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Obama or Romney? Win With These ETFs

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A Romney victory may benefit oil and gas stocks stocks, as well as financials, while an Obama victory may help the health care and clean energy sectors thrive.

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The presidential election is now less than six weeks away and it still appears to be a close race. While the future direction of the country will be determined by who occupies the White House for the next four years, the near-term direction of the stock market will probably be determined more by other factors like the third quarter earnings, the events in Europe, macroeconomic data in the US, and the fate of the fiscal cliff.

Many people believe that the stocks market fares well under Republican presidents due to lower taxes and less spending, but history suggests that the there is no clear pattern of post-election stock market behavior.

However it is almost certain that some sectors will fare better under President Obama while others may prosper if Governor Romney wins the election. So, it is time that investors take a look at their portfolios and be prepared to realign them for the result of the election.

Below we take a look at two sectors that will benefit under the leadership of Obama and two that will benefit from a Republican victory and the ETFs that the investors can use to play those sectors. At the same time, the investors should remember that the pre-election promises do not always result in actions after the elections in politics.
No positions in stocks mentioned.
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