With the election a week from Tuesday, let's have an Eerie Prescience Challenge - predict for us Obama's share of the popular vote and the closing level of the Dow Jones Industrial Average on Tuesday Nov. 4.
Since the Dow has a much wider likely range than Obama's vote share, the final score will be calculated as the sum of two absolute values, namely, Obama's actual share less predicted share times 300 plus the difference in actual and predicted Dow.
FWIW, the Dow closed Friday at 8379.
My gueses: Obama 51, Dow 9000.
ERRATA: For folks who want to overthink this: the VIX is at 80% for annual volatility; for a one week period, that implies a 22% range for the Dow - yike. (22 = 2* 80/Sqr Root 52 - roughly).
SINCE YOU ASK: Eventually, the Dow closed at 9625 on Tues, Nov 4, boosted by a no-news rally of nearly 900 points on Oct. 28.
Obama garnered 52.9% of the popular vote.