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    didn't think this required its own thread, but thought it was interesting. Saw it on reddit today. "In the 1640's the Dutch inhabitants of New Amsterdam built a 12' wall to keep the bad hombres out. In 1664 the British ignored the wall and took New Amsterdam by sea. It's now called New York. They took down the wall and built a street. It's called Wall Street" also, If you visit the street there is still a piece of the original wall in the ground. and then some non-finance related dutch/NYC facts : Coney Island = Conyne Eyland, meaning rabbit island (Konijn Eiland in modern Dutch). Staten Island = named in honor of the Staten-Generaal, a government body. Nassau = Name of the royal Dutch house (think "Windsor"). Brooklyn = Breukelen in province Utrecht. Harlem = Haarlem in Noord-Holland. Rhode Island = Roode Eylandt (red island in Dutch). Yankees = the common first names of Dutch men, "Jan" and "Kees" slurred together. Yell that at any Dutchman and you were likely to guess his name. ...thus concludes our history lesson for the day
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    I never knew what the RSI reeeeeeally meant. Thanks for the insight and real world example.
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    Hi @hart, it looks like you will need to switch to the new platform to see that particular function. It looks like an added update to the new platform and may not be added the old.
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    It is quite sad, since Reuters has their principles they need to adhere to that mandate objectivity and factual reporting. https://www.thomsonreuters.com/en/about-us/trust-principles.html In 80-90% of cases they report factual reports and unbiased information, but when it comes to certain political events it's as if the editors and reporters on the stories spin flavor and saturate their own views into the story. Quite dangerous since the markets demand objective reporting and not opinion-based reporting as to make rational and critical investment decisions. I've actually thought of writing them an email regarding this issue, due to the larger amount of biased news-reporting I've been seeing lately. https://macaudailytimes.com.mo/files/pdf2017/FT-2894-2017-09-25.pdf It is in the education systems, and if Harvard is affected by this, which classically has been associated to be on the capitalistic side of the spectrum, one starts to see that this paradox is all-encompassing throughout Western-society. The riches they have amassed are indeed created by market structures, and prominent offshore havens to evade 38% corporation tax (Until Trump change that and profit repatriations have started to flow back to the U.S.*). It is thus therefor very ironic, that they are publicly outspoken and prominent champions of leftist ideologies but when it comes to business, refrain to be true capitalists. I often view the left to be a heep of caffé latte sipping drinkers, intellectuals who so to speak read the driver's manual of the car, but never drive the car and get that intuitive experience of knowledge or society. Monopoly on morality is also one of their characteristics, were being lectured on values of right and wrong creates a judgementative atmosphere, that elevates their position akin to a judge. Summarizing it, one starts to understand that they've taken for granted the riches emassed, which is the same thing they so ferociously criticize and despise - the market.
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    Thank's @NadelinaIG for the inclusion of the video interview with Prof. Steve Hanke on the Venezuelan currency crisis. I haven't laughed so much in ages, a complete take down of Socialism and the Maduro government, plus an interesting aside on gold and oil at the end.
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    thanks for the feedback - I'll make sure to pass it on to the charts team. Whilst we don't have the SD Channel option, we do have the regular SD indicator which may be of interest.
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    Hi @JamesIG, nice addition to indicators. 👍 Been looking for the Standard Deviation Channel indicator that goes on the chart. Can I request that for the next addition? 🍻
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    Hi @The_Alnchemist, the function is only available on the new platform on SB and cfd accounts currently and not available on the share dealing platform but will be when share dealing platform is upgraded.
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    Further to the point above about Brexit, I thought the following article was quite good on the Financial Times. Source: FT
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    Amazon founder Jeff Bezos accuses the National Enquirer’s parent company, American Media Inc, of blackmail, as they wanted Bezos to stop investigating how they gathered his private messages of an affair "Alexa send my nudes to my secret admirer" "Sending your nudes to the National Enquirer"
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    @cryptotrader, Apologies if the Kia example did not make any sense. I have not stated anything about evidence. @cryptotrader, are you able to actually demonstrate or evidence any ETF's which have outperformed traditional Emerging Market or Frontier Markets investment funds or investment trusts over the past 1 yr, 3yr, 5yr or even 10yr? If you are then please do share with the IG Community. I am struggling to find any so I doubt there are many but if you know of any then please do share. I will keep an open mind and will personally consider investing in those ETF's which you suggest and bring to our attention. The point I am making is yes we all know about the 'extra' fund charges for investment funds and even investment trusts to a certain degree. Investing in hedge funds usually entail some form of performance fee. It is well documents that ETF's offer a cheaper and lower cost alternative to investing in those products. The question is on whether they offer superior performance and better returns? If they do then great they should be seriously considered over my examples. If they do not then I would rather pay extra fees and costs to obtain better returns as they is why I invest!
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    @PandaFace, Yes you are quite right. In any downturn in equities, Frontier Markets, will go down the most, followed by Emerging Markets of course. Risk On / Risk Off investor sentiment. I invest monthly into my investment fund portfolio which includes Emerging Market, Frontier Markets and many other areas. I use the 'Pound Cost Averaging' methodology. Where I have tweaked my investment strategy and approach based on acquired knowledge and experience is to invest lump sums only where there are major corrections, pullbacks, drops, etc. Otherwise I continue every month investing into these funds. Recessionary periods and economic instability are the best times that Emerging and Frontier Markets fall which is a good time to invest lump sums in my personal opinion. I have been executing the above strategy for many years now and it has served me well. I am yet to come up with a better investment strategy that is more effective and profitable over a number of years than this. Yes if you were to invest lumps sums only at the lowest point and sell that the highest point then it would provide better returns which actually doing this is very difficult without a 'crystal ball'.
