Tag Archives: Europe

Champagne for Risk Assets

First round French presidential elections results: Key takeaways It was an absolutely unprecedented first round, with four contenders quite close in the polls and just one of them (not ranked among the strongest) belonging to a traditional party. This unpredictability … Continue reading

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French Election Countdown

On Sunday April 23, the eyes of millions of Europeans will be on the outcome of the first round of French Presidential elections, as the vote is considered a test for the future of the European Union. A potential victory … Continue reading

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Dutch Dam Against Anti-Euro Tide

In the End, No Surprise After the annus horribilis in which several elections resulted in unexpected outcomes (admittedly, without the much feared negative impact on asset prices), we have now had a result that is in line with recent polls … Continue reading

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Did Someone Say Earnings Growth?

Q4 earnings season in Europe has given investors something to cheer about. 75% of companies have reported to date, and the Q4 Earnings Per Share (EPS) are up 12.1% Y/Y. This is the strongest number since Q4 2013, with 7 … Continue reading

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How to Play Economic Acceleration

It has been a benign start to the year for investors. Stock markets have reached new all-time highs in the US and delivered strong positive returns across the board globally. Credit spreads in developed markets have tightened slightly, as the … Continue reading

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