Who's going to be the next president?
The betting odds on the election at gaming site Bodog as of Oct. 10 are Clinton -425 and Trump +325 — meaning a winning $425 bet on Clinton will pay out $100, while a winning $100 bet on Trump would net you $325. At the same time, political analyst Nate Silvers' polls-only election forecast gave Hillary Clinton a 82.4 percent chance of becoming the next president versus 17.6 percent for Donald Trump.
For investors, the important questions are how the election outcome could affect their investment portfolios and whether they should do anything about it. It's a legitimate concern, considering the spikes in volatility this year caused by fears of global economic slowdown, dissolution of the European Union and policy reversal by the Federal Reserve.