French election

Euro, stocks down on profit-taking post French elections

May 8, 2017 1:02 PM
A classic reaction in the markets to the outcome of the French elections. It was widely expected that pro-euro centrist Emmanuel Macron was going to become the new President of France and that he would beat the euro-sceptic Marine Le Pen by a wide margin. And so it proved.

USD/JPY path of least resistance still to downside

April 24, 2017 6:27 PM
The Dollar Index (DXY) gapped lower overnight as the outcome of the French election underpinned the euro, which makes up a big portion of the index. Despite the DXY’s weakness, the USD/JPY gapped higher as the news also undermined perceived safe haven assets such as gold and yen. But the gains for the USD/JPY were short-lived and the daily chart of ...

EUR/USD surges on French election, but will it mind the gap?

April 24, 2017 3:51 PM
Relief. That is the word that basically describes the sharp moves in the markets today. The euro and stock markets have absolutely surged higher on the back of news Emmanuel Macron secured almost 24% of Sunday’s first-round vote, suggesting he will probably beat Marine Le Pen in a run-off for the French presidency