French Presidential Election

Five Things the Markets Are Talking About: Monday, May 8

Five Things the Markets Are Talking About: Monday, May 8

Despite yesterday’s second round French Presidential vote with Emmanuel Macron victory over Le Pen (66% vs. 34%), market reaction has been relatively muted as focus turns toward global growth and corporate earnings after last week’s U.S jobs report.

The Week Ahead: Dollar Softer Despite Strong US Jobs Report

The Week Ahead: Dollar Softer Despite Strong US Jobs Report

The US dollar did not have a strong finish for the week despite employment rising by more than expected with a 211,000 jobs gain in April.

Five Things the Markets Are Talking About: Thursday, May 4

Five Things the Markets Are Talking About: Thursday, May 4

In Europe, assets get a further boost from French centrist Emmanuel Macron, who retains the poll lead (59% vs. 41%) after last night’s TV debate with National Front leader Marine Le Pen.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, May 1

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, May 1

Global yields have rallied while equities have climbed as a deal by U.S Congress to avert a government shutdown overshadows weaker economic data from China and the U.S.

The Week Ahead: Soft US growth to pressure Fed ahead of Jobs report

The Week Ahead: Soft US growth to pressure Fed ahead of Jobs report

The U.S. non farm payrolls (NFP) will be released on Friday, May 5 at 8:30 am EDT. The U.S. Federal Reserve will look at the wage growth component for signs of inflation as they ponder the number of rate hikes this year.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, April 24

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, April 24

The first round of the French Presidential election produced one of the most market-friendly outcomes and sent Europe soaring.

The Week Ahead: Geopolitics to Cloud Central Bank Outlook

The Week Ahead: Geopolitics to Cloud Central Bank Outlook

Higher political risk in 2017 was forecasted and so far it hasn’t disappointed.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Thursday, April 20

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Thursday, April 20

A race too close to call – every French poll has shown the independent Macron and the National Front’s Le Pen taking the top two spots. However, a third contender now threatens to take the lead.

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday, April 3

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday, April 3

Global stocks and the “mighty” dollar are starting Q2 on a positive note despite investor caution ahead of U.S's President Trump and China’s Xi Jinping meeting.