Government Shutdowns Have Never Hurt The Stock Market Staff
Posted: Oct 07, 2013 1:12 PM
There’s a lot of handwringing over whether the government shutdown will hurt the stock market. If history is any guide, the answer is no. There have been 17 government shutdowns—which the government prefers to call “funding shortfalls”—since the mid 1970s. The shutdowns have never cost the stock market more than a few points, and in most cases the market actually went up.

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