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Everything posted by JamesIG

  1. An index price quoted by the exchange is a indication of the sum of the constituents within that group - it is not an asset you can trade. For example you can't 'buy a FTSE index'. To get a price you can trade off, IG will take the direct feed from the underlying futures exchange - for example the FTSE futures - and make a fair value adjustment to bring it back to a more accurate spot price. This means stripping away any dividends between now and then, and taking off interest. This means there will always be a discrepancy with the highly publicized index price. Alternatively you can always trade the Futures price on our platform which is a direct feed from the corresponding Futures exchange
  2. We have this tool which may be of use https://etfscreener.ig.com With US ETFs it's worth remembering that there may be some which you can't trade (based on your personal circumstance). That screener should show you all the ones we currently offer. If you would like one which isn't on the list, let us know and we can look to add.
  3. Yes that's correct - it'll be the same.
  4. thanks for the update @who - I'll certainly flag the demo account for a passive review just to make sure there isn't an underlying issue. All the best, and always feel free to reach out if something isn't performing as expected.
  5. At it's most basic level (with a caveat that this is an indicator for educational purposes and there are more complexities such as internal risk limits etc) if you were to short £1/pt of a UK listed company, and you were the only one who was looking to short that company on the IG platform, IG would look to go to market to short 100 shares in that company and hedge your position. IG offer you the opportunity to not own the underlying shares, however we do not bet against you and therefore would hedge your trade in the underlying market.
  6. I guess the most simple answer could be the reason here (as this isn't expected behavior and we haven't had other reports of this) but are you logged in to the same account on both devices? Can you check but making sure these two locations marry up? (MyIG on desktop and account number on mobile).
  7. great thanks for the context - we'll reach out to the team behind it and let you know as soon as we have an answer. If there are others who are using this feature and it's causing MT4 to crash - please let me know by commenting on this thread.
  8. Is this in relation to the following? Assume ASX? In it's simplest form, your open position would be exactly the same amount up - i.e. £180 better off.
  9. Hey casey - I've passed this on to @TimP who is reaching out directly to those who own the plugin. I don't think we've had other reports outside this thread so it does seem a strange one and not related to MT4 specifically. I imagine I know the answer, but would you like a call RE: basic troubleshooting on MT4?
  10. Below gives a snapshot answer to recession worries. Due to the recent trade war events, Goldman now estimates a cumulative drag on GDP of 0.6%, including a 0.2% drag from the latest escalation. You can also read more about Goldman Sachs slashing US GDP growth forecast as US-China trade war continues here.
  11. Hey folks - let me get our Trading Services IT team on this. Apologies the thread slipped past this morning.
  12. Hey all - please note that we have just released H-A candles. More information on our new Heikin Ashi candles in the following two links Community: https://community.ig.com/blogs/entry/571-heikin-ashi-candles-on-ig-charts/ IG.com: https://www.ig.com/uk/trading-strategies/what-are-heikin-ashi-candlesticks-190807
  13. Hey all - please note that we have just released H-A candles. More information on our new Heikin Ashi candles in the following two links Community: https://community.ig.com/blogs/entry/571-heikin-ashi-candles-on-ig-charts/ IG.com: https://www.ig.com/uk/trading-strategies/what-are-heikin-ashi-candlesticks-190807
  14. More information on our new Heikin Ashi candles in the following two links Community: https://community.ig.com/blogs/entry/571-heikin-ashi-candles-on-ig-charts/ IG.com: https://www.ig.com/uk/trading-strategies/what-are-heikin-ashi-candlesticks-190807
  15. Heikin-Ashi candles are now available on the IG trading platform for both desktop and mobile. This feature has been one of the more highly requested additions to charts as these types of candles are commonly used by traders looking at identifying trends visually without the need of complex analysis. How can I see Heikin-Ashi candles on the IG dealing platform? Turning on Heikin-Ashi candles is simple. If you want to see these candles; Simply open the main menu by right clicking on the charts Navigate to “Types” and bring up the second menu list Select “Heikin-Ashi” - the candles will appear straight away How are Heikin-Ashi candles different from regular HLOC candles? You can read more about what Heikin-Ashi candlestick are on IG.com, but to see a simple visual on the difference and how these could be used for identifying possible trends, just check out the charts below. Both charts are the same time fame on the same asset, one with regular candles and the other with Heikin-Ashi candles. Pic 1: regular candles (and the visual of how to turn H-A candles on) Pic 2: Heikin-Ashi candles
  16. Beat me to the notification! I will be updating all those who have queried this tomorrow - both on and off Community.
