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How will the new ESMA rules affect my IG account?

If you have any questions regarding the information below please add a comment. To get the best experience on Community please make sure you LOGIN. Notifications, private messages (if required), and tagging are only possible if you are logged in.   In January, ESMA proposed a number of changes for leveraged retail traders within the EU region and kicked off a consultation period to open up the discussion. Over 14,600 people had their say via the #ReplyToESMA website, with an overwhelmi

JamesIG

JamesIG

LIVE video at 1pm - #IGCommodityChat: Oil

Continuing our #IGCommodityChat and following our previous chat on gold, join us on Thursday the 29 November at 1pm (UK time) to discuss the future of the oil market with industry advisor Malcolm Graham-Wood and Spencer Welch, director of oil markets at IHS Markit. Submit your questions now or during the live show Use the comments section at the bottom of the blog (even if you're not an IG client or not logged in) and we'll put them to the panel. If there are any questions which

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JamesIG

ESMA margin rules from July 30th

New ESMA regulations coming into force for the EU region are set to standardise the way margin close out rules work for retail traders. On the IG trading platform the new margin close-out rules will come into effect from 1pm on Monday 30 July. Please find an overview of the new regulation and how this may effect your account. We've included a useful video and a worked example which may also help.  Please remember that these changes only affect retail clients of EU firms (that are subject to

JamesIG

JamesIG

#IGCommodityChat: Base Metals

Exploring base metal markets Join us on Thursday 6th December at 1pm for the final #IGCommodityChat, when we will be talking to economist Daniel Lacalle and mining analyst John Meyer about base metal markets. Put your questions to the experts as part of the live Q&A by using #IGCommodityChat using the comments section below.    Submit your questions now There will be a live Q&A during the session, so you can put forward any topics you want answered. Post your quest

JamesIG

JamesIG

#IGEMChat - an Emerging Markets live broadcast - submit your questions

Who has an interest in Emerging Markets? How would you like the opportunity to have direct access to a panel who will be able to answer your questions directly? You can be part of the latest IG chat by leaving your EM question on social media using the #IGEMchat hashtag, or by simply leaving a comment on this blog post. Even if you don't have an account with IG you can leave your comments below! The live broadcast will be available within the dealing platform, or on this page, on Wednesday the 6

JamesIG

JamesIG

#IGCommodityChat: Oil

What is the murky future of Oil? Continuing our #IGCommodityChat and following this week's chat on gold, join us on Thursday the 29 November at 1pm (UK time) to discuss the future of the oil market with industry advisor Malcolm Graham-Wood and Spencer Welch, director of oil markets at IHS Markit. The demand for oil has increased over the last few decades due to the rise of emerging economies and the requirements of the transport industry. However, in recent years, concerns have been ra

DanielaIG

DanielaIG

Inside the LME - the last of the 'pits'

The London Metal Exchange: LME The LME is one of the last pit traded venues in the world which has escaped the computerisation and digitalisation of the modern world. The iconic image of the 80's with men in brightly coloured suits has all but gone, however the live 'ring' as it's known is still the number one place in the world to trade a number of ferrous, non-ferrous, precious and minor metals. LME participants can trade and take or make delivery of aluminium, copper, tin, nickel, zinc,

TimP

TimP

#IGCommodityChat: Gold

What is the future of gold?  After the recent success of the #IGCryptoChat and #IGForexChat we'd love you to join us on Thursday 22 November at 1pm (UK time) to discuss the future of gold on our first in a three part series on commodities for our #IGCommodityChat.  We’re sitting down with professional investor Simon Popple and Ross Normal, CEO of Sharps Pixley, to discuss what the future might be for gold markets, and giving you the chance to ask him questions as part of a live Q&A

JamesIG

JamesIG

IG Community - check out our new video below

A trading forum and help and support network for IG clients The new IG Community has been live for a few weeks now and I just wanted to update all Community members on a couple of things, including a showcase of a brand new promotional video. This should be useful for those who haven't used Community before but what to know more - it's well worth a watch. If you have any comments or questions regarding the new forum please let us know in the Comments section below. We're always looking

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JamesIG

Using IG alerts to identify trading opportunities

The IG web trading platform has several alert functions which can be used to notify you of potential trading opportunities and market volatility. We have different alerts for all types of traders, from the technical analyst to the long-term investor. Before we get into the different alert types it’s worth making sure your Notification Preferences on MyIG are set up correctly and notifications are turned on within your mobile settings area. The blog article on the right may be of help if you

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JamesIG

#IGBrexitChat - submit your questions to our panel - EMEA trading session

Tuesday the 15th will see a UK Parliamentary vote in the Commons regarding Brexit. There is considerable uncertainty surrounding the vote, however one thing is known: this could make or break Theresa May's Brexit deal. The political uncertainty has flowed over into the financial markets with a number of assets seeing significant volatility. A ratified deal is likely to display stability and confidence resulting in a strengthening GBP, and possibly a short term boost to British stock prices and i

JamesIG

JamesIG

Dividend Adjustments 1 Jun - 8 Jun

Expected index adjustments  Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 1st June 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: Al

Dividend Adjustments 8 Jun - 15 Jun

Expected index adjustments  Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 8th June 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 
 

Dividend Adjustments for 07-Sep to 14-Sep UPDATED

Expected index adjustments  Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 7th Sep 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 adju

ThomasIG

ThomasIG

Dividend Adjustments 23 Sept - 30 Sept

Expected index adjustments  Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 23 Sept 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 Bloom

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MaxIG

Dividend Adjustments 23 Mar - 30 Mar

Expected index adjustments  Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 23 March 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.   How do dividend adjustments work?  This information has been prepared by IG, a trad

CharlotteIG

CharlotteIG

The new IG Community forum is live

A trading forum and help and support network for IG clients Over the last few months we have been working on a new layout for your Community, as well as adding greater functionality and new content areas. Today is the 'go live' date and we hope you like what you see. Have a browse, and if you have any feedback or suggestions please add a comment below. Maybe take this opportunity to make your first Community post if you haven't already? This purpose of this forum is for like-minded cli

JamesIG

JamesIG

 

Dividend Adjustments 2 Mar - 9 Mar

Dividend Adjustments 2 Mar - 9 Mar Expected index adjustments  Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 2 Mar 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 forec

End of year FX swap rates - significant moves currently likely

Please be aware that due to year end market factors we are seeing significant moves in the funding rates for most FX pairs. This has been observed across the market, although some pairs are looking to be worse affected than others (most notably if you are short US dollars). These factors include financial institutions balancing their books before the end of the year, putting a strain on certain currencies. You can see overnight funding charges on FX pairs by using the link to the right. Thi

JamesIG

JamesIG

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 30 Mar - 6 Apr

Expected index adjustments  Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 30 March 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.                                                                     Special Di

ThomasIG

ThomasIG

Dividend Adjustments 6 Apr - 13 Apr

Expected index adjustments  Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 6 April 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.                                                                     Please note there are no s
 

Dividend Adjustments 4 May - 11 May

Expected index adjustments  Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 4th May 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 divid
 

Dividend Adjustments 22 Jun - 29 Jun

Expected index adjustments  Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 22nd June 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 n

ThomasIG

ThomasIG

 

Dividend Adjustments for 10-Aug to 17-Aug

Expected index adjustments  Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 10th Aug 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

ThomasIG

ThomasIG

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