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Post in Got a view on inflation?
What is inflation & the confusions by community member @skyreach.
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Is the Burberry share price ready to soar back into fashion?
The Burberry share price remains 20% below its pre-pandemic point. But a new CEO, soaring full-price sales, and an inflation-resistant clientele could see the FTSE 100 stock gain ground soon.
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Nasdaq enters correction as growth fears loom
The Nasdaq has fallen 10% in two weeks while the year-long uptrend for the S&P 500 is also entering a consolidation phase.
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What is the Dow?
The Dow, known formally as the Dow Jones Industrial Average, is made up of 30 large U.S.-listed companies and is an indicator of how these companies have traded during a standard trading session.
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6 Popular Technical Indicators for Stock Trading
Traders with a strong understanding of technical indicators are usually better equipped to navigate the financial markets than those that lack this knowledge. While personal investing goals, risk appetite and trading style will help to determine a strategy and trading plan, knowing what technical indicators to use in your approach can help to determine possible entry and exit points.
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Boris Johnson Risks Facing Vote of No-Confidence - Impact on GBP/USD
GBPUSD Analysis and Talking Points:
GBP So Far Unfazed by Rising Political Uncertainty.
UK PM Johnson’s Tenure Hinges on Sue Gray’s Investigation.
See our quarterly GBP forecast to learn what will drive prices through Q1.
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Will the FTSE 100 finally beat the S&P 500 in 2022?
The S&P 500’s bloated tech stocks could soon be hammered by tightening monetary policy. And with interest rates rising, it might finally be time for the FTSE 100 to shine.
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How Do You Trade Crude Oil?
To many, crude oil trading looks like the wild west: it’s a singular marketplace lacking diversification seen in other risk-on markets like equities; its traditional futures products can swing $1,000s per day; and the energy source’s options boast twice the volatility of the S&P 500.
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UK Inflation Soars in December, GBP/USD Underpinned by Strong UK Data Releases
GBP/USD Price, Chart, and Analysis:
UK headline inflation hits 5.4%.
Sterling underpinned by the latest data
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Netflix earnings to set the pace for 2022 streaming wars
Netflix Inc (NASDAQ:NFLX) will be the first major streaming service to report earnings this week, offering investors a sign of whether companies have started to pull in enough new customers to justify big spending on online programming in 2022.
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What to watch this earnings season 2022
What to watch this earnings season. While Covid-19 dominated market sentiment in 2020 and 2021, earnings season outlooks are more nuanced for 2022.
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Is Unilever's £50 billion bid for GSK's healthcare arm worth the risk?
The Unilever share price is volatile. And at 3,654p, worth exactly what it was five years ago. Increasing its £50 billion bid for GSK’s healthcare arm could see the FTSE 100 stalwart sink or soar.
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Forex Trading Journal: A How-To and other Forex Trading Tips
A forex trading journal is a log of your trades that can help you refine your strategies based on learning from previous experiences. Just as a business owner tracks inventory, a trader should also keep up with their closed positions.
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US reporting season: 5 things to watch this upcoming earnings season
US reporting season: 5 things to watch this upcoming earnings season.
This reporting season is expected deliver more strong earnings growth, and cap off a year in which profits grew by 40% a share, but the future looks less certain with the rate of growth tipped to plateau into 2022.
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What Drives the Dollar, Breaks the Nasdaq 100 in Quiet Before FOMC Storm?
Risk appetite is still elevated at the upper end of the spectrum, but the correction for the likes of the Nasdaq 100 and S&P 500 create a backdrop of instability.
To determine where the markets are heading over the coming week, it is worthwhile to assess the dominant fundamental drive – and Fed speculation will recede this week.
Aside from US monetary policy, China’s 4Q GDP release is top scheduled event risk, US earnings seasonal will fill out and there are some other rate speculation outlets.
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Is American Airlines on the road to recovery? What to expect from Q4 earnings
Airlines have come a long way since early 2020 and enjoyed some great moments in 2021 before Omicron turned the market upside down. Investors are now eager to see what lies ahead in 2022.
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Netflix share price: what to expect from Q4 2021 results
Netflix's Q4 2021 results should see strong subscriber growth while the group hosts a record content offering, although margins are likely to be impacted by increased cost.
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Natural Gas Trading: Natural Gas Trading Drivers
Natural Gas is a highly popular commodity, particularly amongst day traders. The spread is reasonable with high liquidity, making it easy for traders to get in and out of trades with little difficulty. Nat gas also appeals to longer term traders because this macro asset has been known to trend for extended periods of time. Furthermore, natural gas is susceptible to pockets of volatility which lead to massive price spikes. The good news is these spikes tend to have a seasonal component to them which traders can use to their advantage.
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The Week Ahead On The Markets
US earnings season is now fully upon us, with banks and Netflix taking centre stage during the week. This steady round of corporate updates will dominate the agenda for at least the next three weeks. Aside from this, UK CPI, employment figures and retail sales provide interest for GBP watchers given the ongoing strength in GBP/USD, while Canadian CPI is one to watch given the possibility of a Bank of Canada rate hike later in the month.
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Dividend Adjustments 17th January 2022 - 24th January 2022
Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 17th January 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 bank holiday will usually be posted on the previous working day. 

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.


NB: All dividend adjustments are forecasts and therefore speculative.
A dividend adjustment is a cash neutral adjustment on your account.


Special Dividends:



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Top 3 Technical Analysis Charts for Trading
Technical analysis of charts aims to identify patterns and market trends by utilising differing forms of technical chart types and other chart functions. Interpreting charts can be intimidating for novice traders, so understanding basic technical analysis is essential. This article reveals popular types of technical analysis charts used in forex trading, outlining the foundations and uses of these chart types.
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British Pound Forecast: GBP/USD Catapults Higher, USD Positioning Wipe Out
GBP/USD Analysis and Talking Points:
Position Cleansing for the US Dollar.
GBP/USD Catapults to 200DMA.
Position Cleansing for the US Dollar.
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Q4 US Reporting Season: 5 things to watch this upcoming earnings season
This reporting season is expected deliver more strong earnings growth, and cap-off a year which profits grew by 40% a share, but the future looks less certain with the rate of growth tipped to plateau into 2022.
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Morning Star Candlestick: A Forex Trader’s Guide
The Morning Star candlestick is a three-candle pattern that signals a reversal in the market and can be used when trading forex or any other market. Correctly spotting reversals is crucial when trading financial markets because it allows traders to enter at attractive levels at the very start of a possible trend reversal.
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How to Learn Technical Analysis with DailyFX
Technical analysis is a popular field of study for FX and commodities traders as it can help to make trading decisions with an eye on risk management.
At DailyFX, our analysts and strategists share several different technical analysis methodologies and practices in their reviews of the markets, which can inform trading strategies and help to shape key decisions.
DailyFX technical analysis also includes a plethora of research and education on this topic, and this article goes over some of the more popular resources available to traders, each of which are no cost and available to all.
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