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Brexit

Learn how you could trade the market volatility following Brexit - and hedge your share portfolio and exposure to sterling- with the world's No.1 provider.1

Tips for trading Brexit

Tips for trading Brexit

Set price-change alerts to notify you of significant movements

Cap your maximum risk by placing guaranteed stops on your positions

Consider hedging your portfolio with GBP exposure or other asset classes

Be ready to go long or short whenever opportunities arise

Why trade Brexit with IG?

Deal GBP/USD from just 0.9 points

Go long or short on a range of currency pairs including all major GBP, EUR and USD crosses

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Our guaranteed stops only incur a fee when triggered1

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Access a range of major, minor and exotic pairs – including EUR/GBP

Choose from a range of price alerts

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How to trade Brexit?

You can trade on any Brexit news and the future relationship between the UK and EU or developments by trading financial markets such as shares, forex pairs and indices. The FTSE 100, UK stocks, GBP/USD and gold all likely to experience some movement if relations strengthen or sour in the coming years.

CFDs enable you to speculate on asset's price without taking direct ownership. Instead, you'll take a position on whether you think the price will rise or fall by going long or short. The size of your position and the accuracy of your prediction will determine your profit or loss.

How will Brexit affect GBP?

As the UK and EU were able to secure a deal, stability might be expected to return at least partially to the EUR/GBP currency pair. The deciding factor in the strength of weakness of GBP against EUR in 2021 will undoubtedly be the coronavirus pandemic and how effective the British government is in dealing with it.

For the GBP/USD pair, there were a series of lower highs at the start of January 2021 – indicating USD was strengthening against the GBP, albeit at a slow pace. Possible reasons include the at-the-time upcoming inauguration of Joe Biden as president on 20 January 2021.

How do I hedge Brexit risk?

You can hedge your risk during the transition period by opening positions that will turn a profit if the assets you own start to lose money. When you trade with us, you can hedge against:

Share portfolio risk

We enable you to go short on major indices and over 12,000 shares, so you can protect your entire portfolio from downside risk.

Sterling volatility

We offer forex pairs including GBP/USD, EUR/GBP and GBP/EUR, enabling you to insulate yourself from currency risk.

Use our platform tools to stay ahead

Guaranteed stops

Take control with free guaranteed stops, which only incur a fee when triggered.1

Price alerts

Set alerts with the only provider to offer percentage and point-based monitoring.

Indicators

Stay ahead of volatility with indicators including average true range and Bollinger bands.

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Fast execution on a huge range of markets

Enjoy flexible access to more than 17,000 global markets, with reliable execution

Deal seamlessly, wherever you are

Trade on the move with our natively designed, award-winning trading app

Feel secure with a trusted provider

With 45 of experience, we’re proud to offer a truly market-leading service

Start trading now

Log in to your account now to access today's opportunity in a huge range of markets.

Post-Brexit markets to watch

The table below shows live prices for some of the markets to watch now that UK has left the EU.

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Prices above are subject to our website terms and conditions. Prices are indicative only. All shares prices are delayed by at least 15 mins.

How will Brexit affect the FTSE 100, UK shares and gold?

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  • Shares

How will Brexit affect the UK stock market?

The continued impact of Brexit on the UK stock market largely depends on the effectiveness of the trade deal between the UK and EU. Plus, expanding trading relationships with countries outside of the EU – a key talking point of Brexit – could also impact UK indices like the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250.

What share opportunities will Brexit bring?

Now that Brexit is out of the way, there is considerable opportunity out there for domestic UK shares like Lloyds, Travis Perkins and Persimmon. Companies that do a lot of business with the EU – particularly those that export and import food – will find that they face more red tape and bureaucracy than before, which could hinder performance, at least in the short term.

FAQs

Can you make money from Brexit?

You can make money from Brexit even though the process has formally concluded. The effectiveness of the trade arrangements set out in the withdrawal agreement will no doubt be under scrutiny for the considerable future – which could present opportunities to trade.

CFDs are derivative products that are popular with traders looking to speculate on any underlying market volatility because they enable you to go long or short without taking ownership of any underlying assets.

How can I stay up to date with Brexit's impact on the financial markets?

You can stay up to date with Brexit’s impact on the financial markets through our comprehensive collection of Brexit news, alerts and trade ideas.

Find out more about IG’s news offering

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