Europe-Based ETFs Are Soaring On French Election News

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We saw rather well-timed upside positioning in the fifth largest “Europe Equity” ETF options late last week, consisting of August 39 strike calls in FEZ (SPDR Euro STOXX 50, Expense Ratio 0.29%, $2.9 billion in AUM).
NYSE:FEZ April 24, 2017 11:43am

Watch These Charts Closely After The French Election

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From Taki Tsaklanos: The topic of this week has been the French elections. Everyone is watching the French elections results as if they will change the world, in an emotional rather than rational way.
NYSE:FEZ

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

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

Theresa May’s Shrewd Move Could Pay Dividends For Britain

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From Franklin Templeton Investments: UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to call a snap general election for June 8, 2017 caught just about everybody off guard, but we think it could prove a shrewd political move.
NYSE:HEWU April 19, 2017 6:05am

German Stocks Could Be Setting Up For A Bearish Double Top

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From Chris Kimble: Many times over the years, what the stock markets do in Germany and Europe, impacts stocks in the states.
NYSE:EWG April 18, 2017 11:02am

This Hedged Germany Fund Is Proving Popular Amongst Investors

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We have seen substantial inflows lately in a growing fund from iShares that debuted a little more than three years ago, and is focused on the German equity market.
NYSE:HEWG April 12, 2017 12:54pm

Surprisingly Strong European Market Looks Like A Buy On Pullbacks

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From Franklin Templeton Investments: Amid the political uncertainty in Europe prompted by upcoming elections and the start of Brexit negotiations, another story is quietly playing out, involving improved economic and corporate conditions.
NYSE:VGK

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

German Stock Rally Hitting A Speed Bump?

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From Dana Lyons: The rally in German stocks may take a breather as the DAX Index bumps into its all-time highs.
NYSE:EWG April 6, 2017 6:19am

BlackRock: Time To Get Bearish On European Bonds

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From BlackRock: We are downgrading European sovereign bonds and credit to underweight as the second quarter begins. Richard Turnill explains, with the help of this week’s chart.
NYSE:BWX April 5, 2017 6:14am

Have European Stocks Hit Their Speed Limit?

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From Dana Lyons: Long-term chart resistance may slow the pace of the European stock rally.
NYSE:FEZ April 4, 2017 6:32am

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

German Stock Market Testing All-Time Highs

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From Taki Tsaklanos: The German DAX index, the leading stock market index in Germany but also Europe, is inches away from all-time highs.
NYSE:EWG April 1, 2017 8:18am

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