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Fears of a stock market sell-off have been circulating recently as three geopolitical events start to take shape.
The first is the United States' escalating conflict with Syria, which intensified after the U.S. struck a Syrian airbase with 59 missiles on April 7. The second is North Korea's ongoing threats to the United States, including testing long-range missiles and stating it's prepared to engage in war.
However, the third geopolitical event that the stock market is watching is the French presidential election, which begins its first round this Sunday, April 23. Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani stopped by FOX Business' "Varney & Co." to talk about the likelihood of a stock market sell-off, depending on which French presidential candidates advance.
Here's how you can expect stocks to react next week…