- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The Dow futures plummeted nearly 400 points before 10 p.m. Tuesday as Republican Donald Trump gained momentum in several battleground states in the presidential election.

The futures, an indicator of stock performances for the coming day, had dropped 392 points shortly after 9:30 p.m. as some media outlets began forecasting that Mr. Trump’s chances of winning had improved to better than 50-50. The markets had been gaining in the final days before the election as polls suggested that Democrat Hillary Clinton was in a strong position to win.

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