US presidential election 2016

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Stay informed with the latest US election news from our global team of analysts and learn about its effect on the financial markets.

*The articles below have been amalgamated from our analysts around the world to provide CMC consumers with in-depth coverage of the US election. The products, margins and spreads found within these links apply only to the country from which the article originates


UK retail sales in focus as Trump effect starts to wane

European markets look set to open slightly higher this morning as the Trump effect in Europe started to wear off yesterday, while the on/off saga of whether OPEC will cut oil production continues to produce wild swings in oil prices.

Michael Hewson - 17 November 2016

Europe to open higher as Trump puts together his team

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, however the sector polarisations were quite marked, with basic resources, banks and health care stocks doing well, while technology stocks slipped back.

Micahel Hewson - 14 November 2016

Trump dips his toe in the swamp

It’s been a Trumper-thumper of a couple of days in markets. The Trump dump was quickly followed by the Trump jump and now it seems we’re headed into the Trump slump.

Jasper Lawler - 11 November 2016

Post-election results

Read the reaction of our global market analysts following the US election result.

*The articles below have been amalgamated from our analysts around the world to provide CMC consumers with in-depth coverage of the US election. The products, margins and spreads found within these links apply only to the country from which the article originates


What will be 'great again' in a Donald Trump presidency?

The knee-jerk reaction in markets was overwhelmingly negative to the 'surprise' Donald Trump US election victory. A measured and inclusive acceptance speech from the New York billionaire saw a hefty reversal in the hours following the result.

Jasper Lawler

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Trump, the continuation of the Brexit trend?

It’s going to take a while for financial markets to absorb yet another shock to what has been a tempestuous year for global investors, particularly with the Brexit surprise still fresh in the memory?

Michael Hewson

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What does Trump's election win mean for stocks, monetary policy and currencies?

Despite the Brexit experience earlier this year, Donald Trump's election win still came as a surprise to many. US Indices fell sharply in initial trading, with futures losing over 750 points while the votes were being counted, before US indices clawed themselves all the way back to even.

Colin Cieszynski

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Pre-Election Analysis

Find out who our market analysts think will win the election and why, and learn how they think the markets will react.

*The articles below have been amalgamated from our analysts around the world to provide CMC consumers with in-depth coverage of the US election. The products, margins and spreads found within these links apply only to the country from which the article originates


Will the US election stem sterling’s declines?

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.

Michael Hewson

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Could a close race be bad for the markets?

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.

Colin Cieszynski

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Rout or rise? Asia-Pacific markets and the US election

Insider versus outsider; establishment versus rebel; compassion versus pride. The 2016 US presidential election is one of the most polarised campaigns in living memory.

Michael McCarthy

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How will the US election affect UK stocks?

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?

Jasper Lawler

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Trading major events like the US election

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.

Ric Spooner

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How will the US election affect the DAX and EUR/USD?

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.

Jochen Stanzl

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Chinese stocks and gold may rally on Trump winning

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.

Tina Teng

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Volatility set to pick up as election day nears

Equity markets have been cheerfully rallying, with a Trump victory becoming seen as less likely following the first two presidential debates.

Margaret Yang Yan

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The only certainty in this election is uncertainty

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.

Nicolas Cheron

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