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Americans were generally moved and excited by the election of Barack Obama to the White House. But Wall Street has greeted his election -- and the expanded Democratic majority in Congress -- with a Bronx Cheer. In the eight trading sessions between Election Day and November 14, the market sank six times (including four single-day tumbles of at least 300 points in the Dow Jones industrials). Whatever the market's initial response, investors will watch the new president closely for clues that could determine which industries are most likely to prosper in an Obama administration. Of course, you shouldn't base your investment decisions entirely on politics. History shows there are no guarantees when a new president takes the reins. When the Clinton-Gore ticket
won in 1992, environmental mutual funds came into vogue as investors bet that Vice President Gore's interest in matters green would boost companies involved in alternative energy and cleaning up pollution.

In the end, however, the environment moved to the back burner, and green stocks failed to gain traction. "You can't ever count on just one factor, like who is president or who controls Congress," says Kimberly Sterling, president and shareholder at Resource Consulting Group, a financial planning firm.

With those caveats in mind, there are a few industries that could get an Obama bump. The key is to find sectors that are being bolstered by other forces as well.

Renewable energy. President-Elect Obama wants the nation to derive 10% of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2012, up from 2% today. That comes on top of the global push for green power, making wind and solar power companies a good bet.

Health care. Choosing a way to cash in on the likely changes in the nation's complex health-care system is a little trickier. Some analysts are concerned that Obama and a lopsidedly Democratic Congress will enact a national health-insurance program that will force drug prices down. But if you assume that more people will have access to medical care, you can argue that demand for prescription drugs would grow.

Infrastructure. With the economy in recession, the new administration will almost certainly want to boost infrastructure spending in an effort to create jobs.
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YearYTD
Wins
YTD
Losses
YTD
Accuracy
YTD
Gains Average
YTD
Profit Per Trade Average
      2015
up  3
down  4
up  42.86 %
up  1.98 %
up  1.98 %
      2014
up  4
down  3
up  57.14 %
up  0.80 %
up  0.80 %
      2013
up  6
down  1
up  85.71 %
up  45.60 %
up  45.60 %
      2012
up  4
down  3
up  57.14 %
up  3.07 %
up  3.07 %
      2011
up  1
down  6
up  14.29 %
down  -26.66 %
down  -26.66 %
      2010
up  3
down  4
up  42.86 %
down  -9.49 %
down  -9.49 %
      2009
up  3
down  4
up  42.86 %
down  -9.43 %
down  -9.43 %

Recommendations for year:

Date (ET)RatingSymbolCompany NameYTD
Gains
 
1/1/2009  
Buy FAN
down  -29.96 %
1/1/2009  
Buy FSLR
down  -2.69 %
1/1/2009  
Buy GVA
down  -42.16 %
1/1/2009  
Buy IXJ
up  14.55 %
1/1/2009  
Buy NVS
up  13.88 %
1/1/2009  
Buy TAN
down  -21.17 %
1/1/2009  
Buy URS
up  1.57 %

* As of 8/27/2015 12:00 AM

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