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  1. Additional links added to the Mega Thread fundamental analysis list - keep them coming folks, either via linking in the comments section here, or by sending me a direct message. Coin Dance - Blockchain data to see if BTC or BCH is more profitable Ethereum Blog - Direct updates on Ethereum from the core Devs and founder Vitalik Buterin The Cryptoverse - YouTube and Podcast with daily updates on Blockchain events Cryptocoinnews.com - For Ethereum, Bitcoin and Blockchain EtherScan - Charts and analysis of the Ethereum Blockchain Blockchain Info - Charts and analysis of the Bitcoin Blockchain
  2. Hi and welcome to the Community. L2 is a shares DMA software which provides additional order types and more complex dealing functionality. You can use it on CFD accounts for shares trading, as well as on Stockbroking and ISA accounts. With this in mind, if you are experiencing issues, please try the following: Close the platform, restart your PC and make sure you have the latest updates for your system. Double check that you can access the IG platform via a regular browser and that you can bring up the markets and stock you want to trade. You need to make sure you have the correct data permissions as well. The reason for this is that the individual exchanges charge for live data. You can make sure your data permissions are as you want them to be via the My IG > Settings > Data Permissions section. Make sure you have the latest updates installed on your computer including the latest L2 software. Check that you haven’t logged into L2 on an account it doesn’t support (eg spread betting). If you are still having issues please let me know and I can get someone to contact you directly.
  3. I will keep an eye out to see if I hear anything, but this maybe a useful link for anyone who doesn't have it on the TV: https://www.bloomberg.com/live/europe
  4. Hi , congratulations on your first post on the community. So although there are many similarities with Cryptocurrency classic FX pairs such as GBP, USD and EUR, (namely how we price them, and how they are used in the underlying market) the overnight funding isn't quite the same. On regular FX there is a possibility that you could receive a overnight funding as a positive payment into your IG account, whilst on crypo there isn't On normal FX pairs there will always be an interest rate differential between the two currencies. This is known as the TomNext rate which takes into account the cost of borrowing one currency and the benefit of holding another. For example if you were to go long GBPUSD you would be buying GBP (and receiving the interest on it) whilst borrowing to sell USD (and paying to borrow this, in much the same way as borrowing via a bank loan). Cryptocurrency is different as there is no interest rate differential or TomNext rate between the underlying crypto and the standard currency pair. There are however costs on IG's side to offer this as a leveraged trade. There is the basic margin costs, as well as risks and back end costs with holding crypto securely in cold storage. This is the same for Long and Short, and therefore you wouldn't receive and overnight funding adjustment for shorting crypto. I hope this clarifies things, but let me know if you have any further questions.
  5. A link which some may find useful is Coin Dance. It gives some good BTC and BCH Blockchain analysis about profitability from a miners perspective, and could be used to influence a trade decision and fundamental analysis. You can access either Coin.Dance, or the BCH version which is Cash.Coin.Dance Below is an example of the analysis.
  6. I have just started a mega thread post about this here: https://community.ig.com/t5/FX-and-Cryptocurrency/Cryptocurrency-Mega-Thread/m-p/14172#M1522 I hope it answers a number of your questions, but leave a comment if you would like any further explanation.
