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Traders Warn of Market Volatility as Trump Tests Positive

  • U.S. futures fell on Friday, but losses were calm and orderly
  • Investors have been expecting more volatility before the vote
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Risky Assets Fall, Volatility Spikes on Trump Covid-19 News
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Intense volatility, a stock slump and more delays on a stimulus package are some of outcomes investors are considering after President Donald Trump tested positive for Covid-19.

Trump’s diagnosis adds another element of uncertainty to a market that’s already been sizing up the potential for a legal battle or political chaos after the Nov. 3 vote. Now, investors are contending with the possibility of Trump’s ill health and how it could affect the U.S. government.