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Brexit

Learn how you could profit from the 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

Set price change alerts to notify you of significant movements

Fund your international account with a credit or debit card to access different markets.

Cap your maximum risk by placing guaranteed stops on your positions

Be ready to go long or short whenever opportunities arise, even at the weekend

Why trade Brexit with us?

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

Free risk protection

Our guaranteed stops only incur a fee when triggered, 3 and are backed by negative balance protection4

Trade exclusive weekend markets

Speculate or hedge 24/7,5 with the only provider to offer weekend trading trading on GBP/USD and the FTSE 100. We also offer EUR/USD and USP/JPY

Choose from a range of price alerts

Stay informed of market movements and percentage and point-based price alerts - exclusinve to IG

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.

CFDs enable you to speculate on an asset's price without taking direct ownership. Instead, you'll take a position on whether you tihnk 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 risk during the transition period by opening positions that will turn a profit if the assets you own start to lose money. With IG, you can hedge against:

Weekend movements

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 indeces and over 16,000 shares, so you can protect your entire portfolio from downside risk

Sterling volatility

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

Use our platform tools to stay ahead

Guaranteed stops

Take control with free guaranteed stops, which only incur a fee when triggered3

Price Altert

Set alters 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 years of experience, we're proud to offer a truly market-leading service

Open an account now

Open an account now

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 years 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.

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

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1 Based on revenue excluding FX (published half-yearly financial statements, June 2019); for forex based on number of primary relationships with FX traders (Investment Trends UK Leveraged Trading Report released July 2019).

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 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 4am Saturday and 20 minutes just before market open on Sunday.