Traders Pricing In Election to Be Breeze for Dutch Stocks: Chart

Traders tend to increase hedging before an event such as an election, sending expectations for equity volatility higher. That’s not the case for the March 15 Dutch vote: Bets for swings in the national AEX Index in the coming month are at record lows relative to two-month implied volatility. Investors in the Netherlands appear to be more concerned about a strong showing by euro-skeptic Marine Le Pen in the April 23 French ballot than politics in their own country.

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