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Stock futures bouncing around with race close in several battlegrounds

Jonathan Garber
·1 min read

Stock futures are trading mixed after President Trump declared victory in multiple key battleground states early Wednesday, even though it remained unclear who had the votes to win, as Trump hinted the White House would push the Supreme Court to rule over disputed ballots.

Former Vice President Joe Biden clinched the state of Arizona while President Trump won the key battleground states of Florida and Ohio, accoridng to Fox News.

With those three key states in the books, attention now turns to battlegrounds Georgia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania where Trump holds leads over Biden.

Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were down 60 points, or 0.2%, after having fallen by as many as 230 points..

S&P 500 futures turned around with a gain of 0.5 percent.

Nasdaq futures were higher by 2.4%.

ELECTION DAY 2020: TRUMP, BIDEN OFFER DIFFERING VISIONS FOR US ECONOMY

While Trump is flexing his might in the key battleground states, Fox News has called a Democratic majority in the House of Representatives.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who is battling Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin over the size of the COVID-19 stimulus relief package, will likely retain her leadership role as Democrats are expected to pick up at least five seats in the lower chamber.

In Europe, London's FTSE is adding 0.2%, Germany's DAX fell 0.1% and France's CAC gained 0.3%.

Asian markets traded mixed. japan's Nikkei added 1.7%, Hong Kong's Hang Seng slipped 0.2% and China's Shanghai Composite gained 0.2%.

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Looking at commodities, West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures added 88 cents at $38.54 per barrel and gold futures were off $18.00 to $1,891.40 an ounce.

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