Early Friday, US President Donald Trump tweeted of him testing positive on the coronavirus (COVID-19) after one of his team member got infected before a few hours.
Following the news of Hope Hicks' covid-19 infection, US President Trump and Wife Milenia both appeared for the tests and waited for results. The global markets turned cautious before tanking on the confirmation that the leader of the world's biggest economy is infected with the deadly virus.
The CNBC came out with the comments from the White House physician Sean Conley saying, "The President and First Lady are both well at this time, and they plan to remain at home within the White House during their convalescence.” The news also said he expects Trump to “continue carrying out his duties without disruption while recovering.”
Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2020
S&P 500 Futures slips below 3,350...
Following the news, S&P Futures slumped from 3,362.62 to currently around 3,319, down over 1.40% intraday. With the COVID-19 stimulus talks already in the jeopardy, US President Trump's quarantine will add uncertainty into the global markets. The same can help the US dollar to recover the latest losses. That said, the US Dollar Index (DXY) recently jumped towards 94.00 while printing 0.26% gains on a day.
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