Market Extra: Here’s how Goldman Sachs says traders should play a government shutdown

The U.S. stock market remains largely bereft of volatility, but the threat of a government shutdown and other near-term events could provide some near-term trading opportunities.

According to a Wednesday note by Goldman analysts, upcoming government deadlines could be primary market drivers over the coming month. The deadlines include the debt ceiling, which must be raised by late September, as well as a spending bill that has to be approved by Sept. 30 to avoid a government shutdown.

While Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he is “100% confident” the debt ceiling will be raised, the outlook for a shutdown is less clear.

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