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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. Hi @JShaw, we do not actually reset demo accounts but you can apply to open a new demo with a different email address.
  4. 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
  5. 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 rel
  6. 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 cl
  7. 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 a
  8. 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 Hu
  9. Hi Brett, We do have Nasdaq available on our trading platform, you can find it under the code 'US Tech 100'. Regards
  10. Hi Shengg, no, since new European regulations have changed how accounts are classified, stops on MT4 are only non-guaranteed.
  11. Hi Shengg, we offer micro lots for Forex on MT4 (Meta Trader), the minimum being 0.01 lots of a standard contract.
  12. 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-adjustment
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. On the back of client feedback we now offer the possibility to customise the RSI levels on desktop and mobile devices. To do so, click on the RSI label once you have enable the indicator on your chart. This will open a dialog box that will allow you to change the levels (which are set at the default levels of 30/70), as well as customise the period and the colour of the lines. What is RSI? The Relative Strength Index is a momentum indicator that measures the magnitude of recent price changes to evaluate whether a stock is oversold or overbought. This indicator can oscillate between 0
  16. Theresa May is coming under increasing pressure from MPs to stop the gridlock on Brexit negotiations. The pound is expected to see further volatility until at least mid-January as the unknown future of Brexit continues. The Dollar continued to trade at a 19-month high on Monday as concerns over slowing economic growth have reduced the appetite for riskier stocks and currencies and have backed the greenback as a safe-haven. The price of bitcoin has fallen below the cost to mine hitting a new low for the year of $3,126, loosing more than 80% since its ”tulip mania” phase at the
  17. Hi Sudhanshu, CR means Controlled Risk. When a stock is listed as No CR it means that you are no able to place a guaranteed stop when opening a position. It is usually due to low liquidity, so we cannot guarantee our clients a specific price as it is too risky. I hope you find this useful. Regards
  18. This indicator emphasizes volume by weighing prices based on the amount of trading activity in a given period of time, where prices with heavy trading activity get more weight than prices with light trading activity. The VWMA has several advantages over a ‘simple’ WMA (which calculates an average of the closing price of ‘n’ number candlesticks giving the same weight to each one). With the volume weighted moving average (VWMA), the closing price of the day with the greatest volume gets a higher weight. On the IG charts you can turn on the VWMA on by right clicking on the chart itself
  19. What is the EOM indicator? An indicator that highlights the relationship between price and volume and is particularly useful when assessing the strength of a trend. As implied by its name, it is used to measure the ease of movement in price. It is a volume-based oscillator that fluctuates above and below the zero line. In general, when the oscillator is above zero, the price is advancing with relative ease. When the indicator is below zero, the prices are declining with relative ease. A wide range (difference between highs and lows) on low volume implies that price movem
  20. Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Canada where she faces extradition to the US for violating US sanctions, leading to growing tensions between the China and US that create further doubt about the cease-fire on the tariff war declared over the weekend. Shares in Asian suppliers to Huawei sank on Thursday after the arrest was made pubic. Asian markets fell on Thursday ahead of the highly awaited OPEC meeting to be held in Austria today. The Hang Seng was down 2.62%, the Nikkei fell 1.91% and the Shanghai composite slipped 1.26% during the morning trading session. The UK could f
  21. Hi Stevtheangle, Swap rates are only displayed on a watchlist as of now. It is very useful and simple to create a watchlist where you can track the products you are most interested in and can have added functionalities like these, which are not available on the standard product lists. Thank you everyone for the positive feedback, we are glad you find these functionalities useful.
  22. On the back of client feedback and the success experienced on the IG apps, we have now added the deal position preview functionality to the web dealing platform. This feature is automatically enabled on the new dealing platform. To disable it, right click on the graph and select Position Preview from the “show” dropdown. What does this feature tell me? When filling in a deal ticket, new visual features will appear on the graph. When the direction (buy or sell) is selected, a shaded area will appear above (if buying) or below (if selling) the current price. This area will show the pri
  23. You can now add % Range to a watchlist on the web trading platform % Range is the difference between the high and low quotes of the session divided by the current mid price This can be used to show a relative volatility on the asset and its potential trade opportunity % Range has a number of advantages over % Change and Range in points How to add % Range A new function added to the web trading platform is % Range, a measure of volatility that will enable you to sort the markets in your watchlists by price range movement. To add this functionality to a watchlist, cli
  24. What is the murky future of Oil? Continuing our #IGCommodityChat and following this week's chat on gold, join us on Thursday the 29 November at 1pm (UK time) to discuss the future of the oil market with industry advisor Malcolm Graham-Wood and Spencer Welch, director of oil markets at IHS Markit. The demand for oil has increased over the last few decades due to the rise of emerging economies and the requirements of the transport industry. However, in recent years, concerns have been raised about how sustainable oil supply and demand actually are. In fact, the Organisation of Petroleu
  25. After yesterday´s meeting in Brussels, Theresa May said “both sides have given sufficient direction” and she will meet Jean-Claude Juncker again on Saturday “to discuss how we can bring to a conclusion this process and bring it to a conclusion in the interest for all our people”, indicating that a final deal is likely to come very soon. The 27 remaining countries in the EU will meet with Theresa May on Sunday, where they will vote on the Brexit deal. Spain, the only country that was set to veto the UK´s exit agreement over ongoing territorial disputes regarding Gibraltar, seems to have r
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