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EUR/USD edgy ahead of French elections

April 21, 2017 6:38 AM
The EUR/USD formed a key technical reversal pattern yesterday. As a result, it has been unable to climb higher despite the release of mostly stronger-than-expected Eurozone PMIs this morning, although German services PMI unexpectedly dipped to 54.7 from 55.6. Investors are evidently cautious ahead of Sunday’s French elections: not only has the euro ...

Euro still resilient despite looming French election risk

April 20, 2017 1:53 PM
With just three days before the potentially pivotal first round of the heated French presidential election on Sunday, April 23rd, a resilient euro appears rather oblivious to the risks imposed by the two fiercely anti-EU candidates – Marine Le Pen and Jean-Luc Melenchon. This may be partly due to the narrowly higher poll-standings of centrist candid...

French election drama heats up amid tight four-candidate race

April 18, 2017 1:37 PM
The heated battle for the French presidency has quickly transformed from a tight race among three primary candidates – the centrist Emmanuel Macron, far-right Marine Le Pen, and conservative Francois Fillon – to a four-way contest that adds far-left candidate Jean-Luc Melanchon.

French Election Overview and Potential Euro Impact

April 5, 2017 1:45 PM
For several months now, financial markets have harbored increasing concerns over the future political direction of the European Union’s member-nations. Chief among these concerns has been the rise of intense nationalist sentiment led by often-charismatic leaders with distinctly anti-globalist views. Perhaps nowhere have these worries been more keenl...

EUR/GBP languishes near key support after risk shifts from UK to EU

April 3, 2017 4:37 PM
Sterling fell across the board early on Monday due in part to key manufacturing data from the UK that fell short of expectations. The UK’s manufacturing PMI for March came in at 54.2, which still represents an expansion, but fell below expectations for 55.1 and slightly below the previous month’s result.