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Dividend Adjustments 12th July 2021 - 19th July 2021

Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 12th July 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 adjustment on your account

Pfizer to seek U.S. authorization for COVID booster shot as Delta variant spreads

NEW YORK (Reuters) -Pfizer Inc plans to ask U.S. regulators to authorize a booster dose of its COVID-19 vaccine within the next month, the drugmaker's top scientist said on Thursday, based on evidence of greater risk of reinfection six months after inoculation and the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant.     The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said, however, in a joint statement that Americans who have

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IG Trading the Markets Podcast: Investment Funds

Investment funds: Julian Cane, manager of BMO Capital and Income Trust, speaks about opportunities presented for the fund in the context of inflation, easy monetary policy, recovery from the global pandemic and the need to continue paying dividends.                                        Why we make Podcasts Podcasts are a great way to develop your trading knowledge and prepare for your time on the markets. You can explore different trends and events with our market dee

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Dollar firm near 3-month high after Fed minutes affirm taper timeline

Dollar Up, Investors Digest Fed Minute’s Reaffirm of Taper Timeline.     The dollar hovered near a three-month high versus major peers on Thursday after minutes of the Federal Reserve's June policy meeting confirmed the world's biggest central bank is moving toward tapering its asset purchases as soon as this year. The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six rivals, was little changed at 92.687 from Wednesday, when it touched 92.844 for the first time sinc

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Analysis: Falling U.S. bond yields may signal death knell for 'reflation' stock trade

STOCK MARKETS   NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stock investors are watching the dramatic moves in the Treasury market for clues on the fate of one of this year’s most successful plays - the so-called reflation trade that helped power shares of economically sensitive companies higher after nearly a decade of underperformance. Investors piled in to shares of energy producers, banks and other companies expected to benefit from a powerful economic rebound earlier this year while betting th

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The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting minutes in Focus

Dollar Down as Investors Await Fed Minutes     The dollar was down on Wednesday morning in Asia ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s release of the minutes from its latest meeting. The euro, meanwhile, fell to an almost three-month low against the greenback as German economic data disappointed and raised concerns about the country’s economic recovery from COVID-19. The U.S. Dollar Index that tracks the greenback against a basket of other currencies inched down 0.01% to 92

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The Most Volatile Currency Pairs and How to Trade Them

FX markets are susceptible to a range of factors which affect their volatility, and many traders look to tailor their strategies to capitalize on the most volatile currency pairs. Currency volatility, often measured by calculating the standard deviation or variance of currency price movements, gives traders an idea of how much a currency might move relative to its average over a given time period. Traders can also gauge volatility by looking at a currency pair’s average true range or 

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Top 5 Things to Watch in Markets in the Week Ahead

The week after the U.S. jobs report is usually one of the lightest of the month in terms of economic data and the coming holiday-shortened week will be no exception. Wednesday’s Federal Reserve meeting minutes may give investors an insight into policymakers behind the scenes discussions after a hawkish shift prompted market turbulence last month. The European Central Bank will also publish the minutes of its latest meeting, while China will release what will be closely watched inflation figures.

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Gold Prices Rebound as the US Dollar and Yields Fall After Strong NFP

GOLD PRICE OUTLOOK: Gold prices are trading higher on Monday following strong US nonfarm payrolls data The US Dollar retreated alongside Treasury yields, boosting precious metal prices Traders are eyeing $1,795 for resistance, breaching which may lead to further gains   Gold prices traded modestly higher during Monday’s APAC session, as a weaker US Dollar and lower yields bolstered the appeal of the yellow metal. Prices continued to consolidate in a tight range

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Crude Oil Prices Climb Ahead of OPEC+ Meeting

CRUDE OIL PRICE OUTLOOK: Oil prices are steady on Wednesday after API reported a larger-than-expected fall in crude inventories OPEC+ will meet to discuss easing pandemic-era production cuts on Thursday WTI is challenging a key chart resistance at $73.5, but upward momentum is fading Source: Bloomberg Crude oil prices held gains during Wednesday’s APAC session, trading near two-and-half year highs. Risk appetite was revitalized after a lab report showed that Moderna

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Amazon and Twitter to report earnings shortly after 9pm (UK time)

Amazon and Twitter to report earnings shortly after 9pm (UK time) The multinational tech giant and the popular social media platform will release earnings tonight. Keep an eye on these stocks to see how the market reacts.   Twitter earnings – What to expect Advertising services account for close to 90% of Twitter’s revenue, which saw a dip in 1H 2020 as businesses cut back on marketing spend in times of Covid-19. However, investors may note that on the back of improving econo

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Easter Trading Hours Email 1st April - 6th April

You can find changes to trading hours over the Easter period listed below, in UK time. Please make sure that you’re familiar with the changes, as they may affect your trades.  Thursday 1 April European indices close at 10pm (quoted out-of-hours until 14:15 Friday) Friday 2 April European and US commodities closed. 24-hour indices quoted until 14:15*. Forex closes at 10pm. Saturday 3

Roblox share price: What’s the outlook following blockbuster listing?

Roblox share price surges following direct listing Online games company Roblox has joined a long-list of companies from the last year – including the likes of Snowflake, Bumble and Unity – which have enjoyed a strong day one pop following their listing on public markets. Unlike those three companies however, Roblox skipped the IPO process completely, instead choosing to take the direct listing approach. Compared to an IPO, under a direct listing, a company sells its shares directly wit

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Presidents' Day trading hours 2021

Presidents' Day trading hours 2021 There will be some changes to our normal opening hours on Presidents’ Day – also known as Washington’s Birthday. Certain markets will be affected on Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 February 2021. Check the table below, and find out how these changes could impact your trading. Monday 15 February US equities and soft commodities are closed Canadian equities are closed (Family Day) US index futures c

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GameStop shares: what you need to know

The surge in GameStop has caught the market’s attention, and that of financial media. A small retail stock, in an industry in long-term decline, has seen its market value rise very rapidly, as retail traders, coordinating via the website Reddit, have bought into the stock using options, forcing the hedge funds that have taken short positions in it to close out their trades, pushing the stock yet higher. What is a short squeeze? This short squeeze is a classic market move, familiar

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FAQ Brexit Update: for EEA clients

Brexit Update: for EEA clients - FAQs How do I agree to the transfer to IG Europe after Brexit? Due to Brexit your IG accounts with IG UK companies will be set to closings only on the 31st of December 2020. We’ve established a new European entity, IG Europe, to ensure you can keep using our services after Brexit. To do so you’ll need to agree to transfer your account(s) to IG Europe by 8 January 2021. How do I agree to the transfer? Simply login to your account via My IG

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Brexit Update: for EEA clients

Brexit Update: for EEA clients As we’ll no longer be able to service EEA clients after the Brexit transition period ends, your CFD account will be set to ‘closings only’ from 31 December 2020. You’ll have at least 30 days to close your positions, before they are closed at the prevailing price from 31 January 2021. Your account will then be closed. If you have previously agreed to transfer your account to IG Europe but have not received confirmation that the transfer has taken place, plea

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Our trading hours this Christmas

You can find changes to trading hours over the Christmas period listed below, in UK time. Please make sure that you’re familiar with the changes, as they may affect your trades. Date Changes Thursday 24 December Half day in most markets. All out-of-hours markets close at 6.15pm, forex and cryptocurrencies close at 10pm. Friday 25 December All markets closed.

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