Learn how you could profit from market volatility following Brexit – and hedge your share portfolio and exposure to sterling – with the UK’s No. 1 provider.1
Tips for trading Brexit
Tips for trading Brexit
Download our Brexit trading tips, explaining how to:
Why trade Brexit with us?
Free risk protection
Our guaranteed stops only incur a fee when triggered,3 and are backed thanks to UK regulation by negative balance protection4
How to trade Brexit
You can speculate 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.
Spread bets and CFDs enable you to speculate on an 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 or 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 Brexit risk 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:
We’re the only provider to offer GBP/USD and the FTSE 100 on the weekend, so you can offset your risk whenever volatility arises
Share portfolio risk
We enable you to go short on major indices and over 16,000 shares, so you can protect your entire portfolio from downside risk
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
Take control with free guaranteed stops, which only incur a fee when triggered3
Set alerts with the only provider to offer percentage and point-based monitoring
Stay ahead of volatility with indicators including average true range and Bollinger bands
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Post-Brexit markets to watch
The table below shows live prices for some of the markets to watch now that the UK has left the EU.
How will Brexit affect the FTSE 100 and UK 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.
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1 Based on revenue excluding FX (published financial statements, June 2020); for forex based on number of primary relationships with FX traders (Investment Trends UK Leveraged Trading Report released June 2020).
2 Tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances. Tax law may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK.
3 A small premium is payable if a guaranteed stop is triggered.
4 Negative balance protection is a regulatory requirement of all providers and not a product of IG. It’s important to note that negative balance protection applies to trading-related debt only, and is not available to professional traders.
5 Trading is available around the clock, apart from 10pm Friday to 8am Saturday and 20 minutes just before market open on Sunday.