Possible Impacts of the US Election on your Forex Trading


Sydney – October 31, 2016

With the November 8 US election expected to increase Forex market volatility and risk, keeping our clients safe and informed has become the number one priority for Vantage.

Now in the final month, polls have become more significant and forex markets are taking notice of Republican or Democrat swings and pricing in Donald Trump market risk.

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Risks that the Elections Could Pose

There are numerous risks that the uncertainty of a major election could pose, including:

During this period there may be times where spreads are considerably wider than usual.

As uncertainty grips the market, Liquidity Providers and Banks retreat. As a result of this, stops may incur greater slippage and stop out levels may be significantly above or below where you expect to be executed.

As there is no set time for the results of polls or indeed the result itself, the market will be extremely volatile as it responds to news releases and updates.

Actions Vantage may take to mitigate these risks

As your broker, we look to protect clients and ensure you have a positive trading experience. Some measures we may take include, but are not limited to the following:

Margin increases:
As you might expect, we may raise margin requirements for key instruments. This reduces the chance of negative equity for clients and aims to reduce exposure under volatile conditions. This could even come in the form of raising margins on hedged positions to protect from Liquidity Risks.

Moving instruments to close only:
Under some circumstances liquidity will be so poor and volatility will be so high we may deem it best to move instruments to close only.

Vantage will endeavour to notify you prior to any of these changes being made via both email and the mailbox section of your MT4 platform.

We are here to assist you 24 hours a day, 5 days a week, if you have any questions or require assistance with the above please do not hesitate to contact us using the details listed below.

For more information
Contact: Vantage Support
Phone: +61 1300 945 517
Email: [email protected]

About Vantage:
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