Expected index adjustments
Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 8th July 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
Facebook Inc. works on its plans to create a cryptocurrency allowing money to be transferred on Whatsapp, focusing on the remittances market in India first
Chinese stocks become one of the worst performers globally as the Shanghai composite and Shenzhen index fall over 20% and 30% respectively this year
US Futures show a slight incline in performance for stocks on Wall Street, following a fall for the second day in a row. Dow Jones Industrial Average suggests an opening gain over a
May bank holiday trading hours
There will be some changes to our normal opening hours over the public holidays in May. Check the table below to see how the changes could impact your trading.
We have tried to make this information as accurate as possible, but it is intended for guidance only and is subject to change.
Samsung announced the Galaxy Fold the first consumer available phone to feature a folding display. The new phone also comes with a $1,980 price tag.
Barclays report full-year net profit of £1.4 billion for 2018, pulling back from 2017's significant losses.
Theresa May reports positively about Brussels talks but is it too little too late after three Tory MPs quit the party to join an independent group yesterday.
Google have stated that the omission of the Nest Guard home a
Expected index adjustments
Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 29th July 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
Expected index adjustments
Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 15 Oct 2018. 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
Barrick Gold has announced an unsolicited plan to merge with Newmont Mining in a $19 billion all-share transaction. The merger, if successful, would create the world's largest gold mining company and could potentially re-shape the industry, along with gold prices. This comes after Barrick completed their $6.1 billion acquisition of Randgold Resources last month.
Tesla shares fell almost 5% yesterday after the SEC asked a judge to hold CEO, Elon Musk, in contempt for failing to abide by a
Trump back introduction of tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods in ongoing trade dispute with China
US president also threatens to withdraw the United States from the World Trade Organisation "if they don't shape up", claiming unfair treatment
US & Canadian leaders optimistic in reaching revised NAFTA agreement by today's deadline
Panasonic are set to move their European base outside of London to mitigate risk going into Brexit
Argentinian government rai
Expected index adjustments
Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 24 Dec 2018. 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
The Dow Jones continues its tumble, losing more than 1,300 in two days, as worries over interest rates and trade barriers continue.
The S&P dropped 2%, bringing its October losses to 6%
The sell off in the US also saw sell offs in Europe, with FTSE down 1.9%, DAX 1.3%, CAC 1.8% and EU STOXX 1.95%.
The VIX rose almost 9%, reaching it’s highest levels since February this year
Despite rising interest rates and a booming economy, bank stocks are trading lower, reachi
Whilst the Tokyo markets are on holiday, most other Asian equity markets slip on reports that Washington are continuing their tariff roll outs with a focus once more on Chinese imports. Thin liquidity due to the closed Japanese market didn't help, however moves in currencies seem minor.
Dollar steady against a basket of major currencies, whilst gold nudges up.
Oil prices have generally eased as the trade war row potentially distorts the demand outlook.
The cryptocurrency mar
Asian markets fall for the fourth day and major currencies are generally trading in a tight range.
MSCI Asia-Pacific index down 0.5% whilst Japan's Nikkei (the Japan 225) loses 1%.
USD slightly softer going into US Initial Jobless Claims and FOMC minutes later today.
Gold is holding steady before Fed minutes, whilst copper and zine are stuck near their one year lows on trade woes.
Oil prices fall as Trump slams OPEC on twitter and blames the cartel for rising gas pri
Bitcoin could have bottomed as its priced stabilized after the big disappointment it gave earlier this year. As the cryptocurrency has corrected 80-90% multiple times in the past, the slump this year could only be another bump in the road. However, scalability issues flog the currency as its promoters try to entail it in the real economy. Is the crypto market ready for another roller-coaster?
Oil temporarily bottomed after falling 7%, amidst concerns over the strength of global trade. Wes
Asia stocks were higher Wednesday morning; Nikkei 225 rising over 2%, ASX 200 up by 1.25% and Hang Seng Index around 1.36%. This was followed by the news of China to cut US car tariffs from the planned 40% to 15%, the same tax charge on car imports from other countries
May traveled on Tuesday back to Europe to try and gain a few more concessions from the European side, in regards to the Brexit deal. It is rumoured that 48 letters of no longer supporting May have been sent. May to face a v
Trump tariffs now in effect, however markets have generally priced this in.
