Is Government Shutdown a Prelude to Debt Ceiling Debate?

The economic impact from the partial government shutdown is expected to be minimal, but the markets will take notice if the debt ceiling becomes an issue.

About the Presenter

Bluford “Blu” Putnam has served as Managing Director and Chief Economist of CME Group since May 2011. With more than 35 years of experience in the financial services industry and concentrations in central banking, investment research, and portfolio management, Blu serves as CME Group’s spokesperson on global economic conditions.

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Hedging the Debt Ceiling

The partial government shutdown is unlikely to have significant economic impact, but markets would take notice if Congress does not come to an agreement over the debt ceiling later this year to accommodate spending. Hedge your portfolio with futures and options.

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