Wall Street stocks rise as US votes; S&P 500 +0.4%

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New York (AFP)

Wall Street stocks posted solid gains Tuesday, extending a rally fueled by market expectation Democrat Hillary Clinton will win a tightly-contested US presidential race.

While votes have yet to be counted, analysts said investors believe election polls that show Clinton with a modest, but clear, edge over Republican candidate Donald Trump. At the closing bell, the S&P 500 was at 2,139.24, up 0.4 percent.