In ten days, hundreds of millions of people will breathe a huge sigh of relief as the strangest, most entertaining, depressing, dramatic and unpredictable election in democratic history is finally resolved. And that’s just American voters. Those of us who’ve spent the last year trading Betfair’s US election markets will need a holiday.
New FBI statement spooks the market
Just when it seemed the race was set and the deal done, yet another bombshell sent markets into a frenzy last night when FBI director James Comey told Congress that investigations into Hillary Clinton’s e-mails remained ongoing, having previously concluded that Clinton had been ‘careless’ but would not be prosecuted.
Immediately headlines saying the investigation was re-opened went viral. With details slow to emerge, wild speculation on social media remains predictably rife. Adding extra spice is the fact that the e-mails were not sent by Clinton but her aide Huma Abedin – former partner of disgraced Congressman Anthony Weiner.