It will be difficult and many sacrifices will have to be made, but it needs to be done. And this is how a government shutdown can benefit America—by stopping government spending, and pressuring the country’s policymakers to come to a decision regarding America’s economic future.
For investors, I would be guarded at this time, given what I feel could be a stock market correction on the horizon; consider taking some money off the table and buying some put options to protect against any stock market weakness.
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