  7. you may find the following Mega Thread Post I made interesting. I believe it answers a number of the questions you may have had regarding things such as spread etc: https://community.ig.com/t5/FX-and-Cryptocurrency/Cryptocurrency-Mega-Thread/m-p/14172#M1522
  8. There has been a significant increase in media coverage for Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, so I thought I would create an 'IG Community Mega Thread' to answer any questions relating to trading these markets with IG. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below. We will also be updating a list of third party websites at the bottom of this post which are useful for research, fundamental analysis, market movers, news and general Cryptocurrency discussion. Please remember that these links are external to IG, and may contain views and opinions on market direction. Proper due diligence is encouraged. Please feel free to add links and articles which others may find interesting. This is a long post, but by the end all your questions should be answered. Contents History and real world uses of Cryptocurrency Bitcoin: Satoshi's white paper and the start of Blockchain How does Bitcoin work? What is the difference between Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH)? Ethereum: What is it and what is Ether (ETH)? How do you trade Cryptocurrencies with IG? Spread Betting and CFD Cryptocurrency trading Trading Cryptocurrencies with IG FAQs How does IG price Cryptocurrencies? What impacts Bitcoin and Ether spread? What are the overnight funding charges on Cryptocurrency? Do I need a wallet to trade Cryptocurrency markets with IG? Do you offer advanced order types? When are your Cryptocurrency markets available? What is IGs policy on Blockchain hard forks? Final notes and a list of links History and real world use of Cryptocurrencies Bitcoin: Satoshi’s white paper and the start of Blockchain In 2008 a research paper was sent to a closed mailing list of cryptographic computer scientists entitled “Bitcoin: A Peer to Peer Electronic Cash System”. This paper, written under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, was the pre-cursor for the open source Bitcoin network released in 2009, and Blockchain technology which it relies on. Bitcoin (BTC) was revolutionary in that it solved the ‘double-spend’ problem. No one, until Satoshi, had figured out a way to stop the duplication or creation of additional tokens for a digital currency, without a middle man or counterparty. This inability to be copied or created out of thin air is important because it fulfils the two attributes which give anything value; it provides utility (a payments system) and scarcity (there is a finite supply of Bitcoin, and no way to ‘double spend’ or create additional tokens). Bitcoin is both decentralised and open source. This means that any member of the Bitcoin community can edit Satoshi’s code, and then vote on whether or not to implement these changes. This is an important attribute of the cryptocurrency, which recently has resulted in Bitcoin ‘fork’. We will talk about that more in depth later. Satoshi’s identity has never been verified, and he’s had no known involvement in Bitcoin since 2010. He did however ‘pass the reigns’ to a group of cryptographers he had never met in person, who are now known as core developers of the ‘Bitcoin Foundation’. They describe themselves as a non-profit organization who aim to educate others and increase adoption for Bitcoin and Blockchain technology. How does Bitcoin work? When you send Bitcoin from one individual to another, the transaction is recorded on a public distributed ledger and sent to all the computers, known as ‘Nodes’, connected to the network. These transactions are grouped together in a ‘Block’ of data, and all the connected computers compete to validate, or ‘mine’, these transactions. The computer, and therefore individual, that first validates each Block is rewarded by automatically being sent Bitcoin by the networks algorithm. This is the only way Bitcoin is created, and therefore, there will only ever be 21 million Bitcoin in existence. A pre-defined schedule, hardwired into the protocol, restricts mining of Blocks and Bitcoin released to about 12 BTC every 10 minutes, although this pay out halves every 4 years. If you follow through with the maths, this means that the last Bitcoin to be mined will be in 2140; yes that’s correct, about 123 years from now. These Bitcoin Blocks are mathematically and cryptographically irrefutable, and once validated, create a chain of transactions leading back to the 1st ‘Genesis Block’ mined by Satoshi in 2009. All of this happens automatically and on a back end system, with a user simply seeing the movement of BTC from themselves (their BTC wallet) to another’s. What is the difference between Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH)? Evolution of the open source Bitcoin software is achieved through decentralised consensus. In other words, if you want to make a change to the Bitcoin code, everyone who validates the Blocks of Bitcoin transactions gets to vote on whether they wish to take up the changes. This means that there is a chance for a split opinion on which code to use. From 2015 onwards there has been a debate within the community on how to best scale Bitcoin. The fundamental issue is that each Block can only hold a certain number of transactions, 1mb worth, and with more and more people using the network, transactions were becoming slow and expensive. IGTV 9 September 2017: August has been a historical month for Bitcoin because it has split and divided opinion as a result. Ryan Radloff, XBT's head of investor relations explains what this so-called forking means for investors of the digital currency. Two ‘philosophies’, or competing code ideas, came to surface. One is known as on-chain scaling, whilst the other is referred to as off-chain scaling. There are pros and cons for each side of the argument, but lack of a clear consensus led to the Blockchain splitting, or ‘forking’, into two separate chains. This occurred on the 1st August 2017, with each group of