So, those who are buying today are betting that the shutdown won't impact the numbers of the S&P companies and that the debt ceiling will be lifted by hook or by crook or by the Supreme Court.
They better hope so. Or they are going to be on the wrong side of this market, for certain.
Random Musings: My good friend Chris Matthews, who has the must-read "Tip and the Gipper" out today (I love all of his books) is looking for a protracted shutdown which, needless to say, is NOT in the numbers. Chris is too close to this to believe we shouldn't be thinking this more doomsday scenario couldn't happen. I still think it is an outside chance. But Chris is always worth listening to, and reading.
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