Brexit: The Deadliest of All Deadlines Is Approaching in October

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The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is becoming even more radical in his statements as his political support at the Parliament wanes. He's convinced the UK will leave the European Union by the end of October.

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What seems to be the most probable scenario now is no Brexit or the UK leaves in the hardest no-deal way possible.

The latter assumes a chaotic break up with harsh rating downgrades from the biggest financial institutions. In this case, the pound could plunge, the government would increase spending and debt, as the Bank of England struggles to pay external credit and investors sell British bonds.

Bloomberg warns that:

some money managers are starting to worry about the U.K.’s heavy reliance on foreign investment to finance its large current-account deficit -- or in Bank of England Governor Mark Carney’s words the “kindness of strangers.”

Allianz Global Investors portfolio manager Mike Riddel warns:

If we have a no-deal Brexit then these strangers are going to get worried. In that environment are gilts going to be a safe haven? Absolutely not -- they are going to be the opposite of safe havens.

As with every political uncertainty and big changes the bond market may cause a chain reaction. If the UK's borrowing costs skyrocket, which may happen, raising spending (which may be the only option for the post-Brexit government), could trigger a snowballing process that would accelerate even further in accompanied by the global downturn or even recession.

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How will it affect the pound sterling? Well, it seems lots of these risks are already included in the currency's current price. The pound is down 18% since the June 2016 Brexit referendum.

Stay tuned. The best part about the Brexit saga is that you can trade all Forex British pound cross pairs with the lowest spread as SimpleFX cuts the spreads for all in October. Trade the pound with us and get a $500 cashback paid in Bitcoin.

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