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Chartology - Wait For Mid-Term Outcome?

Investors are keeping a close eye on the mid-term elections, but if you’re waiting for November until you put money to work you may be sadly disappointed.

Jeff DeGraaf of ISI Group tells the desk historically around the 7th of October the market will discount the election outcome, a full month ahead of the actual results.

And the market is surprisingly accurate. "The market is very rarely surprised by the election out come," says DeGraaf.

"A lot of clients want to wait until the elections and we tell them that will be way too late," he adds. "The market is going to figures it out about a month ahead of that."

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Within the last 12 months, Morgan Stanley has received compensation for investment banking services from Dollar General Corporation.

Within the last 12 months, Morgan Stanley has provided or is providing investment banking services to, or has an investment banking client relationship with, the following company: Dollar General Corporation.

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