U.S. stock index futures tumbled on Wednesday, with investors across the world on edge, as Donald Trump secured the White House.
The Dow Jones industrial average plunged as more than 800 points on first indications of a Republican victory, however, around 3.30 a.m. ET, U.S. futures pared some losses with Dow futures trading down 345 points, the S&P 500 futures slipped 48 points while the Nasdaq e-mini futures tumbled 130 points.
In recent weeks, financial markets both domestically and across the globe had been largely pricing in a victory for Clinton over the Republican nominee. However as election results rolled in on Wednesday, markets were in freefall.
U.S. futures were volatile as election results started rolling out at around 7 p.m. ET. Dow futures were up as much as 100 points at one point before falling as state after state were projected to have picked the Republican candidate.
Just before 3.00 a.m. ET, Hillary Clinton called Donald Trump to concede the presidential election after a stunning turn of events in Tuesday's contest, NBC News reported. Shortly after that, NBC News called the presidency for Trump.