Fed hints at last nights FOMC that it could raise rates twice more this year. Greenback gains removing some of the earlier gains from GBPUSD.
Carney warns that Trumps trade tariffs could damage the global economy knocking up to 2.5 percentage points of global growth over three years, but has warned Trump that these tariffs will hurt the US the most. Carney still upbeat about UK growth.
New figures sh
Changes to margin this weekend
We will be increasing a range of minimum margin rates on new positions only going into the weekend, as per the below. No impact for retails traders or markets where minimums are already higher and no changes to any existing positions.
Indices to 5% at 16:00 GMT
FX/Gold to 3% at 16:00 GMT
Oil (energies) to 15% at 16:00 GMT
We will revert to lower margins rates on Sunday with minimum rates of 1% Indices/FX and 5% Oil. Once again these
Trade War Relief, But How Much?
Finally, some trade war respite. Or at least, what looks like relief. Following week after week of steadily escalating threats and a few decisive actions (and retaliations) along the way, there was finally a joint statement of agreement between key global leaders. Following their meeting in Washington DC, US President Donald Trump and European Union President Jean Claude-Juncker issued a statement of success this past Wednesday. Any pause in this quickly bal
Written by Kyle Rodda - IG Australia
I see red: The global equity rout continued last night, and out to the furthest horizons it was a sea of red. There was very little reprieve no matter where one spun the globe. The Asian session saw China's equity bounce faded again, joining the suffering experienced by the Nikkei, Hang Seng and ASX200; European indices continued their orderly decline, underpinned by a 1.6 per cent drop in the DAX and a 0.76 per cent fall in the FTSE 100; and with less t
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Coffee giant Starbucks announced that same-stores sales grew by 4% in its home US market, with overall revenue also beating expectations. Speaking about the results, CEO Kevin Johnson said that "Our streamline efforts over the past six quarters are paying off by allowing us to bring more focus and discipline to our three strategic priorities".
Talks are continuing in the US as the Senate tries to reach an agreement to end the government shutdown, which is now in its 34th day. The White ho
Trump and Mexico reach trade to key parts of a trade deal to replace the current ‘NAFTA’ agreement.
S&P 500 and Nasdaq closing at record highs for the second consecutive session. Dow finished above 26000 for the first time since February.
Turkish lira sees a fresh sell off after a week long national holiday as investors don’t see an end to the US row.
Netflix sees the appointment of a new communications officer, previously top executive to Facebook.
Changes to opening hours from 8 March
Between Sunday 8 March and Sunday 29 March, US and Canadian markets will trade one hour earlier than usual in UK time. This is to reflect the start of Daylight Saving Time (DST) in the US on the former date, and British Summer Time (BST) in the UK on the latter.
Please note the following changes during this period (all times GMT):
• US & Canadian equities (including equity options) markets will be open between 1.30pm a
Apple hosting event in Brooklyn today, starting at 2pm UK time. New iPad announcements expected
UK Chancellor Philip Hammond announced plans to implement Digital Services Tax from April 2020
UK government’s “Cryptoasset Taskforce" published its final report yesterday outlining a range of regulatory steps around crypto assets
Bitcoin dropped $200 after two weeks stagnating around $6,400. Having achieved earlier this month a 17-month low volatility rate the perception that i
It is Not Wise to Start Financial Fires in a Market so Parched for Value
The financial markets find themselves in between two storm fronts. On the one hand, there is the seasonal liquidity drain that is associated with Summer trade. More historical norm than actual exchange closures, the ‘Summer Doldrums’ present a consistent curb on volume, open interest, volatility and productive trend year after year. However, the restraint is not guaranteed. Though not as common as those Fall (for the N
European shares seen opening slightly higher
Interest rates and details of asset purchases by the ECB remain unchanged after yesterdays meeting.
No mention of protectionist policy or further details on the supposed resolution of aluminium and steel tariffs were given by Draghi.
Prescription cannabis for medical use is now legal in the UK after a reclassification of the drug.
Amazon smash forecasts of $2.54 EPS with a healthy $5.07 for their end of years.
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