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  1. DanielaIG

    US ETF: Your order has been rejected.

    Hi @rwolst, due to new regulations that came in to force, we can no longer offer most US ETFs to retail clients in ESMA regulated countries. This is probably the reason as to why your orders are getting rejected.
  2. DanielaIG

    UK stocks don’t seem to add up.

    Hi @ChrisDrain, as @cryptotrader has mentioned, uk shares are traded in pence rather than pounds. Therefore you bought the share at £5.057 and if you had closed out at £5.15, it would have realised a gain of 9 pence per share, which amounts to a profit of £13 for 140 shares.
  3. DanielaIG

    trading shares/CFDs

    Hi @OllyB777, yes you are correct. When dealing on shares, there is a commission for entering and exiting the trade, both on CFD and Share dealing. These charges are taken from your account when you open the position and then when you close it. As you mentioned, there is also an overnight funding charge on CFDs and a borrowing cost if you are going short the share. You can find our charges and commissions on the following links. CFD: https://www.ig.com/uk/spread-betting-cfds-charges Share dealing: https://www.ig.com/uk/investments/share-dealing/costs-fees
  4. DanielaIG

    Demo accounts

    Hi @JShaw, we do not actually reset demo accounts but you can apply to open a new demo with a different email address.
  5. Weak retail figures in the US have spilled over to most major stock markets, with European stocks set to open lower this morning. The 1.2% decline in retail sales for the month of December, the biggest drop in almost ten years, have brought new fears that we are facing a global economic slowdown. The DJIA closed 104 points lower at 25,439.39, the S&P 500 closed 7 points lower at 2,745.73, whilst the Nasdaq managed to close in the positive with a gain of 6.6 points at 7,426.96. China's lower than expected inflation figures for the month of January have only added to ongoing concerns of a global slowdown in growth. China's consumer price index came in at a rise of 1.7%, lower than the expected figure of 1.9% polled by Reuters. These lingering concerns about the future of growth had most of China's stocks trading slightly lower on Friday, with he Shanghai composite down 0.62%, the Hang Seng index down 1.64% and the Shenzhen composite largely flat. Following the Chinese stocks, the Nikkei 225 was down 1.23% and the Topix was 0.88% lower. Donald Trump has reportedly agreed to sign a spending bill to avoid a second US government shutdown but it comes hand in hand with declaring a national emergency to receive funding for his Mexican wall in order to stop the "national security and humanitarian crisis at the border". Oil is continuing its three month rally as Brent crude oil prices have hit a high for 2019, above $65 per barrel. The West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were trading at around $55 a barrel, 0.6% higher than its previous settlement. This price rally is mostly due to OPEC cutting production in a bid to tighten market conditions and increase oil prices. Asian overnight: An overwhelmingly negative end to the week in Asia has seen sharp losses across Japan, China, and Hong Kong. Australia provided the one flash of green on an otherwise red session. Part of this pessimism comes as the US-China trade talks draw to an end once more, with a major breakthrough seemingly likely today. On the data front, Chinese inflation fell sharply to 1.7%, from 1.9%. Meanwhile, Japanese industrial production remained in negative growth for December. UK, US and Europe: Looking ahead, the UK focus remains in play, with the latest retail sales figures hoping to escape the downturn seen in yesterday’s US figures. In the US session, markets will be closely watching out for any announcements as the US-China trade talks draw to a close. Also make sure to keep an eye out for the latest Empire state manufacturing survey, Baker Hughes rig count, and Michigan consumer confidence data. We are also expecting to see Donald Trump call a national state of emergency in a bid to build his wall. On the UK side, we saw Theresa May lose yet another vote in parliament, making it even more difficult to gain any concessions from the EU. Economic calendar - key events and forecast (times in GMT) Source: Daily FX Economic Calendar 9.30am – UK retail sales (January): expected to rise 0.6% MoM. Market to watch: GBP crosses 1.30pm – US Empire State mfg index (February): index to rise to 6 from 3.9. Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses 3pm – US Michigan consumer confidence (February, preliminary): confidence to rise, with the index rising to 94.5 from 91.2. Market to watch: USD crosses Corporate News, Upgrades and Downgrades Royal Bank of Scotland reported pre-tax profit of £1.62 billion for 2018, up from £752 million last year. A special dividend of 7.5p per share and a final dividend of 3.5p per share will b paid. However, the bank expects 2019 to be full of challenges. Segro will launch a £450 million share issue to fund its development pipeline. New shares will be issued at 10p each. Mondi expects to report stronger earnings thanks to stronger demand. Underlying ebitda for 2018 is expected to be above 2017’s €1.48 bilion. Patisserie Holdings has sold its Baker & Spice chain to the Department of Coffee & Social Affairs for £2.5 million. Capita upgraded to overweight at Barclays Restaurant Group upgraded to buy at Berenberg DFS Furniture upgraded to buy at Berenberg Domino’s Pizza Group downgraded to sell at Berenberg Drax downgraded to sell at Citi Oriflame downgraded to hold at SEB Equities Proximus downgraded to underweight at Barclays IGTV featured video Information has been prepared by IG, a trading name of IG Markets Limited. In addition to the disclaimer below, the material on this page does not contain a record of our trading prices, or an offer of, or solicitation for, a transaction in any financial instrument. IG accepts no responsibility for any use that may be made of these comments and for any consequences that result. No representation or warranty is given as to the accuracy or completeness of this information. Consequently any person acting on it does so entirely at their own risk. Any research provided does not have regard to the specific investment objectives, financial situation and needs of any specific person who may receive it. It has not been prepared in accordance with legal requirements designed to promote the independence of investment research and as such is considered to be a marketing communication. Although we are not specifically constrained from dealing ahead of our recommendations we do not seek to take advantage of them before they are provided to our clients. See full non-independent research disclaimer and quarterly summary.
  6. Figures released for China's exports in the month of January show a 9.1% growth year on year on its dollar-denominated exports. This has beat expectations of a 3% drop in exports predicted for the month of January on the back of December's 4.4% drop. This increase brings the total Chinese trade surplus to $39.16 billion for the month of January, notably lower than the $57.06 billion surplus in December. Despite the better than expected figures, some investors are still weary about this signalling real growth in Chinese exports, as they believe this increase can be on the back of companies relocating it products in anticipation of the possible outcomes on the ongoing US-China trade wars. As news came out that US President Donal Trump is considering extending the China tariffs deadline by 60 days, Chinese stocks were slightly higher on Thursday as they pay close attention to the outcome of the US-China talks taking placed in Beijing. Despite the better than expected trade figures mentioned above, the Shanghai composite was down by 0.3% while the Shenzhen composite was slightly higher, up by 0.3%. Hing Kong's Hang Seng index fell by 0.37%. The DJIA closed on the positive on Wednesday, up 117.51 points at 25,543.27, on the back of positive outcomes from trade talks and better than expected stock performances. The S&P 500 closed 0.3% higher at 2,753.03 and the Nasdaq was up by 0.08% closing at 7,420.38. Oil continued its rise on Thursday's Asian session as progress on tariff talks is expected to improve the outlook on global trade and economic growth, and Chinese export figures show that imports of oil remained above the 10 million barrels per day threshold for a third month in a row. The WTI crude futures were up 0.5% at $54.16 and Brent crude oil futures were up 0.6% at $63.98 at midday. Theresa May stood her ground yesterday as she announced that she is willing to go through with a no deal Brexit if MPs do not vote her amended deal, after rumours that she was considering extending article 50 to avoid a hard Brexit on March 29. Credit Suisse has bounced back to profits for the first time since 2014. The swiss bank reported a profit of 2.1 billion swiss francs for the full year of 2018, after posting a loss of 983 million swiss francs in 2017. The bank completed a 3 year restructuring program at the end of last year. Asian overnight: Asian markets failed to follow up on yesterday’s gains, with indecision rife despite seemingly positive developments in US-China trade talks. The session saw minimal moves, with a 0.3% rise in the Shenzhen composite marking the biggest mover which has seen most early moves eradicated as they move towards the close. This came on a session where data dominated, with a rise in Japanese Q4 GDP (0.3%) being overshadowed by a huge revision to the Q3 figure (-0.6% from -0.3%). That marks the biggest slowdown in Japanese GDP since 2014. Elsewhere, the Chinese trade balance data provided a much more optimistic outlook, with a sharp jump in both imports and exports helping improve sentiment around the Asian powerhouse. UK, US and Europe: Germany has just narrowly missed a technical recession as Q4 GDP came in flat at a 0% growth, below the 0.1% growth forecasts. This poses big concerns for the future growth of the European Union as Germany is usually seen as the big growth driver. The troubling data comes after Italy announced it had entered a technical recession at the end of January as it had two consecutive quarters with GDP contraction. Looking ahead, growth concerns remain the key focus for the European session, with eurozone GDP figures for Q4 expected to bring continued volatility for the euro and eurozone stock markets. In the US, retail sales, PPI, and business inventories are worth keeping an eye out for, while Coca-Cola provides the main US company to report. Economic calendar - key events and forecast (times in GMT) Source: Daily FX Economic Calendar 10am – eurozone GDP (Q4, preliminary): QoQ rate expected to be 0.2% and YoY 1.2%, from 0.2% and 1.6% respectively. Market to watch: EUR crosses 1.30pm – US retail sales (December): expected to rise 0.2% MoM. Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses Evening – UK Parliament to vote on Brexit deal Corporate News, Upgrades and Downgrades EasyJet said that it was in discussions with Ferrovie and Delta about forming a consortium to look at Alitalia, but that there was no certainty any transaction would proceed. AstraZeneca reported a 2 fall in overall revenue for 2018, to $22.09 billion, while reported operating profit fell 7% to $3.38 billion. The firm said that the final quarter was strong, with a good performance in its emerging markets business. Micro Focus suffered a 5.3% drop in revenue for the year to the end of October, but adjusted earnings rose 9.2% to $1.53 billion. Chemring Group raised to overweight at Barclays Grieg Seafood upgraded to buy at Fearnley Royal Mail raised to equal-weight at Morgan Stanley Air France-KLM cut to sector perform at RBC Dunelm downgraded to reduce at HSBC RSA downgraded to neutral at JPMorgan IGTV featured video Information has been prepared by IG, a trading name of IG Markets Limited. In addition to the disclaimer below, the material on this page does not contain a record of our trading prices, or an offer of, or solicitation for, a transaction in any financial instrument. IG accepts no responsibility for any use that may be made of these comments and for any consequences that result. No representation or warranty is given as to the accuracy or completeness of this information. Consequently any person acting on it does so entirely at their own risk. Any research provided does not have regard to the specific investment objectives, financial situation and needs of any specific person who may receive it. It has not been prepared in accordance with legal requirements designed to promote the independence of investment research and as such is considered to be a marketing communication. Although we are not specifically constrained from dealing ahead of our recommendations we do not seek to take advantage of them before they are provided to our clients. See full non-independent research disclaimer and quarterly summary.
  7. Theresa May is set to meet with European leaders today to have crucial talks about amending her Brexit proposal with all of the focus on the Irish backstop. She flies to Brussels a day after European Council president Donald Tusk faced backlash after he claimed there is 'a special place in hell for Brexiteers'. The Bank of England is set to announce its rate decision today at noon, with forecasts expecting rates to be unchanged until some of the Brexit uncertainty has passed. US indices closed lower as the DJIA closed 21 points lower at 25390.30, losing a 5-day rally, the NASDAQ closed 27 points lower at 7375.28 and the S&P 500 closed 6 points lower at 2731.61. European stocks closed slightly higher on Wednesday but the markets are still weary about earnings results still to come and the top European indices (FTSE, CAC and DAX) are expected to open lower today. Stocks in Asia were trading mixed today, with the Nikkei 225 closing 0.6% down at 20,751.28 despite Softbank shares rising more than 17% after announcing a share buy-back of up to 600 billion yen in the next year. The Topix also declined 0.83% and the Kospi was trading largely flat. On the other hand, the ASX 200 was trading 1.1% higher closing at 6,092.50. As the dollar index is keeping close to its two week high, gold has slipped to $1,303.64, nearing its lowest point for the