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S&P 500, Nasdaq: Holiday-shortened week to leave US inflation data on watch
The holiday-shortened week may see a lighter front on the economic calendar, but nevertheless, eyes will be on a key US inflation data release this week, the US core PCE price index, to lay the path for the Fed’s rate outlook.
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FTSE soars to yearly peak as BoE's dovish turn fuels market optimism
FTSE hits a 12-month high after the Bank of England's dovish pivot sparks rate cut expectations, shifting focus to German consumer confidence data.
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The Week Ahead On The Markets
After the central bank action of last week, this week is quieter, with mostly second-tier data such as durable goods orders and US consumer confidence. Kingfisher, Ocado and ASOS are key companies to watch for this week for UK investors.
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Overnight Funding Rates– Shares & Indices 15th Mar 2024 - 31st Mar 2024
Please see the interest rates that are used when IG calculates the overnight funding rate (per annum) on shares and indices.
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Dividend Adjustments 25th Mar 2024 - 1st Apr 2024
Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 25th March 2024.
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Mindfulness: A Zen Approach to Successful Trading!
Mindfulness is a practice that helps you focus on the present moment without judging it. It comes from ancient Buddhist meditation but is now used worldwide for its benefits on mental health. In this post, we'll explore what mindfulness is, where it comes from, and how it can help you in trading. We'll also share some practical tips to get you started.
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Unveiling Forex Controversies: What Every Trader Should Know!
As someone deeply involved in the forex market, I understand the importance of staying informed about the controversies surrounding our industry. In recent times, there has been much discussion and debate regarding various aspects of forex trading. Today, I aim to shed some light on these controversies to help you navigate the forex landscape more confidently.

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The Week Ahead On The Markets
The Week Ahead

Read about upcoming market-moving events and plan your trading week
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Dividend Adjustments 18th Mar 2024 - 25th Mar 2024
Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 25th March 2024. These are projected dividends and are likely to change. IG cannot be held responsible for any changes made.
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Good Friday / Easter Trading Hours 2024
There will be changes to certain markets due to Good Friday / Easter.
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Overnight Funding Rates– Shares & Indices 18th Mar 2024 - 24th Mar 2024
Please see the interest rates that are used when IG calculates the overnight funding rate (per annum) on shares and indices.
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Nasdaq 100: Futures show small gains after a session of losses
Retail traders’ majority sell sentiment drops out of heavy short territory, while CoT speculators shift to the middle from a previous slight buy bias.
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Bank of Japan (BoJ) preview: Views split on upcoming BoJ policy move
Recent data has laid the grounds for some speculations for an end to its NIRP as soon as the upcoming meeting, with the odds of a March rate move now seen as almost a coin flip.
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Are these the best FTSE 100 dividend stocks to watch in April 2024?
These five FTSE 100 dividend shares could be some of the best to watch next month. They are currently the highest yielding on the inde
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Are these the best FTSE 250 stocks to watch in April 2024?
Greggs, ITV, Ocado, Greencoat UK Wind and Direct Line could be the best FSTE 250 shares to watch next month. These shares have been selected for recent market news.
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Overnight Funding Rates– Shares & Indices 11th Mar 2024 - 17th Mar 2024
Please see the interest rates that are used when IG calculates the overnight funding rate (per annum) on shares and indices.
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The Week Ahead On The Markets
US consumer price index (CPI) data dominates the week, as investors await the latest set of price figures for the US economy and assess its impact on the Federal Reserve bank's (Fed) moves in coming meetings. UK employment data is also worth watching, along with full-year figures from housebuilder Persimmon. Please note: US Daylight Savings Time begins 10 March, so all US data is one hour earlier for UK traders.
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Q4 earnings season review – solid but unspectacular performance
Q4 earnings season is nearly done, and we look at the main trends arising from the reporting period for US stocks.
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Nasdaq 100: positive close but futures in retreat
It’s an ongoing bullish technical overview despite recent struggles, with retail traders opting to retain a majority sell bias while CoT speculators reduce their majority buy sentiment.
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Dividend Adjustments 11th Mar 2024 - 18th Mar 2024
Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 11th March 2024.
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Macro Intelligence: Bitcoin bounces back, boom or bust?
Bitcoin skyrockets to record heights. Unpack the cryptocurrency's monumental surge and its potential to sustain the boom or face a bust.
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The Week Ahead On The Markets
The European Central Bank (ECB) meeting and US non-farm payrolls are the major event of the week, with the ECB’s rate decision likely to set the tone for eurozone assets for the rest of the month. Insurers are the main UK corporate news this week, while US earnings season continues to wind down, though retailers Target, Costco and Gap report figures.
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Counting the Cost: How Many Days Interest on Forex Open Positions- Mar 2024
Find below the table that shows the number of days' worth of overnight funding fees you will be charged if you keep a Forex position open on a particular day. The overnight funding fee is the cost of holding a position overnight through 10 PM UK time, and it is charged at the end of each trading day. This fee is calculated based on the size of your position and the interest rate differential between the two currencies involved in the trade plus the IG admin fee.
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Overnight Funding Rates– Shares & Indices 04th Feb 2024 - 10th Mar 2024
Please see the interest rates that are used when IG calculates the overnight funding rate (per annum) on shares and indices. This does not include the IG admin fee. The information provided is an indication as of 04th Feb 2024 and will be published weekly on Mondays.
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Crypto revival: Bitcoin skyrockets 50% in 2024
Bitcoin's explosive 2024 rally sees a nearly 50% increase and with anticipation of the halving event, the king of crypto leads a potential alt-coin rally.
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