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This is getting to be a bit old hat: bickering and partisan brinkmanship is once again causing some nasty effects in Washington.

We’re about to have potentially our third government shutdown in as many months. As a citizen, it’s incredibly frustrating. As an investor, it can be downright terrifying. After all, depending on the severity of the shutdown, the economy could hit a major stumble.

Or at least that’s the thought anyway.

But the reality is, the effects of a shutdown are only skin deep. New research into past shutdowns shows that investors may not have anything to fear but a bumpy and more volatile ride. That’s great news to hear as the potential for more shutdowns is only growing.

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