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Flat stock market bodes well for 2016: History

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

With the S&P 500 gyrating between up and down for 2015 as we head into the home stretch, investors may wonder what it means for 2016 if this year's return is essentially breakeven.

Using Kensho, a quantitative analytics tool, CNBC Pro ran the numbers on how the market does after relatively flat years.

We also looked at the stocks posting a flat year that Wall Street believes are ripe for a comeback in 2016.

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