Brexit cracked the European Union, and the financial world now watches in anticipation of the domino effect. We’ve all seen what happened to Sterling after the EU exit was announced, and now “Italy leaving EU” is hitting the headlines. Traders are now asking "how do I trade EURUSD if Italy leaves the EU?" Let’s look at the 2019 forecast and how forex traders can take advantage of an Italian Exit.
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Italy leaves the EU
After a prolonged period of frustrating negotiations over the Italian budget for 2019, Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte might finally announce that the government has had enough. Italy leaving would shake the Union to the core. European financial markets would be sent off the cliff. The EURUSD exchange rate could likely nosedive by more than 10% in a single day.
Italian debt rocks the banks
In Italy, uncertainty would spread amongst everyday people and business owners alike. The entire nation would question what might happen to all the euro bank accounts once Italy moves back to the lira. Would the government take this opportunity to confiscate some wealth through creative conversion rules? Such fears would set the stage for a run on the banks as people hurry to move their euros to a mattress stash.
Even though the Italian economy has been running on low steam for years, even seeing negative growth at times, it’s still the third largest in the eurozone. The impact of Italy’s departure from the eurozone would be felt all over Europe and Euro sentiment would likely reach rock bottom by the summer.
EURUSD would hit a long-term sell-off trend. For months the uncertainty would have analysts trying to understand exactly how leaving the eurozone will affect the currency pair. By Q3, the euro could go down by as much as 30% against the dollar. This is based on Italy's economic contributions to the EU compared with the UK. Negotiations for an exit deal, as expected, will likely go well into Q4 of 2019. Euro buyers would be in for a rough year.
How to trade EURUSD if Italy leaves the EU
Italy leaving the EU in 2019 is a pretty outlandish prediction. But this is what everybody said about Brexit as well. We’ve already seen what happened to the markets when the UK dropped the Brexit bomb. Answering "How do I trade EURUSD if Italy leaves the EU?" is quite simple. If Brexit is anything to go by, then you can expect EURUSD to go down fast. “SELL” will probably be the order of the day and perhaps the order of the whole year. The harder question will be how high to set your take profit. Sell orders can also protect your personal savings from rapid currency depreciation. With political uncertainty growing steadily in the EU since the Brexit vote, who knows when it could happen, but what was last year a worst case scenario is fast becoming a looming threat to the Euro.
Be ready for 2019 and consider protecting your savings with a hedging order.
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Step 4: making a trade
As a default, the top currency pair on the list will have an open chart. Right click on the chart and select the “close” option.
As a professional trader, selecting the right pair requires some research. For a first-time test, any pair will be sufficient. Drag a pair from the list of currencies on the left side of the trading terminal. The old saying goes, “what goes up, must come down.” Obviously, this principle goes the other way too. Your mission is to find a moment when the price direction is going to swing or reverse. If you feel the price is about to go up (bullish), then BUY, if it looks like it’s been trading high and the price has started a downward (bearish) trend, then SELL.
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Note how the blue and dark red lines in the popup graph sit above and below the buy(ask) and sell(bid) price. In the example, we traded long (buy) and got a message confirming the order was successful. If you get an error, your volume was too high for your balance, or your stop loss/take profit was too close to the spread. Remember, every order starts as a negative because of the spread. Be patient. Your take profit will activate when the time is right, and your stop loss is protecting you. To close an order, you have three options. Click the X on the right or right-click the order. If you double click the order, you can close or modify the order.
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