What Debt-Ceiling Gridlock Means for Investors

As the deadline draws nigh, what can investors do to guard against a debt-ceiling debacle?

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Above all, investors must keep their cool as debt-ceiling talks heat up. "There are always headlines and forces of uncertainty in the markets," Warne says. "This one is certainly attracting much more attention than usual, but it's not necessarily going to be different than any other worry investors have. If you've built a well-diversified portfolio, you're prepared for this type of volatility."

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