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  • Europe relaxes as Macron wins the first round

Stocks surge as Macron takes the lead

When it became clear that Emmanuel Macron had narrowly prevailed over Marine Le Pen in the first round of the presidential election, markets surged.

As Trump-mania wanes, expect Macron fever to take its place

Donald Tump may not be quite as good for stocks as investors had hoped. But don’t despair, says John Stepek. There’s a new leader to get excited about: Emmanuel Macron.

Erdogan recreates Turkish sultanate

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan narrowly won reforms which will all but recreate Turkey as a sultanate.

Here’s why a market panic could erupt next Monday

Markets have taken comfort in the fact that Marine Le Pen probably won’t win the French election. The bad news is that she’s not the only populist in town.

Polish stocks are poised to soar

Fears over the impact of Poland’s current government are overdone – and that spells opportunity for patient investors to buy some good firms cheaply, says Frederic Guirinec

Russia’s stockmarket rally isn’t over yet

Russian stocks jumped sharply in 2016, but this year they have slipped by 4% – the second-worst showing by an emerging market after Greece.

Bad news for markets – Trump isn’t in charge

The US stockmarket has already priced in Donald Trump’s fiscal stimulus plans. But he’s going to have trouble delivering, says John Stepek. And that could send stocks tumbling.

Stocks are expensive – but they won’t stay expensive

Developed-world stocks are overpriced on pretty much every valuation indicator there is, says Merryn Somerset Webb. What will trigger a change?

Europe will bounce back

Investors who fled Europe last year may wish they had stuck around, says Andrew Van Sickle.

Stick with Europe and Japan

With US stocks looking overhyped and overpriced, investors should turn their attention to continental Europe and Japan.

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