At the time of writing, we’re now 34 days into the partial US government shutdown, which makes it the longest in history.
Recent shutdowns have been a consequence of political jostling between Congress and the White House. Despite that jostling, a compromise was always found.
But this shutdown feels a little different. With a Democrat-led House vehemently opposed to President Trump’s request for border wall funding, the markets are now pondering the economic impact of a prolonged shutdown.