US: Wall St opens higher as voting in midterm election begins

US stock indexes opened higher on Tuesday (Nov 8) as voting began in the crucial midterm election that will determine control of Congress, with investors hoping for a political gridlock that could prevent radical policy changes.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 107.56 points, or 0.33 per cent, at the open to 32,934.56.

The S&P 500 opened higher by 10.22 points, or 0.27 per cent, at 3,817.02, while the Nasdaq Composite gained 47.01 points, or 0.44 per cent, to 10,611.53 at the opening bell. REUTERS


BT is now on Telegram!

For daily updates on weekdays and specially selected content for the weekend. Subscribe to