Why do I need a guaranteed stop on every position?

You may be on a limited-risk account.

When you opened your account with IG, you answered a number of questions about your trading experience and personal financial circumstances.

Based on your answers to these questions, we may have placed you on a limited-risk account. This account type helps to protect you from taking on too much risk, by requiring that a guaranteed stop be added to each position before it can open.

CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 79% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider.
You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.