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Financial trading is risky by definition, and the hazards of playing the market may seem daunting. But there are tried and trusted methods for assessing the riskiness of a trade and for deciding how much risk is right for each trader.
With 15 January 2019 confirmed as the date for a Parliamentary vote on the government’s Brexit deal, the FTSE 100 index was higher this morning and sterling gained ground against the euro. But fears remain that rejection of Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposals could trigger a constitutional crisis.
The dollar has started the trading year generally stronger, but political events at home and economic uncertainty worldwide could make this a challenging year for the US currency. Already, the dollar has shown itself to be volatile against gold, and its performance against national currencies could follow suit.
Bullion prices have endured a torrid year, with a long slide that began in April and, until recent months, showed little sign of recovery. But since late September, gold has been able to capitalise on the woes of its arch-rival as a safe-haven asset, the US dollar.