No sooner did the president and Boehner announce their agreement than the stock market fell dramatically. The all-knowing Stock Exchange, that Delphic Oracle of their cult, has looked upon their handiwork... and frowned.
Washington is an island drowning in its own self-interest, surrounded by a hurting and unhappy nation of deeply patriotic citizens who hunger for shared national purpose but find our politics to be sickening, insulting and corrupted.
Listening to "financial astrologers" causes investors to jump in and out of the markets, usually at the wrong times. It's great for the securities industry. It's terrible for investors, most of whom would be better off if they never invested.