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What To Expect From Global Markets In 2022
The year 2021 may have marked a real turning point in the markets. The coronavirus continues to spread via a new variant, while the threat of high inflation is increasing. Cryptocurrencies are back in the forefront of investors' minds, commodities have soared and currencies are facing volatility. Equity markets, on the other hand, have continued to rise, or at least the major indices.
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2021: The Year in Review
The year 2021 is rapidly drawing to a close, and while it has been a significant improvement, market-wise, to the previous year, there was plenty of volatility along the way. As we move into 2022, here's a look back at the year that was.
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What are IG’s Christmas trading hours?
During the festive period there will be some changes to our normal opening hours.
We have tried to make this information as accurate as possible, but it is intended for guidance only and is subject to change. Please contact our Helpdesk on 0800 409 6789 for the latest information.
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How to buy penny stocks: tips to get you started
Penny stocks, or penny shares, remain a firm favourite among traders. Check out our top penny stock trading tips for beginners – and find out how you can buy, trade or invest in these shares with us.
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How to Be a Part Time Trader: Tips on Workflow and Strategy
Many people think that trading foreign exchange (FX) requires a lot of time to research the market and to identify trading opportunities. However, the 24-hour nature of FX makes it easier for part time day traders to take advantage of trends in currencies because they are not bound by when an exchange allows them to trade. Therefore, forex trading can be convenient for individuals who cannot afford to invest large quantities of time on trading.
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Could crypto stocks Coinbase and Argo Blockchain soar in 2022?
Bitcoin hit a record £50,000 high in November, but has fallen to under £35,000 today. And as cryptocurrency goes mainstream, it's coming under increasing regulatory pressure.
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Tesla Stock Price: What to Expect in 2022
Tesla’s (TSLA) 2021 return of 57% may not be quite as impressive as the parabolic, 740% return of 2020, but it still stands out against indices like the Nasdaq-100 and S&P 500. Tesla now sits firmly in the top 10 components of both indices, making it a target of investors and traders around the world as everyone waits to see what 2022 will bring for the dominant electric vehicle manufacturer.
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The New York Session: Forex Trading Tips
The New York forex session is one of the most liquid forex trading sessions. When the US session overlaps with the London forex market session it is considered to be the most liquid period of the day.
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USD/CAD : Will the Bank of Canada raise rates to combat soaring house prices?
Canada is grappling with a housing market crisis that has seen the median family home soar 20% in a year to C$720,850. As inflation surges, will the Bank of Canada raise interest rates in 2022?
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Are FAANG stocks worth watching in 2022?
Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Google are five of the largest companies in the world. Could they grow even further as the global economy reopens?
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Could this FTSE 100 renewable energy stock soar in 2022?
As the UK’s energy crisis unfurls in the wake of the COP26 climate summit, investors are turning their eyes to SSE. The stalwart could boom next year on the back of its renewable transition
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Tech Stocks Lead Wall Street to Record High, Gold Prices Up on Inflation Bets
WALL STREET, TECH STOCKS, GOLD, US DOLLAR, CRUDE OIL – TALKING POINTS:
S&P 500 surges to record high in thin trade on hopes for strong holiday sales.
Gold prices up as inflation expectations rise, pulling real interest rates lower.
Crude oil prices up in risk-on trade, eyeing API data as chart resistance nears.
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Forex Candlesticks: A Complete Guide for Forex Traders
WHAT ARE CANDLESTICKS IN FOREX?
Forex candlesticks provide a range of information about currency price movements, helping to inform trading strategies. Trading forex using candlestick charts is a useful skill to have and can be applied to all markets
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The Week Ahead On The Markets
The next two weeks are, as is usual, quite. Only Nike on 20 December is of note on the corporate front. Meanwhile, US durable goods orders in the first week, and then Chinese PMI data right at the end of the year, provide the only real major economic events to watch.
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Dividend Adjustments 27th December 2021 - 3rd January 2022
Please see the expected dividend adjustment figures for a number of our major indices for the week commencing 27th December 2021. These are projected dividends and likely to change. IG cannot be held responsible for any changes made.
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Trading Inflation Expectations
Spiking inflation has been a hot-button topic in 2021, but U.S. Treasury yields have actually declined in recent weeks, suggesting there may be more to this story than meets the eye.
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The Forces of Supply and Demand
The primitive forces of capitalism rule markets like the laws of gravity. Buyers and sellers provoke a battle to find a happy medium agreement in every financial market. As prices dance around on charts, traders are often looking for reasons to explain price movements however, the underlying source of price movement boils down to the relationship between supply and demand.
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What is FOMO in Trading? Characteristics of a FOMO Trader
FOMO – Fear of Missing Out - is a relatively recent addition to the English language, but one that is intrinsic to our day-to-day lives. A true phenomenon of the modern digital age, FOMO affects 69% of millennials, but it can also have a significant bearing upon trading practices.
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Using the COT Report in Forex Trading
The COT report is a weekly sentiment report that can provide forex traders with important information on the positioning of currency pairs. Issued by the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) the COT report can be cross-referenced with a trader’s underlying forex strategy.
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4 charts show the current state of the Covid pandemic heading into 2022
Nearly two years into the Covid-19 pandemic, reported daily infections are rising again as the omicron variant spreads rapidly around the world, in countries ranging from the U.S. and the U.K. to South Africa and Australia.
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WORK, TRADING & HEALTH
What is a virus, How they spread, & How they make us sick? By IG Community member skyreach.
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FTSE 100, British Pound (GBP) Nudge Higher on Positive News Flow
FTSE 100 and GBP/USD Price, Chart, and Analysis:
Omicron may not be as severe as the Delta variant, according to recent studies.
US Q3 GDP data beat market expectations.
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The Future of Gold Miners: Bright or Lackluster?
Gold investors saw back-to-back double digit returns for 2019 and 2020, at 18% and 25% respectively. Perhaps more impressive were the returns of the gold miner ETFs which outpaced both the Gold ETF (GLD) and S&P 500 (SPY) for the 2019, 2020 stretch. Whether utilizing the larger gold miners (GDX) or the small-cap, “junior” miners (GDXJ), investor had an impressive two-year run as miners were seemingly propelled by general stock index euphoria, coupled with a rising price of gold.
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Harami Candlestick Patterns: A Trader’s Guide
The Harami candlestick pattern is frequently used in forex trading to identify trend reversals or extensions. Technical traders respect the indications produced by the Harami candle which makes this pattern invaluable in a trader’s arsenal. This article will cover the following principal topics outlining the Harami candlestick pattern in forex
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British Pound (GBP) – Mixed UK Q3 GDP Data, GBP/USD Nudges Higher
GBP/USD Price, Chart, and Analysis:
Mixed UK Q3 GDP data lends Sterling a small bid.
Market liquidity continues to thin ahead of the holiday period.
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