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  1. Hi @RENN Thanks for the query Yes, a rights issue will lead to more shares being issued to the market which leads to a dilution of the share price. The ex-date of the rights issue was 22/09/2021 which coincides with the fall in the share price. All the best Anda
  2. Hi @Alangill Thank you for reaching out, Can you please elaborate on your query. We need some context in order to assist. Thanks Anda
  3. Hi @Olivaw Thanks for the response With market maker shares I was more referring to SETSqx shares as per the LSE, which are largely traded at quote. In the US exchanges order expiry options that we offer are determined by our broker, we would offer the options that they prescribe to us. Thanks Anda
  4. Hi @NG82Z7A Thanks for reaching out Can you please email our helpdesk at helpdesk.uk@ig.com for IT assistance. Thanks Anda
  5. Hi @rowgordon Thank you, we have noted your feedback. Anda
  6. Hi there Please contact helpdesk on 0800 409 6789 or helpdesk.uk@ig.com for assistance in accessing your account. All the best Anda
  7. Hi Tom Thanks for the query On Share Dealing you simply would need to change the expiry as indicated below: Please note that in some shares the only available expiry is the day option e.g. Market maker shares In Spread betting or CFDs you can change the expiry as indicated below: All the best Anda
  8. Hi @BradleyP Unfortunately it is not possible to link IG trades to Yahoo, and what we offer in terms of tracking open positions is what is available in the positions window. Being able to categorize open positions between sectors is a good suggestion and we will pass this feedback on to our developers. All the best Anda
  9. Hi @Jb2304 Thanks for the query 100 UK shares = 1pp. Therefore 100pp would equate to 10 000 shares. All the best Anda
  10. Hi @JosephWan For API support you can email webapisupport@ig.com, or visit the following links https://www.ig.com/uk/trading-platforms/trading-apis/how-to-use-ig-api https://labs.ig.com/ All the best Anda
  11. Hi @Ashlee Thanks for the query If you expand the chart, then click near the bottom of the screen you will bring up the chart toolbar. You then need to change the chart price to last traded. Please see the attached. All the best Anda
  12. The US Dollar may catch a haven bid as US-China tensions gradually escalate amid widening disagreements on foreign policy. Political volatility may dampen risk appetite and put a premium on liquidity. Issues over trade, the South China Sea and Taiwan remain the biggest sticking points, with the latter drawing more attention following America’s pullout of Afghanistan. Sino-US tensions were expected to remain high even after former President Donald Trump left office. This is in part due to the structural changes China is implementing as part of its long-term strategy to eclipse the US as global hegemon by 2049. These competing priorities - and with so much at stake - will likely result in political disputes that will spark market volatility. CHINA’S CONFRONTATIONAL APPROACH Deng Xiaoping was famous not only for economically liberalizing China but also for putting into policy the notion of “[hiding] your strength and [biding] your time”. The current president, Xi Jinping, has taken a diametrically opposite approach with the cultivation of nationalism and the complementary use of so-called Wolf Warrior-style diplomacy. The latter is characterized as being far more confrontational and unyielding, something the new ambassador to the United States, Qin Gang, illustrated in a speech earlier this month. While he mentioned areas of cooperation such as climate change, friction over Taiwan and calls for investigations into the origins of COVID-19 are overshadowing these more constructive efforts. While the coronavirus continues to remain the biggest fundamental risk, politics may soon take the spotlight for investors. A sudden flare-up and sustained escalation on this front could put markets on the backfoot and push the haven-linked US Dollar higher at the expense of Asia-based emerging market assets. See my guide on how to trade geopolitical risks BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE (BRI) China’s Belt and Road Initiative (RBI) is a long-term, economic-based foreign policy framework meant to weave economies together in a web with China at the center. It is an extension of the East Asian giant’s broader strategy of regional fortification as a mechanism to insulate itself against any blowback its actions domestically or abroad may elicit from the international community. China has also been expanding into Africa and parts of Europe as a means of securing key economic infrastructural nodes in high-commerce areas. This process had drawn criticism about debt-trap diplomacy, with Beijing accused of exhibiting predatory behavior. From Washington’s perspective, this strategy carries with it concerns about the building of a China-allied political bloc tuned to counter American interests. STRENGTHENING REGIONAL ALLIANCES For the US, this means diminished regional influence. Consequently, the pullout from Afghanistan, combined with VP Kamala Harris’ visit to key Southeast Asian economies shortly thereafter, seems indicative of a stronger pivot to Asia. This may be to Beijing’s dismay, especially as the Biden administration is convening the so-called “Quad” this week to discuss greater multilateral cooperation. On September 24, the leaders of Australia, India and Japan will all meet at the White House to discuss strategies for challenging China’s growing political