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Government Shutdown = Yawn

There have been 17 government shutdowns since 1976. And the vast majority of them lasted only a few days.

So pardon me for yawning as we are on the verge of our 18th time around as I've read this script before. They will make a deal soon enough and the bull market will resume.

For those that placed some shorts in the wake of this news, congrats...but take your profits now before they evaporate. For the rest of you time to gear up for the conclusion to this matter and resumption of the bull market. 1750-1800 likely in the cards before the year is out.

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