Even though some of her policies may not appeal to investors, she is seen as being a known entity who would be more predictable than Trump. He is seen as volatile, and a win by the businessman would likely cause an immediate stock market sell-off even though his tax and regulatory policies are seen as more market friendly.
In fact, stocks had their best day since March on Monday, when the FBI's latest investigation into Clinton emails turned up nothing new, improving her odds in the eyes of global markets. Stocks around the world rallied, and the Dow surged 371 points to 18,259. The S&P 500 was up 46 at 2,131. Traders said Election Day markets are biased toward moving higher, but stocks opened lower Tuesday.