Elizabeth warrants: SG urges US election hedge

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By Ross Lancaster
31 Oct 2019

As Elizabeth Warren’s chances of clinching the Democratic Party nomination for the 2020 US presidential election increase, so have investors' needs to hedge the volatility that a free market sceptic will bring to the country's equity markets. Société Générale believes it has a solution.

The go-to method for most investors looking to hedge equity market volatility will be to use VIX futures. But contracts that are dated as far out as the time when election campaigns begin have not yet been listed.

Investors can buy forward variance now. But this is ...

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