Government Shutdown Doesn’t Stop Dow Jones from Seeing Best Start Since 2006

The first seven sessions of trading have delivered the best start to a year for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and other stock market indices since 2006. Government Shutdown Continues, But so Does Dow Rally 800,000 workers went without pay on Friday due to the ongoing government shutdown. It’s now the longest in history with no end in sight. And it’s costing the US around $1.2 billion in GDP every week. The stock market appears to be completely ignoring this mounting crisis for the government and many of its workers. As of Friday, the Dow, S&P 500, and Nasdaq had seen the highest gains for the first seven sessions of trading since 2006. Stock market up 7% during this shutdown is the best shutdown performance EVER. — LNG Economist🛢🔥 (@LNGeconomist) January 11, 2019 On Friday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average failed to achieve a sixth day of straight gains,…

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