Claire Ballentine and Kamaron Leach

Government, Business

Stocks, Bonds Rally as Election Bets Retooled

Pedestrians pass the New York Stock Exchange Oct. 2, in New York. Pedestrians pass the New York Stock Exchange Oct. 2, 2020, in New York. (John Minchillo/Associated Press)

After a wild election night sowed confusion across U.S. markets, investors frantically bid up stocks Nov. 4, sending major averages to the biggest rallies in five months, as they grew more confident that the tightly contested outcome would ensure key elements of the bull market remain intact for years to come.

November 4, 2020