year at $1,302.84 on Jan 29. Continuing concerns about a global economic slowdown coming from dovish central bank rate decisions is keeping the precious metal above the $1,300 level. Both Brent and Crude Oil prices have fallen as US crude inventories held production at record highs. Asian overnight: The rally is looking tired, with a mixed session on Wall Street last night, and with little in the way of news for the day ahead equities may continue to struggle. Asian markets were broadly positive, although the Nikkei lost ground. While China and Hong Kong remain closed on account of Lunar New Year's festivities, US index Futures are trading modestly lower this morning. Metal prices are trading mixed with gold back testing the $1300/oz mark, and platinum testing the $800/oz mark while silver and palladium prices are slightly firmer on the day. Crude oil prices are marginally lower although still trade near multi-week highs. After a broad global bounce in equities, the question is what can now drive stocks higher. UK, US and Europe: As Theresa May is set to fight for a Brexit deal amendment in Brussels today, the Bank of England will announce its rate decision and inflation report at noon. A hard Brexit could see a forced reaction from the policy makers to reduce rates to cope with the immediate disruption to trade and the economy, which would resemble the BoE's reaction to the shocking Brexit results where it introduced a quantitative easing program and cut rates by a quarter of a point. Nevertheless, it is expected that the BoE will hold any rate changes until some uncertainty clears. But leaving the politics aside, the monetary policy committee may be confident that growth and inflationary pressure are strong, which could signal that there will be gradual rate hikes post Brexit. there is 'a special place in hell for Brexiteers' The cable is the currency pair to watch after the announcement, as the greenback remains as the safest currency, a dovish approach from the BoE signalling to further economic concerns due to the uncertainty of Brexit 50 days out from the leaving date, could mean the GBP/USD may be testing the $1.28 line. South Africa: The rand has weakened against a rebound in the dollar. South Africans will look to this evenings State of the Nation address for news relating to an Eskom bailout and possible effects on the rand. Economic calendar - key events and forecast (times in GMT) Source: Daily FX Economic Calendar 12pm – BoE rate decision & inflation report: no change in policy is expected, though with no progress on Brexit it will be interesting to watch the MPC’s views on the UK economy. Market to watch: GBP crosses 1.30pm – US initial jobless claims (w/e 2 February): previous week’s reading 253K. Markets to watch: US indices, USD crosses Corporate News, Upgrades and Downgrades Bellway said that it expects a 12% rise in total revenues for the first half, helped by higher average selling prices. Completions rose 5.6% while the average selling price was up 6.5%. Compass upgraded its outlook for the full year, expecting organic growth to come in slightly above the mid-point of guidance. Organic revenue for the final quarter of 2018 was up 6.9%. Thomas Cook is exploring the sale of its airline business in a bid to raise cash. Q1 underlying losses rose to £60 million, from £46 million a year earlier Alstom upgraded to buy at Berenberg BT upgraded to buy at DZ Bank Daimler upgraded to hold at Commerzbank Volvo upgraded to neutral at Baird Infineon downgraded to hold at DZ Bank Lundin Petroleum cut to hold at Kepler Cheuvreux Munich Re downgraded to hold at DZ Bank Repsol cut to equal-weight at Barclays IGTV featured video Information has been prepared by IG, a trading name of IG Markets Limited. In addition to the disclaimer below, the material on this page does not contain a record of our trading prices, or an offer of, or solicitation for, a transaction in any financial instrument. IG accepts no responsibility for any use that may be made of these comments and for any consequences that result. No representation or warranty is given as to the accuracy or completeness of this information. Consequently any person acting on it does so entirely at their own risk. Any research provided does not have regard to the specific investment objectives, financial situation and needs of any specific person who may receive it. It has not been prepared in accordance with legal requirements designed to promote the independence of investment research and as such is considered to be a marketing communication. Although we are not specifically constrained from dealing ahead of our recommendations we do not seek to take advantage of them before they are provided to our clients. See full non-independent research disclaimer and quarterly summary.
  8. DanielaIG

