Macron’s reform agenda should be positive for economic growth in France. As political risk falls, investors can now turn their focus to the corporate earnings recovery.
Data shows that markets tend to rise in the lead-up to elections when there is a degree of confidence about who the likely winner will be.
High yielding stocks may satisfy the need for income in the short-term, but the numbers show how dividend growers can outperform in the long term.
How would a Macron presidency in France affect equities, the ECB, Brexit negotiations, and more? At our latest Schroders Live event Keith Wade and Martin Skanberg discussed some of the big issues facing Europe and its markets right now.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s call for a snap general election could bolster her negotiating position with the EU and within her own party. This may potentially lead to a "softer" Brexit.