Ongoing Brexit negotiations have the power to disrupt markets until Britain’s membership of the EU officially lapses - at midnight March 29 2019.
- Share prices often respond to Brexit announcements
- Brexit news stories can cause currencies to rise or fall
- Indices like the Dax and FTSE 100 respond to Brexit news
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Even then, the impact of Brexit will continue to be felt around the world for years to come.
Transition and beyond
A period of transition – from 29 March 2019 to 31 December 2020 – already exists, in which The EU and UK government will seek to finalise and then implement the terms of Brexit.
The aim is to allow more time for the detailed implications of this new relationship to be hammered out. A relationship that will ultimately affect the concerns of 28 member states and indirectly the commercial, social and national interests of hundreds of millions of global citizens.
However, none of this will come into force before the end of December 2020. And, the UK cannot enact its own independent trade deals before January 2021.
Until then, Brexit will continue to move the markets and provide fresh opportunities for traders with a keen eye and access to the latest insight.