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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

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

CharlotteIG

CharlotteIG

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

ThomasIG

ThomasIG

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

Dividend Adjustments for 24-Aug to 31-Aug

Expected index adjustments  Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 24th 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 adj

ThomasIG

ThomasIG

Dividend Adjustments for 31-Aug to 7-Sep

Expected index adjustments  Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 31st 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

ThomasIG

ThomasIG

Dividend Adjustments for 12th Oct - 19 Oct

Expected index adjustments  Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 12th Oct 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

MaxIG

MaxIG

Dividend Adjustments for 16-Nov to 23-Nov

Expected index adjustments  Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 16-Nov 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

MaxIG

MaxIG

Dividend Adjustments 18 Jan - 25 Jan

Expected index adjustments  Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 18th 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 adj

Dividend Adjustments 1 Feb - 8 Feb

Expected index adjustments  Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 1st Feb 2021. 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

Dividend Adjustments 15th March - 22nd March 2021

Expected index adjustments  Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 15th March 2021. 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

How will the new ASIC 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 August 2019, ASIC has proposed changes to the way CFDs can be offered to Australian retail clients and kicked off a consultation period to open up the discussion. After gathering feedback from traders and the industry ASIC announced new regu

John Bollinger talks at an IG Scandinavian event

A look at our in-person seminars Earlier this summer we arranged our largest ever event in Scandinavia, with John Bollinger the creator of the technical Bollinger Bands indicator as a keynote speaker. Other speakers included Lee Sandford, an IG client and the founder of Trading College, and our local market analyst, Erik Hansén. The events, attended by about 450 prospective and live IG clients, were held in Oslo and Stockholm and followed a very similar ‘roadshow’ pattern which some of

JamesIG

JamesIG

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

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

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

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

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.   

CharlotteIG

CharlotteIG

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

JamesIG

JamesIG

Dollar at Yearly High as Markets Pare October Losses – EMEA Brief 31 Oct

USD reaches its highest level this year as it breaches the 97.00 level it tested earlier this year, a level it hasn't seen since June 2017 Asian markets have shown signs of recovery heading towards the end of October which saw significant losses globally. The Shanghai Composite rose just over 1% despite the manufacturing growth rate missing forecasts The Dow Jones also saw strong gains yesterday following a consumer confidence report which beat expectations, reaching its highest le

IGAaronC

IGAaronC

Access Community from the web trading platform

In a continued effort to increase the amount of trade ideas and strategy pieces in the web trading platform, I'm happy to announce both Live and Demo clients can now access Community threads from within the platform. This will specifically surface the very latest threads from the 'Strategy and Market Discussion' board based on the 'most recent new thread post' hierarchy.  This follows further efforts such as including Reuters news and video, IGTV live video, and analyst articles into the pl

JamesIG

JamesIG

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