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Martin Luther King Jr Day- Change to Trading Hours

Martin Luther King Jr Day- Change to Trading Hours Hey everyone, opening hours on certain markets will change for Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 January 2020, as it's a US federal holiday marking the birthday of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. All times listed here are UK time. This information is accurate to the best of our knowledge, but it is possible that these hours could change.    All the best. 

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CharlotteIG

Dividend Adjustments 13 Jan - 20 Jan

Expected index adjustments  Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 13 Jan 2020. If you have any queries or questions on this please let us know in the comments section below. For further information regarding dividend adjustments, and how they affect  your positions, please take a look at the video.   NB: All dividend adjustments are forecasts and therefore speculative. A dividend adjustment is a cash neutral a

MaxIG

MaxIG

 

Trade war votes; China GDP; momentum vs 'value' - DailyFX Key Themes

Two Important Trade War Votes and A Lurking Threat We have had a few weeks of relative respite from the 2019’s constant headline generator: trade wars. That hiatus is past, however, as we are expecting key updates on global trade relations over the next few weeks. In an unusual twist though, the developments may be positive ones. Dead ahead on Wednesday January 15th we are expecting two opportunities to improve the collective growth trajectory. The most prominent of these is the planned sig

JohnDFX

JohnDFX

Dividend Adjustments 6 Jan - 13 Jan

Expected index adjustments  Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 6 Jan 2020. If you have any queries or questions on this please let us know in the comments section below. For further information regarding dividend adjustments, and how they affect  your positions, please take a look at the video   NB: All dividend adjustments are forecasts and therefore speculative. A dividend adjustment is a cash neutra

KirbyIG

KirbyIG

 

US and Iran; trade war carry over; 'these markets don't make sense' - DailyFX Key Themes

The Return of Geopolitical Risk (the US and Iran Again) For almost the entirety of this past year, the dominant force of motivation among investors fit within a rotation of just three major themes: trade wars, growth concerns and monetary policy. Even when these matters weren’t under full steam, their influence and too many instances of sudden changes in the fundamental weather meant that they lack of bearing led to a similar absence of conviction in speculative performance – momentum if no

JohnDFX

JohnDFX

 

First week liquidity; top January events; top 2020 events - DailyFX Key Themes

Opening Week Liquidity – We are heading into the first trading days of the new year  though it is not the first full trading week of 2020. That is an important distinction for those keeping tabs. Consider the throttling in activity and speculative appetite through the past week. The holiday conditions of the Western World drained market depth to effectively hobble any effort at establishing or extending trends – though there were a few notable sparks of volatility that were the result of th

JohnDFX

JohnDFX

Dividend Adjustments 30 Dec - 06 Jan

Expected index adjustments  Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 30 Dec 2019. If you have any queries or questions on this please let us know in the comments section below. For further information regarding dividend adjustments, and how they affect  your positions, please take a look at the video.  NB: All dividend adjustments are forecasts and therefore speculative. A dividend adjustment is a cash neutral ad

CharlotteIG

CharlotteIG

Dividend Adjustments 23 Dec - 30 Dec

Expected index adjustments  Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 23 Dec 2019. If you have any queries or questions on this please let us know in the comments section below. For further information regarding dividend adjustme nts, and how they affect  your positions, please take a look at the video.  NB: All dividend adjustments are forecasts and therefore speculative. A dividend adjustment is a cash neutral a

MaxIG

MaxIG

Changes to trading hours over festive period 2019/20

Hey everyone, happy almost holidays.  I wanted to let you know about some changes to market trading hours over the festive period (all listed in UK time):     This information is accurate to the best of our knowledge, but it's possible that these hours could change. For full information on our most popular markets' dealing hours over Christmas, visit our Christmas opening hours page. Let me know if you need clarification on this.   

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CharlotteIG

Smart Portfolios: reducing our fees to help your investments grow faster

Research finds that one of the main reasons everyday savers choose not to invest is because they believe wealth management is simply too expensive. We found that the total cost for a ready-made portfolio across other online wealth managers is around 1.1%1, with some charging over 1.8%2. High fees like these eat into your portfolio returns. In 2017, IG partnered with BlackRock to offer savers access to a low-cost wealth management service called IG Smart Portfolios. We recently reduced our m

GeorgeIG

GeorgeIG

 

Dividend Adjustments 16 Dec - 23 Dec

Expected index adjustments  Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 16 Dec 2019. If you have any queries or questions on this please let us know in the comments section below. For further information regarding dividend adjustments, and how they affect  your positions, please take a look at the video.  NB: All dividend adjustments are forecasts and therefore speculative. A dividend adjustment is a cash neutral a

CharlotteIG

CharlotteIG

 

US-China trade war cliff avoidance; true risk on?; year-end market scenarios - DailyFX Key Themes

What Was and Was Not Announced in the US-China Phase 1 Trade Deal  Release the doves. The US and China announced last week that they finally were able to come to terms on the their long contentious Phase 1 trade deal. It seems to have conveniently slipped the market’s collective mind that the first stage of the promised reversal to the trade war was announced back on October 11. No tangible change had been put into place between then and now, but that didn’t slow the climb from risk benchma

