More than three-quarters of financial sales professionals believe that a short-term fix will be passed to avoid another shutdown early next year.
So reports the Financial Services Institute in a poll of more than 2,500 independent financial advisors. The survey explores the recent and possible future government shutdown, the economy, taxes and other issues impacting their Main Street clients.
According to the poll, 77 percent of advisors believe that Congress will pass a short-term fix early next year to avoid another shutdown. More than half of advisors (57 percent) say the economy will stay flat in 2014, while 59 percent expect a neutral performance from the equities markets next year.