Trump Shutdown Affects Forex Traders

President trump said in a recent interview that he is prepared to keep part of the U.S government shutdown for more than a year. All to get the funding for the Mexican border wall.

The Government shutdown has caused a timeout of working for some service employees. National parks are starting to pile up with litter and may be shutdown following inspections. What the shutdown could also cause is contractors laying off parts of their workforce and a temporary increase in unemployment during the shutdown. Could we see even more uncertainty in the U.S. as Trump waits for his wall?

What does the shutdown mean for Forex traders?

One of the major parts of Forex analysis is using sentiment in analysis. A government service Forex traders use extensively is the CFTC Commitment of traders report. This report shows all the positions that market participants are taking in the futures market. The latest update was on the 18 December 2018. If the shutdown continues Forex traders are left with one less tool in their analysis. This also means the logikfx COTA is on pause until the CFTC release up to date positions in the markets.

Keep up to date with the latest news, education and analysis at the info centre.

8 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Do you want better trades?

Hey, we're Logikfx. We're determined to make consistent trading a reality for all. Get email notifications of all our up-coming trade ideas and much more. The question is, are you ready?



Logikfx is a leading source of financial trading education, technology and indicators, ranging from macro currency strength to forex and stock related videos, articles, webinars, and courses.


Featured as a 'Top Trading Platform Company in the UK (2021)' - by Daily Finance


Nominated as ‘Best Forex Education & Training UK 2021’ - by Global Banking and Finance Review


Nominated as ‘Best New Forex Education & Training UK 2020’ - by Global Banking and Finance Review

Macro Currency Strength Meter ranked as 'best automation tool for retail traders' - by E-Forex Magazine

©2017 - 2021 Logik Fx Ltd




The Colmore Building, 

20 Colmore Circus Queensway, 


B4 6AT 

United Kingdom

Business Hours

Mon - Fri: 8am to 11pm

Sat: 6am to 11am

Sun: Closed


Trading in securities can lead to significant losses, that may exceed your initial investment. You should seek advice from a licensed professional to determine if trading is for you. Logik Fx Limited is not an investment advisor. Further, owners, employees, agents or representatives of Logik Fx Limited are not acting as investment advisors. All persons and entities (including their representatives, agents, and affiliates) contributing to the content on this website are not providing investment or legal advice. Nor are they making recommendations with respect to the advisability of investing in, purchasing or selling securities, nor are they rendering any advice on the basis of the specific investment situation of any particular person or entity.


All information on this website is strictly informational and is not to be construed as advocating, promoting or advertising registered or unregistered investments of any kind whatsoever. All of the information on this website is for educational purposes only and is not to be construed as investment or trading advice. ​For the full disclaimer click here.