JohnDFX

JohnDFX

 

Dividend Adjustments 9 Dec - 16 Dec

Expected index adjustments  Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 9 Dec 2019. If you have any queries or questions on this please let us know in the comments section below. For further information regarding dividend adjustments, and how they affect  your positions, please take a look at the video.  NB: All dividend adjustments are forecasts and therefore speculative. A dividend adjustment is a cash neutral adj

KirbyIG

KirbyIG

US-China deadline risk; Fed and ECB risks; UK election - DailyFX Key Themes

Anticipation and Scenarios Into the Sunday US Deadline for China Tariff Escalation  The active week of trade ahead will be pocked by a few very high profile events which will tap into key themes. Monetary policy and Brexit updates – both with explicit growth implications – are top listings while liquidity is readily available. Yet, one of the most potent potential events ahead has a deadline that occurs over the weekend. The United States warned some months ago that it would increase the ta

JohnDFX

JohnDFX

 

Dividend Adjustments 2 Dec - 9 Dec

Expected index adjustments  Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 2 Dec 2019. If you have any queries or questions on this please let us know in the comments section below. For further information regarding dividend adjustments, and how they affect  your positions, please take a look at the video.  NB: All dividend adjustments are forecasts and therefore speculative. A dividend adjustment is a cash neutral adj

KirbyIG

KirbyIG

 

Growth vs monetary policy; top thematic catalysts; December trading Conditions - DailyFX Key Themes

What Matters More to Risk: Healthy Growth or More Stimulus?  This seems like it would be a simple question to answer from a textbook perspective; but if you’ve been active in your investment these past years, reality has clearly deviated from the theoretical. We have seen economic activity the world over progressively struggle for traction. This is not a question of interpretation or the reliability of the signals being triggered. There have been far too many realized indications of strain

JohnDFX

JohnDFX

Changes to trading hours during Thanksgiving 2019

During the US Thanksgiving holiday, we will be making some changes to our usual trading hours. These adjustments will take place between Wednesday 27 November and Friday 29 November 2019, after which we’ll go back to normal trading hours.  (All times below are GMT). Wednesday 27 November Usual closing times on US markets, US equities post-market open as normal.   Thursday 28 November US equity markets will be closed.  US index futures close early at 6pm. We will make an out-of-hour

CharlotteIG

CharlotteIG

 

Dividend Adjustments 25 Nov - 2 Dec

Expected index adjustments  Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 25 Nov 2019. If you have any queries or questions on this please let us know in the comments section below. For further information regarding dividend adjustments, and how they affect  your positions, please take a look at the video.  NB: All dividend adjustments are forecasts and therefore speculative. A dividend adjustment is a cash neutral ad

KirbyIG

KirbyIG

 

Trade war risks replace remissions; a reminder of recession risks; leveraging complacency risk - DailyFX Key Themes

Trump Threatens to Move Forward With Dec 15 Tariff Escalation, Considers Section 301  There have been a few critical developments these past few weeks that could have significant deescalated the daunting momentum of global trade wars. However, with each small improvement, we are met with an asterisk that could quickly undermine the good will as well as an alternative stab to weaken the outlook for global trade. For the US-China engagement, the White House backed off of the planned tariff es

JohnDFX

JohnDFX

Trade ByteDance (TikTok) with the IG grey market

Trade ByteDance (TikTok) ahead of its IPO, with the IG grey market By taking a position on a grey market, you’re taking a position on a company’s potential market cap ahead of its initial public offering (IPO). The price of a grey market is a prediction of what the company’s total market capitalisation will be at the end of its first trading day. If you think the estimated value of the company is over- or under-priced, a grey market enables you to take advantage of this disparity befor

CharlotteIG

CharlotteIG

 

Dividend Adjustments 18 Nov - 25 Nov

Expected index adjustments  Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 18 Nov 2019. If you have any queries or questions on this please let us know in the comments section below. For further information regarding dividend adjustments, and how they affect  your positions, please take a look at the video.  NB: All dividend adjustments are forecasts and therefore speculative. A dividend adjustment is a cash neutral ad

KirbyIG

KirbyIG

 

Trade war rumor and blackout; Dow breakout or blow off; assuming volatility extremes - DailyFX Key Themes

We Have Unresolved Trade War Issues Guided by Rumor or Complete Blackout  We closed out this past week to a broad swell in risk appetite. This enthusiasm wasn’t consistent for the global markets throughout the week, however, with most of the asset benchmarks that I follow for scope were struggling until the Friday pop. The exception to the rule was once again the seemingly impervious US equity indices. Whether you were evaluating sentiment for the Dow and S&P 500 through the week or the

JohnDFX

JohnDFX

Dividend Adjustments 11 Nov - 18 Nov

Expected index adjustments  Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 11 Nov 2019. If you have any queries or questions on this please let us know in the comments section below. For further information regarding dividend adjustments, and how they affect  your positions, please take a look at the video.  NB: All dividend adjustments are forecasts and therefore speculative. A dividend adjustment is a cash neutral ad

MaxIG

MaxIG

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