Trading Brexit

Find out what Brexit means for the financial markets, and how ongoing events could affect your trading.

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What does Brexit mean for your trading?

The default position is still that the UK will leave the EU on 31 October at 23:00 GMT (UK time). However new legislation, which was granted royal assent on Monday 9 September, will force the prime minister to seek a delay to 31 January 2020 unless a deal, or a no-deal exit, is approved by 19 October. 

This ongoing uncertainty could continue to affect the financial markets. Find out how Brexit could impact different sectors (such as retail, banks and the general economy), which markets to watch, and what the consequences of a deal or no-deal Brexit could be. Plan your trading strategy with the help of our timeline, which outlines the key Brexit dates and news.

The impact of Brexit on financial instruments

See what position other traders are taking on the instruments reacting to Brexit events, as they happen. Our client sentiment shows other traders’ positions close to real time.* 

EUR/GBP
0.8651
-0.97%
Client sentiment
-0%1%2%3%4%5%6%7%8%9%10%11%12%13%14%15%16%17%18%19%20%21%22%23%24%25%26%27%28%29%30%31%32%33%34%35%36%37%38%39%40%41%42%43%44%45%46%47%48%49%50%51%52%53%54%55%56%57%58%59%60%61%62%63%64%65%66%67%68%69%70%71%72%73%74%75%76%77%78%79%80%81%82%83%84%85%86%87%88%89%90%91%92%93%94%95%96%97%98%99%100%
Long
UK 100 - Cash
7213.22
-0.19%
Client sentiment
-0%1%2%3%4%5%6%7%8%9%10%11%12%13%14%15%16%17%18%19%20%21%22%23%24%25%26%27%28%29%30%31%32%33%34%35%36%37%38%39%40%41%42%43%44%45%46%47%48%49%50%51%52%53%54%55%56%57%58%59%60%61%62%63%64%65%66%67%68%69%70%71%72%73%74%75%76%77%78%79%80%81%82%83%84%85%86%87%88%89%90%91%92%93%94%95%96%97%98%99%100%
Long
GBP/USD
1.2738
0.86%
Client sentiment
-0%1%2%3%4%5%6%7%8%9%10%11%12%13%14%15%16%17%18%19%20%21%22%23%24%25%26%27%28%29%30%31%32%33%34%35%36%37%38%39%40%41%42%43%44%45%46%47%48%49%50%51%52%53%54%55%56%57%58%59%60%61%62%63%64%65%66%67%68%69%70%71%72%73%74%75%76%77%78%79%80%81%82%83%84%85%86%87%88%89%90%91%92%93%94%95%96%97%98%99%100%
Long
Persimmon
2376.00
3.54%
Client sentiment
-0%1%2%3%4%5%6%7%8%9%10%11%12%13%14%15%16%17%18%19%20%21%22%23%24%25%26%27%28%29%30%31%32%33%34%35%36%37%38%39%40%41%42%43%44%45%46%47%48%49%50%51%52%53%54%55%56%57%58%59%60%61%62%63%64%65%66%67%68%69%70%71%72%73%74%75%76%77%78%79%80%81%82%83%84%85%86%87%88%89%90%91%92%93%94%95%96%97%98%99%100%
Long

Prices are indicative only.

Analyst insights

See our analysts’ views on the latest Brexit-related news, their predictions for the UK and EU economies, and which markets they think will be affected.

Ask our analysts

​Find out what our global analysts had to say when they were asked for their thoughts on Brexit. 

Key dates

24 June 2016
UK votes to leave the EU
GBP/USD

Open price: 1.4905

Close price: 1.3633

% move: -8.33%

9 June 2017
General election results in a hung parliament
GBP/USD

Open price: 1.2954

Close price: 1.2746

% move: -1.60%

15 November 2018
Cabinet approves draft deal, several ministers resign
GBP/USD

Open price: 1.2990

Close price: 1.2772

% move: -1.67%

13 March 2019
Parliament rejects no-deal Brexit
GBP/USD

Open price: 1.3074

Close price: 1.3313

% move: +1.88%

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