Could the presidential election get any more bizarre now that former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner (aka, Carlos Danger) has entered the national political discourse?
Financial markets have reacted negatively to the news of a tightening race. The CBOE Volatility Index is rising in tandem with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's polling numbers.
Some researchers and commentators have even forecast a sizable correction of 10% to 15% if he pulls off a Brexit-like surprise on Tuesday.
It is certainly true that financial markets dislike uncertainty, and most voters, even those supporting Trump, say that he brings more than his share of uncertainty both to politics and to the potential of governing.
He has even boasted during the campaign on more than one occasion that "I like to be unpredictable."
To an inexplicable extent, those supporting him view his approach as different and refreshing, even if Trump's actions could potentially damage and disrupt institutions that Americans value highly.
What does this all mean for investors?
Should they buy the VIX? Should they consider buying protective puts to guard against a possible decline if the election produces an upset result?
Or would it be best to run for the hills and hide money under a mattress?