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Portfolio protectionism

We wrote last week about the dangers of breathing too large a sigh of relief in the wake of Emmanuel Macron’s clearly cathartic victory in the recent French elections.
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Mission accomplished…

For months, even years, last weekend’s French presidential elections have lurked in investors’ subconscious, growing in menace with every poll that told us of Marine Le Pen’s creeping popularity.
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Leicester City, Brexit, Trump and Le Pen

The world holds its breath again this weekend as the French troop to the polls for round two of the French presidential elections.
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What happens next?

As we nervously pace the no man’s land between the first round and the second round of the French presidential elections, many continue to wonder about the health of the world’s economy.
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More democracy

Market nerves have predictably been jangling a little more visibly as this weekend’s first round of the French presidential election has neared.
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The beginning of the end?

Blundering around in the dark of that ever unknowable future, feeling around for any clues of what is to come, we routinely exaggerate the importance of the lumps and bumps that our fumbling hands come across.
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