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  1. I'm seeing problems with the Demo API in fact I can't even logon, either through my own application or on the API Companion. I have reset my username and password and created a new API Key, all to no avail. I suspect the demo systems is experiencing some sort of outage, can somebody from IG check please? cc @CharlotteIG
  2. Where is the evidence for this? Just because the value of Bitcoin has risen recently does not mean it's a bona fide currency. I think it's a speculative bubble, the price is going up because people are bidding prices up simply because they think it will go higher.
  3. I don't believe you can trade US stock options with IG.
  4. I'm done with this thread. You don't respond to the points raised by anybody who doesn't agree with you. I'll leave you to it, you can post your memes and theories that go against practically all the medical and government advice out there. If you're right then this must be the biggest and most sophisticated conspiracy (with the most participants across all walks of life) in the history of the world.
  5. There are a multitude of reasons why the death rate in the 2nd wave is less than the 1st: many of the most susceptible died in the 1st wave, we understand the virus more now so have more effective treatments to prevent death, younger people make up a larger percentage of the case etc. More reasons here: https://www.ft.com/content/b3801b63-fbdb-433b-9a46-217405b1109f Community immunity would also mean less cases. Cases in Sweden, however, are on a par with other countries at the moment: Also, even if your fortunate enough to not die there are a multitude of long term health issues that you can end up with as a result of having been infected. I personally know of two people who have had it, were previously healthy, and who are now experiencing life affecting medical issues. I know anecdotes are no substitute for statistics but people need to be aware of the risks of catching it. I really don't want to get into a statistical war. We are in the middle of a pandemic, it's too early to say one countries approach was "better".
  6. Not looking too good in Sweden at the moment: Source: https://www.ft.com/content/1e0ac31d-5abf-4a18-ab3e-eec9744a4d31
  7. Sorry, it was not directed at you, I just quoted what you said.
  8. Can't we keep this forum meme free? I come here for trading/markets discussion. It's turning into Facebook with all the conspiracy theories, memes etc!
  9. All stock indices in positive territory today, S&P500 at all time high: Built using https://www.excelpricefeed.com/
  10. This is the key for me. It doesn't matter if you have more losers than winners, what really matters is how you manage your risk.
  11. This is a very good article explaining the what Covid-19 actually is and how we can fight it: https://www.economist.com/by-invitation/2020/08/10/nicholas-christakis-on-fighting-covid-19-by-truly-understanding-the-virus
  12. It's a problem for me also. IG just need to ensure the numbers are consistent, I don't know which number to believe as the API shows a different number to some of their webpages.
  13. I don't trade off it, I use it to compare markets, download and analyse my trades/positions etc. I would rather build my own view in Excel than use the watchlists on the web platform.
  14. Stock indices looking strong this morning; USD weaker: Powered by https://www.excelpricefeed.com/
  15. Has anybody from IG had a chance to look into this? I am still seeing mismatches, also between the dailyfx website and the IG website. For example the S&P500: 59% short: https://www.dailyfx.com/sp-500 50% long: https://www.ig.com/uk/marketanalysis/ig-indices/us-spx-500
  16. The question was about spreadbetting not CFDs. CFDs are quite different and like you point out do have an exchange rate factor if the instrument is quoted in a currency different to your account currency.
  17. The NASDAQ is not really a USD asset, it is an index. When you spreadbet on the NASDAQ you are betting an amount of GBP per point move in the index. There is no GBPUSD conversion to take into account. The amount of margin required is based on how much (GBP) per point you bet. See here for details: https://www.ig.com/uk/help-and-support/spread-betting-and-cfds/fees-and-charges/what-are-igs-indices-spread-bet-product-details
  18. This doesn't correspond to what is published on the ONS website. Excess deaths this year are much higher than the past 5 years average (top two lines): From https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/bulletins/deathsregisteredweeklyinenglandandwalesprovisional/weekending28august2020
  19. Hi, I've built an Excel Add-in which makes this very easy. You can also download your transaction and activity history: https://www.excelpricefeed.com/userguide/positions-trade-history-download-excel-ig-index Here is an example of live positions in Excel using the Add-in: I hope this helps.
  20. I've built an Excel Add-in which you can use to easily download watchlists as well as other account data, prices etc into Excel. For example, here is one of my watchlists that I have downloaded into Excel: It uses a simple Excel formula so each time I refresh the sheet the data is updated automatically. https://www.excelpricefeed.com/userguide/watchlists-ig-index I hope this helps!
  21. Hi, I've built an Excel Add-in which makes this very easy. You can also download your transaction and activity history, more details here: https://www.excelpricefeed.com/userguide/positions-trade-history-download-excel-ig-index Here is an example of live positions in Excel using the Add-in: I hope this helps.
  22. Equity indices all positive this morning, especially the DAX and CAC (I suspect following agreement on the EU support package). GBP stronger, EUR little changed: Powered by https://www.excelpricefeed.com
  23. It's working for me on Live but not on Demo.
  24. I am now seeing this problem as well (it was working for me last week). The /gateway/deal/accounts endpoint is returning a server 500 error: {"errorCode":"error.client.accounts.list.generic-error"} It is broken on both the demo and prod API. @CharlotteIG Can somebody at IG look into this as a matter of urgency? Thanks.
  25. I agree, a clock would be useful. However, I use the updated time on a liquid market in my watchlist to see the time. Prices in S&P500, DJIA etc are updated every second so the last update time is good enough for me (web platform only though as updated time is not an option in the mobile app).