  17. Sorry this one slipped by - I don't believe this is on the roadmap, but I'll certainly feed it back to our developers.
  18. Unfortunately this isn't possible, however I'll add your request to our client list to contact once DRIP is available.
  19. Yes, to confirm @dacarys - you only need to be holding the stock over the ex date. We'll note it in the back end, and forward you the funds as soon as we've received it from our prime broker. As you said, this is usually a day or so after the payment date.
  20. Please see this post for more info ...and for convenience
  21. Expected index adjustments Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 5th Aug 2019. If you have any queries or questions on this please let us know in the comments section below. For further information regarding dividend adjustments, and how they affect your positions, please take a look at the video. NB: All dividend adjustments are forecasts and therefore speculative. A dividend adjustment is a cash neutral adjustment on your account. Figures and adjustment dates can be affected by public holidays. Special Divs are highlighted in red. Special Dividends Index Bloomberg Code Effective Date Summary Dividend Amount UKX BT/A LN 08/08/2019 Special Div 49.82 AS51 RIO AU 08/08/2019 Special Div 126.4286 RTY JBSS US 05/08/2019 Special Div 240 How do dividend adjustments work? As you know, constituent stocks of an index will periodically pay dividends to shareholders. When they do, the overall value of the index is affected, causing it to drop by a certain amount. Each week, we receive the forecast for the number of points any index is due to drop by, and we publish this for you. As dividends are scheduled, public events, it is important to remember that leveraged index traders can neither profit nor lose from such price movements. This information has been prepared by IG, a trading name of IG Markets Limited. In addition to the disclaimer below, the material on this page does not contain a record of our trading prices, or an offer of, or solicitation for, a transaction in any financial instrument. IG accepts no responsibility for any use that may be made of these comments and for any consequences that result. No representation or warranty is given as to the accuracy or completeness of this information. Consequently any person acting on it does so entirely at their own risk. Any research provided does not have regard to the specific investment objectives, financial situation and needs of any specific person who may receive it. It has not been prepared in accordance with legal requirements designed to promote the independence of investment research and as such is considered to be a marketing communication. Although we are not specifically constrained from dealing ahead of our recommendations we do not seek to take advantage of them before they are provided to our clients. See full non-independent research disclaimer and quarterly summary.
  22. A few quick bullet points from us https://www.ig.com/uk/news-and-trade-ideas/greggs-share-price--4-things-we-learnt-from-its-half-year-result-190731
  23. No problem @Ukeno - perfectly valid question so thanks for asking.
  24. But that's what I'm saying - the reason why this was printed was because it was a direct reflection of the underlying market in the December futures contract at that time. See below. DXZ9 is the contract (DXY) with Z9 referring to December 19. You can see the bid blew out to 97.850 and then even lower at 96.710 which would have had an impact on the blended spot price on IG.
  25. Hey - DXY futures are avaliable on the platform using the 'forward' option at the top. On the futures side of things you can see that there wasn't a spike. On the spot market, which will be a blend of 2 futures contracts (more here https://www.ig.com/uk/commodities) you can see there was a spike. In this specific instance the spike down was because it was a period of high vol over the BoE interest rate decision the December future, due to liquidity factors, doesn't tick as smoothly. Whilst this price is therefore valid on the spot blend, it does seem to have experienced a gap. I don't believe you have an open position in this market or a working order, so I hope the above explains how this was printed on the charts. In the future you may want to consider the 'futures' market if you are trading US Dollar Basket.