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Wednesday, April 19

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French elections: Mélenchon could enter second round – Danske Bank

Theresa May Seeks Snap U.K. Election After Triggering Brexit – BB
Cable Spikes After May Calls For Snap UK General Election On June 8 – ZH
May's Early Election Bid Sends Sterling on Roller Coaster – Marc Chandler

Monetary Policy is Important, but US Fiscal Stance Moving Center Stage – Marc Chandler
Fed Looking Forward to the Second Quarter – Tim Duy

"Mother Of All Bombs" Sends Stocks To 2-Month Lows Amid Safe-Haven Scramble – ZH

Morning Report APACTF
Asian markets opened mixed as US Vice-President Mike Pence continues his tour of the region.|
Meanwhile the USD rallied slightly after US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said USD strength was a 'good thing'.



Danske DailyDanske Bank

Easing geopolitical fears * Chinese GDP beat expectations - US data weaker than expected * Easter and geopolitical risks dominated markets * TRY slightly weaker after Sunday’s referendum

Morning MarketsTF
Tensions between Washington and Pyongyang remain elevated although they did not reach the boiling point many expected following Saturday's military parade. Meanwhile TRY remains volatile following a referendum that observers accused of playing host to widespread fraud.

From the FloorTF
The countdown to the first round of the presidential election in France has sent the French/German 10-year spread to 71 points. Elsewhere, the ratcheting up of geopolitical tensions that elevated gold may just be easing, in relative terms.

Daily Market CommentMarc Chandler
US Dollar Consolidates Yesterday's Gains
Brussels PlaybookPolitico

Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your DayBB

10 things you need to know before the opening bellBI

Global Stocks Slide As Iron Ore Crashes; Pound Jumps After UK Calls Snap Elections

FX UpdateTF
USD put in a modest bounce after Treasury Secretary Mnuchin said that a strong dollar is positive in the longer term. Elsewhere, AUD has weakened again after the RBA minutes overnight and euro traders have another four trading days to hold their collective breath ahead of the first round of the French presidential election.

Kohti Ranskan vaaleja * Turkissa äänestettiin perustuslakimuutosten puolesta * Ruotsin hallitus julkaisee kevään 2017 budjettiehdotuksensa * USA:ssa julkaistaan Philadelphia Fed- ja Markit -indeksit

Aamukatsaus – Osakeliitto
Aamukatsaus – Inderes
Aamukatsaus – Nordnet
Aamukatsaus – Evli

Markkinakalenteri – Nordnet
Talouskalenteri – Kauppalehti
Pörssien aukioloajat – Nordnet