The exchanges currently sell this market information, typically to big, institutional investors.
Neil Irwin of The New York Times discusses the "laziest, simplest approach" to investing and says aspects of populism have long influenced the markets.
Data collection has become pivotal on Wall Street as algorithms and high-speed trading overtake the traditional picking of stocks.
Market analysts have started to look at what particular election outcomes might mean for markets, U.S. fiscal policy and more.
As of 4 a.m. Eastern time, Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden still were locked in tight races in a handful of battleground states.
Markets are up on investor hopes that a Joe Biden victory in the U.S. presidential election might lead to more economic stimulus.
A lot of investment banks and brokers are working behind the scenes to straighten out all of the stock exchange orders.
"Analysts have their hands in the air," one investment strategist says as markets struggle to predict the future.