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How will German elections affect exchange rates?


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Are you moving money to Portugal? How will the German elections affect your transfers?

An update from Expats Portugal preferred Money Transfer company Spartan FX:

German federal election will take place on Sunday 26th September. Germany is set for a major political shift as Angela Merkel will not take part in the election after almost 16 years of holding the post of Chancellor. Germany is a powerhouse. It has the highest GBP and is Europe’s largest economy, followed by France. Any changes could have a significant impact on Europe.

Based on recent polls, there are 5 likely three-party collation scenarios. Depending on who is appointed, there are possible conflicts that could occur post-election that make coalition and policy predictions particularly hard at this point. However, we may not know the most likely outcome even after the results have been announced. The process may drag on, particularly as the coalition would require three participating forces to bridge gaps and agree on the common proposition.

There is often a lot of volatility in the exchange rates around elections. We saw it last year in the US elections with Trump versus Biden. Will there be a new leader? Will there be a change in key members of staff? What are their policies? What changes will be made? This can cause significant shifts in the exchange before and after the elections, and it is important to be ready to take advantage of any exchange rate movements.

It is free to open an account with Spartan FX, and there is no obligation to trade. Speak to one of the team today and find out how the German elections could affect your transfers.




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