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  1. Yes apologies, an attached limit order should close the position fully taking into account any other trades which have gone through already on the same instrument. So really not sure what's happened. Your only option is client help - but it might take a while to get through at the moment, as I'm sure you will be aware
  2. Sounds as though you failed to adjust your limit order size to take account of the intervening shorts, and did you definitely set them for net off? If the market was moving quickly the issue is probably slippage
  3. Omar, you highlight the reason why most TA and indicators are a waste of time; they can be adapted to what you want them to be. They are a comfort blanket and justification for opening making (mainly opening) a trade. Brokers love them because they create activity. A massive industry exists in providing real (because it's all historic) data but none of them can predict the future.
  4. @Molibar I am not defending IG spreads, rather acknowledging how they decide to price. IG have many many positive characteristics over other providers and it depends what you want and your trading style as to who you use. I have been an IG client since 2003 and would not use anyone else for some aspects of my trading, but for other elements they are not the best. When day trading indices I need tight spreads; the difference can be £10's a day in my P&L.
  5. No sure I can help you with that - may be a technical reason - in which case you need to speak to IG - and I know they are busy at the moment. It may also be something to do with when you opened the ISA and/or whether you have funded another ISA with another provider in the current or the previous tax year as HRMC records may show your ISA allowance is held with someone else?
  6. I use 3 brokers, one of which is Core Spreads. All brokers have their own benefits and I don't think anybody serious about trading should only deal with one firm. The big plus of CS is that they do fix their spreads which at the moment, for me and many others is a godsend. (We were guests at the family raceday at Plumpton last year which they sponsor so I can vouch for them being genuine and no this is not a veiled advert for their services). Since I trade indices and hedge every trade, placing business with IG (or ETX who are even worse at the moment!) is impractical with the wide spreads. I understand IG's argument for increasing the spreads at the moment BUT this part of their business (spreadbetting) is as bookmaker, so they don't have to do it.
  7. You cannot transfer existing share holdings directly into an ISA - you would have to sell them and rebuy them in the ISA
  8. Go to the three horizontal lines in the top left and in the drop down go to 'accounts, click on the one you want and a box will appear enabling you to switch
  9. Gold is an interesting dichotomy in situations like this; lower supply and continued demand leads to higher prices normally of course. However, if the commodity cannot be refined, then it is pretty useless because the gold miners can continue and create supply without an outlet for it. So I don't have an answer, (and I don't trade gold). But that's why the brokers are not offering long or short openings at the moment - they cannot price it accurately and hence would be taking on additional risk, as I am sure you are aware.
  10. Just received this from another broker: Dear client, Please note there is no price for Gold and Gold mini due to the spread of Covid-19, causing several gold refineries to close, creating a shortage of physical gold in the markets. We are working with our liquidity providers to provide you with the best of the liquidity. We will inform you once the price is back.
  11. The index spreads make it impractical to trade today with IG. I'm sorry but this is exploitation by some of the SB companies and there is no excuse for it . IG want 7 point to trade DAX (ETX want 8!). Only CoreSpreads are maintaining their spread at 1.
  12. @Caseynotes A great find and thanks for sharing. I trade indices only but this info is still hugely important.
  13. I guess the cannabis index should be 'high' all the time really...
  14. There's an 'i' (info) button on the trading ticket showing the information you require
  15. Ozzie - not sure whether you are fully up to speed with this yet, and appreciate it's a while since this thread was last added to. When you are share trading you see the 'yellow strip prices'. These prices represent the best bid and offer prices available at that precise moment for a particular stock, and the numbers next to these prices represent the number of shares currently available at that price - so these can change rapidly based on trades going through, new orders being added (at the best price) or withdrawn, or if the price moves up or down (because the trades have been exhausted at those prices). If you ever subscribe to a level 2 service, (whilst fascinating, I'm not convinced of the value to a private investor btw) you will see a long list of requested buy and sell prices, but the yellow strip will always be there showing the best price you can trade at. Hope this helps