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  1. This thread was pulsating read knowing in hindsight what was going to happen. I would not have survived it.
  2. as roundnoon suggested, try closing the instrument's tab entirely and open as new tab to get it reset.
  3. I just wanted to add given many people have lost jobs due to lockdowns and resorted to SB trading full time and the industry sells SB product as tax-free to the public. therefore profits from SB are never declared during self-assessments. The way i understand is if you do not have any other means of income other than trading AND you are winning substantial sums of money from spread betting, then you could be potentially/technically taxed on profits from spread betting. I say technically/potentially because when those large transactions leave a paper trail and get flagged up, "if" they decide to investigate its very easy to be singled out from the crowd. They could argue than your SB has become the main source of income or even act as insurance against your trades in shares account or cfd by using SB and therefore all should be treated equally for tax purposes. ofcourse none of it may matter because hmrc may not care or have the manpower to go after small fishes in the pond.
  4. if your pockets are deep, then hang in there as it does not seems gone away too far away. investigate to sell options below 1.218
  5. yes my SB, CFD, Share deal etc are all under same IG account (UK) and i use a windows laptop. i cant think why it could be different for yourselves (or for me)
  6. so i use microsoft edge and google chrome side by side without any issues you mentioned.
  7. open the second account in another browser or a new instance of browser perhaps.
  8. snookered. or maybe due to lack of liquidity
  9. afaik, ig will not charge spread as well if you hold all the way to expiry. the only problem is you have to open each of them separately and lose bit of precision with the underlying price and strike prices moving all the time on either side of call/put. which means if you close early you'd have to close the separately too. Also there may be a catch of 30 second (or some time) limit in some markets, with the amount of buying and selling you could place.
  10. i can imagine what you are going through as i myself had a 25K loss couple of months back due to bad management. its very easy for the mind to be clouded. we do know that the withdrawal process is not instant and could take 1-2 business days. also you could have moved part of your the funds to your shares dealing account (or even CFD) from the SB account to keep it safe temporarily from exposure from existing positions.
  11. how did you manage to buy those shares in 2 different accounts synced to the same instant. i would imagine the price to change if not. Under the statements, the Past activity report may help with the investigation. i cant think of anything else.
  12. I sold a Daily 31340 Put on the Dow and let the system buy it back at the close of day. How is it possible it was bought back at 164 when the actual close at 138?
  13. Hi @Charlotte, Its fantastic to have equity options but the whole option offering is really not user friendly or wallet friendly at all at the moment. What would it take for you to offer us atleast set a simple stop-loss within the options? Surely you don't expect everyone's eyes glued to their positions and manually close it, in case the worst should happen. Even better would be having the exact features already present, like take-profit, limit order or stop orders etc. see i have not even mentioned about the greeks....
  14. I have not checked today but within PRT under the Help menu itself you would find directions/links to all the help manuals for the version currently running
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