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IG Community Morning Call
Every day throughout the trading week we post a macro economic wrap and morning call here. This is posted before the European equity markets open at 8am London time and gives an overview of how the markets have reacted over the last 24 hours, as well as give an idea of what to expect from the day. 

2017-09-22 15_02_39-Morning Call - Daily Discussion 18.09.17 _ IG Community.pngYou'll notice we sometimes include markets of interest and client sentiment if there is a particular market event or important data release, or a particular global event which is providing a potential trade opportunity. An economic calendar from our sister news site, Daily FX, and some interesting links are also included at the bottom of the page. 



Market Discussion and Strategy
The IG Community is a place for clients to share trade ideas and strategy. You can see all the asset class discussion here. We have broken the sections down into individual asset types such as FX, commodities, indices, shares, and general trading discussion. 

It's important to remember to never trade based purely on something you have read without doing your own due diligence. If you do see a trade idea you like, make sure you do your own research around it and that you understand the deal you are going to place. There's no problem trying something in a Demo account if you wish as this is a great place to try a strategy without any risk. 



New platform releases 
IG have recently released a new web trading platform which has far more functionality and additional charting tools which maybe useful for your technical analysis strategy. You can see everything we have on offer via the IG Community New Platform section. I have included a video talking about the new platform below which some people may find interesting. Currently this is only available on a spread betting account, however we will soon be rolling it out for CFD clients as well. You can also check out our IGTV video on how to trade economic events which highlights other aspects of the new platform. 


IG Features

Every couple of weeks the IG Community will host a 'Feature'. This will be a topical post which will focus on a specific market movement, a macro economic news release, or another area which maybe of interest for the Community. Sometimes this will be a technical discussion, whilst other times it will be a 


Our first couple of posts can be reviewed below, and if you have any requests of what you would like to see, please let us know in the comments section below.



Dividend Adjustments
Each week, we receive the forecast for the number of points any index is due to drop by, and we publish this every Friday here. As dividends are scheduled, public events, it is important to remember that leveraged index traders can neither profit nor lose from such price movements.

With this in mind there are some trading strategies which will focus on the individual constituents of that index (i.e. an individual share), or the index price action before or after the event. 

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