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  1. Unfortunately I am unable to advise on other companies dealing practices, however in the interest of forum transparency other Community members are more than welcome to have their say as some already have (in accordance with our terms of service and within reason of course). I do know, however, that a number of other providers have taken the same action as we have. I'd recommend independent research before taking action. When it comes to 'moving' stock we are unfortunately unable to facilitate a stock transfer and you can only sell to close with us when it comes to Cannabis stocks on a share dealing (and/or ISA account in the UK). Our CFDs and Spread Betting leverage accounts remain unaffected by this decision. To shift your exposure from IG would therefore require you to sell on IG and buy on an alternative brokers platform. One possible option to reduce market movements / fluctuations in the individual share price over this period and reflect exposure on this new broker is to set simultaneous orders in the same auction with IG and the new broker. Hi @rohantigcomm - you can still sell to close on IG, however we are unable to maintain your exposure or transfer stock to alternative brokers. You would have to buy on an alternative broker if you wish to maintain your exposure to the stock. If you are invested in the affected companies with IG, you’ll need to sell your shares no later than 11.59pm UK time on Thursday 23 May 2019
  2. As an FYI there's a relatively large div of 16.05 points coming out of CAC at the cash close (16:30 bst) today. Ex-div date is actually not until the 2nd of May, however due to the public holiday tomorrow we will be posting it today. Companies reporting are: Peugeot SA, Kering SA and AXA SA.
  3. Unfortunately you are unable to trade this in your ISA. You can however trade it in a regular share dealing account.
  4. unfortunately IG doesn't offer OTC shares. thanks
  5. Unfortunately we don't offer OTC shares.
  6. You can transfer an ISA using links on this page. https://www.ig.com/uk/help-and-support/investments/transferring-investments/how-do-i-transfer-my-investments-to-ig There should be a tick box on the page which refers specifically to the transfer of cash.
  7. you're looking at the Microsoft share price in cents, so whilst it is $129.96 (as an example) this is 12996 points. A guaranteed stop 10% away would therefore be 1299.6 points away (which would put the stop at 11696.4, which is $116.96 in the underlying).
  8. whilst I don't know the specifics of this ETF, I imagine the difference is in some part down to beta decay. You can read about that here https://study.com/academy/lesson/what-is-a-leveraged-etf-decay-risk-volatility.html https://seekingalpha.com/article/1864191-what-you-need-to-know-about-the-decay-of-leveraged-etfs https://seekingalpha.com/article/4209344-leveraged-etf-decays-update
  9. Some assets such as ETFs are not UCITS eligible which means you are unable to purchase in your ISA. Which asset are you looking at? Furthermore you need to make sure you have complete the W8BEN form which is available in MyIG under 'Settings'.
  10. Yup You should be able to get this for every market on that Market Analysis page.
  11. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. I've passed this onto our technical support team who will look to manually correct.
  12. We don't have sectors like that I'm afraid. We can list similar ETFs or trackers though if you can advise what you'd like to see.
  13. Set stops and limits on charts: click, drag and drop You can now use a 'drag and drop' functionality to set the stops and limits on your chart before you have placed a trade. This is available for anyone who has 'Position Preview' enabled. If you don't have this turned on, simply right click on your charts and make sure 'Position Preview' is ticked. When you are setting you trade and you have selected 'Buy' or 'Sell' you will see the 'Stop/Limit' option appear. Hover over the horizontal line and left click, hold down, and drag to create an absolute stop or limit level. To set the stop or limit simply release the left mouse button. The platform will know if this is a stop or a limit automatically depending on which way you drag your cursor. You should notice that the stop and/or limit will be an absolute figure, and whilst the 'points away' in the deal ticket will change and react accordingly, the stop/limit level on that chart will remain absolute. As with other stops and limits, you can move this at a later date if you wish. HLOC % Change We have also added a further row to HLOC data to share % Change. To bring up HLOC data requires a right click, followed by Show > HLOC Data. Once selected hovering over the chart candlesticks should bring up the required information. Video example You can see both of these features in the video below. Notice how when the stop and limit has been dragged to the appropriate level, the level itself remains absolute whilst the stop and limit 'Points Away' in the deal ticket moves with the market. stopslimitscharts.webm
  14. For those looking at how to trade coffee for the first time, the following article may be of interest. How to trade coffee https://www.ig.com/uk/trading-strategies/how-to-trade-coffee-190219 "If you’re looking to trade coffee, it’s important to understand the intricate, multi-billion-dollar economy it has created over the years. Here, we’re going to discuss coffee trading and give you more insight into the industry." Contents: Coffee trading basics What moves the prices of coffee Four steps to start trading coffee Coffee trading strategies Coffees trading hours
  15. Hi @jplarch - unfortunately we don't have any work planned on offering a LISA.
  16. Hey - if you can sign in to Community with your demo account then i'd be able to look at those trade. Given the time of posting this may be down to trying to trade the weekend market when the live main session is open?
  17. You can download the Factsheets for these ETFs here: https://etfscreener.ig.com however you'd just need to search the individual asset you are trading. Which drop are you referring to? I've just had a look at the chart and can't see anything significant. Sometimes on these assets they go through a corp action which can result in a significant move (10 for 1 for example with the asset price moving by the same ratio). If you shoot over some more info Community should be able to help maybe a screenshot?
  18. hi @ef12015 I've just checked with the shares desk. Originally when you tried to deal we were holding too much of this specific stock. There are certain legal requirements when you hold x% of certain companies, and if we were to trade any more in this company we would have to fulfill these obligations. After the UK open it seems like we can reevaluate this and you should now be able to trade online. However, if you want to short the stock then this would only be possible,by calling our dealing line. We'd need to look to see if any borrow was available in the underlying market.
  19. You certainly can - via a process known as a Bed and ISA. Due to a legal requirement this would involve selling and re buying. You can find out more here https://www.ig.com/uk/help-and-support/investments/share-dealing-and-isas/what-is-a--bed-and-isa--
  20. I was also looking at this article today (despite it being a little older) which you may find useful. https://www.dailyfx.com/forex/education/trading_tips/daily_trading_lesson/2018/11/22/most-volatile-currency-pairs.html Specifically the 'least volatile' section (which may be useful to start out on) which states...
  21. A couple of videos which you may find useful...
  22. You're right! It's certainly not an easy calculation, however what we've done here is create a continually traded assets on something which is usually only future traded. Without this every month your position would have to close, roll into the next future, and then open again. The reason for the financial gain or debit is down to the way the futures curve is positioned. Some assets get more expensive the further out in time you go, whilst others get cheaper. In other words some assets are more expensive the further out you go (for example oil which suggests people are more willing to pay a little more to have oil delivered in the future - that can be due to expected increase in demand over summer maybe, the fact there is a cost to hold oil in tankers etc, or a number of other things), whilst others are cheaper (for example some soft commodities which may devalue the further out you go). This can be down to a number of things, but primarily the demand for delivery at that point and time.
  23. hi @RichardSmith - are you referring to overnight funding costs? Unfortunately this isn't available on other assets outside of FX at present.
  24. Unfortunately we don't have a share dealing demo account.
  25. Your best bet would be to email us the document at helpdesk@ig.com - please include sufficient information in the email so we can apply it to your account.