Wall Street's "fear gauge" is on track for its biggest weekly jump since March as investors worried about rising U.S. and European coronavirus cases, the lack of fiscal stimulus and uncertainty about the U.S. presidential election outcome. The VIX had climbed on Monday amid concerns about a tightening U.S. presidential race. Along with the pandemic, concerns about stalled efforts in Washington toward further fiscal stimulus measures and the outcome of Tuesday's U.S. presidential election have helped maintain high volatility in U.S. stocks.
Wall Street closed mixed on Friday buoyed by mixed news on a fresh fiscal stimulus.
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