With the U.S. government shut-down going on for 32 days, the cost to the economy could exceed $5 billion and the economic impact will be more significant than past years as furloughed employees with no paychecks struggle to make ends meet. With that in mind though, so far the shut-down has been great for USD and stocks because no news is good news.

Other News: Tensions between the European Union and Dublin over Northern Ireland mounted as the European Commission contradicted Dublin’s claim that there would be no need for hard border in Ireland, even if Britain left the bloc without a deal.

For the first time since the government shutdown, the Senate will vote on a pair of competing bills to reopen the government: one that includes Trump’s border wall funds, and one that would simply fully fund the government for a few more weeks without any wall money.