With the New Year on the horizon it’s time to take a look back over 2017 and explore what happened to the big calls that were being made at the beginning of the year.   The Trump Trade   At the start of the year, the main market focus was the newly appointed US President Trump and the prospect of massive fiscal stimulus and an ...

2018-01-17 James Harte Read more
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Ahead of the final round of voting in the French presidential election, to be held on Sunday, May 7th, the two remaining candidates, Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron, met for a final televised debate.  Around 20 million viewers, out of an electorate of nearly 47 million, were expected to watch the two and a half hour debate. Polls Had Macron...

2017-07-26 James Harte Read more
OPEC agrees to production cut

The month of April saw one the markets pass through some of the significant headwinds to political uncertainty. In the Eurozone, all eyes were on the French elections which saw the first round of voting qualifying the centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and the far-right leaning candidate, Marine Le Pen. With the second round of voting due in a ...

2017-05-02 John Benjamin Read more
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Macron & Le Pen into Final Round Following the results of the first round of voting which saw centrist Candidate Macron taking the lead with 23.8% of votes and far-right candidate Le Pen coming in second at 21.3%, the far-right leader took markets by surprise by announcing her temporary stepping down from her role as president of the Nation...

2017-04-27 James Harte Read more
Gold

As noted in our previous report last week, we warned that Gold and Silver are very close to sparking a correction to the downside, after few weeks of significant gains. Gold and Silver posted a new high for this year, reaching the highest level since October of last year, and tested major resistance areas, which showed some selling pressure ahe...

2017-07-26 Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury Read more
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The first round of the French election is behind us now, and so far, it's going as expected. However, traders need to be very careful over the coming day and ahead of the second round of this key elections. Public Polls Were Right After last year's shocking failure of most of the public polls across the board, including the Brexit referend...

2017-04-24 Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury Read more
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Looking at The Data With the first round of the French elections rapidly approaching (April 23rd), voters’ sentiment appears to have settled around roughly 25% each for both centrist candidate Macron and Far-Right candidate Le Pen with Francois Fillon holding behind around 18% - 20%. The latest data reflects a gradual but steady decline in abst...

2017-04-19 James Harte Read more
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As French election approaches, the situation on European markets becomes increasingly tense. Orbex expert team has prepared a special FREE webinar, highlighting top trading opportunities in Euro. In this session, James Harte, professional Forex trader, will discuss the upcoming French Election explaining why this has become a key focus point fo...

2017-04-20 James Harte Read more
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Just weeks out from the first round of voting in the French elections and centrist candidate Macron and far-right candidate Le Pen stand neck and neck in the polls. However, in the latest televised debate, Le Pen fell far behind. Candidates Clash in Live Debate The debate saw 11 candidates debating over four hours and has been described as a...

2017-04-06 James Harte Read more
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Polls Show Le Pen & Macron Even in First Round A month out from the first round of voting in the French presidential election, centrist candidate Macron and far-right candidate Le Pen are roughly even in the polls. However, Macron is pegged to win in the second round at 60 – 40. The challenges to Le Pen winning this election are steep: she ...

2017-03-30 James Harte Read more