Best features found in LCG SB platform?

tomorton

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I've just migrated my positions from Capital Spreads' platform to LCG's platform today. I haven't found it very intuitive so far. Can't see how to expand the charts yet, can't see how to measure my potential £ loss before I open the trade if stop is eventually hit .

In fact Caps lost my open orders in the migration process so maybe they don't find it very intuitive either.

But maybe I'm being too hasty - what are the nicest features you've found in the new platform?
 

barjon

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Tomo

The dashed square top left of the small chart expands it.

The deal ticket tells you your potential £loss for stop level.

Pretty good platform, I think, but need to ferret around a bit to discover various bits and pieces.
 

tomorton

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Cheers jon. I see a grab thing made of dots top left on the charts and on the tool bar so you can drag them around. Ah ha - now found the Chart only layout in Preferences so that's nice.

Why can't I have a positions only layout that just shows my open positions?

Got to be aware with the charts - if you go for the d1 period, its historic only, doesn't show the current day's live price action.

Haven't yet found a way to set and save chart design preferences.

What does this My Workspace thing mean I wonder?

I like the Statement feature when you click to bring up History. So far I can't see how to export history to an Excel spreadsheet nor copy and paste it.

This isn't making my life easier yet. Will play with this over the weekend.
 

ffsear

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They've incorporated some features to catch out the newbie and gambler,

There is a "double position" button as well as a "reverse position" - On the whole though its a big improvement. Trading is focused via the chart now rather then deal tickets. You can set your stops and TP's visually on the chart , which i like. .

Mobile app is a vast improvement also.
 

billnye5

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they don't have technical alerts...so my trading strategy is out of the window, and so am I, with the new lcg platform. time to find a different spread betting broker
 

tomorton

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Now I can't access my LCG account as they say I have requested a new password, which I have not, and the system no longer recognises my current password.

Emailed Customer Services but I don't expect they'll pick this up until Monday am.

Excuse the language but this is blithering inconvenient.
 

remme001

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I've demoed on the platform and found it very basic. I'd personally look elsewhere unless theres a good reason you're with LCG that other brokers don't offer or maybe a basic platform is fine for you. It all depends I guess.
 

billnye5

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leg are registered on the london stock exchange so maybe as their new platform is proving a bust with clients, it may be worth shorting their shares.

that are down 500% from their 2012 highs of over £40
 

tomorton

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Ignoring the % fall, you still can't SB LCG shares through LCG, long or short.

On the upside, I am re-connected with a new password.
 

wilko

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Shame about their wide spreads but for me the software is far more sophisticated than other firms that I have used. I like the way that the trades and alerts etc appear on the chart and that you can trade from the chart, a bit like MT4 to me.
If there is better spread betting software out there please could someone mention it, many thanks.
 

tomorton

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Order process seems needlessly complicated, fiddly and not really friendly for swing trading. I can log an entry price on a pending order pane but I can't type in an exit price, I have to work out how many points away I want to place an exit order. What have points got to do with it? And its not just an instruction to close the position - what's all this stuff about buy limit orders and sell limit orders and stop buy and limit sell and all this stuff?

Platform seems really good if you want to pull a trigger to buy this or sell that NOW this instant this very second but not so helpful if you're longer term and never even look at an h1 chart.
 

wilko

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Yes I see that you are right about the point away, yes they should allow you to enter your actual desired exit price. I could see if they will change the software.
 

f2calv

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Ignoring the % fall, you still can't SB LCG shares through LCG, long or short.
But you can SB LCG via IG :D ...similarly you can't SB IGG via IG I would assume because it's a bonefide conflict of interest or something along those lines...

Going to try the new platform out later today.
 

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