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Charts Request Poll  

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  1. 1. What charts request are you most interested in that should be added onto the IG trading platform? Take a quick poll vote.

    • Add indicators/tools
      35
    • Timeframes
      5
    • Customise indicators/tools
      27
    • Drawings
      7
    • Backtesting
      70
    • Trade from chart
      15
    • Deeper history
      10
    • Scaling
      2
    • Weekend data
      0
    • Time zone
      6

This poll is closed to new votes

Your Poll vote matters:

Hello IG Community! We are working towards making IG trading platform charting developments better to provide a good user trading experience.

Why? We strive to provide our clients with the best charts, therefore your feedback is important to us and we will pass on your feedback to our development team. 

We would appreciate it if you could take part in the poll as we are continuously working on adding more chart features to our IG trading platform to make your trading experience better. 

 

Charts request options:

Please read the information on all the options below and then vote on what you would like IG to work on offering next.

1.      Add indicators/tools

Whether you’re interested in forex trading, commodities or share trading, it can be helpful to use technical analysis as part of your strategy – and this includes studying various trading indicators. Trading indicators are mathematical calculations, which are plotted as lines on a price chart and can help traders identify certain signals and trends within the market.

There are different types of trading indicators, including leading indicators and lagging indicators. A leading indicator is a forecast signal that predicts future price movements, while a lagging indicator looks at past trends and indicates momentum.

 

2.      Timeframes

A timeframe in trading can refer to any designated unit of time in which trading takes place. Typically, forex timeframes will be measured in seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months or years. You will choose the timeframe that is most suited to your trading strategy.

 

3.      Customise indicators/tools

Once you’ve applied your indicator to a chart, right-click on the indicator itself. From here you can edit values, colours and styles.

 

4.      Drawings

You can edit drawings, the values, by right-clicking on your drawing. You can also duplicate or delete drawings in this way.  

 

5.      Backtesting

Backtesting will run a trading strategy against historic data for an instrument, and give you a detailed report on how it would have executed trades. Apply indicators & trading systems then create a new strategy or modify an existing one. 

Backtesting is one of the most important aspects of developing a trading system. If created and interpreted properly, it can help traders optimize and improve their strategies, find any technical or theoretical flaws, as well as gain confidence in their strategy before applying it to the real world markets.

 

6.     Trade from chart

The Trade from charts feature helps you place orders directly on the charts on the trading platform . You can place Limit and Stop Loss Market (SL-M) orders on this feature.

If you place a buy order less than the CMP (Current Market Price), a limit order will be placed. If you place a buy order more than the CMP, an SL-M order will be placed.

Similarly, if you place a sell order higher than the CMP, a limit order will be placed. If you place a sell order lesser than the CMP, an SL-M order will be placed.

 

7.      Deeper history

Displaying historical data, you may scroll historical data using left-mouse drag on the chart. To scroll historical data, left-mouse click on the chart and drag the mouse to the left. For example having more than 5 years historical chart data.

Historical data analysis is the study of market behavior over a given period of time. Through detailed examination of a market's past behavior, traders and investors can gain perspective on the inner workings of that market. The information obtained over the course of the process may prove useful in developing a viable trading plan or improving an existing methodology.

 

8.      Scaling

We understand the importance of precision in the technical analysis and add the ability to set the exact price and time scale ratio.

Scaling will be for editing your chart on the price scale. This is a fast way to edit your chart's price scale to make it easier to visualize. Using this simple tip will let you customize your chart from what line and labels are showing on chart, one of the fastest ways to customize your chart.

 

9.      Weekend data

Platform customisation feature you can completely customise your trading experience, setting up the platform in exactly the way you want it. To customise your trading hours to be in line with the New York or London open or close – you’ll have access to an editable workspace that gives you what you need, when you need it.

This option lets you display or hide weekend data (Saturday and Sunday). The official market time zone is used to determine what data is included in "weekend data".

 

10.     Time zones

Time zones selected modify the time zones used to display data displayed on the charts. The time zones chosen affects all data including times displayed in charts, order lists and tick by tick lists.

 

 

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Thank you very much for sharing your valuable & useful feedback. Here at IG we want to make sure your suggestions or feedback help shape our direction and future.

We appreciate that the best businesses are built around two-way communication with clients. If you have other feedback or suggestions and time to spare, please write to us and comment on this blog why you picked your charts request and why not the others. 

We would love to hear from you!

 

All the best - MongiIG

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12 hours ago, HeOfMuchDisgrunt said:

A missed opportunity to ask about logarithmic scales.

Hi @HeOfMuchDisgrunt

Thank you for your feedback. I will pass your suggestion through to our development team.

All the best - MongiIG

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At a glance on day charts it's hard to see where one day ends and the next starts, simple solution, shading.

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On 31/10/2021 at 23:00, LadyT said:

At a glance on day charts it's hard to see where one day ends and the next starts, simple solution, shading.

Hi @LadyT

Thanks for your feedback.

 

All the best - MongiIG

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On 06/11/2021 at 19:42, igreen said:

Useful to show Pre and Post market activities on charts. 

Hi @igreen

Thank you for your feedback. I will pass your suggestion through to our development team.

