Italy's Election Is Starting to Make Investors Nervous

Small moves for sure, but it seems investors may be getting a little jittery ahead of Italy’s election on March 4. Since last week, the FTSE MIB benchmark stock index has started to lag Europe’s Stoxx 600 and the spread between Italian and German 10-year bonds has climbed from recent lows. Still, while there is a lot of uncertainty about the result, it’s difficult to think that any government that takes charge will radically change an economy that is doing reasonably well, Amundi Asset Management concluded in a recent note.

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