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Vive la France! CAC 40 stocks now available on Bitpanda


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We always love to welcome new additions to our asset family. Today, Bitpanda says “bonjour” & “enchanté” to our newest additions to Bitpanda Stocks*. Plus, and even better, the choice is yours - you can now invest in the CAC 40 French index and in French CAC 40 stocks.

Are you ready for a little diversification? As autumn is coming to an end, we decided to brighten those shorter days by bringing some flair to stocks investing - we are “enchanté” to let you know that you can now invest in the CAC 40 French index and in top French Stocks on Bitpanda. 

C’est la vie

Speaking in confidence, we are all a little enamored with France and it’s often the small things that give us joy. That tickle of your tastebuds or the elusive emotion of just a touch of luxury - our favourite French brands have a secret: they make us feel unique, energised and strong. So to bring your “amour fou” to the next level, you can now invest in your favourite French companies on Bitpanda. 

What is the CAC 40? 

The CAC 40 is a benchmark French index tracking the stocks of the 40 leading French public companies, based on factors such as market capitalisation, liquidity, balance sheet indicators and more, that are listed on the Paris stock exchange, Euronext Paris. 

Don’t know what an index is? In short, an index is a measure that is based on a set of shares representing a specific market, in this case, the largest French stocks. This measure shows the price development of these specific stocks. 

For this reason, it is not possible to invest in an index directly. Instead, you invest in a securitised investment product, such as an ETF (“exchange-traded fund”) that replicates the performance of the index. So, if you are looking to invest in your favourite companies from France, voilá: check out the newly added CAC 40 and French Stocks on Bitpanda. This is a great way to diversify your portfolio, by the way. 

À chacun son goût

Sectors such as banking, chemicals, media and entertainment, industrial materials, publishing, personal products, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications and more are all included in the CAC 40, so the world is your oyster. 

Celebrating freedom and individuality was basically invented in France - as was diversity. The saying “À chacun son goût” hails from there too. In case you haven’t heard it, this little bon mot can be translated as “each to their own” - so if you want to pick and choose, be our guest and see a small selection below of what awaits you. Entréz.

BNP Paribas SA Class A: Are you looking to invest in the banking sector? BNP Paribas is the largest French banking group and, if we are looking at total assets, one of the top banks globally.

Carrefour: This well-known multinational retail corporation with hypermarkets, groceries and convenience stores gives new meaning to the expression “everything under one roof”. Is your portfolio as diverse yet?

Capgemini: Capgemini SE is a French multinational consulting and information technology company with more than 270,000 employees in over 50 countries worldwide. Hands-on performance for those looking above the curve.

Danone SA: Want more of your favourite yoghurt? Why not get it in a different way so it lasts longer? Danone is a global food company headquartered in Paris and brings you fresh milk and plant-based products, mineral waters, special foods and more. 

Hermes International SCA: The bags, the shoes, the ties, the scarves will all bring you joy for a long time to come. Plus, what’s even better than owning your Hermes? Investing in Hermes stocks of course. 

L’Oreal S.A: The world's largest cosmetics company makes your mornings a little better when you look in your bathroom mirror - why not give your portfolio a little tender loving care as well?

LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE: It’s always a good time for champagne: for toasting, for celebrating and for investing in it - santé!

Michelin: The world’s second largest tyre manufacturer in the world manufactures tyres for aircraft, automobiles, bicycles, heavy equipment, motorcycles, and space shuttles. So, anything tyre related effectively. Check it out for your asset collection.

Orange S.A: Orange is the world's 11th largest mobile network operator and the 4th largest in Europe. Don’t just get the latest juice from your best friend on your phone - juice up your holdings instead. 

Renault: Still dreaming about driving Renault 4 in a French vintage movie? In the meantime, the ninth biggest vehicle manufacturer in the world is looking to introduce autonomous vehicle technology. Talk about full speed ahead. 

You can now pick and choose your favourite French companies to invest in - check out the list here. Or, you can simply invest in the Top 40 French Stocks, now available from your Bitpanda account.

How can you invest in the CAC 40?

The Top 40 French Stocks is an exchange-traded fund (ETF) that replicates the performance of the CAC 40 index as closely as possible. Bitpanda Stocks* allows you to invest in ETFs, such as the Top 40 French Stocks, fractionally and from as little as €1, commission-free and with tight spreads. This is made possible by derivative contracts covered by the underlying stocks and ETFs. Plus, Bitpanda is registered with the AMF (Autorité des marchés financiers) in France. We’re fully regulated and your money is safe with us.

*Bitpanda Stocks enables investing in fractional stocks. Fractional stocks in Europe are always enabled via a contract which replicates the underlying stock or ETF (financial instruments pursuant to section 1 item 7 lit. d WAG 2018). Investing in stocks and ETFs carries risks. For more details see the prospectus at bitpanda.com.