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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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Cryptocurrency restrictions

Retail traders:  As of 6 January 2021, new FCA rules mean that you will no longer be to trade cryptocurrencies using derivatives like spread bets and CFDs if you’re classified as a retail trader. Professional traders, however, can continue trading cryptocurrencies as usual.          You can find out whether you’re eligible to be classified as a professional using our criteria. Professionals are also eligible for lower margin rates, monthly rebates and credit facilities, amongst other fea

CharlotteIG

CharlotteIG

US jobs report preview: will markets look beyond slowing NFP trend?

US jobs report preview: will markets look beyond slowing NFP trend? Friday’s US jobs report looks unlikely to derail the vaccine-led optimism that has dominated the past month. The November US jobs report due out on Friday provides traders with a fresh opportunity to gauge the direction of travel as the country continues to suffer at the hands of the coronavirus. With the month seeing widespread optimism over the impending vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca, we have se

CharlotteIG

CharlotteIG

Changes to trading hours over the US Thanksgiving period

Changes to trading hours over the US Thanksgiving period There will be some changes to our normal opening hours over the US Thanksgiving period. Check the table below to find out how these could impact your trading. Thursday 26 November: US equity markets are closed. US index futures close early at 6pm. We’ll make an out-of-hours price on Wall Street, US 500 and NASDAQ from 6pm until the futures reopen at 11pm. The VIX closes early at 4.30pm. US Crude closes

CharlotteIG

CharlotteIG

Will Synairgen shares keep soaring on new Covid-19 treatment?

Will Synairgen shares keep soaring on new Covid-19 treatment? Synairgen shares are up 30% on Friday following positive trial data, with its new Covid-19 drug containing a protein that reduces the odds of developing severe symptoms and accelerates recovery. Synairgen shares soar 30% on new Covid-19 treatment The Southampton-based biotech company’s drug accelerates patients Covid-19 recovery Synairgen stock is up 2150% year-to-date. Shares in Synairgen are rallying sh

CharlotteIG

CharlotteIG

Election special - weekly report

Election special - weekly report by Monte Safieddine @Monte_IG We’ve been here before, polls that show one side enjoying a sizeable lead And while 2020 may have felt like more than a decade, the 2016 surprise is still relatively fresh in the minds of those wondering which party will control which of the three There have been plenty of polls done by countless organizations, but thus far most show a comfortable lead for Democratic candidate Joe Biden, and for the Democratic party to r

CharlotteIG

CharlotteIG

US jobs report preview: will NFP follow ADP rise?​​​​​

US jobs report preview: will NFP follow ADP rise? The September US jobs report released on Friday provides traders with a fresh opportunity to scrutinise the economic recovery after months of improvements that have followed the first quarter (Q1) economic collapse. Coming at a time when we have seen a resurgence for the dollar, the jobs report will be released at 1.30pm on Friday 2 October. Tune in to IGTV live announcement and analysis this Friday at 1.25pm UK time on the IG plat

CharlotteIG

CharlotteIG

US presidential election: what does it mean for markets?

US presidential election: what does it mean for markets? United States presidential election United States Donald Trump Joe Biden Brexit 2016 United Kingdom European Union membership referendum Election a key moment for markets The US presidential election is one of the most closely watched events in the calendar. Although it only occurs every four years, most of the preceding year is taken up with choosing candidates and deciding policy platforms, while the immediate aftermath is

CharlotteIG

CharlotteIG

US jobs report preview: will NFP follow underwhelming ADP release?​​​​​

Friday’s US jobs report could bring a bearish reversal for the dollar despite the ongoing bid to claw back jobs lost in March and April. The August US jobs report released on Friday provides traders with another opportunity to take a close look at the ongoing economic recovery following the economic collapse that took hold in the first half (H1) of 2020. Capping off the week, the jobs report will be released at 1.30pm (UK time) on Friday 4 September. ADP weakness could spell trouble fo

CharlotteIG

CharlotteIG

May bank holiday trading hours

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.  

