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Government Shutdown: Stock Market Impact

Some supposed experts state the reason stocks have been going down lately is the threat of a government shutdown, which seems almost probable if the President’s recent statements are to be taken at face value.  The U.S. President is on record as embracing a government shutdown on Friday, December 21 unless he receives full funding for his border wall with Mexico.  His stance has softened a bit, but the threat still remains. It seems unlikely that it will actually happen but it might be time to ask: If the government shuts down, what is actually likely to happen? Hint, even the short term isn’t alarming and longer term, non-event. Read to the end…