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Why Investors May Want to Hold Their Horses on Italian Exit Polls

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Mario Monti Doesn't See a Danger of Italy Leaving the Eurozone

Investors trading on the outcome of Italian voting should be warned: take exit polls with a pinch of salt.

Italy holds a general election on Sunday, with the outcome uncertain. A blackout period for opinion polls kicked in two weeks ago, when surveys were pointing to a hung parliament, with a center-right coalition led by Silvio Berlusconi short of a majority and the anti-establishment Five Star movement the single largest party.