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Obama or Romney? Win With These ETFs


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.

Clean Energy

President Obama supports a green energy agenda and has reiterated his support for "development of cleaner and more energy-efficient technology." His administration wants to extend the tax credits for clean energy companies that are set to expire at the end of this year.

Obama has spoken several times about his commitment to tackling the issue of climate change and to protect the environment. In his convention speech, he reiterated his commitment towards continued investment in clean coal, as well as wind and solar energy.

Romney believes that the clean energy is yet to become viable and the causes of climate change are unknown.

PowerShares Cleantech Portfolio (NYSEARCA:PZD)

Investors can consider PZD to play this sector if Obama wins. PZD tracks the Cleantech Index and invests at least 90% of its total assets in stocks of cleantech companies, from a broad range of industry sectors. The ETF is well diversified with 60 holdings, with the top holdings constituting less than 30% of total assets.

PZD charges 36 basis points to the investors for annual expenses and currently pays out a decent yield of 1.62%. Launched in October 2006, the fund has so far attracted $67.2 million in assets under management.

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