Editors Note:

The House passed a short-term spending bill but the democrats claim to have enough votes to block it and shut down the government. The senate vote will probably not occur until Friday after all the arguments are presented both for and against. Tonight the senate leaders are claiming they have enough votes to block it and 4 republicans are going to vote against it. It would 13 democrats to switch sides and vote for passage to avoid a government shutdown.

The market declined today on worries a shutdown will occur. In reality, any market dip caused by a shutdown would be a buying opportunity. However, with both sides as polarized as they are today, we could be looking at a multi day event before they hammer out a compromise.

I continue to recommend no new positions until we see how this plays out. We should not risk new money in front of a potentially negative event.



NEW DIRECTIONAL CALL PLAYS

No New Bullish Plays


NEW DIRECTIONAL PUT PLAYS

No New Bearish Plays