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Dividend Adjustments 30th January 2023 - 6th February 2023

Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 30th January 2023. These are projected dividends and likely to change. IG cannot be held responsible for any changes made. Dividends highlighted in red include a special dividend, therefore some or all of the amount will not be adjusted. Amount in brackets is the expected adjustment after special dividends excluded (where shown on major indices). Dividend adjustments due to be posted o

Why Do Trends in Markets Form?

WHY DO TRENDS IN MARKETS FORM? Technical analysis is often a misunderstood discipline, and even misrepresented by some of its biggest proponents. Technical analysis doesn’t so much drive the market (although there is an element of technically-driven trading occurring), but is a way to analyze market participants’ collective perception of the underlying fundamental drivers and catalysts, or fundamental theme when one develops. You can think of the primary tool of technical analysis, a chart,

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Dividend Adjustments 5th December 2022 - 12th December 2022

Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 5th December 2022. These are projected dividends and likely to change. IG cannot be held responsible for any changes made. Dividends highlighted in red include a special dividend, therefore some or all of the amount will not be adjusted. Amount in brackets is the expected adjustment after special dividends excluded (where shown on major indices). Dividend adjustments due to be posted o

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Trading Economic Data Means Looking Past the Numbers

ECONOMIC DATA, FOREIGN EXCHANGE TRADING, CENTRAL BANKS – TALKING POINTS All fundamental trading strategies are rooted in economic data But reactions to that data can be puzzling, and complex The likely effect of any number on monetary policy is often most important The foreign exchange market’s reaction to economic data is one of the most important subjects for traders to consider, but also one of the most vexed. The monthly round of official and private releas

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Trading the London Session: Guide for Forex Traders

- Reviewed by Nick Cawleu, July 26, 2022 The London trading session accounts for around 35% of total average forex turnover*, the largest amount relative to its peers. The London forex session also overlaps with the New York session throughout the year. Key talking points in this article: What time does the London forex market open? Top three things to know about the London trading session What currency pairs are the best to trade? How to trade breakouts duri

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Crypto volatility and three assets to watch

Crypto volatility and the trading ranges for Bitcoin, Ethereum and the Crypto 10 Index. Kyle Rodda | Market Analyst, Australia | Publication date: Wednesday 26 October 2022  Financial markets remain volatile. However, despite being considered a risky and high-beta asset, crypto-assets have proven relatively stable lately. In this week’s Crypto Verse, we take a look at the drop in volatility across crypto assets, and

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The CPI and Forex: How CPI Data Affects Currency Prices

In this article, we’ll explore CPI and forex trading, looking at what traders should know about the Consumer Price Index to make informed decisions. We’ll cover what CPI is as a concept, the CPI release dates, how to interpret CPI, and what to consider when trading forex against CPI data. WHAT IS CPI AND WHY DOES IT MATTER TO FOREX TRADERS? The Consumer Price Index, better known by the acronym CPI, is an important economic indicator released on a regular basis by major economies t

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New Members Guide

Welcome to the IG Community that offers many benefits for financial markets education. We promote autonomous learning by providing opportunities for traders to take more control of their learning. This space allows you to express your trading ideas or trading news you find interesting as well as interact with other likeminded traders.      Promoted news (Our Picks) – Why it’s there ?   This will help you grow with your knowledge of the financial markets understandi

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Introducing UniSwap and how it trades

We look at what makes UniSwap different, what drives its price, and its recent price action.   Kyle Rodda | Market Analyst, IG Australia | Publication date: Wednesday 05 October 2022 In this week’s article, we shine a light on UniSwap. We look at what it is, what drives its price, and what the charts might suggest about where it may head next. What is Uniswap? Accord

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The four-hour trader, a full trading plan

Traders can implement a well-heeled plan taking only four hours per week; the four-hour chart can be ideal for Forex traders looking to trade around the clock and we outline a full plan based around Price Action. Source: Bloomberg   Forex Market trend Price Speculation

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Pivot Point Strategies for Forex Traders

A forex pivot point strategy could very well be a trader’s best friend as far as identifying levels to develop a bias, place stops and identify potential profit targets for a trade. Pivot points have been a go-to for traders for decades. The basis of pivot points is such that price will often move relative to a previous limit, and unless an outside force causes the price to do so, price should stop near a prior extreme. Pivot point trading strategies vary which makes it a versatile tool for

