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Searching for Sochi Gold -- in Stocks

The Sochi Winter Olympics have been generating controversy for months, but the real question for investors is not how smoothly and safely the event is produced, or how many medals nations win -- it's simply how to profit from this fortnight of international competition.Friday's Opening Ceremony officially starts a two-week period that has historically been kind for equities in the host nation, at least since 1994, when the Winter Olympics switched cycles to a two-year stagger from the Summer Games instead of staging both in the same year.  Home-nation stock benchmarks have generated solid returns in four of those past five Winter Olympics, according to data provided exclusively to FOX Business by Sentimentrader.com .The data also show most of the rallies had legs, moving higher for at least a week, even during down markets such as the U.S. in 2002.  That brief respite from the dot-com implosion, however, was soon given back.Despite the 80% rate of gains, Sentimentrader.com President Ja...

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