Dow jumps more than 200 points at open as Wall Street reacts to Trump’s coronavirus status, widening Biden’s margin


The Dow Jones Industrial Average at the start of Monday traded solidly higher as investors appeared to react to increasing clarity over the upcoming 2020 election and improving President Trump’s recovery from the coronavirus over the weekend, while that the growing lead of former Vice President Joe Biden in the polls suggested a more decisive election result. The Dow DJIA,
+ 1,36%
increased by 282 points, or 1%, to 27951, near the peak, those of the S&P 500 SPX index,
+ 1,38%
gained 0.9% to 3380, while the Nasdaq COMP Composite Index,
+ 1,66%
advanced 1% to 11,183. Uncertainty rocked the markets on Friday after Trump announced he had contracted COVID-19, raising questions about how the government works and the upcoming race for the White House on November 3.


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