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Old 12-14-2018, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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A federal shutdown is looking more and more likely.

Aaannd, there goes the stock market.

There may be some opportunity for short term profits. Keep your eyes peeled.
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Old 12-14-2018, 07:51 PM
 
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contrarian view:
when the FedGov
shuts down, i buy.
worked so far.
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Old 12-14-2018, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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contrarian view:
when the FedGov
shuts down, i buy.
worked so far.
That's how it works. Gov shuts down, forcing businesses to shut down, which tanks the market, leading to bargains.
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Old 12-15-2018, 04:17 AM
 
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A federal shutdown is looking more and more likely.

Aaannd, there goes the stock market.

There may be some opportunity for short term profits. Keep your eyes peeled.

Politically, I don't see how a Dec 21 shutdown would happen. Until the next Congress is seated in January, this is 100% Republican control. The Republicans don't want to hit January 3rd with the Federal government already shut down for 2 weeks. Politically, they want to be able to blame a Democratic Congress for anything that goes wrong. They'll at least fund it into January.
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Old 12-15-2018, 07:59 AM
 
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Republicans have a majority in the Senate but they don't have 60 votes to stop a filibuster, so they don't have 100% control.
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Old 12-15-2018, 09:52 AM
 
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That's how it works. Gov shuts down, forcing businesses to shut down, which tanks the market, leading to bargains.
LOL. The market has already tanked.
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Old 12-15-2018, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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LOL. The market has already tanked.
Not even close.
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Old 12-15-2018, 02:17 PM
 
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We all live in a red submarine. LMAO!
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Old 12-15-2018, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Tyler, Texas
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I am sick and tired of this insanity worship of the damned stock market.

The economy is so much more than the stock market. No rich investor
gives a damn about anyone else's survival, it's all about their investments.

Shutting down the government is a big ol' F U to the rest of us who are
just trying to survive and pay our steadily increasing bills.

EVERYONE in federal office is privy to insider trading. They become rich
beyond anyone's wildest dreams. Taxes still remain for the little people.

Bunch of uncaring selfish jerks who only care about getting their way and
reelected. If they don't agree with someone, they demand to lock them
up in prison. That is insanity as well. Of course, they all own stock in
private prison systems. Government only cares about votes. Other than
that, we can all rot as far as they are all concerned.
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Old 12-15-2018, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
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The founding fathers believed strongly in small, limited government. With this in mind, I look forward to a government shutdown. The longer it drags on, the better. Businesses that depend on government will learn to operate in the free market, or else.
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