Over at Intrade, the gap between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama has sharply narrowed. Up by as much as 15 points in the last week, Clinton’s (41.0) lead has been trimmed to 3.5 over Obama (37.5). Although this may be a temporary spike coming after the fundraising reports, it’s a development worth keeping an eye on. Both candidates also have similar odds for winning the White House: Clinton 24.5, Obama 23.0.
On the Republican side, Rudy Giuliani (36.0) has regained his lead after being briefly overtaken by Fred Thompson (34.6). Mitt Romney (17.6) has dropped over the last week, while John McCain (4.1) is mired in a slump.
Speaking about the markets, check out this April Slate article comparing each candidate to a corporation and giving buy/hold/sell recommendations.