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Street Explained: Do elections matter to markets?

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
Brendan McDermid | Reuters
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

Do presidential elections matter for the stock market? A lot of cynics insist it doesn't matter, that the markets do whatever they want to do regardless of who is in power. The answer is, it depends on how you ask the question.

In exclusive content for CNBC Pro subscribers, Bob Pisani explores the correlation between politics and the stock the market, as well as the best way to play it.

Watch the video below for all the highlights:

  • Bob Pisani

    A CNBC reporter since 1990, Bob Pisani covers Wall Street from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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