On Thursday, citizens of the United Kingdom took to the polls and voted to leave the European Union. Not surprisingly, asset prices across the financial markets reacted violently as risk-off flows dominated the trading sessions. The S&P 500 dropped -3.39%, US 10 yr rallied with the yield falling to 1.56%, gold and the US dollar also rallied strong. The British pound and Japanese yen were pinned against each other in the GBP/JPY forex pair, where the results were even more spectacular. The currency pair plunged to a new 3 1/2 year low.
The Brexit has unleashed a potential stress in the global financial system, resulting in concerns from the US Federal Reserve and central banks from around the world. The implied probability of a Fed rate hike any time this year has subsided dramatically. Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland fell
-20% and -27% respectively. Deutsche Bank fell -17% and Credit Suisse -16%, also global systemically important banks suffered deep sell-offs.
As the Brexit outcome continues to be analyzed, the markets should continue to show a high degree of volatility as institutional positioning going forward begin to be determined. I will pay special attention to the banking sector and correlations to identify institutional activity and therefore trading opportunities.
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The Insider’s Quant (I.Q.) Room
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Event Driven Trading: Brexit
Friday – 11:30 pm
Insider’s Round Table Meetup