Hedging Costs for French Stocks at 5-Year High to Europe: Chart

As the French prepare to choose their next president, investors are paying up to hedge against swings in the nation’s shares. The cost of three-month options on the CAC 40 Index has rallied to a five-year high relative to those on the regional Euro Stoxx 50 Index. The first round of elections will be on April 23 and the second on May 7.

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