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“Going Downhill”

Written on: 23/03/2015 by evbasto (2 reviews written)

This is not the best year for ig as it seems after eur/chf in jan 2015... not using the any time soon… Read Full Review

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“Big issues with EURCHF”

Written on: 27/02/2015 by RussoItalianhh404 (1 review written)

09:30 15th Jan 2015. Swiss National Bank pulled the 1.20 Eurchf floor. As a result, it dropped significantly. In the first 5 minutes in dropped to between 1.191 and as low as 1.1. In the next 5 mins it dropped some more and liquidity dried up. IG decided to spend 10minutes in aggregating client positions so that IG can sell the EURCHF in one go. As a result all early liquidity was missed and they finally closed out the positions with an average price of 0.925. Any stops and margin calls… Read Full Review

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Written on: 04/03/2015

Hi. Have you reported them to the FCA and logged a complaint directly to the company in writing. It will do them real damage as the calls are all logged and the platform provider has to register the complaint and send it back to the FCA called Firm Level Complaints. The three top directors sold out their shares last September 2014. They know it is going to end. I have been working vigorously to get serious parliamentary action taken to change the regulation because that is where the problem is, the FCA will not publish complaints and are covering up for these companies. Told of Government Connections of IG:
On asking what would happen if it were possible that the government could change UK legislation related to CFD spreadbetting products, I was told by an IG employee that IG has strong connections in the government and that was not likely to happen.
I have invested time on reading the blogs of other IG customers and I have seen this same statement which was said to me listed in these blogs. When this was originally said to me, I shrugged this off as nothing more than a sales technique to build my confidence in the IG CFD spreadbetting platform, that this company was so big that it could even influence the legislation related to the product it was selling.
After having read that the founder of IG lodged a five million pound donation to the British Conservative Party I have since believe that there is probably some truth in that statement.
Then to further read that IG Day Motion 305 BETTING ON THE GENERAL ELECTION
Session: 2000-01
Date tabled: 07.02.2001
Amendment 305A1 - BETTING ON THE GENERAL ELECTION; Amdt. line 4:
Session: 2000-01
Date tabled: 08.02.2001
Sponsors:
at end add '; and further notes that as the spread betting industry pays no betting tax, unlike other forms of gambling, the Chancellor of the Exchequer be urged to tax the spread betting industry to create a level playing field for this sort of activity.
That this House calls upon the Financial Services Authority to investigate the spread betting of IG Index on the result of the General Election, with particular reference to the attempt by its major shareholder to influence the conduct and result of the Election after the company had received bets on a quoted spread of seats.
Out of the 52 MPs listed on the Early Day Motion not a single Conservative MP was named - I feel that the donation of five million pounds to the Conservative Party had some influence in this outcome to by favour of the government.


I would be happy to meet with you and help you with my collated information for you to take some class of action. I have my own connection in government called my MP.

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“Learn IG Trading”

Written on: 10/12/2014 by Annk2 (1 review written)

Good presentation, he obviously knows trading. Audience was mixed, so the presentation was basic. I would like to attend a seminar where technical strategies are demonstratedin great detail. I would like to learn time frames and cycles. … Read Full Review

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“IG Markets Questionable Ethics”

Written on: 18/11/2014 by beibeilim (1 review written)

Who is IG IG is a market maker for Contract For Differences on shares, Forex and world stock market indexes. Trading with IG IG Markets has dealt the trades executed by their clients in two manners: Manual and Automatic dealing. In both manners, IG breaches the MAS administered laws. Further details and evidences will be provided below. My cause Over the past few years of trading with IG Asia, I have noticed several practices which are not in line with regulations put in place by regulatory… Read Full Review

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“Are you or the ones you know affected”

Written on: 25/09/2014 by limayden (1 review written)

Hi all, Kindly go through to see whether you are affected and please inform those who you think that they are affected. Thank You. I have recently started a petition against the unfair practices and trading systems of IG Markets Ltd on Please copy the link above and paste it at Google search engine and/or at the web address bar. Through this, I hope to gather like minded people and victims and seek compensation. At the same time, I hope that this petition drives IG towards a more… Read Full Review

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“ Commodities seminar”

Written on: 21/09/2014 by Leroyy222 (1 review written)

Great seminar presented by actual market analyst unlike some others firms who use trainers and who knows what they are talking about. Good understanding above to covey and relate to the audience. … Read Full Review

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“Unreliable”

Written on: 09/08/2014 by Izayah87 (1 review written)

Platform constantly failing, several times at critical moments in the trade. Never lost money with other brokers as regularly as I have been with IG Index and this is enough to tell me that something is happening. I'll go back to using my old broker, not perfect but at least I know they are not scamming me… Read Full Review

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“risk management Ok but what about mechanics?”