CharlotteIG

CharlotteIG

Dividend Adjustments 13 Apr - 20 Apr

Expected index adjustments  Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 13 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         I

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Guest KirbyIG

Weekend margin

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 thes

CharlotteIG

CharlotteIG

Volatility reminder and extended weekend closure

Volatility reminder and extended weekend closure Due to ongoing volatility, there is significant risk that markets may gap when they re-open on Sunday night. Please ensure that you’re comfortable with the size of your positions heading into the weekend, and also be aware that we may see circuit-breakers applied over the coming days – see below.  We urge you to do the following:   •   Monitor your positions closely at all times   •  Ensure you are comfortable with the size of you

CharlotteIG

CharlotteIG

Changes to opening hours from 8 March

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 1.30p

CharlotteIG

CharlotteIG

Dividend Adjustments 24 Feb - 2 Mar

Dividend Adjustments 24 Feb - 2 Mar Expected index adjustments  Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 24 Feb 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 for

CharlotteIG

CharlotteIG

Dividend Adjustments 17 Feb - 24 Feb

Expected index adjustments  Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 17 Feb 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 neutr

ThomasIG

ThomasIG

GDP top data listing ;coronarivus influence confusion; FX intervention - DailyFX Key Themes

From the Data, Growth is Top Concern Again  If we were to gauge how much market movement is arising from scheduled event risk relative to those unexpected winds from the headlines, I would put greater emphasis on the latter. That can make for difficult trading conditions considering updates like the coronavirus spread do not abide a clear time and distinct categorical outcomes. In this kind of environment, it is more difficult to establish clear and productive trends as there is not a clear

JohnDFX

JohnDFX

Dividend Adjustments 10 Feb - 17 Feb

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

Guest KirbyIG

Guest KirbyIG

Growth signals sour; Fed and ECB testimony; China in focus - DailyFX Key Themes

An Economic Update on the Calendar and In the Public Eye Concern over the course of the global economy was revived this past week with a few troubled indicators raising awareness, but the real interest was what arose in the market-based measures. With the recovery in capital market measures, the meaningful divergence in performance from growth-sensitive assets like copper and crude oil (with a 13-day consecutive drop and 13-month low respectively). In fact, the 60-day correlation – a three-

JohnDFX

JohnDFX

Dividend Adjustments 3 Feb - 10 Feb

Expected index adjustments  Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 3 Feb 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 adjust

ThomasIG

ThomasIG

Coronavirus sentiment spread; growth fears; integrate technicals - DailyFX Key Themes

The Economic Costs Versus the Sentiment Costs of the Coronavirus  Interest in – or really, fear of – the spread of the Wuhan China-based coronavirus ballooned this past week. We could take an anecdotal peruse of the headlines, but I prefer something a little more quantitative. The global, financial-related search for ‘virus’ this past week hit its highest level in over 15 years according to Google. Their data only goes back to 2004, but there is a good chance that the SARS epidemic the year

JohnDFX

JohnDFX

Dividend Adjustments 27 Jan - 3 Feb

Expected index adjustments  Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 27 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 neutr

ThomasIG

ThomasIG

Coronavirus; EURUSD volatility lifts FX volatility; S&P 500 quiet hits an extreme - DailyFX Key Themes

Coronavirus Adds Another Wild Card for Sentiment to Absorb  When it comes to the standard themes I have been following closely these past few months – growth fears, trade wars and monetary policy effectiveness – there have been frequent updates and it hasn’t been particularly challenging to take their temperature at any particularly time. While the threat of a recession or trade war that threatens to encompass much of the world will not exactly inspire confidence among investors, the knowle

JohnDFX

JohnDFX

Dividend Adjustments 20 Jan - 27 Jan

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

Guest KirbyIG

Guest KirbyIG

US-EU trade war; central banks; range, breakout or trend conditions? - DailyFX Key Themes

Will the White House Pick a Fight with Europe?  The long-awaited first step towards de-escalating the most taxing trade war in modern financial history – between the US and China – took place this past week. Representatives for both countries, US President Trump and Chinese Premier Liu He (notably not President Xi) participated in a very long signing ceremony. The contents of this first stage for finding a long-term and full compromise is important as is stands as the symbolic doorway with

JohnDFX

JohnDFX

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