Bitcoin miners (those who validate the Blocks) continuing to support their individual chains. The primary difference between BTC and BCH is the back end code, but this is something which could really have an impact on the price of these competing Blockchains. If one over the other is seen as more efficient or profitable to mine, then over time it could pull more miners and individual users. This increases the chance of the other chain fading away due to neglect, or being attacked by malicious individuals who want to invalidate the Block verification process. Ethereum: what is it and what is Ether (ETH)? In much the same way as Bitcoin, Ethereum runs on a decentralised, public, open sourced Blockchain. However, rather than being a peer to peer electronic cash system the network supports automatically executed scripts, or smart contracts, via the Ethereum Virtual Machine. The advantages of the Ethereum network over Bitcoin is that it provides a platform protocol for others to build decentralised applications, or Dapps, on a distributed Blockchain via a derived and widely used scripting language. These applications “run exactly as programmed without any possibility of downtime, censorship, fraud or third party interference.” The network runs on its own cryptocurrency called Ether (ETH) which is destroyed, or burnt, to process actions and automated smart contracts. Those within the community sometimes refer to ETH as ‘gas’ because it is seen as a commodity which needs to be destroyed in order to ‘run’ contracts on the Ethereum network, known as the Ethereum Virtual Machine or EVM. Blocks are still mined and individuals rewarded with ETH, however the supply isn’t finite and the distribution algorithm is more complex. In the near future Ether won’t be mined to validate the Blockchain, but instead used to stake a claim in the validity of a Block. This is known as ‘Proof of Stake’ over the ‘Proof of Work’ concept, and I will write another article explaining this at a later date. Although Ethereum and Ether are separate parts of the same protocol, many use the terminology interchangeably. For example people would say that they “own some Ethereum” even though they really hold Ether. The ecosystem was proposed and developed by a cryptocurrency researcher and programmer Vitalik Buterin who was a prominent advocate of Bitcoin, and actually co-founded the Bitcoin Magazine. The network went live at the end of July 2015 and to date, has had a very interesting history. Most notably there was a hard fork initiated by the core team which rolled back the Blockchain to invalidate a hack on a widely used Dapp, known as the DAO. If you would like to know more about this, just let me know in the comments below. All trading involves risk. Losses can exceed deposits. How do you trade Cryptocurrency with IG? Spread Betting and CFD trading Cryptocurrencies You can trade Bitcoin and Ether as an IG client via a leveraged Spread Betting or CFD account. You don’t need a wallet or additional offline storage device, and account verification and KYC checks are automatic. With IG you are not buying or selling the underlying Cryptocurrency, but instead speculating on the price movement. Once you’ve logged in to your IG account, simply navigate to the search box, search for ‘Bitcoin’ or ‘Ether’ and bring up a deal ticket. We offer BTC, BCH, and ETH in USD, GBP, or EUR. In the underlying market, cryptocurrency’s have greater liquidity against the USD, so for this community page we will continue to discuss in USD terms. If you are Spread Betting then you place a bet based on a point’s movement in the underlying market. A point is anything to the left of the decimal place, and therefore you are betting per USD movement in the market. A CFD contract will be the same, however your profit/loss per USD movement in the underlying market will be the Contract Size x Number of Contracts. It’s worth noting that you cannot trade Cryptocurrency via a Share Dealing account, ISA, SIPP or Smart Portfolio. Trading Cryptocurrency with IG FAQs The information below is accurate at the time of going to print, however due to the nature of the IG Community forum, some of the specifics below could be out of date. Please check the appropriate page on IG.com, or the ‘Info’ section on the dealing platform for the most up to date information. Unless specifically stated, the term ‘Bitcoin’ refers to both Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH). Please add any further Bitcoin or Ethereum questions in the comments section below and someone from the community, or an IG moderator, can answer you as soon as possible. What order types do you offer? If you want to trade now you can select the ‘Deal’ tab, fill in your size, and select one of the following: Current price or better: This default trade option will open your position at the current price or better if the market moves in your favour. Points through current: This gives you more control of your execution by allowing you to trade through the current price, up to certain tolerance as defined in your deal ticket. This is useful in reducing order rejection in a volatile or illiquid market, or if you trade in larger size. Market order: If you want to increase the likelihood of being filled, irrespective of price, you can select Market Order. To increase the chance of successful execution, the IG deal ticket will default to accept partial fills. If you use this feature, IG will only partially fill a trade as an alternative to outright rejection, and you will never be partially filled if an entire fill is possible. We also offer a range of stops and limits so you can exit your open position at specific price levels. These include trailing stops which will follow your trade if the market moves in your favour, and guaranteed stops that will always be filled at the exact level you select (even if the market gaps over the level you selected). Regular stops are available too. If you want to trade when the market gets to a certain level, use the order tab: A stop order, once triggered, will be filled at the prevailing market price, however this could be