The election is coming and the markets are volatile.

At 11:14 a.m. Wednesday, the Nasdaq futures suspended trading for two minutes after rising 4.0 percent at one point. The S&P 500 futures have been loosened to 7% under the adjusted trading rules, as per the previous adjustment of the S&P 500 futures stop limit.The new 7% stop limit also applies to the Dow Jones and Nasdaq 100 futures on the S&P 500.

At 11:08 Wednesday, Brent crude futures were up more than 2% on the day at $40.53/bbl, while WTI crude futures were up 2.36%.

As of 10:43 Wednesday, spot silver continued its downward slide, down 4% on the day, now at $23.21/oz; spot gold was at $1,883.25/oz. COMEX silver futures plunged, down 4.03% on the day, now at $23/oz.

In the currency market, the dollar index short-term high of 30 points, up to 94.33; the euro against the dollar lower by 40 points, the decline was extended to 1%, a new low since July 24; the pound against the dollar fell 50 points, as low as 1.2934; the Australian dollar against the dollar fell 1.50% intraday, now at 0.7055; Mexican peso against the dollar fell 4% intraday; the offshore yuan against the dollar decline to expand to 1.5%, now at 6.7701.