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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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Health Care

If Obama is reelected, the health care sector will benefit since president's Affordable Care Act will increase health care spending. Further, hospitals will no longer have to spend substantial money on providing emergency care to the uninsured. Overall, the health care providers, service companies, and pharmaceuticals companies stand to benefit.

Mitt Romney, on the other hand, plans to repeal the Obamacare.

Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEARCA:XLV)

XLV tracks the Health Care Select Sector SPDR Index, which includes companies mainly from the pharmaceutical, healthc are providers and services, and health care equipment and supplies industries. The ETF has more than $4.9 billion in assets and trades in heavy volumes. It is, however, slightly top-heavy with top 10 holdings accounting for more than 60% of the assets.

XLV charges a low expense ratio of 18 basis points while it pays out an attractive dividend yield of 1.93%.
No positions in stocks mentioned.
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