Italian election: Stocks to buy and avoid ahead of the March 4 vote

The Italians will soon head to the polls in an election that has been flagged as the sort of political event with the potential to rattle the eurozone and shake up financial markets, while catapulting a colorful former prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, back into power.

The biggest threat? The euroskeptic 5 Star Movement team could team up with the far-right Lega Nord to create an antiestablishment coalition that could throw Italy’s tenuous finances further into disrepair and distance the southern European country from the EU and the eurozone.

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