All the best - MongiIG

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also useful to have free form drawing/writing within drawing tools. e-g if I want to draw a cup and handle or wave drawing, at present there is no tools for it.

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On 09/11/2021 at 09:30, igreen said:

also useful to have free form drawing/writing within drawing tools. e-g if I want to draw a cup and handle or wave drawing, at present there is no tools for it.

Hi @igreen

Thank you for your feedback. I will pass your suggestion through to our development team.

All the best - MongiIG

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On 20/11/2021 at 13:39, endodontist said:

Volume profile and order flow on the retail platform.

 

Hi @endodontist

Thank you for your feedback. I will pass your suggestion through to our development team.

All the best - MongiIG

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PLEASE add a visual display of entries and exits on the chart for reference. its been years that we ask for this basic but extremely useful feature and it still hasn't been implemented.

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I've seen Josh Mahoney refer to a standard deviation channel that looks useful but is not within the standard chart package (from what I can see anyway). Could you add this please?

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1 hour ago, Migyello said:

I've seen Josh Mahoney refer to a standard deviation channel that looks useful but is not within the standard chart package (from what I can see anyway). Could you add this please?

Hi @Migyello

Thank you for your feedback. I will pass your suggestion through to our development team.

All the best - MongiIG

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On 04/12/2021 at 15:03, Ikechukwu said:

Is the poll closed? Why don;t you guys send notifications of polls? 26 responses is pitiful!

Hi @Ikechukwu

Yes this poll is closed. If you have other feedback or suggestions please write to us and comment on this blog your charts request and will pass your suggestion through to our development team.

Thanks for your suggestion on sending notifications we will be putting up another poll soon on IG Indicators Request and therefore your feedback is important to us and we will pass on your feedback to our development team.

All the best - MongiIG

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On 28/10/2021 at 22:06, HeOfMuchDisgrunt said:

A missed opportunity to ask about logarithmic scales.

 

On 20/11/2021 at 13:39, endodontist said:

Volume profile and order flow on the retail platform.

 

 

On 26/11/2021 at 19:29, Migyello said:

I've seen Josh Mahoney refer to a standard deviation channel that looks useful but is not within the standard chart package (from what I can see anyway). Could you add this please?

 

On 04/12/2021 at 15:03, Ikechukwu said:

Is the poll closed? Why don;t you guys send notifications of polls? 26 responses is pitiful!

Hi @HeOfMuchDisgrunt, @Ikechukwu, @Migyello and @endodontist

Vote and share your valuable & useful feedback on the blog below:

We will forward your feedback to our developers.

All the best - MongiIG

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It would be cool to be able to compare prices of different instruments, that is, building spread charts. Also it would be cool to be able to trade spreads with lower margins.

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On 07/03/2022 at 17:51, PythonTrade86 said:

It would be cool to be able to compare prices of different instruments, that is, building spread charts. Also it would be cool to be able to trade spreads with lower margins.

Hi @PythonTrade86

Thank you for your feedback. I will pass your feedback through to our development team.

All the best - MongiIG

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On 31/10/2021 at 21:00, LadyT said:

At a glance on day charts it's hard to see where one day ends and the next starts, simple solution, shading.

This would be more useful to me than all the suggestions put together.

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I like a 'trailing alert'; i.e. a price alert that follows the price action and could essentially be used to identify a certain amount of retracement in price.

 

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as much as i use iG, i have to keep going on to Trading view page to get  more analysis. i wish IG copy TRADING view, recently TRADING VIEW has added new automate indicators pattern it makes life very easy as a trader. kindly look into this.  Trading view offering more drawing options and it is more user friendly. IG has its tools but no way near trading view. thank you 

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On 18/03/2022 at 15:03, IggyIggyIggy said:

This would be more useful to me than all the suggestions put together.

Hi @IggyIggyIggy

Thank you for your feedback. I will pass your feedback through to our development team.

All the best - MongiIG

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On 18/03/2022 at 16:32, JasonDKing said:

I like a 'trailing alert'; i.e. a price alert that follows the price action and could essentially be used to identify a certain amount of retracement in price.

 

Hi @JasonDKing

Thank you for your feedback. I will pass your feedback through to our development team.

All the best - MongiIG

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On 19/03/2022 at 13:31, BHASS599 said:

as much as i use iG, i have to keep going on to Trading view page to get  more analysis. i wish IG copy TRADING view, recently TRADING VIEW has added new automate indicators pattern it makes life very easy as a trader. kindly look into this.  Trading view offering more drawing options and it is more user friendly. IG has its tools but no way near trading view. thank you 

Hi @BHASS599

Thanks for reaching out and your suggestion.

We are actively investigating TradingView and the values it can deliver to our clients. Naturally we are taking this very seriously and also using this as an opportunity to look at how we can work with 3rd party client trading technologies as a whole. Given the importance of this we have to prioritise the client experience of using TradingView and so this investigation phase has taken quite some time.

Being realistic it is not something we can expect this year but the next is looking promising. Apologies we are unable to be specific with a time frame however there are a number of moving parts. We will continue to give updates and feedback.

 

All the best - MongiIG

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