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andysinclair

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  1. It just opened, currently up 70% at $420.
  2. Yes, you should definitely use the ask/bid price when backtesting. Spreads change constantly based on market conditions, time of day etc. and can have a significant impact on the profitability of any system.
  3. Yeah I agree, for the last few months it attracted lots of spammers for some reason (I presume it was not being moderated and had always attracted spam). However, it did have lots of useful content, often I would search on Google for a question/issue and would see a useful forum post in the results. Over the years it became a decent knowledge base, which I guess is all lost now.
  4. Hi @CharlotteIG or anybody at IG. Can you explain what is happening with the IG Labs forum? It was a great resource for help/discussion with anything related to the API, and now all that info has gone. Thanks.
  5. The Coinbase "IPO" is not really an IPO it's a direct listing so no new shares will be made available to the public: https://blog.excelpricefeed.com/2021/02/25/coinbase-ipo/
  6. Coinbase today announced its intention to IPO by filing an S1 with the US SEC. How does Coinbase compare with traditional financial exchanges and what are its prospects? Some thoughts here after digging into the S1: https://blog.excelpricefeed.com/2021/02/25/coinbase-ipo
  7. As I understand it you can only use the API with a spread bet or CFD account not a share dealing account. It looks from your partial screenshot that you have a share dealing account so I suspect this is why you cannot see the API option.
  8. So you can't see the API Keys option on the left (when you have Settings selected at the top)? Try this link: https://www.ig.com/uk/myig/settings/api-keys
  9. Pre-market: -40% after a -30% drop yesterday:
  10. This has happened multiple times over the past 12 months. I understand that there can be technical issues but what is not acceptable is there is never any analysis published afterwards: what happened and what work is being done to address it so it doesn't happen again. Is it purely a technical issue, i.e. too many users and the servers can't handle it? or something else?
  11. The price is all over the place today with a high of $482 and a low of $114 !!! "no one makes money until they sell" and I do fear that many of those on Reddit are sitting on large paper profits that can disappear as quickly as they appeared. The move back down can be as abrupt as the move up once sentiment changes and reality sets in...let's see what happens...
  12. I thought I would write up an explanation of what is currently going on with GameStop in what could be a defining moment for the world of finance. I hope some of you find it interesting and informative: https://blog.excelpricefeed.com/2021/01/28/gamestop-wall-st-vs-main-street/ (here's the price/volume chart since the start of the year!)
  13. Pre-market now at +160% at 380. Who knows where this is going to open...
  14. Pre-market showing it up 68% since the close yesterday, currently at 248. Some US stocks you can trade pre-market but not GME. Be careful around the open though, spreads will be very wide...
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