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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

 

Trade war hole; European economic health; no more Fed cuts? - DailyFX Key Themes

The Cost of Drawing Out Trade Wars, Even If They Lift  As with most global military wars of the past, economic engagements exact a toll on the participating countries – and their peers – long after the ceasefire is struck. That is what we need to remember as officials on both sides of the table in the US-China negotiations offer rhetoric that attempts to keep local confidence buoyant. In reality, both governments are trying to walk the fine line whereby local consumers, businesses and inves

JohnDFX

JohnDFX

Podcasts from IG

Why we've started making Podcasts Podcasts are a great way to develop your trading knowledge and prepare for your time on the markets. You can explore different trends and events with our market deep dives as well as gain incite from our in-house experts and guests.    Where can you find them? Our Podcasts are now available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts. You can also find more information by following the link here.   What Podcasts have we made so far? The IG

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CharlotteIG

Ask the Portfolio Manager - Submit your questions

Do you have an interest in building long-term wealth through investing? Have you always wanted the chance to ask an expert a specific question about portfolio management, or find out more about IG's and BlackRock's trading strategy for our Smart Portfolios? We are giving you the opportunity to ask your questions directly to our Portfolio Managers here at IG. You can be part of a new article series here at IG called 'Ask the Portfolio Manager' by simply commenting your question below. W

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GeorgeIG

VIX Options

We've released options for the Volatility Index. You can find them on our platform under the options tab> Indices. Options, when buying the call/ put, are a great way to get involved in market movement whilst having limited risk.  Dealing hours : 09:00:00 – 21:15:00 GMT Monday-Friday Contracts offered : Currently offer the next two months (November and December)  Expiry for monthly options : Every 3rd Wednesday of the month Last trade : 21:15 GMT the day before expiry Settle

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CharlotteIG

Dividend Adjustments 4 Nov - 11 Nov

Expected index adjustments  Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 4 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.    Special Dividends         Index

MaxIG

MaxIG

Trade war traction; seasonal risk trends; top events - DailyFX Key Themes

Critical Fundamental Themes to Keep Watch For Next Week: Volatility Slipping Back into Habit of Complacency as Liquidity Fills [Indices, VIX] US-China Trade War – Beyond the Point of De-Escalation? [AUDUSD, USDCNH, Indices]  A Climb in Risk Appetite as More Fundamentals Fall Away [S&P 500, Dow] Recession Warnings In the Market Converging with Those in Data [Indices, Yields, Gold]  Monetary Policy Ability to Stabilize Growth, Markets [EURUS, ECB, Fed, BOJ, G

JohnDFX

JohnDFX

Bollinger %B & Bollinger Bandwidth

We're happy to announce that both Bollinger %B and  Bollinger Bandwidth are now available to use on the web platform and mobile app.  Bollinger %B Bollinger %B indicator helps you work out where price is in relation to the upper and lower Bollinger Bands. This shows a reading of 1 if the price is trading at the upper band, or 0 if it's at the lower band.  Bollinger %B allows you to take readings of divergences that often precede market reversals: A bearish divergence o

CharlotteIG

CharlotteIG

Dividend Adjustments 28 Oct - 4 Nov

Expected index adjustments  Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 28 Oct 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.  Special Dividends         In

KirbyIG

KirbyIG

Data overload; FOMC and extreme monetary policy; Brexit election vs deadline - DailyFX Key Themes

Market Conditions in Data Overload  Markets often struggle for traction when there is a lack of a clear motivator such as meaningful event risk or an evolving systemically important theme. On the other hand, there are times when a surfeit of important events, indicators and headlines overwhelm the clear speculative picture, leaving us with an abundance of volatility without the benefit of a reliable course. We have dallied with this latter scenario these past weeks, but the constant redirec

JohnDFX

JohnDFX

Dividend Adjustments 21 Oct - 25 Oct

Expected index adjustments  Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 21 Oct 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.    How do dividend adjustments work?  As you know, constituent stocks of an index will periodically pay d

JamesIG

JamesIG

Brexit next steps; EU-US trade war; EURUSD rally - DailyFX Key Themes

UK Parliament Votes to Delay Brexit Deal, Now What?  Heading into the weekend, overnight implied volatility behind the Cable and other Pound crosses had charged to their highest level in over two years. That reflected well the fundamental weight represented by the first Saturday sitting in the Commons in 37 years. Parliament convened to debate the government’s withdrawal agreement bill which Prime Minister Boris Johnson managed to hash out with European negotiators during the EU leaders sum

JohnDFX

JohnDFX

Dividend Adjustments 14 Oct - 21 Oct

Expected index adjustments  Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 14 Oct 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.  Special Dividends         In

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