What Does the US Shutdown Mean for Forex Traders? – Vantage FX Comments

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Vantage FX comments on the first shutdown in 17 years and what this means for the dollar.

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The US government’s partial shutdown will affect 2 million federal employees, along with many other agencies and tourist destinations in the US. It is estimated that as much as 0.9% could be lost from US GDP this quarter as a result (BBC 1st Oct 2013).

But what will it mean for forex?

Vantage FX Head of Market Analysis Jay Mawji comments:

“Hollywood writers don't need to look much past US politics for thrilling story lines. Think back to the 'fiscal cliff' at the beginning of the year; well they certainly 'kicked the can' down the road and the road just ended.

“So the US is on a 'shutdown' after failing to agree a budget, with the main dispute arising out of the Obamacare budget. In essence, politicians have failed to agree a budget, which means certain key services can't operate.

“The short-term means the USD weakens and uncertainty over the US economy increases. The bigger worry comes if the issues aren't resolved in the coming weeks, as US growth is likely to fall and consumers are likely to hide their wallets away. A change in the shape of the US economy could cause a change in FED policy, which opens the door to a whole new market. ‘Would the last person in Washington turn off the lights?’”

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