Investors forced to fend with polls as political risk rules
The political polling industry is suffering a crisis of credibility after failing to predict Brexit and Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election. Surely a thorough overhaul of its methods is needed?
In a world where political risk is more potent than ever, investors have little else to go on, so polls still have the potential to trigger considerable market volatility.A prime example this week was France, where polls showed far-right and anti-euro candidate Marine Le Pen increasing her lead ...
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