP Champion badge for the month! Today’s numbers are expected to see US jobs increase by 200K, while the unemployment rate is forecast to drop back to 4.9%. Most industries continue to add workers at a decent rate, and a good number today could arguably put more pressure on the FOMC to move at its June meeting. Should we have a stronger number, plus (ideally) an improvement in the earnings figures released at the sam
  4. Hi , I'm a bit confused what you mean by 'scaling out'? Are you referring to orders that cancel one another if one it triggered? This is known as OCO or 'one-cancels-other' and isn't something that we currently offer. However we've had clients feed this back to us before and it is in the pipeline to be built, I don't have an ETA at the moment for you but we'll let you know when you'll be able to place them! Edit: Apologies , just realised what you were referring to with 'scaling out'. We don't offer this at the moment, nor is it on our current roadmap. I'll pass your feedback onto t
  5. , I'm glad to hear it! I would have been very suprised that we'd change the rules away from being completely transparent and verifiable! That would definitely be a step in the wrong direction! Your reaction was completely understandable so no need to apologise, I'm just glad I was able to explain the changes in a slightly simpler way than the email that was sent out and clear things up for you. Another victory for the Community and getting things sorted! Cheers Zero take care!
  6. Hi , I hope you’re well. I’ll be happy to clarify as I don’t think the email sent around was particularly well detailed. To re-assure you, we are not changing our pricing methods at all and we are still using the same independent settlement feed from the same stock exchanges as before, i.e. LSE, Eurex etc... As a result we can still verify correct/incorrect settlement prices using Bloomberg. Previously some intraday binary settlements had to be manually input to the system by one of our Binary dealers after the binary itself had expired and settled. Which, as I’m sure you can appr
  7. Hi ! You are able to see the different liquidity depths and trade DMA on your phone, but currently it's only available on iPhone at the moment. You'll be able to see up to 5 lines of depth of the shares you're looking at. I agree it would be great to have L2 on mobile too, but I don't think it will be worked on given the current development plans. I'll pass on the feedback though!
  8. Hi , At the moment we don't have OCO (one-cancels-other) orders on the platform but we are planning to include them in future releases of our trading platform. Sorry we don't offer them currently but we should have them available on the platform soon!
  9. Apologies for my ignorance , I’ve just had a chat with one of my colleagues from our South African office who’s filled me in on the Quarterly Close Out and how it works! Similar to the auction at the start or the end of the trading day, at 12:00pm on the third Thursday of each quarter (i.e. earlier Today), all JSE stocks will trip into an auction in order to determine the close out price. Like an auction at the beginning or end of the day volume will increase during the 15 minute process and prices may seem skewed however your stop won’t be filled basis any prices during this time. Th
  10. Which specific market are you referring to? When you mention the JSE, are you looking at Shares themselves or Options or maybe even Futures? Let me know and I'll try and help asap.
  11.  Just a little thought to give you a helping hand... once you start posting some of your analysis up here, what we'll do is feature the board on the Community's home page so that everyone can see it and contribute with you. Hope this helps get the board up and running!
  12. Morning , I think this is a great idea! It's definitely something we'll support, thats exactly what this Community has been built for!
  13. Hi , thanks for joining us on the Community! Having a setting that will permanently force open any trade that you do is coming! We've taken so much feedback asking for such a setting that our developers have begun working on the back-end so that it will be a feature on future releases of our platform. Unfortunately I don't have an ETA at the moment, but it is definately on it's way. Hope this helps!
  14. Hi , welcome to the Community! I've passed your feedback onto our Dealing Desk who'll take a look into it and see if the spread markets you mentioned will be something we'll be able to offer in the future. For the time being, you can create a synthetic spread/ratio market by simply selling one of the markets and buying the other. For example, if you thought the spread between Gold and Silver is going to increase, you could sell Gold and buy Silver. Or if you thought that the spread would tighten, you could buy Gold and sell silver. With the Gold and Silver example, obviously Gold
  15. Hi  and , welcome both to our Community! Not just trailling stops on orders to open, but trailing stops in general have always been something we've been looking at improving on our platform. I've just spoken with one of our platform developers and they've informed me that this is definately something that's currently in the pipeline to be developed. So whilst i can't really give an ETA, it is on the roadmap. Hope this helps!
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