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/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,861 +7 0.39%
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/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,087 -16 0.78%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/33772884/delayed 1,189 -9 0.76%
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/quotes/zigman/2260836/delayed 28.45 -1.24 4.18%
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/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 5,632 -57 1.00%
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/quotes/zigman/16008150/realtime/sampled 115.13 -0.72 0.62%
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/quotes/zigman/16008140/realtime/sampled 1.45 +0.00 0.15%
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/quotes/zigman/41508961/realtime 89.34 -0.29 0.33%
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/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 1.73 -0.02 0.98%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.24 +0.02 8.00%
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Student 13.42% 13.42% 13.14%
Balance Transfer 14.35% 14.30% 14.12%
Airline 15.17% 15.16% 15.10%
Cash Back 15.26% 15.23% 15.27%
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What European Elections Mean for Stocks

Stocks fell Monday as concerns over political upheaval in Europe unsettled investors. And this volatility may continue even after ballots are cast in upcoming elections, advisers say.

The sudden resignation of the Dutch prime minister Monday, coupled with presidential election politics in France and Greece, heightened fears that a shakeup in leadership could upend efforts to address the European debt crisis. Politicians and parties opposed to the austerity measures favored by Germany appear to be gaining momentum, advisers say. If new leaders reversed course and opposed the belt-tightening policies that had been a condition for bailout funds, equity markets will suffer, advisers say. “For investors, that would be taking us all the way back to square one,” says Paul Christopher, chief international strategist for Wells Fargo Advisors.

In France, the concern among some advisers is whether socialist candidate François Hollande, who favors spending more to boost economic growth, could beat out President Nicolas Sarkozy, who sides with Germany’s approach of cutting costs in order to control the debt level. In the Netherlands, another big supporter of Germany’s austerity measures, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte resigned after leaders were unable to agree on budget cuts. Party officials are calling for elections to take place soon.

Continued political uncertainty could lead to more downgrades or — in an extreme scenario — force some countries out the euro zone completely, says Ethan Anderson, chief investment strategist with Rehmann Financial. Such a collapse could send yields higher on government bonds, increasing borrowing costs and making a recession more likely. And that could lead to a selloff in stock markets as investors make a dash to safer assets, advisers say.

To be sure, the austerity measures in euro zone countries could continue regardless of who gets elected, advisers say. And a selloff in government bonds and stocks could force leaders to go along with Germany’s cost cutting approach — even if they don’t agree with it, says Doug Cote, chief market strategist for ING Investment Management. “The markets will punish any behavior that makes the country look worse,” says Cote. Some investors also say threats coming out of Europe are milder today than they were a year ago. Support from the European Central Bank reduced the risk of widespread bankruptcies from European banks, says Christopher. And economic improvements in the U.S. also make the domestic economy better prepared to handle any weakness in European markets, he adds. “The risks are still out there but the probabilities are much less than they were,” says Christopher.

In the meantime, some investors are taking some cautious steps to prepare for prolonged uncertainty. Because the U.S. is expected to grow at a more stable pace than Europe, Anderson says investors should buy more U.S. stocks than international stocks. Christopher of Wells Fargo is cutting back exposure to commodities like base metals and agriculture, which could see prices drop due to the weakness in the European economy. In equities, he is balancing aggressive sectors like industrial and material with defensive sectors like utilities.

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Apple CEO Cook’s deleted Super Bowl tweet
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How to get a free Chipotle burrito
What to expect from Whole Foods earnings
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Can oil get so cheap that it won’t pay to extract it?
Oil sinks under $29 as EIA lowers price outlook
Barron’s Buzz: How low can the price of oil go?

99 Cent Gas May Be on Its Way
99-cents-a-gallon gas may be on its way: 24/7 Wall St.

Is the gold rally the real deal or ‘fool’s gold’?
Teen can keep $20,000 gold bar found in lake
Gold one of Wall Street’s best bets early in 2016
Gold futures stretch win streak to five sessions

Why is everyone freaking out about ‘CoCos’?
Convertible bonds are alluring as stocks fall
 
Deutsche Bank co-CEO says bank is ‘rock solid’
Deutsche may buy back billions in debt: FT
Why the selloff in European banks is ominous

This stock market has been Europe’s best in 2016

Market strategists are coming to believe the main things stocks need right now is an investor purge.
Strategists are arguing that stocks need a true purge

These charts detail S&P 500’s precarious posture
Michael Brush: Stock-market stars are aligned
Double-digit market decline in an election year?

White House forecasts decade-best economic growth
Obama proposes $4.1 trillion federal budget

Americans quitting their jobs hit a nine-year high
NFIB survey hints wage gains are fleeting
Job openings are second highest on record

Five questions that Janet Yellen must answer
Yellen may say goal is not to slow the economy
Fed: Too white, too male, too many bankers?
Expansion won’t die of old age: S.F. Fed study

Facebook, Amazon are the keys to tapping this market
French regulator threatens to fine Facebook
India bans Facebook’s free Internet service


Europe’s battles: migrants, ‘Brexit’ and ECB
German output, exports drop in December
Roubini: Welcome to the New Abnormal


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/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,299 +15 0.35%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,861 +8 0.41%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,087 -16 0.78%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/33772884/delayed 1,189 -9 0.75%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2260836/delayed 28.45 -1.24 4.18%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 5,632 -57 1.00%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 8,879 -100 1.11%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 3,998 -69 1.69%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 15,913 -528 3.21%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 7,928 -195 2.39%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 309 -5 1.58%
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/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 2,471 -44 1.76%
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/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 16,085 -919 5.40%
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Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,763 -18 0.63%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 24,021 -266 1.10%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 2,623 +65 2.53%
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Yen
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Pound
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/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 1.73 -0.02 0.98%
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GOOG /quotes/zigman/59527964/composite 683.24 0.50 0.07%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 12.21 -0.06 -0.49%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 37.53 -0.28 -0.74%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 11.41 -0.18 -1.55%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 36.81 -0.31 -0.82%
BP /quotes/zigman/247026/composite 29.06 -0.86 -2.88%
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