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The Tell: How the stock market performs on, and after, Election Day

The race for the White House will come to a historic conclusion on Tuesday.

Wall Street has been a whirling dervish of anxiety, tied to the vacillating probabilities that Republican candidate Donald Trump will beat Democratic rival Hillary Clinton on Nov. 8 and insert a hefty dose of uncertainty into the economy.

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But as unpredictable as this election run has been, researchers at Bespoke found that stocks have been fairly predictable after the election, tending to sell off. U.S. equities have risen only about one out of every three times since 1928, according to Bespoke data, tracking S&P 500 index SPX, +2.22% returns on the days after a U.S.

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