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  1. Regarding overnight funding charges, there are two sides to the coin. A few weeks ago I had DFB positions on Silver and EUR/USD which both ran for weeks. Because I was short, I received the daily funding as a credit to my account each night. If I had been long then I would've been debited, but then I wouldn't have traded the spot price for positions open that long. Of course, not all markets pay out a funding credit for trading in a particular direction, so it's important to check the rates first. Exploiting this to your advantage is something all traders should consider when planning to hold a trade overnight, just as @TrendFollower says:
  2. UPDATE: All push notifications are working again for me. If this was due to staff intervention then thank you. I hope a permanent fix comes soon.
  3. I've had a similar problem since Monday (10th Dec). My indicator alerts are working fine but the mobile push notifications I have switched on for when a trade opens and closes haven't been working this week. I often (try to) rely on them so it's frustrating when they suddenly stop working. From my experience, they stop working quite often and then make an unannounced return when they feel like it. I hope they're not gone for too long this time.
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    History tab suggestions

    Thanks @JamesIG. That'd be much appreciated.
  5. Hi, On the History tab on the new platform, it is limited to showing trades closed in the last 24 hours. I would find it so much more useful if this period could be customised. As a day trader, I usually only want to see today's trades at a glance without having to go to My IG to see my full trading history (where the period is customiseable). Currently, I'm forced to see some of yesterday's trades (progressively dropping off the list as the day goes on) as well as today's. My second suggestion would be to include a P&L total of the trades closed during the chosen period. If I remember correctly, there did used to be one for a while until it disappeared. These two simple functions would make the platform much more useful and seamless, IMO.
  6. You might find this article of interest, @cryptotrader. EM might not be the best investment if the USD continues to appreciate, according to this guy: The Dollar Is The New VIX - Forbes
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    New: Knock-outs

    @Tancredi has beaten me to it! ? That's all the email says, @Caseynotes. No explanation given. Have you traded knock-outs? Perhaps the email only went out to clients who've traded them. Just a thought. I completely agree with you. I think you'll find much of the same with any broker operating from the EU.
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    New: Knock-outs

    I think so, @Caseynotes. The change is that the minimum 'knock-out level' is much further away; the distance from entry (in percentage) now matching the margin requirement of a spread bet for the given instrument.
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    New: Knock-outs

    Re yesterday's email about the changes to knock-outs, with them now requiring the same margin as a standard spread bet, there's very little reason to trade them. They're now inferior to a standard spread bet (no customiseable/closer stop, market orders only, higher minimum position sizes). I assume IG's hands are tied and have been forced to make these changes to adhere to ESMA regulations. Such a shame. R.I.P. knock-outs.
  10. @joeybageyes, @JamesIG, I view the live shows on the IG website at https://www.ig.com/uk/live-shows, which I have bookmarked. A few minutes before a live broadcast, the video player automatically starts counting down. If you miss a show, you can also view previous shows going back six weeks. Hope this helps.
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    Bitcoin - Price Behaviour

    Great thread, guys. Very interesting discussion. I found it interesting that a Bitcoin whale with a wallet containing nearly $1 billion worth of Bitcoin suddenly became active last week after being dormant for over four years. In the days before this week's price decline, the owner of this wallet began transferring millions of dollars worth of Bitcoin to several exchanges. So I shorted Bitcoin! The position is still open with a very fat, blue P&L figure beside it . Alas, this position is on my demo account . Have a read: https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/9bfnff/near_1b_are_currently_on_the_move_from_a_silkroad/
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    Reduced minimum bet sizes

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    Minimum bet size

    Now all of the major pairs have had their minimum position size reduced from £1/pt to 50p, as well as some of the minors. Indices too; the FTSE 100 from £1/pt to 50p and the US 500 has been slashed from £5/pt to £1. I don't trade much else so not sure about other instruments but I'd assume this is across the board. It's a welcome change that will be beneficial to those with smaller accounts. I wonder why it hasn't been announced though.
  14. Hi, Mine weren't even coming through on the web platform. Since this morning though, they seem to be working again on the web platform and my iPhone. I don't know if there's been any intervention by IG to fix the issue or whether indicator alerts are just temperamental (I've only recently started using them regularly). It would be nice to be able to rely on them with confidence though.
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    New: Knock-outs

    Hi @AP, That's what I plan to do as well, with the help of price alerts. As they are at the moment though, they're great for swing trading. I've opened a few live KO swing trades and must admit, I'm fast becoming a fan of this product. Kudos to IG for bringing it to us as quickly as they have.
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