Re: Has the uncertainty in Washington affected your investment decisions?
Most of my investments are in Vanguard Admiral Shares. That's the retirement stuff and I don't care about anything day to day with that, because I have a 30+ year time horizon on it. Admiral Shares have the lowest fees I have ever seen in a fund, which is my highest priority.
But I also have a modest amount of money that I mess around with. I've been a little more active with that in the last month than usual I would say.
Have been buying companies coming off of bad news that I don't think is that bad. Bought Netflix at $252 when they had an earnings report that beat expectations, but not by enough so it dropped. And I bought Tesla at $173 after the YouTube video of the car fire.
Probably not the greatest strategy if we weren't in a bull market, but I could take a hit on this money and be ok so I view it like gambling.
I don't see the government defaulting. Obama has options (not attractive ones - he'd have to effectively break the law I think) to prevent it from happening without Republican cooperation.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.