a less favorable level than you selected. A limit order will give you control over your entry point, but your entry level must be placed at a more favorable level than the current market. Once triggered your entry level will always be the price you selected or better. How does IG price Cryptocurrency? Bitcoin and Ether is priced by taking a number of different price feeds from some of the largest exchanges and liquidity providers, and wrapping the IG spread about the best bid and offer (sell and buy price) in real time. We price cryptocurrencies in a similar way to how we price our FX markets. There is a video below which is worth watching, especially from the 2 minute mark, which explains our currency pricing model. What impacts Bitcoin and Ether spread? At IG we know that spread is an important factor for our clients, and we have worked hard to create some of the narrowest in the industry for FX, commodities, futures and other asset types. We are continuing this with crypto currencies but there are unique factors affecting these digital assets which mean that the difference between the buy and sell price (the spread) is larger than normal. The market is still in its infancy and liquidity is relatively low. The majority of exchanges we deal with (which are some of the largest exchanges in the world) only have a few coins available at the touch price. For example, if you were to deal 1 CFD contract for Bitcoin (USD) your trade would be the equivalent of buying or selling 100 coins on exchange. Cryptocurrency is priced on multiple exchanges, but there isn’t a singular ‘best bid and offer’. Therefore you get a number of different quotes which need to be taken into account. The list below is an example of the divergence in price on Bitcoin/USD at the moment of going to print for some of largest exchanges by volume (for the preceding 24 hours). Exchange Pair 24hr volume Last traded price Exchange 1 BTC/USD $158,317,000 $4215.40 Exchange 2 BTC/USD $66,580,500 $4212.43 Exchange 3 BTC/USD $56,507,600 $4220.00 Exchange 4 BTC/USD $52,349,100 $4220.10 Exchange 5 BTC/USD $25,996,400 $4236.93 Exchange 6 BTC/USD $22,151,800 $4347.95 Exchange 7 BTC/USD $18,488,400 $4299.81 Exchange 8 BTC/USD $11,558,100 $4216.61 Exchange 9 BTC/USD $6,298,700 $4209.35 Exchange 10 BTC/USD $4,844,130 $4263.70 What is the overnight funding on Cryptocurrency? Bitcoin (BTC) funding will be charged at 0.0416% daily for any position that is open at 10pm (London time). Bitcoin Cash (BCH) funding will be charged at 0.0556%% daily for any position that is open at 10pm (London time). Ether (ETH) funding will be 0.0556% daily for long and short positions daily for any position that is open at 10pm (London time). There is no TomNext rate in the same way as there is for other currency pairs, so this value incorporates the primary risks for IG in offering Bitcoin. These include low liquidity at touch price, exchange risk, wallet risk, and the costs associated with cold storage. Do I need a wallet to trade Cryptocurrency markets with IG? No. With IG you are simply speculating on the price movement of Bitcoin and Ether, rather than holding the underlying asset. When are your Cryptocurrency markets available? Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash and Ether USD markets are available from 8am on Sunday morning through to 10pm on Friday night (London time / market holidays permitting). Other markets (EUR and GBP) will open at 9pm Sunday (London time). What is IG’s policy on Blockchain hard forks? We base the price of our Bitcoin and Ether contracts on the underlying market, made available to us by the exchanges and market-makers with which we trade. In the majority of instances when a Blockchain forks, only one ‘survives’ and the old version is then discontinued by the community. In the event that one version isn’t discontinued – known as a hard fork – we will generally follow the Blockchain that has the majority consensus of cryptocurrency users, and will therefore use this as the basis for our Bitcoin and Ether contracts. IG reserves the right to determine which Blockchain and cryptocurrency unit has the majority consensus behind them. If the hard fork results in a viable second cryptocurrency becoming tradeable on exchanges we have access to, then in our absolute discretion, we may create an equivalent position or cash adjustment on client accounts to reflect its value, however we will have no obligation to do so. When a hard fork occurs, there may be substantial price volatility around the event, and we may suspend trading throughout if we do not have reliable prices from the underlying market. Final notes and list of links I hope people have found this interesting. We will continue to answer questions below, and of course post links and interesting articles which may help with fundamental analysis. Periodically we will also update a list of useful locations to check news, so if you would like to submit a link, please do so below. Coindesk - Leader in Blockchain news (submitted by ) Cointelegraph - Bitcoin & Ethereum Blockchain News (submitted by ) Coin Dance - Blockchain data to see if BTC or BCH is more profitable Ethereum Blog - Direct updates on Ethereum from the core Devs and founder Vitalik Buterin The Cryptoverse - YouTube and Podcast with daily updates on Blockchain events Cryptocoinnews.com - For Ethereum, Bitcoin and Blockchain EtherScan - Charts and analysis of the Ethereum Blockchain Blockchain Info - Charts and analysis of the Bitcoin Blockchain 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. 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  9. There are certainly a few people who think along the same lines as you. You may find the below interesting. 'Bitcoin is becoming a safe-haven asset' Is Bitcoin the New Gold? ...and an older article by Bloomberg I'm also going to post an in depth post about Crypto currency today, and i'll make sure to tag you in the post. There are a few things you may find interesting and it answers some of your previous questions. Are there any interesting articles or websites you look at to get your news no BTC and ETH ?