    Apple earnings release 29 Jan

    As Apple is set to release earnings tonight, it will be the first quarter that investors do not have sales reports on individual products before the release. This is because the company announced that it would not be delivering specific figures for iPhone, iPad and Mac sales for the quarter as they believe the number of iPhone sales “isn’t a representative of the underlying strength of our business” and that “a unit of sale is less relevant for us today than it was in the past, given the breadth of our portfolio and the wider sales price dispersion within any given product line.” But we all know that when a company has sold a lot, they want to let the world know how well they have done, as said by Steve jobs himself “if a company is selling a lot of stuff, they want people to know about it. If they aren’t, then they don’t”. On top of that, it is no secret that iPhone sales were short of estimates in the previous quarter. Nevertheless, as the average price of an iPhone has increased, Apple’s profits are still being driven higher. This leaves a wary sentiment about Apple’s earnings release. With a slowdown in sales offset by higher sale prices, and a general feeling that economies are slowing down growth, Apple’s Q4 earnings release is marked by the pre-announcement issued on Jan 2 where Apple reported it had missed expectations for the year due to a slowdown in sales in China. As Apple shares suffered the weight of the slowdown and the subsequent downgrade from firms like Bank of America, could a lower expectation on the back of the Jan 2nd announcement mean that Apple can beat expectations? Find out what founder and CEO of Pocket Lint Stuart Miles has to say about Apple’s earnings forecast as he is interviewed by IGTV presenter Victoria Scholar. As always, leave your comments and ideas below!
  9. As MPs prepare to vote on amendments to the Brexit Plan, Theresa May has set the 13th of Feb as the date to hold a second round of voting on her Brexit deal. Apple is set to release its Q4 earnings after market close today. According to Zacks Investment Research, the EPS is expected to be $4.17, an increase of 7% YoY. This will be a crucial earnings report for Apple, as it pre-announced its December results on January 2nd, lowering revenue expectations by 8%, and blaming the slowdown on weaker than expected sales of iPhones in China. The US DoJ has filed criminal charges against Huawei for allegedly stealing trade secrets from T-Mobile. This comes after it is seeking to extradite its CFo Meng Wanzhou to the US from Canada following her arrest on fraud charges in early December. Asian stocks were trading lower on Tuesday morning as ongoing trade tensions between the Us and China resume talks. In mainland China, the Shanghai composite was trading 0.5% lower, whilst the Shenzhen composite was down by 1.36%. Meanwhile the Nikkei 225 was down 0.12%, and Hong Kong's Hang Seng and South Korea's Kospi were down 0.59% and 0.3% respectively. Donald Trump has mentioned that another government shutdown is “certainly possible” as he believes there is a low chance that congress will fund the wall. It comes as economists forecast the shutdown cost the economy $11 billion. The Dow Jones industrial Average closed 209 points lower at 24,528 as Caterpillar reported weaker than expected quarterly earnings and Nvidia cut their revenue forecast. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq followed the Dow as they closed 0.8% and 1.1% lower respectively. European stocks closed the first trading day of the week lower as concerns over Brexit still loom and Tesco announces it will cut jobs and replace workers with vending machines. After leaving policies on hold at last week´s meeting, ECB president Mario Draghi warned investors on Monday that the European union's growth dip could be bigger and longer than initially expected. Gold prices remained stable near the $1,300 mark on Monday, as investors await for more developments on the US-China trade wars as talks are expected to be held in the next few days. Oil dropped on Monday as weak industrial earnings from both the US and China raise further concerns about a global economic slowdown. Asian overnight: Markets were volatile yesterday after disappointment following Caterpillar earnings, and a slow recovery in sentiment was knocked by news that the US had charged Huawei with corporate theft and sanctions violations. The move threatens to escalate the US-China trade standoff, which had seemed to be calming down ahead of talks between the two sides this week. BHP Billiton is up 2.1% in Australia after not trading yesterday on account of a public holiday within the region. Tencent Holdings is flat in Asia this morning suggestive of a similar start for major holding company Naspers UK, US and Europe: Global markets are trading lower this morning, taking their lead from US markets overnight which fell on weaker than expected earnings and suggestions of a weaker forward outlook amidst trade uncertainties and a slowdown in a projected global economic growth. British MPs are expected to vote on 16 amendments to Theresa May's Brexit deal tonight, including one proposed by Labour's Yvette Cooper which could rule out a no-deal Brexit by delaying the UK's exit from the EU for at least 9 months. Downing Street says Theresa May is willing to go to Brussels to renegotiate the Irish backstop in an attempt to pass her Brexit deal. The 2.5% jump on the cable in the past week shows that the market is less fearful of a no-deal Brexit, as other outcomes such as an amended deal or a new referendum are seen as more likely than a hard Brexit. Economic calendar - key events and forecast (times in GMT) Source: Daily FX Economic Calendar Corporate News, Upgrades and Downgrades Royal Mail has downgraded letter volume guidance, blaming new European privacy regulations. Overall performance for the nine months to 31 December was in line with forecasts, through letter volumes were down 8% and revenue was 6% lower. Domino’s Pizza said that it expected annual pre-tax profit to be at the lower end of expectations, as weaker international sales offset a strong UK performance. Sales rose 5.5% to £339.5 million for the three months to the end of December. PZ Cussons reported a 20% drop in first-half profit, to £26.7 million, while revenue was 10% down at £335.1 million. Annual guidance was downgraded, with adjusted profit for the full year expected to be around £70 million. Hargreaves Lansdown saw a 6% drop in assets under administration, to £85.9 billion in the first half, while the number of clients rose by 45,000, to 1.136 million. Pre-tax profit rose 4% to £153.4 million. Aeroports de Paris upgraded to neutral at Citi BAT upgraded to overweight at Piper Jaffray Rheinmetall upgraded to outperform at MainFirst TI Fluid upgraded to buy at Citi Diploma downgraded to hold at Berenberg Halma downgraded to hold at Berenberg JM downgraded to sell at SEB Equities Polymetal downgraded to hold at VTB Capital IGTV featured video Information has been prepared by IG, a trading name of IG Markets Limited. In addition to the disclaimer below, the material on this page does not contain a record of our trading prices, or an offer of, or solicitation for, a transaction in any financial instrument. IG accepts no responsibility for any use that may be made of these comments and for any consequences that result. No representation or warranty is given as to the accuracy or completeness of this information. Consequently any person acting on it does so entirely at their own risk. Any research provided does not have regard to the specific investment objectives, financial situation and needs of any specific person who may receive it. It has not been prepared in accordance with legal requirements designed to promote the independence of investment research and as such is considered to be a marketing communication. Although we are not specifically constrained from dealing ahead of our recommendations we do not seek to take advantage of them before they are provided to our clients. See full non-independent research disclaimer and quarterly summary.
  10. Hi Brett, We do have Nasdaq available on our trading platform, you can find it under the code 'US Tech 100'. Regards
  11. Hi Shengg, no, since new European regulations have changed how accounts are classified, stops on MT4 are only non-guaranteed.
  12. Hi Shengg, we offer micro lots for Forex on MT4 (Meta Trader), the minimum being 0.01 lots of a standard contract.
  13. DanielaIG