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The Bond Market as a Forecasting Tool for Stocks: Four Key Yield Curve Regimes

YIELD CURVE AND STOCKS: Wall Street refers to the bond market as smart money because of its track record of predicting future economic outcomes When analyzing the interplay between bonds and stocks, traders often look at shape of the yield curve to glean insight into the business cycle and predict equity performance There are four fundamental yield curve regimes: bear steepened, bear flattener, bull steepened and bull flattener. On Wall Street, traders frequently say tha

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Contractionary Monetary Policy: What is it and How Does it Work?

HAT IS CONTRACTIONARY MONETARY POLICY? Contractionary monetary policy is the process whereby a central bank deploys various tools to lower inflation and the general level of economic activity. Central banks do so through a combination of interest rate hikes, raising the reserve requirements for commercial banks and by reducing the supply of money through large-scale government bond sales, also known as, quantitative tightening (QT). It may seem counter-intuitive to want to lower

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Rolls-Royce share price: half-year results

Rolls-Royce shares (LON: RR) sunk by 10% to 83p on Friday after half-year results spooked investors over long-running problems with supply chain issues and inflation. The FTSE 100 engineer has struggled to gain traction after the pandemic crash in 2020 saw its shares collapse from 236p in February 2020 to just 39p by October 2020. And after recovering to 147p by November last year, the Ukraine war combined with tightening monetary policy has seen it surf below penny stock s

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Community Survey Questions

Hello IG Community, At IG, we are working to improve investing and trading content for you. We would really like to know what you feel about investing and trading content. Please take and complete this 10-minute survey and feel free to provide honest feedback or suggestions and write to us with a comment on this blog why you picked your multiple choices for each question and why not the other choices. Your responses will help us improve our investing and trading content. Your feedback will

A Price Action Tell: Support at Prior Resistance, Resistance at Prior Support

As we talked about in our introduction to price action, markets are cyclical creatures. Prices go up, prices go down and as traders, the most we can hope to do is ride on the right side of the wave for a bit. But along the way there’s a number of deductions that traders can make that can allow for strategy to enter the picture, and in terms of trend, support and resistance is fairly important. Bullish trends will often price-in a series of higher-highs and higher-lows while bearish trends w

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What is a Short Squeeze and How to Trade It?

The short squeeze has demanded the audience from many of the best investors and traders the world over, with some boastful about correct market predictions while others are humbled by the swift yet destructive nature that is the short squeeze. This article will outline the foundational concepts of the short squeeze while providing insight on how to manage and trade around this contentious financial market phenomena. WHAT IS A SHORT SQUEEZE? The definition of a short squeeze can be term

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4 Effective Trading Indicators Every Trader Should Know

THE BENEFITS OF A SIMPLE STRATEGY Traders tend to overcomplicate things when they’re starting out in the forex market. This fact is unfortunate but undeniably true. Traders often feel that a complex trading strategy with many moving parts must be better when they should focus on keeping things as simple as possible. This is because a simple strategy allows for quick reactions and less stress. If you’re just getting started, you should seek the most effective and simple strategies for i

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When Can S&P 500 Volatility Break a Stock Diversification Strategy? Analyzing the VIX

S&P 500, VIX INDEX, STOCK SECTOR DIVERSIFICATION, MACRO - TALKING POINTS The S&P 500 has 11 sectors to choose from to diversify stock portfolios Broadening exposure is not always perfect at avoiding market volatility What levels of VIX undermine this strategy and what can traders do? WHAT IS STOCK SECTOR DIVERSIFICATION? If an investor wants to diversify exposure in the US stock market, there are plenty of sectors to choose from in the S&P 500. On t

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How to Manage Fear and Greed in Trading

MANAGING FEAR AND GREED WHILE TRADING: MAIN TALKING POINTS Fear and greed are two drivers that influence our everyday lives These influences carry over to trading and can be detrimental Traders can remove these drivers by looking at the big picture and planning ahead Fear and greed are often identified as the main drivers of financial markets. This is clearly an oversimplification, however fear and greed do play an important role in the psychology of trading. Understandi

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