  10. I must admit this isn't a sector I follow so much, but it looks like an interesting trade. Investors Chronicle seem to have run a 'Tip Idea' on it as well, and I believe they have their results very soon? Full Year results for the year ending 31st May 2017, according to Bloomberg, seem to be out on the 7th of September. What are your thoughts on this trade over the statement release? Will you change your risk exposure by adding a guaranteed stop for example, or averaging out / in ? It would be nice to hear from any other community members who are trading this stock. I have included the sentiments below, true at time of posting.
  11. Hi thanks for your question. I can't advise on whether or not you should add to your position, but I just wanted to give you a run down of how we price out markets on shares. We offer a number of different trading options so there are two sub sections below. Spread Betting on shares We pull the exact underlying market price for that stock and wrap a small spread around it (for example on FTSE 100 stock this is 0.1%). This is done in real time and therefore fluctuates against the spread in the underlying market. A wide spread on a stock which you can spread bet on with IG is therefore due to a wide spread in the underlying stocks share price. CFD, Share Dealing (ISA, SIPP, and regular Stockbroking) on shares. We take the underlying market price and this is the exact price you deal on. The difference between the buy and sell price maybe wide, however this is due to the underlying market spread. IG then charge a separate commission which is booked separately against your ledger. Primary factors for a stock price spread. Liquidity: the volume or amount of stocks which are available to trade on a daily basis, as well as how often that stock trades hands. This is a basic of the free efficient market - the more there is of something and the more it's traded, the more competitive the market and the better price you'll receive. Volatility: this is best summed up by Investopedia - "Volatility usually increases during periods of rapid market decline or advancement. At these times, the bid-ask spread is much wider because market makers want to take advantage of - and profit from - the change. When securities are increasing in value, investors are willing to pay more, giving market makers the opportunity to charge higher premiums. When volatility is low and uncertainty and risk are at a minimum, the bid-ask spread is narrow." So the main thing you should think about is if you think the spread / cost at that time is worth it for any potential future upside (and of course downside risk as well)... Which stocks are on your radar ?
  12. Hi thanks for your query. Sorry that you seem to have been given conflicting information - I shall double check who you've spoken to and make sure they didn't get the wrong end of the stick, or mis interpret your question. So on a share dealing account you can't add stops or limits to an open position in the same way as you can on the leveraged side, however you can set up sell orders to close your position by opening up a new 'working order' or 'on exchange' order. For example... Say you have an open position of 200 shares in Company XYZ which is priced at 100 - you can see this on your open positions window and you can see your profit and loss fluctuating. What you would need to do is bring up a separate deal ticket (by searching for Company XYZ in the search bar) and then click the 'on exchange' tab to set an order at a different level. Say you wanted to sell if the stock fell by 20% and therefore you need your order level at 80. There are a number of different order types with a full explanation given by hovering over the 'i' icon. I hope this clarifies things. If not let me know how we can help further. (p.s. - I've just made a minor edit to your question which hopefully will help others searching the community going forward)
  13. Hi Apologies about the kerfuffle on this. We made the appropriate changed on our side when you first brought this to our attention, however it seems like this hasn't pulled through to the full PRT offering. This hasn't been an issue on a couple of other stocks we've changed recently, so we are just trying to isolate why this has happened here. We have raised a ticket with IT Finance, the company who own Pro Real Time, and I shall get back to you as soon as I have an answer.
  14. Hi - some areas on the IG offering (such as PRT and the new web trading platform) will take up to 24 hours to pull through the display data on a daily sweep. Please rest assured that this change has been made and is purely a display aspect on the asset name. For this reason it wouldn't effect the functionality, back end system, pricing or dealing aspect for any accounts. Thanks James
  15. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. Please note this update has now been made.
  16. Thanks for the update. I have submitted a request to our shares desk and this should be resolved shortly.
  17. Hi thanks for your message. BCH will be traded in EUR, GBP, and USD from 9am (UK time) on Monday 21st August, and we will allow you to close this bitcoin cash position if you wish to do so. We will also allow new long positions to be opened on this token. At this time, we will not be allowing new short positions. Only the USD option will be available on the 8am Sunday open, with the other denominations being available from 9pm. Funding for both new and old positions will be 0.0556% daily for short and long positions, with effect from 10pm Monday 21 August. Margin rates will be as follows. Tier Position size (USD) Margin rate 1 0 - 120 25% 2 120 - 240 50% 3 240 - 480 100% 4 480+ 100%
  18. Hi thanks for your question, and to for the information he provided. BTC and ETH will be traded from 8am on Sunday morning through to 10pm on Friday night (London time) (market holidays permitting), with this information on the primary page and FAQ's. You can see that for Bitcoin here. I appreciate that the current crypto markets are traded outside of these hours, and there are a few clients who want to trade these assets throughout the weekend. I will make sure to pass this onto our dealing desk as feedback and client sentiment, and I know we are looking at our full crypto offering given the recent increase in popularity and trade activity.
  19. Hi , thanks for your message. Currently we have no plans on adding Ninja Trader functionality, however I have passed this on to our technical support manager as feedback. We periodically collate all feedback, and if there is sufficient client demand then we do of course seriously review such suggestions. However, given a number of things in the IG road map I don't believe that there will be N.T. integration in the short to mid term. I would recommend having a good look at the MT4 and ProRealTime offering as there are a number of third party plugins. MT4 specifically supports millions of traders globally, and their 'Market' is a centralized location where you can expand the software with additional expert advisors and technical indicators. Don't forget that both MT4 and PRT have some great mobile applications which can be used to add flexibility in your trading timetable, and opportunity whilst out and about.
  20. Interesting website which maybe worth keeping an eye on for any additional BTC news. It looks like the Cash fork is now more profitable to mine. Fundamental news which could have an effect on price movement. LINK: https://cash.coin.dance/blocks
  21. Hi We offer BTC against a number of difference FX pairs, however because the USD value is more than the GBP value (because of the exchange rate between these two currencies) then the same % movement on the USD is going to equal a great number of points movement. For example if BTCUSD is $4410 (or 4410 points) and BTCGBP is £3430 (or 3430 points), then a 1% gain on both would be a movement of 44.1 and 34.3 points respectively. However even though the USD has had a large point movement, you would also need a larger margin deposit to open this trade. Hope this clarifies things. How has your BTC trading gone this week? Did the markets move as you expected?
  22. Hi thanks for letting everyone know how to resolve the issue. I've just included a screenshot below which maybe of additional benefit for others. Are there any other PRT questions you have?
  23. Hi , thanks for your question. Trading Hong Kong shares is currently only available on the leveraged CFD and Spread Betting platforms. You can review the commission for CFD and spread betting spreads at those respective links. As noted you can either use the company name or ticker code to bring up the stock in the platform, however if you can't find it please let us know and we can see if it's possible to add. We require all new stock requests on a case by case basis depending on liquidity, market cap and free float levels, as well as other factors such as price action and historical market movement. Trading physical Hong Kong stock on our Stockbroking or ISA accounts isn't currently possible, however I will note this as feedback. Currently we have the following markets on the non-leveraged side of things: UK: FTSE 100, FTSE 250 and many other small cap UK stocks US: S&P 500, NASDAQ 100 and many other small cap US stocks Germany: DAX, HDAX, MDAX Ireland: ISEQ Netherlands: AEX Belgium: BEL 20 Austria: ATX, WBI Australia: ASX/S&P 300
  24. Hi I've just read your last couple of posts on Bitcoin - some great insight! I was curious as to where you thought BTC was going over the 1 week / 1 month / 1 year time frames? I know myself and are keen crypto enthusiasts, and have been pushing for IG to increase our offering to Ethereum (now available on the trading platform) as well as other offerings. Do you trade ETH, or any other Cryptos? Which would you like to see listed on IG.com ?
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