NewsWatch: It’s Election Day, and stock markets have been ignoring these 2 risky scenarios, warns strategist

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MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE

Stocks around the world are climbing as U.S. voters get ready to head to the polls. But one strategist at a Swiss bank warns investors are ignoring two potentially risky scenarios for markets. See full story.

The stock market’s ‘presidential predictor’ forecasts a Biden win — but another measure moves back in Trump’s favor

The S&P 500 index on Friday closed below its July 31 finish, a move that turns the “Presidential Predictor” in favor of a victory by Democratic challenger Joe Biden over President Donald Trump in the Nov. 3 election. But another gauge turned back in Trump’s favor on Monday. See full story.

I have nearly $600,000 in student debt after getting four college degrees. Can I still buy a home?

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The U.S. could split up, Gundlach says. Here’s how he’d invest for that.

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‘It’s not a natural disaster. It’s an election’ — Americans are stocking up on cash, gas and food to prep for possible Election Day unrest

‘My son’s safety is my first priority and I never would have thought that a presidential election would cause me to fear for his safety,’ one woman said. See full story.

MARKETWATCH PERSONAL FINANCE

Here’s the CDC guidance on voting if you’ve recently been exposed to the coronavirus See full story.

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