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French Election: Swissquote and EPFL Help Investors Understand the Likely Impact on Financial Markets

ZURICH and GLAND, Switzerland, April 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Goal: Measure impact of French election on currency markets 
  • Swissquote and École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) create Social Media Opinion Index to scan voter sentiment on social media 
  • Index is complemented by Swissquote analysts' comments and trading tools, creating a financial dashboard that enables investors to optimize investment decisions  

Swissquote Bank Ltd., Switzerland's leading online bank, announces the launch of a set of investor tools that help anticipate the impact of the French presidential election on financial markets. A key element is the Social Media Opinion Index, created in cooperation with the Social Media Lab at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).

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The Index makes use of the latest advances in artificial intelligence to collect and analyze opinions about the candidates in the French election as expressed on social media networks; it allows investors to take the pulse of public online opinion about the candidates, indicating potential outcomes of the elections in real-time.

The Index will be offered together with analysts' comments and foreign exchange (Forex) trading tools. This comprehensive financial analysis offering helps measure the potential impact of the election and identifies the need to adjust investment strategies accordingly. It is available publicly on a dedicated Swissquote website: http://www.swissquote.com/french-election.

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 (symbol: SQN).

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