Vanguard takes a look at how investment markets have reacted before, during and after some recent fiscal crises now that we’re on the doorstep of the next one.
The reality is that both the bond and stock market are pretty quick to brush these things off once the initial shock wears off.
Here’s what the 2011 episode looked like:
And for the hell of it, let’s look at the 1995-1996 period, in which a fiscal fight resulted in not one but two government shutdowns:
Moral of the story is chill out. Don’t be this guy: