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What is the VIX index? How to use the volatility index in your trades

The VIX is one of the most widely-used measures of market volatility, for both the S&P 500 and wider stock market. So, what is the VIX, how is it calculated and how can you take your first position on volatility? Find out below.

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September 28, 2023 11:34 AM
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How to trade low volatility: strategies for quiet markets

We talk a lot about how volatility creates opportunities for traders. But what happens when there’s only a little market movement to take advantage of? Find out what to trade when there’s low volatility and what the best low volatility trading strategies are.

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September 22, 2023 10:23 AM
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Volatility trading guide: its causes and the most volatile markets

Markets are always on the move, but the speed and size of price changes is what creates excitement (and risk) for traders. So, let’s take a look at how to trade volatility, and which markets experience the highest levels of volatility.

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September 21, 2023 04:21 PM

Why trade with City Index?

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Klaviyo IPO: Everything you need to know about Klaviyo

The email marketing platform Klaviyo has become a prominent software provider in a crowded field. Learn all about its post-IPO success in 2023.

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September 20, 2023 10:10 AM
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Instacart IPO: Everything you need to know about Instacart

Grocery delivery service Instacart has finally pulled the trigger on its IPO, having delayed it due to market volatility. Find out everything we know about the Instacart IPO.

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September 20, 2023 09:24 AM
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ARM IPO: Everything you need to know about ARM

British semiconductor company Arm Limited – or ARM – went public on Thursday 14 September 2023 after pricing at $51 per share giving it a value of $54.5 billion. Find out everything we know about the ARM IPO.

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September 14, 2023 06:30 PM
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How central banks control money

Money supply is directly controlled by central banks of influential countries around the world. Learn how they decrease and increase money supply in this article.

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Ampere IPO: Everything you need to know about Renault’s Ampere

Renault’s Ampere is a pure play EV and software unit from the powerful French automaker Renault Group. Learn more about Ampere ahead of its spring 2024 IPO.

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September 11, 2023 04:26 PM
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Japanese candlestick patterns cheat sheet

Explore 22 key Japanese candlestick patterns here – including bullish, bearish, reversal and continuation patterns. Plus, how to trade using candlesticks, and more.

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September 11, 2023 02:00 PM
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A guide to CFD trading strategies

Discover the best CFD trading strategies, including which are better for short-term or long-term trading.

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September 5, 2023 08:30 AM
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Starlink IPO: Everything you need to know about Starlink

SpaceX-owned satellite network Starlink has been the subject of IPO rumours for years, but will it list? Here’s the lowdown on the company and whether a Starlink IPO is coming.

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August 30, 2023 10:00 AM
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A guide to trillion-dollar companies

Only a few companies have ever surpassed the trillion-dollar valuation. Let’s take a look at which companies belong to the stock market’s most exclusive club.

Databricks IPO: everything you need to know about Databricks

The Databricks IPO has been highly anticipated for the last two years, but its floatation could finally be on the horizon. Find out everything we know about the Databricks IPO.

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August 23, 2023 08:00 AM
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Cross-currency swap explained: definition, calculation and example

A cross-currency swap is a type of FX instrument used by institutions and banks to gain better access to foreign debt markets. Find out more about this swap and why it’s used.

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August 22, 2023 03:00 PM
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British Pound Analysis: GBP/USD Bulls Boosted by Bets on BOE Bazooka

GBP/USD is approaching near-term resistance around 1.2800 ahead of tomorrow’s retail sales report...

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7 best indicators for day trading

Day trading can be a fast-paced and thrilling environment with lots of potential opportunities. But it can also be a risky activity – it requires knowledge, patience and time. Nonetheless, there are a few technical tools that can help you manage your risk and optimise your strategy.

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August 17, 2023 12:00 PM
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Pairs trading: definition, strategy, and example

Pairs trading is a popular strategy that involves matching a long position with a short position on securities with a high correlation. Learn more about pairs trading and the risks involved.

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August 17, 2023 11:30 AM

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Stochastic oscillator: what is it and how do you use it?

The stochastic oscillator is a technical analysis tool which compares the price range of an asset over a given time period to its closing price.

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August 16, 2023 11:30 AM
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CVC Capital Partners IPO: Everything you need to know about CVC Capital Partners

Learn everything you need to know about the private equity for CVC Capital Partners ahead of its long-awaited IPO set to occur in 2023

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August 15, 2023 10:36 PM
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VinFast IPO: Everything you need to know about VinFast

Electric vehicle company VinFast is set to list in the US via a SPAC deal on Tuesday August 15. Find out everything you need to know ahead of the VinFast IPO.

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August 15, 2023 12:00 PM
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The future of AI trading

The finance industry has one of the highest adoption rates of AI. With machine learning developing faster every day, speculation on what the future could bring is exciting those in the sector.

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Brewdog IPO: Everything you need to know about Brewdog

Craft beer company Brewdog is still hopeful that it will list in 2023, according to boss James Watt. Discover more about the Scottish brewer ahead of its IPO.

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August 15, 2023 09:30 AM
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Relative strength index (RSI): definition, calculation and uses

The relative strength index (RSI) is a technical analysis tool that is used to measure price movement. It is a popular indicator among traders, so let’s dive into what it is and how to use it.

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August 14, 2023 02:30 PM