Futures rose 150 points on the Dow Jones Industrial Average, while S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq 100 futures both gained nearly 0.5 percent.
President Trump tweeted a video on Sunday, in which he said that “doctors are getting very good reports.” He then waved supporters outside the hospital in a brief outing in a motorcycle with the Secret Service.
Responding to a tweet when asked if Trump would walk out of the hospital due to sickness with COVID-19, Kai Raisdal of Marketplace tweeted: “Because futures trading starts at 6 pm on the East Coast.”
– Kai Raisdal (@kairyssdal) October 4, 2020
In recent months, the market is becoming increasingly volatile amid debate over Capitol Hill around the upcoming COVID-19 incentive package, and an epidemic that shows no signs of membership.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened on Friday, falling 1.4 percent, following Trump’s coronovirus diagnosis, with a loss of nearly 400 points. The S&P 500 index fell 1.6 percent and the Nasdaq Composite fell 2 percent.