The US government deadlock is starting to take its toll on investor confidence

Jay Soloff

Argonath Financial

The US government deadlock is starting to take its toll on investor confidence. Today we're seeing investors roll out of riskier stocks and into safer investments. Technology is getting hit the hardest, with the sector down over 2%. The only positive sector today is utilities, up just under half a percent. Of course, utilities are the quintessential safe-haven stocks. Big tech names are really taking it on the chin today. Facebook (FB) is down over 6%, LinkedIn (LNKD) is down nearly 7%, and Yahoo (YHOO) and Netflix (NFLX) have dropped around 5%. This is how a selloff starts. Investors first take profits on their biggest winners. Then, they start selling the rest of their holdings if conditions don't improve. Bottom line, Congress needs to act now to keep investors from running to the hills.

Jay Soloff
Jay Soloff
Research Analyst
Argonath Financial

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