French election, round two: Swissquote helps investors optimize portfolios based on a Macron or Le Pen victory

Swissquote is launching a range of investment options based on the possibility of a Le Pen or Macron victory in the forthcoming French elections

 Investors can choose currency and indices baskets likely to benefit from either victory

 Social Media Opinion Index helps investors gauge voter sentiment pointing to a possible winner

 Index is complemented comments and trading tools that enable investors to trade on possible outcomes

Swissquote Bank Ltd has today announced the launch of investment options based on the possible victory of either candidate in the upcoming second round of the French presidential election. Investors can choose between baskets filled with currencies and indices, optimized for one of the two outcomes.

The currencies and indices in the Macron basket are expected to rise following a Macron victory; those in the Le Pen basket would gain with a Le Pen victory.

In order to make the best-informed decisions, investors are given access to a unique tool developed in cooperation with the Social Media Lab at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL): the Social Media Opinion Index, which provides realoutcome, based on opinions about the two candidates expressed on social media networks.

The Macron basket is most likely to ben support for stronger European integration, and openness to international trade. It would increase in value as a result of a strengthened euro, and relatively weakened U.S. dollar and Swiss franc.

The Le Pen companies focused on domestic business. It would likely benefit from a weakened euro, declines in French and German stock markets, and a strengthened Swiss franc.

The Social Media Opinion Index and investment baskets are available publicly on a dedicated Swissquote website:

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