ambitions. New Delhi and Beijing continue to fight over the disputed Kashmir region and also recently butted heads over the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). This is considered the largest trade agreement in history in that it would encompass 50% of the world’s population, and a third of its GDP. The China-led initiative intentionally left the United States out, signaling that it intends on further cementing its position as a regional hegemon. The common denominator of concern is China, and the multilateral approach to hampering Beijing’s regional aspirations may eventually result in punitive counter-measures by the Asian giant. Australia is an example of this. When Canberra called for an international investigation into the origins of COVID, tariffs - supposedly unrelated - were imposed and calls for boycotts ensued. While the cost of doing this to Australia is far less than to the United States, the precedent of the measure is alarming from a market-oriented perspective. Combined with a telling display of the new, more confrontational approach to diplomacy, this episode makes the case for the likelihood of greater policy friction yet to come. Markets may be caught off-guard. TAIWAN The US exit from Afghanistan initially sparked concerns - particularly from Taiwan - about Washington’s commitments to its allies and foreign political interests. Beijing has warned that in the event of direct military action, the United States would not protect the small island. Having said that, if Beijing truly thought that this is true, its encroachment would have accelerated. Regardless, tension here seems bound to escalate as China pushes ahead with regional expansion, specifically along the so-called Nine Dash Line. This is a demarcation of Beijing’s territorial claims in the South China Sea, Taiwan included. These are opposed by other regional actors too, including Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines, with the support of the US. A formal arbitration effort on the dispute was triggered by the Philippines under the auspices of the UN in 2013. It ruled against China’s claims. Not surprisingly, Beijing rejected the result, calling it “ill-founded”. As time goes on, escalation is likely to continue. As China doubles down on regional fortification, it simultaneously puts up a barrier that makes US involvement more cumbersome For financial markets, this could mean a boost to military-linked stocks and the US Dollar. Exposed regional currencies - such as the Thai Baht, for example - would almost certainly suffer amid a political flare-up. Geopolitical strain will continue for the months ahead, and growing efforts by China and the US to outbid each other in the region will be a source of friction to monitor. Written by Dimitri Zabelin for DailyFX https://www.dailyfx.com/forex/fundamental/article/special_report/2021/09/24/US-Dollar-Outlook-Bullish-on-Future-US-China-Tension.html
  13. GBP/USD has flattened overnight after its strongest rally in a month on Thursday. The British currency has been under pressure recently as an energy crisis has caused a number of gas providers to go bankrupt, but the hawkish tone from the Bank of England sparked some optimism into the Pound pushing GBP/USD above recent resistance at 1.3720, with Dave Ramsden and Michael Saunders, two of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) members, voting for an early end to the pandemic stimulus. GBP/USD Daily Chart On the Dollar side, the hawkish FOMC meeting caused US 10-year yields to rise to their highest level since July, the biggest rise since February when inflation concerns were at the forefront of market drivers. The US Dollar has been picking up on the back of this but has lagged against the British Pound, so we may see the bearish reversal consolidate once again as GBP/USD catches up to the latest USD positioning. In the case that buyers are able to hold off the bearish momentum, GBP/USD faces an area (shaded in blue on the chart) where there has been a lot of price reversals in the past, which means possible resistance on and around the 1.38 mark. Retail trader data shows 63.58% of traders are net-long with the ratio of traders long to short at 1.75 to 1. The number of traders net-long is 22.87% lower than yesterday and 16.48% higher from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 28.14% higher than yesterday and 18.01% lower from last week. Written by Daniela Sabin Hathorn, Market Analyst https://www.dailyfx.com/forex/market_alert/2021/09/24/GBPUSD-Flattens-After-BOE-Induced-Rally.html
  14. Hi there Thanks for the query By default it uses a day as the period to calculate values, please see below All the best Anda
  15. Hi @LuigiLuigi Thanks for the question There are a few differences, however these are some of the important ones to take note of. Barriers You have flexibility over leverage They are limited risk(you can only lose the premium paid to open) but the potential profit is unlimited Barriers have an expiry Turbos You have flexibility over leverage(You decide your leverage based on the KO-level) Also limited risk- you know maximum loss when you open the trade Traded on Exchange Traded 24/5 Possible to add a stop to avoid being knocked out All fees included in initial cost of open (except the commission). Overnight funding is not debited from turbo account In summary Barriers/Turbos offer flexibility over leverage, limited risk and are less capital intensive than CFDs. You can get exposure for far less than in a CFD. Hope this helps All the best Anda
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