What impact will Trump's diagnosis have on markets and the election result?

Increased market uncertainty

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President Trump's illness comes almost a month before the US goes to the polls
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President Trump's illness comes almost a month before the US goes to the polls

The news that US President Donald Trump tested positive for Covid-19 brought turmoil to the markets, but they are now beginning to climb again on news his health is improving.

However, with investors already braced for post-election turbulence, the situation adds a further degree of uncertainty. With many commentators agreed we are about to enter a period of high volatility, it looks as if the markets will remain on edge for the foreseeable future. Investors growing concerned over potential US election dispute: poll "Donald Trump catching coronavirus has put the markets in a mild state of disarray," said Russ Mould, investment director at AJ Bell. "First, the President of the United States becoming ill creates a sense of instability for markets in gen...

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