Financial advisors and institutional investors say the U.S. government shutdown, triggered by a standoff in Congress over the budget and the health care law, is no reason to unload stocks. They point out that previous shutdowns haven't had a significant effect on equity portfolios. "There may be some short-term market moves ... but markets are getting increasingly immune to nonsense out of Washington," said Eric Stein, co-director of Eaton Vance's Global Income Group.

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