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Heightened market volatility is likely over the election period. Increased volatility means increased risk and spreads may widen. Check your margin cover, risk management and monitor positions.
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It seems that just over a week after Mr Trump's surprise win, investors can’t decide whether the president-elect's intended plans to boost spending and cut taxes will boost inflation as much as currently anticipated.
Once stock markets had absorbed the initial shock of last week's surprise win by Donald Trump in the US presidential election, the reaction was more positive than it was negative, though the sector polarisations were quite marked.
With a thin economic calendar for a number of countries, and as the post-election excitement dies down at the end of the week, volatility should begin to normalise. European markets look set for a positive open.
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Read the reaction of our UK and US market analysts following the US election result.
Market reaction ranged from the fierce to the subdued in the hours after Donald Trump's election victory. Jasper Lawler sifts through the fear-mongering and election rhetoric to look at the potential political, economic and market implications.
This morning’s surprise win by the outsider Donald Trump is yet another example of the status quo being upended. Michael Hewson asks if this is the beginning of a new trend towards a rejection of the status quo, and is Europe next?
Trump’s surprise win sent shockwaves around the world, with a big impact on the currencies of key trading partners Mexico and Canada. There has also been an effect on energy, health care, biotechnology and construction equipment as a new administration comes in with a mandate for major change.
Find out who our market analysts thought would win the election and why, and read their view on the potential market reaction.
The strength of the US dollar has been a factor in sterling’s decline, as investors gear up for a potential US rate increase at either its November or December meetings.
Monthly stock markets returns leading up to and following all the presidential elections since 1960 reveal some interesting patterns that could have significant implications for trading.
Insider versus outsider; establishment versus rebel; compassion versus pride. The 2016 US presidential election is one of the most polarised campaigns in living memory.
With the FTSE 100, FTSE 250 and FTSE All Share equity indices all reaching record highs, is there any evidence that UK investors are scared of the election result?
Trading is always about relating risk to reward and the US election will be no different. The best opportunities with major events can often be contrarian ones where markets are pretty much priced for one particular outcome.
Surveys show that both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have the lowest approval ratings of any campaign candidates that have ever run for president. A controversial campaign could soon prove to be an important influencing factor on market prices.
With only five weeks to go until the US presidential election, how the result would move the markets is one of the key factors to drive Chinese investor sentiment.
Equity markets have been cheerfully rallying, with a Trump victory becoming seen as less likely following the first two presidential debates.
Elections mean uncertainty and this is exactly what markets don’t like. Although markets may prefer Hillary Clinton because she’s a known quantity, they could also adapt to Donald Trump, particularly if he brings in pro-business policies.
Read our 'did you know?' special to learn about some of the idiosyncrasies of the US election.
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