Written on: 02/07/2014 by IsabellaMcGuire475 (1 review written)

Whilst I found both presenters were good and kept the audience attention; as a newie to spread betting and CFD it was a bit disappointing. I appreciate that it being a Saturday the market was not open and live examples could not be shown. However, I really wanted to fully understand the actual mechanics and fully take in the various windows and decisions therein that need to be performed to ensure the philosophy being pushed via risk mangement was undertaken. During question time it was mainly… Read Full Review

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“York Seminar”

Written on: 02/07/2014

Many thanks to all the IG team for putting on an informative session with fantastic refreshments to boot! I for one was able to take away a number of points to help with my trading plan moving forward - especially risk management! It is great to finally have a seminar on my doorstep and would love to see more in depth seminars such as technical analysis and maybe a training session on the more complex instruments. … Read Full Review

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“Why I could not recommend a friend?”

Written on: 12/06/2014 by theoldwolf (1 review written)

I have been trading for a number of months(more then a year)and I am loosing a substantial amount of money. I acknowledge my own responsibility for my losses. I did some foolish trades. However, I was a beginner (maybe still am) and in retrospect I don't think that the level of support offered to beginners through the Web platform or via the IG training program is anywhere adequate. I don't see the risk warnings you are putting up on your publications going further then serving IG own needs… Read Full Review

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“mobile app bad”

Written on: 17/05/2014 by KaydenSandoval402 (1 review written)

upgraded mobile app is not good. upper panel is not in sync with real positions. does not refresh itself, thereby giving a dangerously wrong picture. have to log out and in to get the right picture… Read Full Review

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“Competition”

Written on: 04/05/2014 by Milleroy1966 (1 review written)

Really enjoyed it Brenda, how about you taking us on with the trade forecasts? Could be fun. I can't remember how to log in for future webinars - old age ain't for sissies. Best wishes Tim… Read Full Review

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“Convincing And Well-Placed”

Written on: 31/01/2014 by BillConsiders (1 review written)

The advisor delivered convincing and well paced advice throughout the session. I also valued the opportunity to network with other IG clients. This was my first IG seminar and, as a result of the positive experience, I have booked myself into three more. Regards, Bill… Read Full Review

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“Platform not Novice Friendly”

Written on: 31/01/2014

I feel there are a lot of little questions a novice needs answers to which can be structured within the platform to enable them to make a decision. In its present form the platform is perhaps very good for someone who knows what they are doing, but not for a beginner. I have some suggestions and would be very happy to talk over with someone from your technical department… Read Full Review

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“Spread Betting”

Written on: 30/01/2014 by tonyagosu (1 review written)

I enjoyed every aspect of the seminar. I am just starting out on spread betting and need a good grasp of the platform to do my trading. The seminar help me to have a good understanding of your platform. I am looking forward to the more in-depth seminar sometime in march with Brenda Kelly i assume. Yours Sincerely, Tony Agosu… Read Full Review

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“Market Update - A good call - My 1st”

Written on: 20/11/2013

The call was a good review of the key markets. Points for improvement: 1) I suspect that he trades mainly on trends and support/resistance levels. To give a better picture of how a market might change, I'd like to hear more about other factors which may move markets, e.g. likelihood of Fed tapering and China's economic reforms. 2) Slow down. There's a lot for the audience to take in especially when you're showing complicated charts. That's it. well done and was a good insight. I'll sign up for… Read Full Review

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“Spread-betting Seminar”

Written on: 20/11/2013

Candid, pragmatic, fast and furious - loved it… Read Full Review

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“Good p.m. , a little slow in the morning.”

Written on: 18/11/2013 by Lordbluecoat (1 review written)

Lets start with the negative to get it out of the way. There was an audience with a very wide range of experience in trading of any sort. Clearly some knew there onions and some were way out of their depth with the basics of spread betting. So the morning session got somewhat distracted by a whole load of questions regarding the very basics. I can live with that, but didn't learn anything. I thought there would be more on CFDs and the real differences to spread betting. On a more positive note… Read Full Review

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“Technical Anaysis Strategies”

Written on: 31/10/2013 by WatIZIT (1 review written)

IG Technical Charts Seminar was the best display I've seen for a long time, it was done showing real time FX pairs. All questions answered clearly and she displayed great knowledge and displayed charting is very important along with economic news, not gossip. I have taken on board all what was recommended and have not lost any FX trades in 10 days, 20 % up. I trade 80% on my Apple IPad & Iphone, charting, news, insight and alerts function very well no failures, I now set 3 alerts on the 3rd… Read Full Review

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“Prefer webinars from David Jones - important not to...”

Written on: 24/10/2013

Prefer webinars from David Jones - important not to over complicate things & keep it simple - information overload will drive clients away from webinars. highlight key levels of support & resistance& moving averages & take long term view of markets… Read Full Review

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