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10 British stocks to trade the Brexit vote

DATE IMPORTED:June 22, 2016A woman reads a newspaper on the underground in London with a 'vote remain' advert for the BREXIT referendum, Britain June 22, 2016.
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DATE IMPORTED:June 22, 2016A woman reads a newspaper on the underground in London with a 'vote remain' advert for the BREXIT referendum, Britain June 22, 2016.

The British people will vote Thursday on whether the U.K. should stay in or leave the European Union. How can investors trade the big vote?

Using Kensho, a quantitative tool used by hedge funds, we screened for the historically top-performing British stocks that trade in the U.S. the day after recent news events (polls, speeches, election results, etc.) leaned toward a Brexit. We then did the same search for performers after news events which hinted at a remain win.

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