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Trump focus on Dollar vs Dow; RBA and BOC decisions; a volatility September - DailyFX Key Themes
The 3 themes this week: Is Trump Responding to the Dow, and Would He Prioritize Index Over Dollar? The Bank of Canada and Reserve Bank of Australia Kick off a Season of Critical Monetary Policy Decisions. Seasonality Takes an Extreme Swing in September Through the S&P 500 and VIX.
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MT4; Learn to Trade
"IG offers a multitude of platforms each with their own special features but essentially they all set out to do the same job. If you are just starting out you should not be looking to specialise but should first be seeking to learn the basic art of trading on a average market on a average time frame. Once you have learnt to use a platform picking up how to use any of the others is relatively simple and mt4 is good first choice."
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Trade war hits the gas; recession signals increase; Jackson Hole let down - DailyFX Key Themes
With the global (including the US and China) economy already straining under the weight of the ongoing trade wars, the two largest individual economies too steps this past week to leverage the pressure even higher. As expected, China felt it necessary to respond to the upgraded efforts  announced by President Trump on a staggering $300 billion more in Chinese goods – the ‘rest’ of the country’s imports that weren’t already facing a tax.
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Post in Recession warnings
Join the discussion: "Average time from inversion to recession is quoted at 17 months. If that's right then it puts it late 2020 possibly early 21. We now have the longest bull market ever recorded and it's been driven by massive injections from the central bank needle."
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Hang Seng HS50 Trade Idea
"I would like to share my trade idea on HSI, hope to get advise from all the great people here."
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Cup o' coffee anyone?
"...the price of coffee is way too low for farmers to make money.  The logical conclusion of this is that they will farm something else and supply will be curtailed and then prices will go up, the basic perpetual cycle of supply and demand change."
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Jackson Hole Symposium; collapsing yields; trade wars - DailyFX Key Themes
Our three topics for the week: Jackson Hole Symposium Has Too Much to Cover. The Inverted Yield Curve vs Sovereign Debt Sliding Into Negative Yield. Trump Eased Trade War Pressure but Neither Markets Nor China Placated.
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Dividend Adjustments 19 Aug - 26 Aug
Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 19 Aug 2019. 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. 
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Trump trying to stir volatility?; seasonal lull; Pound near decades low - DailyFX Key Themes
The dust is still settling from the most recent string of reciprocal retaliations between the US and China in their ongoing trade wars. As a brief synopsis, the White House frustrated by the lack of progress in negotiations as they were due to break for a month announced August 1st it would slap a 10 percent tariff on the remaining $300 billion in Chinese goods that it was not already taxing.
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Dividend Adjustments 12 Aug - 19 Aug
We're expecting a large dividend adjustment on the FTSE this week. Please see other expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 12 Aug 2019.
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Stocks recover losses on rate-cut hopes: APAC brief - 8 Aug
Stocks recover losses on rate-cut hopes: Wall Street equities climbed into the close, after an ugly open for the US market overnight, while global bond yields continued to fall, on increased bets of interest rate cuts from the world’s largest central banks. When market action is still foggy, it can be hard to draw firm conclusions about cause-and-effect in price action. But it would strongly seem that the latter was responsible for the former during last night’s trade. Hence, US stocks were up on the basis that traders are pricing in a remarkably high chance that the Fed will be cutting interest rates by 50-basis-points at their next meeting, and that the ECB will be cutting rates next month, too.

 
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Heikin-Ashi candles on IG charts: how to turn on HA candles
Heikin-Ashi candles are now available on the IG trading platform for both desktop and mobile. This feature has been one of the more highly requested additions to charts as these types of candles are commonly used by traders looking at identifying trends visually without the need of complex analysis.
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Is trading indices better than trading stocks?
Stocks vs indices? Longer term candles vs shorter term? How do you trade? Join the discussion.
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Index Dividend Adjustments 5 Aug - 12 Aug
Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 5th Aug 2019.
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'Satoshi' selling $8bn of BTC
"The end is nigh - 'Craig Wright, the man who claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto... promised to donate $8bn worth of bitcoin to charity in 2020'" Join the debate and have your say.
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Fed rate cut; another year of trade war; a currency war - DailyFX Key Themes
There is a span of high-level rate decisions this coming week, but only one of these updates carries serious potential to not only move its domestic assets but further potential to generate reaction from the entire financial system: the FOMC.
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Post in What drives financial markets? - Myth busting!
Get on board with the discussion on Community - "I think this one is even clearer than the USD to Gold relationship.  There seems to be no material benefit in holding Gold during recessions or market crashes, except perhaps that as was the case in 1929, Gold at least held its value while stocks were crashing."

Post in Earnings Calendar
"Names to look out for this week, Apple the big one on Tuesday after close, look out for Shopify on Thursday before US open mentioned in the Something Interesting thread."

Place working orders from IG charts
We have a great new feature which is available on desktop charts: you can now trade faster by choosing to place a working order directly from the charts, rather than needing to fill out the deal ticket, and take full advantage of our drag and drop stop/limit functions.
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Stocks higher, yields lower, growth concerns persist: APAC brief - 25 Jul
Stocks higher, yields lower, growth concerns persist: The S&P500 rallied to another record high, as Wall Street shrugged off poor earnings from industrial mega-companies Boeing and Caterpillar, and instead focused on solid-enough results from US-tech giants. The rally was supported by a new-leg lower in global bond yields, after European manufacturing PMI data greatly disappointed expectations, and reaffirmed the continued slowdown in the Eurozone economy. That gave the DAX a lift. The Euro slipped, the Dollar edged higher, and gold climbed by half-a-per-cent, too. Oil prices dropped, even in light of a larger than expected drawdown in US crude oil inventories, as commodity markets remain fixed on concerns regarding the global economic outlook.
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Trade our US FANG index 24 hours a day
Take advantage of pre and post market earning season with IG's US FANG index, now available 24 hours a day throughout the trading week.
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Working order preview now on charts
In a similar manner to our position preview feature you can now see your working order shaping up on the charts as you start creating orders from the ticket.
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Dividend Adjustments 22 July - 29 July
Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 22nd July 2019. If you have any queries or questions on this please let us know in the comments section.
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Keyboard shortcuts for chart intervals (and future crosshair data)
If you like to change between different intervals on the IG desktop charts (from 1 minute candlesticks to 5 or 10 minute candles, or to hours, days or months) then we've just made it easier with keyboard shortcuts.
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