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    @JamesIG, I have an interest in both Emerging Markets and Frontier Markets from a long term investment perspective to create wealth through capital growth. I do not want to trade Emerging Markets. I only want to invest in them and invest in Frontier Markets. I see Gavin Serkin is involved in Frontier Markets yet this GEM Chat does not really mention anything to do with Frontier Markets. Africa is the last large Frontier Market which has huge potential in the future to become an Emerging Market should it seriously reduce corruption, improve living standards, create jobs, create vibrant economies, improve education, reduce poverty, etc. I have invested in both Emerging Markets and Frontier Markets for many years now and believe these increase the chances of an investment portfolio performing better and more profitable over a longer period of time. Here are some articles which may be of interest to those who are interested in Frontier Markets on the IG Community: Frontier markets offer high growth and low valuations https://www.investorschronicle.co.uk/funds-etfs/2019/01/31/frontier-markets-offer-high-growth-and-low-valuations-but-at-a-high-risk/ 'Fortune and glory, kid': the untapped potential of frontier markets https://citywire.co.uk/wealth-manager/news/fortune-and-glory-kid-the-untapped-potential-of-frontier-markets/a1191427 I personally like Asian Frontier Markets and African Frontier Markets. @JamesIG, I do not really have any questions but may well listen to the broadcast to see what if anything they suggest in relation to Frontier Markets. The one thing I do know is that they are long term investments and extremely high risk investments. I am not sure what if anything they can offer me so hence cannot really come up with any questions. I have been disappointed before on the Cryptocurrency broadcasts where they waffle and do not tell us anything some of us already so not know. I suppose these broadcasts are more for new and inexperienced traders? Anyway please do let us know when the broadcast can be viewed as I am sure some of us will forget!
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    do these dividend days only apply at / from a certain time ? I auto-trade btw.
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    It is great for establishing momentum when looking to identify potential trends to assess for trading possibilities.
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    Nice! I'm not a massive one for tech analysis and indicators etc, but its an interesting read to see how its used by putting in that real life example. Thanks.
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    Which commodities in the overall Base Metal Markets do you think will do better in 2019? Which commodities will be hardest hit if China and the USA cannot agree trading terms?
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    Is there any correlation between the oil price and base metal prices, be it positive or negative?
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    I read that 3 and 5 year bonds have 'inverted', which might be taken as a warning indicator of a recession. Are there any correlating indicators in the Base Metal Market, either now, or might be looked for in the near future that will serve as confirmation?
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    Thank you IG. This is one piece of information (tom next swap rate) that I have been waiting for years. CMC has provided that years ago and I am please that IG has finally caught up.
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    @sanjayish, look in notifications and scroll down to the IG Video link to start IGTV on the platform.
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    has started on the platform but not on the IG youtube channel
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    It's ok, Trump has decided oil is about the right price now. 🙂
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    thank folks, for the prompt replies.. Yes i can see it from the new platform. cheers hart
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    Hi @hart, as @Caseynotes mentioned, this functionality has only been added to the new web platform so you would need to switch in order to view it.
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    I do not see such option on my platform,...kindly advise.
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    ig are sating the asx divi is 11.5?
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    @Mercury an Elliot wave man for you here? May be interesting to bounce ideas off
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    In my personal opinion, If the SEC approve an ETF for Bitcoin then the price will go up. By how much I do not know. However, I do not think the a SEC delay or rejection at this stage is quite priced in. If that were to happen then I think Bitcoin could go down to $5000 levels or even lower based on negative sentiment. I think the price behaviour of Bitcoin is showing great strength and resilience and it has done this not just now but over the past 10 years. Large corrections have been seen and then larger comebacks in these 10 years.
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    Good question. Markets - 90% emotions 10% facts. People are deciding their money is safer in US dollars.
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    Hi @Ozee, NZDCAD is on the MT4 platform as well, you need to update your feed. Open the 'Market Watch' panel then right click anywhere in market watch and click 'Show all'. This will update the list and you should find nzdcad though you may have to restart mt4 first.
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    Hi @Verynicebloke, while waiting for IG to make available HA on the new platform don't forget you can get HA, Range and Renko charts on the MT4 platform ...
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    Good amount of corp news on this one. IMO better than just company financials like normal. Thanks.
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    The Trump 'who to upset next' check list; Mexico - check, Canada - check, EU - check, UN - check, China - check, OPEC - check, Iran - check, Turkey - check, the Clintons - check, all Washington politicians (the swamp) - check, ... So much to do, so little time.
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    Trump shows he is not a politician but a businessman yet again, he also pointed out in the same tweet that OPEC was operating as a cartel and that many of the big OPEC states were dependent on the US for protection (which should not be taken for granted). So much for diplomacy but the point was clear and bound to make the OPEC states think.
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    I've actually seen the LME live. Quite an interesting experience.
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    I don't know about other people but it's certainly seems like my radar is getting hit up with companies left right and centre moving away with the whole brexit chat. Do you think this is just media attention or actually legit?