Sequestration: Ugly Word with a Big Impact

Posted in: Economics, Stock Market, Thought of the Week

Sequestration refers to a series of automatic, across-the-board budget cuts affecting government agencies. These cuts are expected to strike in March, barring an agreement on a broader deficit reduction package. The sequester reductions, if enacted, will take place over 10 years and total $1.2 trillion. Both mandatory and discretionary spending will be cut, further weakening our already weak economic and employment prospects. The severity and actual timing of sequester cuts depends on the ongoing political negotiation, but Global Financial Private Capital is prepared. Read what their Investment Committee says in this week’s Thought of the Week.

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