As the 2016 presidential election returns began to come in Tuesday night, they showed a much closer election than most people and experts expected. By about 8:00 p.m. CST. it became clear the Republican nominee Donald Trump had a real chance at an historic upset. At that point markets began to react.
It is clear from market reaction throughout the campaign that U.S. equity markets anticipated a Clinton victory and saw a potential Trump victory as creating uncertainty and volatility. This played out as the returns began to favor Trump. However, after the initial shock, many markets have stabilized. The S&P 500 is currently up 20 points.
Here are a series of 15-minute charts that show how numerous markets reacted since the result began to come in.
E-mini S&P 500
U.S. Dollar Index
U.S. 10-year Treasury note