    Dividend adjustment

    Dear Linda, when trading on leverage, there should be no material impact to your position from dividend payments, therefore we will credit/debit your account with the amount incurred as either a profit or a loss from the dividend adjustment. Our dividend adjustments for the week ahead posts will inform you of what adjustments will be happening on each market during that week. You can find more information regarding dividend adjustments as well as an example on the following link: https://www.ig.com/uk/help-and-support/spread-betting-and-cfds/market-details/how-do-dividend-adjustments-affect-my-spread-betting-of-cfd-posi If you have any further questions do not hesitate to ask
  14. DanielaIG

    pro realtime

    Hi John, You can find some information on how to set up ProRealTime on the following link: https://www.ig.com/uk/help-and-support/charts/prorealtime-charts/how-do-i-launch-prorealtime As PRT is an external platform, you will need to download it and link it to you IG trading account. Please keep in mind there is a charge for using PRT, you can find more information about it here: https://www.ig.com/uk/help-and-support/charts/prorealtime-charts/how-does-the-prorealtime-fee-and-rebate-work
  15. Hi ATC, In order to add indicators to an MT4 chart, you need to display the Navigator from the view tab. Once you have the navigator, you will be able to add an indicator from the list by right-clicking over the indicator and selecting the "attach to chart" button. If you want to add indicators to your Navigator, open MT4 and then go to ‘file’ and then ‘open data folder’. Choose ‘MQL4’, and then ‘indicators’. You can then copy the file you want to add into this location. Close and reopen MT4, and you should see the item in the navigator window. Regards, Daniela
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