Snap Election causes the Pound to soar in value
Theresa May called for an election this week, due to take place on 8th June. Historically, this would weaken the currency in question, however with a conservative government seen as a positive for the UK economy we have seen investor confidence rise and the Pound has benefited against nearly all major currencies. It was a shrewd move by May calling the election when the opposition is so weak.
GBP/EUR – French election set to cause volatility
The French election is currently a four horse race. With Macron, Le Pen, Fillon and an outside chance for the left wing Melenchon. The voting commences on Sunday. There has never been a majority victory on the first round of voting, so it is highly probable it will move to a second vote where the top two candidates fight it out for presidency. according to polls, it is looking like this will be between Le Pen and Macron on 7th May. Polls have been misleading in recent history however. You only have to look at the UK referendum and the US election as evidence of this. There are many who are scared to voice their opinions on immigration due to fears of being branded a racist. Slipping a folded piece of paper into a ballot box means voters can have their say without such fear. The silent vote will be very influential with 40% of French voters still undecided. The terror attack yesterday in Paris could well sway voters.
The worrying scenario for euro sellers is a Le Pen victory. Le Pen is the leader of the National Front and has stated her intentions to ditch the euro and call a referendum to leave the EU. If she gets in expect the euro to fall significantly in value. If you are a euro seller I would suggest getting in touch with us ASAP, we have contract options available such as a forward contract which means you can trade before this event, or at least before the second round.
Is 1.20 a resistance point on GBP/EUR?
GBP/EUR came very close to 1.20 during Wednesday’s trading session. The last time this occurred was November 2015. It seems 1.20 is proving to be a resistance level. As this is the second occasion we have reached the high 1.19s only for the rates to then fall back. There is a strong possibility that due to everyone picking 1.20 as a trading level, the market readjusts due to profit taking. Provided we do not see a Le Pen victory, I would expect the 1.20 mark to remain a resistance point short term.
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