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DavyJones last won the day on October 14

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  1. I think my best strategy is 20k "all on red", better that the daily waterboarding 😄
  2. thanks dude, problem is that some news events are quick wins like HERTZ EasyJet, but Indices I find it difficult to work out
  3. another lesson learned! I think I'll have to turn to swing trading , my Day trading is just not looking feasible
  4. after I posted that I check the 250, that's much more UK focused I'd imagine. That gapped down
  5. God **** I don't understand these markets Headline news British economy suffered record collapse in the second quarter FTSE rises fast from open and I drop 500 in about 25 minutes! 😖 Looks like one of the biggest bullish 30min candles in weeks. That's it I am staying away from the 'Open', don't know diddlysquat about it
  6. Its difficult to know whether to reply on pure price action, indicators or news. I suspect a mixture of all is the way forward . For example I have been researching Gold and despite it all suggesting buy (and my subsequent loss) , last friday's and early this week sell off was due to funds monetizing profits of which they may well reload .
  7. well yeah that's a very good point, I am still struggling with stops on IG, Its baffling how I put on a stop the candle wicks rises up to it , Just right before the price hits it I cancel the stop and the wick retracts. I have see this about 20 times now .
  8. I experimented a lot with his indicators and testing in PRT, I really couldn't find any conclusive evidence like he did. Fiddled around with the code for about a month
  9. I have a short on at 3120, every expert it the world said a months ago it was going to tank ! 😕
  10. damm, you have resilience! . Your misfortune is oddly comforting thought, sorry buddy! 😄 Glad it came good in the end You know there is something wrong when your mindset is "Oh I only lost £150 today, good day!😅 Why use the API and not PRT
  11. yeah I agree, the other option of paying a $30 round trip for non FX conversion is just a sneaky way of doing business. It bugs me that they hide this in the fine print especially when there is no logical reason for it and no one at IG can give a straight answer as to why , They should be encouraging clients to trade not discourage them.
  12. I made a few posts about this, its very poor service , you either pay the commision fee or work on the pretence of zero commision , but then a rubbish FX rate . And if you hold investments for a long time your profits can get killed in the advent of an adverse FX rate , (should you elect to automatically have FX conversion )
  13. Cheers, I made a post about the exact same thing , up $87, profit -£52 in 2 mins! Will check out Degiro. One personality trait I noticed, I turn on my IG account , check the markets, news and usually with 15minutes I make a trade. That makes no sense, Its like I am just looking for an excuse to trade . A good trade didn't happen to coincide with the moment I randomly decide to open IG I am still leaning towards there are profits to be made if you put in the hard work and further that you need to focus on particular assets. I trade silver more that anything and have about 70% hit rate now, however my one trade yesterday wiped out twice anything I made on silver since I started! Dumb mistake, I could have sworn I put on a stop with PRT but on the IG platform it did not registered , I should have checked! Was £250 up, went to supermarket came back £1400 down! Same with Gold, was 350 up, swing trade running last few days, stop moved up to swing low within 30 mins it dropped and stopped me out at £5 up, I didn't sleep well last night, turning over in my mind what thinking about how reckless I was! That could be the half bottle of whisky I drank though to drown my sorrows. haha Again it's these these foolish mistakes are costing me badly. However I suppose the positive side is they that are fixable mistakes,
  14. oh so it is damm! time to find another broker, Not paying $30 round trip given I trade 4 or 5 times a day! IG just not suited for this
  15. Just did a quick scalp trade on Kodak, testing out if its possible using share dealing . <2mins as you can see IG always has some way of sneaking in a charge . I gained $7590 + $7615 - $15118 = +$87 yet when I see the GBP proceeds its $5,749 + $5,766.82 - $11,568.5 = -£52 If I elect to to have the USD to USD automatically not converted they have a $8 charge, In this case it would still be a profit of $71 Under spread bet its a 9 point spread so would also have been a loss also. My question is why is there an $8 charge, anytime I phone and ask IG, I just get , "that's just the way the rules are"
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