We've all been through this drill before.
As if living through the effects of the 2007-2008 financial crisis and the Great Recession wasn't enough, investors continue to sit by and watch as officials in Washington wrangle over the question of how to get the U.S. government's spending problem under control.
If there's any lesson the whole "fiscal cliff" fiasco taught us, it's that our leaders in Washington have absolutely no problem with dragging out negotiations while bringing financial markets to the brink of disaster.
That's why, as we approach the March 1 deadline for the "sequester" — a series of across-the-board cuts to the U.S. government's discretionary budget put in place in order to force Washington's hand — investors should expect more of the same.
"We've seen this once or twice pretty much every year for the past three years. People get very optimistic about U.S. growth and then some sort of a shock happens that causes a growth scare and each time it catalyzed into a 5-10% correction in the S&P 500… And I expect exactly the same thing this time around," said Elliott Gue, Chief Strategist for Top 10 Stocks and High-Yield International on CNBC Asia Thursday evening.
"I actually think it's one of a number of things that's going to represent a bit of a headwind for the U.S. market going forward." said Elliott.
You can watch Elliott's full interview here.
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Elliott Gue is one of the most widely followed and respected analysts in the United States, with particular expertise in the international markets.
The stock market strategist has appeared on CNBC and Bloomberg TV, and has been quoted in Barron's, Forbes and the Washington Post. Elliott's expertise and track record of success have also made him a sought-after speaker at investing conferences hosted by the American Association of Individual Investors (AAII) and others.
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