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Trump v. Clinton: Stocks can predict the winner

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Forget the polls. Wall Street has another way to predict whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton will be the next president of the United States.

Keep an eye on the stock market from August 1 through October 31.

If stocks go up during that three month stretch, expect Clinton to win. If stocks slide, Trump will likely prevail.

Those critical three months have been astonishingly accurate at predicting the next president, says Sam Stovall, a stock market expert at S&P Global Market Intelligence.

Stovall looked at the data for every presidential election going back to 1944 (FDR v. Dewey). If stocks...