French Election, Round Two: Swissquote Helps Investors Optimize Portfolios Based on a Macron or Le Pen Victory

ZURICH and GLAND, Switzerland, May 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

- Investors can choose currency and indices baskets likely to benefit from either
candidate's victory  
- Social Media Opinion Index helps investors gauge voter sentiment pointing to a
possible winner 
- Index is complemented by Swissquote analysts' comments and trading tools that enable
investors to trade on possible outcomes  

Swissquote Bank Ltd., Switzerland's leading online bank, announces 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.

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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 Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne (EPFL): the Social Media Opinion Index, which provides real-time poll data on the election's likely outcome, based on opinions about the two candidates expressed on social media networks.

The Macron basket is most likely to benefit from the candidate's 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 basket is likely to benefit from the candidate's protectionist policies, favoring French 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:

Swissquote - The Swiss Leader in Online Banking 

As a leading provider of online financial services, Swissquote offers innovative solutions and analysis tools to meet the wide range of demands and needs of its clients. As well as various online trading services, the user-friendly platform also provides solutions for eForex, ePrivate Banking and eMortgage. In addition to a low-cost service for private clients, Swissquote also offers specialized services for independent asset managers and corporate clients. Swissquote Bank Ltd holds a banking license issued by its supervisory authority the Swiss Federal Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) and is a member of the Swiss Bankers Association. Its mother company, Swissquote Group Holding Ltd, is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange .

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CONTACT: Nadja Keller, Swissquote Media Relations Manager, Tel: +41 44 825 88 01,, Maria Diviney, Shepard Fox Communications, Tel: +44 2033 184491, Mobile: +44 7444 314547,

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