#IGForexChat: What effect will Trump’s 'trade war' have on the forex markets?

We’re sitting down with two forex experts to discuss the potential ramifications of Trump’s 'trade war', and giving you the chance to put your questions to them as part of a live Q&A. Join us on Thursday 4 October at 6.30pm (UK time), and get involved on Twitter or Facebook using #IGForexChat.

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With US President Donald Trump continuing to pursue protectionist policies as part of his ongoing 'trade war', the forex markets could remain volatile in the months to come – particularly if China and the EU step up their efforts to retaliate. We’ll delve into their potential reactions, and find out what the future could hold for currency pairs including EUR/USD and USD/CNH.

You can watch the live video stream at 6.30pm (UK time) on Thursday 4 October via the trading platform, or our YouTube, Facebook or Twitter pages.

Who are the experts?

Sam Morton is a professional forex trader, specialising in day and swing trading. As well as working as a technical analyst for a well-known broker, he runs Love-the-Pips.com and an associated YouTube channel, which offers information on forex trading and the markets.

Raj Dhall is a renowned market analyst, whose content has appeared on TradingView, FX Daily, the Society of Technical Analysts, London South East, Interactive Investor and Zero Hedge. His writing focuses on the influence of macroeconomic and political events on the markets.

What will they talk about?

The discussion will cover a broad range of topics related to the 'trade war', including:

  • The possible effects of Trump’s protectionist policies
  • The potential influence of Chinese, EU and G7 reactions
  • How the value of the US dollar, Chinese renminbi and euro will change
  • The key forex pairs to watch over next 12 months

There will be a live Q&A during the session, so you can put forward any topics you’d like the experts to discuss, or any questions you want answered. Post your questions to the #IGForexChat Community page, or use #IGForexChat on Twitter or Facebook to get involved.


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