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HeOfMuchDisgrunt last won the day on December 3 2020

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  1. A log scale would have been interesting too, plus a comparison with silver.
  2. Could it be to do with the IG divi being paid on the ex-div date as converted dollars before the exact sterling amount has been decided by the company weeks later?
  3. Just read something on the forum about this - positions are set to "closing only" giving you until March. You were supposed to open an IG Europe account before the 8th to swap everything over. Better just ring IG.
  4. Are you sure you have to leave rather than your account simply not being covered by EU protection? Can you quote these regs?
  5. @CharlotteIG "With 'worked in the financial sector in a professional position' you have to have worked in a company for at least one year where you required a knowledge of derivatives trading. Unfortunately managing your own portfolio does not count." Does the company you worked for have to be a recognised financial institution of some sort itself? What if, say, a small company involved in the oil business employed a trader to manage their inventories using futures and options as part of their job? Or say they traded derivatives for a company that dealt in gold and silver for the retail
  6. Laughable, isn't it? You can't even get guide prices on-line from IG. Options are an ideal market for the retail punter but you can't obtain prices or easy access and thanks to ESMA/FCA rules you can't get proper margin off-setting between related long and short positions, so what could be a really good way for smart traders of limited means to use their funds efficiently now becomes an opaque market that would tie up most of your funds if you tried to do engineer anything remotely close to being risk-neutral.
  7. Anything you buy has a spread. If no separate commission is charged then your only effective transaction cost would be the spread unless you hold the position overnight. A futures bet doesn't have any more costs, but of course the price itself could have a built-in premium that erodes over time (with interest rates so low this premium would normally be small). Some futures trade at a discount to the near month depending on expected delivery issues/supplies. A daily-funded bet has a daily rate of interest charged to your account. A "spot" DFB is artificially composed of a time-varying
  8. @CharlotteIG And again! A video of an interview with the CEO of ScotGold was posted by IG only yesterday yet the market was and is currently "Closing Only". It is also listed with a rather misleading green traffic light.
  9. @CharlotteIG As well as the above, please note that your presenters regularly cover Bitcoin but fail to mention that your leveraged Bitcoin products are very soon to be discontinued.
  10. How ridiculous it is that IG's own Josh Mahoney tipped Spot Palladium as the "Trade of the Week" on 30th November yet IG has had the market designated as "Closing Only" the whole time? Also, when certain spot markets are Closing Only why is this not indicated with a non-green traffic light next to the entry in the list of instruments and prices - it's really annoying to find out only after opening the ticket. The same goes for all the hundreds of now-untradeable ETFs.
  11. There was another fork the other day - Bitcoin Latinum - the world's largest "insured" digital asset. One wonders if every time another variant is created it simply draws away potential investors from the original version. I bet committed Bitcoiners wish these variants would all just fork off 😉 I saw something the other day that happened to mention that a Bitcoin was worth about 10 ounces of Gold.......then it hit me - would I prefer to be offered one Bitcoin out there in the ether or ten ounces of physical Gold in my actual possession? 10 Bitcoin to buy a single ounce of Gold intuitiv
  12. To clarify - does the position have to be settled by the close of business on the first day of official dealings or does it simply become an indefinite long or short daily-funded bet on the now-listed entity?
  13. Thanks, though I wasn't really looking for a work-around but simply pointing out that there's an issue. To be clear - this glitch is when adding or altering a limit in the positions window.
  14. Did you get a satisfactory resolution on this? I think the rest of us would be grateful to be kept updated as to how this was handled as it's far too common for unaccountable "first-name only" chat hosts on various web platforms to make promises to follow-up then fail to do so.
  15. In my Positions if I alter a limit price, or clear the box, I get the confirmation in the "Notifications" panel however the "Limit" box refuses to display either the new price or "Add Limit" unless I log out and back in again. The old limit stubbornly refuses to budge.
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