Italian Stocks Fall, Bond Yields Rise as Political Worries Increase

Italy talking points: – In Italy, the anti-establishment 5-Star movement and the anti-immigrant League now seem likely to form the next government. – That has sent 10-year Italian government bond yields to their highest for seven weeks and knocked Italian stock prices lower. Check out the IG Client Sentiment data to help you trade profitably. […]

Weekly Trading Forecast: Can Key Events like China GDP Cut Through Political Risk Volatility?

Benchmarks indices and currencies from the Dow to the Dollar continue to burn through volatility, but meaningful trends remain elusive. Can key event risk like China GDP or the BoC rate decision offer clarity to counter the general uncertainty of political risk? US Dollar Forecast: US Dollar Range Continues as Inflation Prints at One-Year Highs […]

Weekly Forecast: US Political Headlines, Brexit Negotiation and Rate Decisions Ahead

Volatility has started to churn this past week and the course looks just as tumultuous ahead. From political headlines for US equities to Brexit negotiations for the Pound to rate decisions and data to spur monetary policy speculation; traders should be ready to dodge risk and pursue opportunities as they arise. US Dollar Forecast: US […]

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Euro Facing French Political Upheaval, but It’s Not All Negative

Talking Points – Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was surprisingly knocked out of the French elections this weekend. – Sarkozy’s unexpected defeat has underlined the political risk that lies ahead for the Euro – another sign of the anti-establishment sentiment sweeping the Western world. – However, higher Euro-Zone bond yields – supporting interest rate differentials […]