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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

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

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JamesIG

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

How to turn on notifications for 'Price Alerts'

Alerts are great for keeping you up to date with broad market movements and macroeconomic news events. To make sure you receive the alert on mobile or via email requires an opt-in setting within MyIG, along with settings on your mobile (Push only).    Turning on notifications in MyIG When you’re logged in to your IG account go to your Communication Preferences in MyIG. On the 'Prices & Dealings' tab make sure you have turned on your Email and Push notification options. You can

JamesIG

JamesIG

Join our #IGForexChat and put your currency questions to our expert panel

Submit your questions now! In October we will be hosting a number of live chats and discussion dedicated to the world of currency trading and the foreign exchange market. Each #IGForexChat will focus on a unique topic, relevant to the macroeconomic landscape today. These topics will include; the ongoing US - Sino trade war, Trump's protectionist tariffs, and the renminbi; the uncertainty surrounding Brexit and any ongoing EU negotiations; and finally the recent sell side pressure affecting

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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

#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

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DanielaIG

#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

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

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

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MaxIG

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

JamesIG

JamesIG

 

Dividend Adjustments 9 Mar - 16 Mar

Expected index adjustments  Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 9 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 NB: All dividend adjustments are forecasts and therefore speculative. A dividend adjustment is a cash neutral adj

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

MaxIG

MaxIG

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

 

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 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 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

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

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

JamesIG

JamesIG

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

Dividend Adjustments 25 May - 1 Jun

Expected index adjustments  Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 25th 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: Al
 

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 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 20 Apr -27 Apr

Expected index adjustments  Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 20 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.     Special Dividends    

ThomasIG

ThomasIG

 

Dividend Adjustments 11 May - 18 May

Expected index adjustments  Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 11th 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

ThomasIG

ThomasIG

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