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Wall Street stock futures dip as investors look to U.S. elections

“TOKYO (Reuters) – Wall Street stock futures ticked down slightly while Asian shares held very tight ranges early Wednesday as investors awaited the results of U.S. midterm elections, which could see Republicans lose their grip on Congress” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. U.S. S&P500 futures dipped 0.25 percent as the first polls closes in parts of the country in the congressional elections, seen as a referendum on President Donald Trump’s polarizing style and “America First” policies.Many investors also expect Trump to continue to take a hard line on tariffs, which he can impose without Congressional approval.MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was flat in early trade while Japan’s Nikkei ticked up 0.2 percent.Voter turnout in national elections, normally lower when the presidency is not at stake, could be the highest for a midterm election in 50 years.
Source: 95kqds.com

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