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4 Effective Trading Indicators Every Trader Should Know

THE BENEFITS OF A SIMPLE STRATEGY Traders tend to overcomplicate things when they’re starting out in the forex market. This fact is unfortunate but undeniably true. Traders often feel that a complex trading strategy with many moving parts must be better when they should focus on keeping things as simple as possible. This is because a simple strategy allows for quick reactions and less stress. If you’re just getting started, you should seek the most effective and simple strategies for i

When Can S&P 500 Volatility Break a Stock Diversification Strategy? Analyzing the VIX

S&P 500, VIX INDEX, STOCK SECTOR DIVERSIFICATION, MACRO - TALKING POINTS The S&P 500 has 11 sectors to choose from to diversify stock portfolios Broadening exposure is not always perfect at avoiding market volatility What levels of VIX undermine this strategy and what can traders do? WHAT IS STOCK SECTOR DIVERSIFICATION? If an investor wants to diversify exposure in the US stock market, there are plenty of sectors to choose from in the S&P 500. On t

Dividend Adjustments 27th June 2022 - 4th July 2022

Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 27th June 2022. These are projected dividends and likely to change. IG cannot be held responsible for any changes made. Dividends highlighted in red include a special dividend, therefore some or all of the amount will not be adjusted. Amount in brackets is the expected adjustment after special dividends excluded (where shown on major indices). Dividend adjustments due to be posted on a

Where to next for Coinbase shares?

With rivals such as Binance.US announcing it will offer zero-fee trading for Bitcoin as crypto currencies remain under pressure, how much further can Coinbase’s share price slide? Source: Bloomberg   Forex Shares Coinbase Cryptocurrency Bitcoin Share price

How to Manage Fear and Greed in Trading

MANAGING FEAR AND GREED WHILE TRADING: MAIN TALKING POINTS Fear and greed are two drivers that influence our everyday lives These influences carry over to trading and can be detrimental Traders can remove these drivers by looking at the big picture and planning ahead Fear and greed are often identified as the main drivers of financial markets. This is clearly an oversimplification, however fear and greed do play an important role in the psychology of trading. Understandi

Contractionary Monetary Policy: What is it and How Does it Work?

WHAT IS CONTRACTIONARY MONETARY POLICY? Contractionary monetary policy is the process whereby a central bank deploys various tools to lower inflation and the general level of economic activity. Central banks do so through a combination of interest rate hikes, raising the reserve requirements for commercial banks and by reducing the supply of money through large-scale government bond sales, also known as, quantitative tightening (QT). It may seem counter-intuitive to want to lower

What next for GBP as UK inflation rises further?

Household budgets are being tested again with another uptick in inflation, this time to 9.1% year-on-year.    Jeremy Naylor | Writer, London | Publication date: Wednesday 22 June 2022      Inflation continues to rise Inflation data out today comes at a very difficult time for the economy and for us consumers as we continue to feel the pressures of upward prices that we've been seeing, w

Gas Price Gouging or Grandstanding?

American consumers are paying a lot more than usual for gasoline, but economists don’t lay the blame on price gouging. The market is driving up prices because D.C. politicos banned crude oil imports from Russia—the third-largest oil producing nation—in the wake of its invasion of Ukraine. But President Joe Biden and a lot of members of Congress don’t see it that way. “American oil and gas companies should not—should not exploit this moment to hike their prices to raise profits,” B

What is the RBA’s next move?

The RBA is expecting inflation to peak at around 7% in December and begin to cool down early next year so why is the RBA's Governor Lowe positive that a recession is unlikely for Australia? Source: Bloomberg   Inflation Central bank Recession Australia Demand CFD

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