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US election 2020: Biden vs Trump

How will the US election impact the markets? Discover what effect a Trump or Biden win could have and the instruments to watch.

US election

How will the US election impact the markets?

What if … Trump wins

  • How will an escalation of trade wars affect US and China indices and shares, and the US dollar?

  • How would Trump’s lack of attention on climate and renewables affect the industry?

  • Could a more relaxed approach to regulation on the tech industry be a boon for the sector?

What if … Biden wins

When is the US election?

The US presidential election takes place on Tuesday 3 November, 2020, and while the first exit polls could come in at around 4am (UK time) on 4 November, there may be a longer wait this time due a predicted increase in postal voting. To win, either Trump or Biden must win a majority of the electoral votes (270 of 538), with the victor beginning a four-year term of office on 20 January 2021.

29Sep

First debate

07Oct

Vice-presidential debate

15Oct

Second debate

22Oct

Final debate

03Nov

Election day

Markets to watch

How will the US election impact your trading? See how key instruments are likely to be affected and how our clients are positioned.

EUR/USD
1.0870
-0.05%
Client sentiment
-0%1%2%3%4%5%6%7%8%9%10%11%12%13%14%15%16%17%18%19%20%21%22%23%24%25%26%27%28%29%30%31%32%33%34%35%36%37%38%39%40%41%42%43%44%45%46%47%48%49%50%51%52%53%54%55%56%57%58%59%60%61%62%63%64%65%66%67%68%69%70%71%72%73%74%75%76%77%78%79%80%81%82%83%84%85%86%87%88%89%90%91%92%93%94%95%96%97%98%99%100%
Short
US SPX 500 - Cash
4070.2
29.30%
Client sentiment
-0%1%2%3%4%5%6%7%8%9%10%11%12%13%14%15%16%17%18%19%20%21%22%23%24%25%26%27%28%29%30%31%32%33%34%35%36%37%38%39%40%41%42%43%44%45%46%47%48%49%50%51%52%53%54%55%56%57%58%59%60%61%62%63%64%65%66%67%68%69%70%71%72%73%74%75%76%77%78%79%80%81%82%83%84%85%86%87%88%89%90%91%92%93%94%95%96%97%98%99%100%
Short
US NDAQ 100 - Cash
12166.26
27.49%
Client sentiment
-0%1%2%3%4%5%6%7%8%9%10%11%12%13%14%15%16%17%18%19%20%21%22%23%24%25%26%27%28%29%30%31%32%33%34%35%36%37%38%39%40%41%42%43%44%45%46%47%48%49%50%51%52%53%54%55%56%57%58%59%60%61%62%63%64%65%66%67%68%69%70%71%72%73%74%75%76%77%78%79%80%81%82%83%84%85%86%87%88%89%90%91%92%93%94%95%96%97%98%99%100%
Short
Gold - Cash
1928.49
12.69%
Client sentiment
-0%1%2%3%4%5%6%7%8%9%10%11%12%13%14%15%16%17%18%19%20%21%22%23%24%25%26%27%28%29%30%31%32%33%34%35%36%37%38%39%40%41%42%43%44%45%46%47%48%49%50%51%52%53%54%55%56%57%58%59%60%61%62%63%64%65%66%67%68%69%70%71%72%73%74%75%76%77%78%79%80%81%82%83%84%85%86%87%88%89%90%91%92%93%94%95%96%97%98%99%100%
Long
CMC USD Index
1031.07
-1.33%
Client sentiment
-0%1%2%3%4%5%6%7%8%9%10%11%12%13%14%15%16%17%18%19%20%21%22%23%24%25%26%27%28%29%30%31%32%33%34%35%36%37%38%39%40%41%42%43%44%45%46%47%48%49%50%51%52%53%54%55%56%57%58%59%60%61%62%63%64%65%66%67%68%69%70%71%72%73%74%75%76%77%78%79%80%81%82%83%84%85%86%87%88%89%90%91%92%93%94%95%96%97%98%99%100%
Long

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