Timely and Relevant News: Stocks Do Just Fine During Government Shutdowns

With the discussions in Washington heating up, we’ve heard more in the media about a potential government shutdown later this year. We've outlined a few reminders below worth noting on this topic:

  • Stocks gained more than 10% during the last shutdown in late 2018 and early 2019.

  • The S&P 500 has gained during the previous six government shutdowns going back to the mid-‘90s.

  • Drama in Washington and a potential shutdown will get the headlines. From an investment point of view, this actually isn’t a reason to worry.


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