Election Day has come and gone, with voters determining the balance of power in Congress and in dozens of statehouses across the country. Democrats are poised to take over the House of Representatives two years into President Trump’s tenure, while Republicans will maintain control over the Senate.
Early election results showed signs of strength for Republicans in House races, causing futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average YMZ8, +0.59% to shoot higher; however as results have continued to roll in showing that Democrats will edge out control there, futures pared back gains to trade mostly even.
On Tuesday, the Dow DJIA, +0.68% the S&P 500 index SPX, +0.63% and the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +0.64% all ended higher, as traders awaited the results that will set the political tone on Wall Street for at least the next two years.
Here’s a graphic that will update live as House and Senate results roll in from around the nation. Results in a handful of key, competitive states are being watched closely for possible election-night surprises — and, in some cases, as a referendum on Trump’s two years in office and the agenda he has set for the country. The map in this graphic will track 12 of those competitive races, and indicate when a winner is called.
And you can follow MarketWatch’s full coverage of the midterm elections here, where we will keep you up to date on the most important issues, tell you what traders are focusing on and let you know what the results mean for investors going forward: