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Market's holding its breath

This week could see a relief rally, or perhaps even a crash, depending on outcome of French elections

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"The worst outcome for markets is if Le Pen and Melenchon are in the second round," say BOA Merrill Lynch Research analysts.

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"The worst outcome for markets is if Le Pen and Melenchon are in the second round," say BOA Merrill Lynch Research analysts.

STOCKS finished a volatile week more or less flat ahead of the French election and details of the Trump administration's tax plan. Of the two, political risk from France is arguably the more potent - some brokerages say it is the biggest risk to the post-2009 bull market - which means this week

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