Wednesday/ no tapir?.. actually, no taper

A baby tapir. Wikipedia : A tapir is a large browsing mammal, similar in shape to a pig, with a short, prehensile snout.

So I see the US stock market jumped up today at the unexpected announcement from the Fed that there will be ‘no taper’.  (The Federal Reserve Bank will continue to buy assets to stimulate the economy, and not scale down their efforts for now).  But the giddiness might not last long.  Seems that the Tea Party- controlled Republicans are planning to shut down the US government to ‘defund’ Obama-care. (What does defund even mean? And psst. That’s not going to happen, Republicans – defunding the President’s signature legislation that has already gone before the Supreme Court, and was upheld).  And then what? Another debt ceiling fight?  The stock market will definitely not like that.

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