The government is getting bigger. What does it mean for the stock market.

For decades, investors said they couldn’t fight the Fed — but many took pride in ignoring both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue. Long-term investors are used to shrugging off the kind of debate this week about the debt ceiling and continues with the $1 trillion infrastructure bill and $3.5 trillion overall spending package. Instead, investors stuck to what they could measure. But that is changing because government affects the economy and markets in ways we haven’t seen in generations. Investors must embrace the new reality: What happens in Washington, D.C., will shape what happens…

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