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U.S. Election data, insights and news coverage

Trump vs. Biden 2020 - Keeping you ahead of the markets

The U.S. Presidential candidates are poles apart on economic policy, climate diplomacy and green investment, Big Tech, healthcare, foreign policy, racial justice, immigration, trade and China - all of which could have a cascading impact on financial markets.

With the election really heating up and debates in full swing, we are curating the best-in-class data and providing access to exclusive Reuters news to keep you ahead of the game as markets react to the 2020 election.

Here you can find deep insights and analysis through our bespoke productions such as The Big Conversation, discover the latest financial charts, and join webinars with renown industry and political leaders. 

If you want to go further with your analysis and stay updated on the latest market developments - you can join the Global Markets Forum for free, or try our new U.S. ELECTION App in Eikon.

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News and social media uncertainty

Uncertainty peaks in the 2-3 weeks before an election. And in 2020, uncertainty is higher than ever. The “uncertainty collapse” starting 2-3 weeks before the election correlates with a rally in the S&P 500 and happens when the media (and others) believe they know the likely outcome.

We know from behavioral research that uncertainty inhibits financial risk-taking behavior. Perhaps this uncertainty collapse drives the stock market rally, or at least the uncertainty is no longer keeping risk-takers out of equities.
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Curated insights to keep up to date

Explore our curated insights, data and analysis around the U.S. election and the implications for markets around the world.

U.S. Election App

Eikon user? Get the U.S. Election app for unmatched coverage

Get unmatched coverage of the U.S. Election, including access to trusted and independent news from Reuters and curated, market-leading data via the U.S. Election app in Eikon. Understand the triggers for market volatility, future global policy changes and follow the results from the National Election Pool (NEP) in real-time, to make more informed decisions and pinpoint actionable insight.

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Reuters Breakingviews - get insight from experienced journalists who don't just give you the top U.S. Election stories, but also reactions as they develop, providing genuine financial insight – faster than mainstream media.

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Reuters Graphics - explore U.S. election news events and issues in striking and informative infographics from Reuters Graphics, the data visualization team at Reuters News.

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U.S. Election charts - Identify trends and formulate your own macroeconomic analysis with curated U.S. Election charts from Refinitiv Datastream in collaboration with Fathom Consulting.

Global markets forum

U.S. Election insight in the Global Markets Forum

We're hosting top-tier market experts and commentators each week to discuss the U.S. Election topics.  See what's planned in the Global Markets Forum and catch-up on interviews with industry veterans, senior decision makers and other market participants from all over the globe.

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LiveChats - join the Reuters editorial-hosted LiveChats with political and industry experts on Refinitiv Messenger.

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Experienced Reuters editors handpick the day’s key stories and deliver critical market developments to you – hot off the press.


Access is free and exclusive to Eikon subscribers and Refinitiv Messenger standalone users. To request access to the forum, click here.

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U.S. Election webinar series

When U.S. voters go to the polls on Nov. 3 either to vote Republican Donald Trump to a second term as President or to elect Democrat Joe Biden there will be plenty at stake for the financial community both in the U.S. and around the world. Refinitiv and Reuters Breakingviews bring you expert discussions on three critical policy areas for investors; covering Energy Policy, Technology, M&A and Antitrust, and the American Economy.

Data on the data

Uncovering the data trends:

Are you tracking the 2020 U.S. presidential election? It might be dominating the headlines but not everyone in financial markets IS according to Refintiv data, which shows usage by Eikon and Workspace customers.
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David Craig

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