FTSE 350 Spreadbet Journal

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Old Dec 23, 2010, 10:08am   #57
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think-it-thru started this thread I closed out all my positions today, and just after I had done that, Bloomberg said that the retailers were facing their busiest day yet and wondered should I have left them open, as in would the retailers have lifted my positions, thats if they rose of course.
Anyway I closed out for the holidays because I didnt want to have to face any gaps with leveraged positions and I dont know if I am going to be back home in time this evening. Im not sure if the markets are open tomorrow.
Current P/L £15.33
or just over 3%
of my £500 account.
I wont call Aston just yet.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
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Old Mar 1, 2011, 11:51pm   #58
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think-it-thru started this thread Looking to get back in after some research.
Trading with IG Index.
Put a Buy Stop order in today on Petrofac (Ticker PFC) at 1470
However I am going to call IG tomorrow with 3 questions.
1. Can the disable my guaranteed stops?
2.What was that big price spike all about on Friday the 25th Feb.
( I noticed it wasnt on the chart on my other platform or the underlying chart)
3. Why is there no bar for Monday the 28th Feb on the daily chart?

If anyone has any insights into this I would appreciate this.

Thanks
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Old Mar 2, 2011, 10:26am   #59
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Looking to get back in after some research.
Trading with IG Index.
Put a Buy Stop order in today on Petrofac (Ticker PFC) at 1470
However I am going to call IG tomorrow with 3 questions.
1. Can the disable my guaranteed stops?
2.What was that big price spike all about on Friday the 25th Feb.
( I noticed it wasnt on the chart on my other platform or the underlying chart)
3. Why is there no bar for Monday the 28th Feb on the daily chart?

If anyone has any insights into this I would appreciate this.

Thanks
I queried IG over some similar spikes I had seen on their quick charts, and they came back stating that these were most likely "bad ticks", and that the charts are "indicative only". They assured me any stop loss order I may have had in such a situation would "not" have been triggered.
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Old Mar 2, 2011, 10:02pm   #60
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I queried IG over some similar spikes I had seen on their quick charts, and they came back stating that these were most likely "bad ticks", and that the charts are "indicative only". They assured me any stop loss order I may have had in such a situation would "not" have been triggered.
Thank you for your reply.

When I queried them about this, they said it was because the LSE brokedown on Friday, which I remember, then I asked why was there no spike on my other platform and on the underlying chart they said they would put me thru to the charts dept.
I asked about the guaranteed stop and they upgraded my account to allow me to disable them if I need to.
When they put me thru to charts I asked why there was no daily bar on the chart for Monday the 28th, and they asked me to send in a screen shot which I did and they replied.

"Thank you for your email. Having checked the charts ourself it does appear that the data for the 28th is missing. We have placed a request with the company that supplies us the charts for them to restore the data."

Iforgot to ask them at charts about the spike, but as you pointed out, I was looking at a quick chart.

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Old Mar 6, 2011, 7:10pm   #61
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think-it-thru started this thread My Petrofac buy stop got filled at 1480 on Friday the 4th March 2011, but I set it at 1470.
I looked at the intraday chart and there seemed to be trading all the way even at 1470, so Im wondering why i had 10pts slippage, or was that the spread also, mmm.
I will call them tomorrow.
I was doing some research last night, and will probably have some more new positions this week.
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Old Mar 7, 2011, 11:21am   #62
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think-it-thru started this thread I called IG this morning, and the difference was the spread plus the guaranteed stop.
All clear now.
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Old Mar 13, 2011, 9:54pm   #63
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think-it-thru started this thread My Petrofac position got stopped out for a loss at 1406
I also opened a long position in Easyjet at 370 which is in the red at the minute.
Current P/L £-9.75
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Old Mar 13, 2011, 10:59pm   #64
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think-it-thru started this thread I have a buy stop on WPP group at 830.4
and a sell stop on International Consolidated airlines at 195
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