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If a Government Shutdown Occurs, Here's What May Happen to the Stock Market

A government shutdown is imminent unless Congress gets its act together and passes a bill to fund the government.
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A government shutdown is imminent unless Congress gets its act together and passes a bill to fund the government.

But even if we get a shutdown that doesn't mean the stock market will fall.

The last shutdown occurred back in 2013 - over that 16 day event, the S&P 500 actually rose 3.1%.

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Since 1976, there have been 18 government shutdowns - the average S&P 500 performance during those events was a drop of 0.6%, according to LPL Research.

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