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adatherton

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  1. All this will be solved this month when CME offer XBT (Bitcoin Futures). This is separate open interest and will be very liquid. I imagine most wallet-based brokers will move over to this. Doesn't help for ETH though
  2. You can of course just place a limit order and wait for the market to move.
  3. If it's optional, you'll get an email from IG asking if you want to participate
  4. Yes, how about a daily report that runs through the instrument database and lists instruments where - new added - deleted - leverage has changed - change from borrowable to not - primary spread has changed - alias changed (DAX finds Germany 30, but NDX doesn't find Tech 100)
  5. Can't tell what you are saying, there are so many lines on the chart. Can you repost with just 1-2 lines which demonstrate the problem.
  6. A useful feature would be to be able to split a position. You can already split a close at market, by simply selling/buying a smaller number of units. However, you can't plan to set stops and limits this way. For example I am £10/pt long on Germany 30 on a single contract. I want to take off half if it reaches a certain point, but it's not there yet, and I am leaving my screen. I suppose I could set a limit or stop order in the other direction (not forced open), but I might have other positions in Germany 30, and I can't control which one it would close. It would be much easier if I co
  7. Just add 'force open' and we're there. See other post on this.
  8. This is very interesting. It raises two points that IG should consider: 1. They already allow you to use up to 90% of your full brokerage portfolio value as deposit for CFD or SB trading. It therefore follows that they should also allow stock brokerage only leverage. The model is established with the deposit levels set in the CFD section. Most US brokerages offer 2:1 or even 4:1 leverage on normal stocks trading, as CFD/SB doesn't exist there. 2. All 'daily funded bets' in SB/CFD are funded in sterling, and the sterling rate of interest is charged. It should also be possible to loan in
  9. The new 'trade from chart' feature in iOS does not appear to allow you to 'force open', and so is not very usable! Am I missing something.
  10. The charts always default to 20 / 50 / 100 periods simple moving average. The 100-period average is hardly ever used in technicals, the 200-period average is much more mainstream. Why not change the third default from 100 to 200.
  11. I think when you 'copy' a drawing item which has been changed to another colour from black, the new copy should also be in that colour.
  12. One of the problems with most platforms is that there is only a single open position list. It is quite normal for a trader to be running positions over vastly different target periods, and of course to run short-term hedges against long-term positions, rather than close those positions and re-open them. This is especially true with - instruments with wide spreads, such as exotic currencies, Bitcoin, soft commodities, small cap shares etc. - small share positions in CFD, where flat fees are payable. - trading where multiple strategies are in play To do this, it necessary to use th
  13. The Horizontal line is always instrument level, and it neatly shows the level just above the line. Well, similarly, the Vertical line is always time, so it should show (neatly to the left of the line, or across the line, say at the top) the time it represents, in MM:SS (maybe DD/MM on the M1). As with my previous suggestion on horizontal lines, it would be ideal to be able to edit the value in-chart, to get it precisely where you want it.
  14. It would be very useful if you could append a short text note to each trade when placed (a single text line in the 'enter trade' box would be fine) which then stayed with the trade throughout it's life, where you could enter your reason for the trade etc. You could then add a little 'i' icon to mouse-over on (shown) open positions and as a column on open positions. If the 'i' is clicked, the text is displayed (and editable I guess). Ideally, the text will copy to the permanent record which shows on 'transaction history etc, so that you can review your reasoning on historical trades. Furthe
  15. Instead of having to delete drawings permanently, or mess about with different layouts, why not have a turn on/off drawing (like turn on/off open positions/working orders), the same as you do with iOS Sometimes you need to remove all the drawing clutter to see the chart. Obviously any attempt to draw with drawings turned off would give an error message.
  16. Can you upgrade the Puredeal horizontal line feature to allow 'set level' on the right-click menu, as you do in iOS. It's really hard to get it precise with a mouse, and I use it all the time to mark pivots.
  17. The iOS charting software is now getting a lot better than the Puredeal Flash platform, and I notice that you have quietly introduced iOS-style charting on the desktop eg http://www.ig.com/uk/ig-shares/apple-inc-AAPL-US Is there a plan to migrate the main desktop browser window to the iOS code? Which would be a good thing in my view.
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