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French election Update: Markets Poised for Moderate Gains as Macron, Le Pen In front

Posted on April 23rd, 2017.

The previously most likely scenario looks to be playing out in the first round of the French presidential election, as Marine Le Pen and Emmanuelle Macron are ahead in early polls and projections. The “horror-scenario” is increasingly unlikely, as Melenchon is trailing Fillon for the third place. Although Le Pen might have a chance...

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Bitcoin’s Future

Posted on April 20th, 2017.

Have you ever thought about a futures market for bitcoin. It seems the CME Group has. The idea is the same as the futures for any commodity really. Just as a gold miner or a farmer has a relatively fixed cost but unknown yield, bitcoin miners have the same type of deal. They know how much they’re about to spend, but have less of a...

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Gambling with the World

Posted on April 19th, 2017.

It’s not every day you see somebody do something that has a significant chance to plunge the entire world into chaos. That’s exactly what Theresa May did yesterday. I’m not saying that she made the wrong move or that she did something stupid. In fact, calling for a snap election on June 8th may prove to be the smartest...

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Daily Analysis: Pound Skyrockets as Theresa May Calls For UK Election

Posted on April 18th, 2017.

Tuesday Market Recap Asset Current Value Daily Change S&P 500 2341 -0.15% DAX 12043 -0.54% WTI Crude Oil 52.80 -0.27% GOLD 1283.50 0.22% Bitcoin 1210 2.71% EUR/USD 1.0690 0.44%   Global stocks are slightly lower today following the long Easter weekend, as political news have been dominating headlines. The North Korean tensions...

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Turkey Referendum: Narrow Win for Erdogan Cements His Power

Posted on April 17th, 2017.

The results of the Turkish constitutional vote show a picture of a divided country, as the main cities and the territories with the most Kurdish citizens overwhelmingly chose no, but the rural Turkey outvoted them by a very tight margin. With 99.8% of the ballots counted, the results showed a 51.4% majority of the yes votes. The results...

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Turkey’s Constitutional Referendum: Political Chaos or Dictatorship?

Posted on April 16th, 2017.

Turkey, the regional superpower with a fragile economy, a faltering currency, a refugee crisis caused by the Syrian war, a divided society, and an autocratic leader is at a major crossroad. On Sunday, the nation will turn out to decide on transforming the country’s democracy into a significantly more centralized presidential democracy...

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Warmongering Weekend

Posted on April 13th, 2017.

There are two very high-risk events coming up in the market, aside from the warmongering that we saw in Russia yesterday. Number one is happening this weekend in Turkey. On Sunday President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will hold a national referendum to amend the Turkish constitution, giving himself executive power. In most democratic nations...