ING developed markets economist James Smith has assigned a 35% probability that parliament passes a no confidence motion in the next leader, triggering a general election in late 2019 and thus delaying Article 50 for at least three months. Smith projected that prolonged uncertainty would send EUR/GBP to 0.95 and GBP/USD to 1.18.
Stephen Gallo, European head of FX strategy at BMO , has assigned a 53% probability that Brexit happens on October 31, either through a no deal Brexit or a form of “managed no deal.” In this scenario, he predicted that the pound will fall to 1.2100 against the dollar, while the euro would gain ground on sterling, climbing to 0.9008.
Trading any pair where the GBP is involved is risky in the months ahead. You might make money, or it could turn against you. I personally favor the GBP losing ground against other currencies as we lead up to 31 October.
Here are some statistics as they stand today from oddschecker.com:
8% chance of a 2nd EU referendum
29% chance UK leaves EU in 2019 without a deal
26% chance UK to leave EU without a deal
26% chance UK leaves EU before December 2019
27% chance UK leaves EU in 2022
73% chance a deal is reached in 2019, Article 50 extended beyond 2019 or Article 50 revoked
9% chance Article 50 revoked
40% chance UK to extend Article 50 beyond 31 October 2019
Make your own decisions. Just sharing my ideas.
The general election and the no confidence vote is what I am more peculiar towards as that will defiantly weaken the pound in the very short term.
You could be right about Boris Johnson.
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