Wall Street and market participants witnessed a volatile 2020. Almost every stock rebounded from the March low and US indices climbed to record highs. During the first quarter of 2020, the stocks plunged due to the coronavirus pandemic. The strong recovery of US equities has been supported by optimism around potential COVID-19 vaccines and the Federal Reserve pumped liquidity into the market.
Stocks and oil prices cheered the confirmation of Joe Biden’s victory which means a more generous stimulus package to be deployed as soon as possible. The recent rally also supported by more upbeat news on the coronavirus vaccine. Meanwhile, Donald Trump rejected the outcome of the U.S. election, mounting legal action against vote-counting in states where he lost.
Few notable financial market movements after the US election outcome: