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  1. Hi there was a thread on the subject a while ago. https://community.ig.com/forums/topic/5289-limited-risk-trading-is-not-available-on-this-market/
  2. Hi I wrote a bit of code today to back-test this strategy with data from 2019. For the developers out there that are interested in running it themselves I added everything to a GitHub folder, so they can see everything in detail. All datasets that I use are contained in the Data folder. https://github.com/oneangrytrader/backtesting/tree/master/BackTester/Strategy The results are attached as a picture for review. All profits are calculated without commission, so it would be interesting to add proper commissions on CFD-SpreadBetting and Share Dealing accounts to see wha
  3. I went on my side to check for the learning materials. They seem to be very detailed into everything you can do with PRT. Link to the library: https://www.prorealtime.com/en/indicator-library https://trading.prorealtime.com/en/programming-help Both links seem to point to the same files at the end. I think the course you are after is a fast track of what it is contained in those pdfs and with enough patience you would achieve the same goal.
  4. A while ago I received this message from IG. Are you trying to short in any of these markets?
  5. Are they not saying "you have a better option at 519, your order shouldn't be filled because the market price is better for you, so we don't fill your order".
  6. So the problem really is that no one is willing to take the other side of the trade for it to be filled. Looking at the size it is a bit odd , 1 coin shouldn't be a problem. Like you said , it is better to speak to them.
  7. I am not sure if I am pointing to the right hole, but the settlement period is T + 2 days, does that mean that you will get settled in 2 days at that price?
  8. Because you are not trading the index itself, you are trading an ETF that tracks the index. So they run it after hours if they want to.
  9. Early bird catches the worm Being sharp at 5 am must give you an edge in this world Mr Jones PRT is very popular among the crew here so it is worth learning it, even if it is for the sake of understanding some of the posts about it. I can add my 2 pence by looking at the programming manuals, it seems to be stinky Visual Basic so it should not be too difficult. I recommended the API because I develop software for a living, sometimes I forget that not everyone is familiar with coding. I use the API by calling it with c# or python clients and I am allergic to Excel so I didn't experie
  10. @DavyJones After you recommended PRT the other day I got hands on it and I am not too impressed to be honest. I can see the value of using PRT if you already know it but for someone that is starting with it I would just recommend using the charting tools that are coming with IG and TradingView plus the IG API for automated trading. That should cover most of the what is needed to deal. Anyway I ended watching this list of videos on YouTube, just leaving it here in case it is useful for anyone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6nT3oeSgjw&list=PL_aOI0PWjUsfw6WZ-d3oEGK1NTVRF0WRJ
  11. There is a strong correlation between the major European indices. This paper goes in detail into the subject: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/320772116_Persistent_Correlations_in_Major_Indices_of_the_World_Stock_Markets
  12. Your post reminded me of this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-vj9Fb5m6M Totally agreed, there is a lot of nonsense when it comes to finding any useful information about trading. I spend my days back-testing any "marvelous idea" I see out there. So far I was able to prove all of them wrong at some point.
  13. Just wanted to share the data sources that I normally use in case you find them useful. These sources have been mentioned in the forum a few times before and I was wondering if you use them at all or prefer other sources for back-testing. Duskalcopy - https://www.dukascopy.com/swiss/english/marketwatch/historical . Free Yahoo Finance - https://help.yahoo.com/kb/download-historical-data-yahoo-finance-sln2311.html. Free EoData - http://eoddata.com/products/historicaldata.aspx. Some examples for free. CSI Data - https://apps.csidata.com/FactsheetListing.aspx. Some examp
  14. Hi, the phone app will have an account active at a time. You can see which account is active by going to the accounts type and selecting it there. You should be able to see all your accounts from the phone app. The app should be labeled on your home screen as "IG Trading" with a red icon and IG symbol in white.
  15. I can see that you have posted in the last hour about 10 messages in random threads. I guess that is coming out of boredom. I am not sure what you are after but I would prefer if you don't make assumptions about me and don't get me involved in your posts. I don't see how I can reply to "THT doesn't like you". I hope you are joking and you are just trying to kill the time, otherwise I can flag you as the forum troll. If that is the case I will not feed you again.
  16. Hi @THT, just wanted to thank you for taking the time to explain your set of rules in great detail. Some of your comments have been said as well by profitable traders in other posts and podcasts that I watched/listened in the past. When you start a post labeling it as "I am going to tell you how to win" it is very difficult for someone to believe that what is coming next is of any value, but reading it carefully I find similarities with many of what I heard before. I'll be reading if you are willing to carry on posting your thoughts. Thank you again.
  17. https://labs.ig.com/glossary Account types : CFD or Spread Bet
  18. Hi , which account are you trying to use? The share dealing account is not supported by the API.
  19. I didn't complain much when I was there (2 years ago), I used it mainly from the north of China, Nanjing area. It will depend on your ISP when you get there. There are helpers to improve your connection if you find it unusable. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/administration/performance-tuning/role/remote-desktop/session-hosts If you are not able to connect via RDP you can always use a VNC client. That will require installing a VNC server on the VPS. The help -desk team of the VPS will also be able to help if you ask them, I am sure they are used to clients that ask fo
  20. Hi panja, I normally use the "markets" endpoint to search for EPICs. If you are able to connect to the API there is an endpoint listening at: https://api.ig.com/gateway/deal/markets?searchTerm= Where the search term would be a common string that you would use to identify the market. As an example, using FTSE as the search condition the url would become like https://api.ig.com/gateway/deal/markets?searchTerm=FTSE The json response will contain the market EPIC. "markets": [{ "epic": "IX.D.FTSE.DAILY.IP", "instrumentName": "FTSE 100",
  21. Hi these are all the services that will have access to your account. https://status.ig.com Have you tried the mobile app?
  22. Every time I go to China I prepare a VPS (Virtual Private Server) in the UK. You can get one of them for about 10 £ a month or you can leave your computer listening in the UK if your ISP is giving you a static IP. The VPS will act like a physical computer in the UK so your IP will be UK-based. From China you can connect to the VPS via RDP (Remote Desktop Connection) from your laptop. VPS companies are normally giving you a static IP that will not need a domain name , so your RDP client will connect to a pure IP location bypassing the DNS servers within the Chinese firewall. That way I norm
  23. I don't use the Excel add-in. I develop in c# using plain html Rest calls, so I was more talking about the json response from the service itself. I replied to your initial message just to say that I was having the same problem, so you don't get mad But looking at the sample code for Excel provided from IG I can see that there is a Subscription group that handles this call: private SubscriptionGroup accountBalanceSubscription; This object is within the IGApiExcelClient class. That subscription connects ultimately to the rest endpoint that throws the error, you will need to ch
  24. One way that I am bypassing this error at the moment is by using the json object that is coming from the AuthenticationResponse. Within the response there is one node that contains the Account Info as well as another node that contains all the accounts that you might have. There you can find almost the same information that you would get from the Accounts endpoint. { "accountType": "SPREADBET", "accountInfo": { "balance": 0, "deposit": 0, "profitLoss": 0, "available": 0 }, "currencyIsoCode": "GBP", "currencySymbol": "£", "currentAccountI
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