Nov 3, 2016

US election: what do the financial markets think will happen?

Financial markets have been showing signs of anxiety about the American presidential election


While it's all but impossible to make predictions about what happens next, the behaviour of traders in the days before the polls open can give a glimpse at the overall mood. 

Jim Reid at Deutsche Bank said recent movements suggested that "chips are certainly coming off the table in markets", as investor avoid more volatile asset classes in case there are big movements. 

On the other hand, some experts are far from convinced that the markets can be read as a straightforward Trump versus Clinton bet.

The Telegraph
By Marion Dakers, Financial services editor

Photo by Michael Nagle/Bloomberg