Canally observed that the short term impact of the government shutdown appears to be 13 percent of government spending and approximately 800,000 of the 2.7 million federal workers furloughed. As for lingering effects, Canally noted that the S&P 500 has on average increased 11 percent one year after a government shutdown.
Canally noted that the U.S. remains “the best home on a bad street” when compared to the international investment opportunities and favors small cap stocks.
Barnes also offered his perspective on the economy. “We’re seeing a sub-par recovery so far,” noted Barnes. “While the jobless rate has shown some improvement, the fear is that many of these jobs are lower paying and won’t be sufficient to sustain a healthy level of consumer spending.”
Canally has frequently been quoted in publications such as USA Today, Washington Post and TIME Magazine and has been a guest on national business broadcast media including NPR, CNBC, Bloomberg and Fox Business News.
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