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This combination of pictures created on Oct. 9, 2016 shows Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. (Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)
This combination of pictures created on Oct. 9, 2016 shows Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. (Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)
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With the election just over a week away, economists and investors appear to share the political anxiety dogging voters across the country.

But does the stock market have a favorite in this election?

One recent paper correlates fluctuations in U.S. stock prices with the chances Hillary Clinton will win the election. Others have found no such correlation.

Derek Thompson, senior editor at The Atlantic, joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to discuss how the stock market has reacted to the 2016 campaign season.

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Derek Thompson, senior editor at The Atlantic. He tweets @DKThomp.

This segment aired on October 31, 2016.

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