Labor Reforms Could Make France A Very Attractive Investment (EWQ)

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From Franklin Templeton Investments: French President Emmanuel Macron is preparing to take on France's powerful unions as he attempts to overhaul the country's labor code. Here, Philippe Brugere-Trelat, Franklin Mutual Series executive vice president and portfolio manager, Franklin Mutual European Fund, explains why a Macron victory on this front could open up opportunities for investing in French equities.
NYSE:EWQ September 13, 2017 6:11am

French Stocks Finding Support From Key Trend Line (EWQ)

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From Dana Lyons: France's CAC-40 is testing the support of one of the financial markets' most prolific trendlines.
NYSE:EWQ September 2, 2017 7:09am

France’s Marcon Working To Restore EU Unity (EWQ)

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From Franklin Templeton Investments: A large chunk of French President Emmanuel Macron's first 100 days in office came at a time when many Europeans were on holiday break. Here, Philippe Brugere-Trelat, Franklin Mutual Series Executive Vice President and Portfolio Manager, Franklin Mutual European Fund, says it's unfair to judge Macron on such a short timeframe.
NYSE:EWQ August 23, 2017 6:04am

Can Emmanuel Macron Make France Great Again?

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From Mike Burnick: On Sunday, centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron turned back right-wing challenger Marine Le Pen to win the French presidential election … now the real work begins.
NYSE:EWQ May 10, 2017 10:23am

French Election Result: Macron Wins, But Can He Deliver?

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From Franklin Templeton Investments: There were no surprises as French voters elected Emmanuel Macron as their new president after the second round of voting. Franklin Templeton’s investment professionals share their thoughts on the prospects of a Macron presidency and suggest it might not be plain sailing for the self-styled political outsider.
NYSE:EWQ May 8, 2017 6:34am

Expect French Election-Fueled Market Volatility To Continue Through May

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There’s some clear blue water between the two candidates contesting the final round of the French presidential elections on May 7: Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron. Here, David Zahn, head of European Fixed Income, Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group, shares some thoughts on the potential market implications of the race.
NYSE:EWQ April 24, 2017 6:00am

French Stocks On The Verge Of A Bullish Breakout As Election Looms

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From Dana Lyons: The French CAC-40 is straddling its long-term Down trendline entering Sunday’s highly anticipated election.
NYSE:EWQ April 23, 2017 6:27am

French Stocks Falter As Presidential Election Picture Blurs

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From Tyler Durden: Following our warnings last week of anxious hedging ahead of the French election, new polls this weekend have stirred the pot of fear further as communist candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon surges making the race a four-way contest with many suggesting this favors Le Pen and the anti-EU voters.
NYSE:EWQ April 10, 2017 9:39am

What Investors Need To Know About The French Election

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From Franklin Templeton Investments: As far as most commentators are concerned, the first round of the French presidential elections, due to take place on April 23, will be a race to see who faces the far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen in the run-off in May.
NYSE:EWQ April 4, 2017 6:28am

French Stocks Are Nearing A Historic Breakout

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From Dana Lyons: The most important French stock index, the CAC-40, is testing a prolific trendline stemming back nearly two decades.
NYSE:EWQ March 12, 2017 6:49am

BlackRock: French Election Fears Of Le Pen Are Overdone

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From BlackRock: Chief Multi-Asset Strategist Isabelle Mateos y Lago sees bond market concerns about a possible victory by populist Marine Le Pen as overdone.
NYSE:EWQ February 28, 2017 7:52am

Surging French Bond Yields An Omen Of Euro Turmoil To Come

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From Larry Edelson: Investors see the writing on the wall. And that’s why they’re fleeing French 10-year government debt: They purged $32 billion worth in the fourth quarter of 2016 and even more in recent weeks.
NYSE:EWQ February 23, 2017 6:41am

France ETF In Focus As Presidential Race — And Risks — Heat Up

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From Tyler Durden: On Friday, after it emerged that as part of Marine Le Pen's strategic vision for France, should she win, is a return to the French franc as well as redenomination of some €1.7 billion in French (non-international law) bonds, both rating agencies and economists sounded the alarm, warning it would "amount to the largest sovereign default on record, nearly 10 times larger than the €200bn Greek debt restructuring in 2012, threatening chaos to the world financial system on top of the collapse of the single currency."
NYSE:EWQ February 13, 2017 11:28am

France’s Radical Left Presidential Candidate Could Doom French Stocks

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From Tyler Durden: The final slate of candidates for French national elections in April-May is nearly complete, and judging by French government bond risk spiking, the decision to choose radical left wing Benoit Hamon to represent the French Socialists has investors worried about the fiscal future of the country.
NYSE:EWQ January 30, 2017 9:31am

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