American stocks futures ascend after centrist takes first round in French election

American stocks futures ascend after centrist takes first round in French election

On Sunday, American stock index futures rallied steeply on relief that centrist Emmanuel Macron managed to take the first round of voting in the French presidential election, thus minimizing the prospect of an anti-establishment market shock.

During a May 7 runoff Macron is going to face far-right counterpart Marine Le Pen and opinion surveys on Sunday ensured him an easy victory in the final clash.

Defeated socialist Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, socialist candidate Benoit Hamon as well as defeated right-wing candidate Francois Fillon all urged French voters to back Macron during the second round. The financial markets had also been nervous of the likelihood that far-left participant Jean-Luc Melenchon might make the run-off.

Sunday's steep moves definitely point to an unwinding of bets taken for the last few days as market participants turned defensive ahead of the highly anticipated vote.



Japan real wages surge is slowest in almost two years

Japan's March real wages went down at the fastest pace in nearly two years, weighed by minor nominal pay lifts as well as a moderate ascend in consumer prices, thus posing a setback for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's tries to revitalize the Japanese…

promotions you can be interested in

Deposit with your local payment systems


A manager will call you shortly.

Change number

Your request is accepted.

A manager will call you shortly.

Internal error. Please try again later

Beginner Forex book

The most important things to start trading
Enter your e-mail, and we will send you a free Beginner Forex book

Thank you!

We've emailed a special link to your e-mail.
Click the link to confirm your address and get Beginner Forex book for free.

You are using an older version of your browser.

Update it to the latest version or try another one for a safer, more comfortable and productive trading experience.

Safari Chrome Firefox Opera