As this heated election nears conclusion, one thing is for
certain: It's hard to separate the lies from the truth. However,
one truth remains undeniable... The challenges our country faces
also present challenges for individual investors. Whether we're
talking about the "fiscal cliff," corporatetaxes ,dividend
taxes,inflation , energy policy… These are all issues that affect
investors -- but they also present opportunities toprofit .
We usually try not to get too partisan here at StreetAuthority
-- partisanship often leads to questionable investment decisions
and missed opportunities. But one simply can't ignore the fact that
there will be clear winners and losers onWall Street depending on
who occupies the Oval Office in 2013. And the investment climate
will be directly affected by the policies put in place by the next
president and Congress.
We've touched on this theme a many times in recent weeks -- and
we've also mentioned a few ideas that we think are worth investing
in regardless of who's in power. (In fact, as we've shown, we could
actually learn a thing or two from politicians when it comes to
investing, believe it or not.)
So as we near the conclusion of the election, we've decided to
give you a brief summary of all that we've covered in recent weeks.
If you're interested in a particular theme or idea, feel free to
click on the link, which will take you directly to the article to
learn more. After careful consideration, I've put together this
list of StreetAuthority's seven best ideas for profiting from the
Take a look...
1. Obama victory good for gun stocks? Not so
First, let's dispel with some conventional (read: wrong)
thinking. Many think that if Obama wins, that's a good reason
to buyshares of gun and ammo manufacturers. Yet, as David
in this article
, for several reasons, that's just not likely to happen.
2. So what should you buy if Obama wins?
Health care and alternative energy look like good bets, but
with some caveats -- according to James Brumley. Meanwhile,
he also says we could see the "imminent death of coal" play
out under an Obama victory scenario. [
Read his article
for James' specific picks on these themes.]
3. And for a Romney victory?
Ironically, Brumley says that if Romney wins, some health
care stocks will also be a 'buy' -- but it will be an
entirely different set than if Obama wins. Other winners?
Coal, banks and dividend stocks. Losers in the event of a
Romney win would be the Obama health care "winners" mentioned
in Brumley's previous article as well as potentially
companies that do a lot of business with China. [
Read more here
4. The energy picture
Energy investors are watching the election closely for
obvious reasons, yet some might argue that, aside from
Obama's professed love for alternative energy, there is
little discernable difference between the two candidates.
Except when it comes to offshore drilling. As Michael Vodicka
in this article
, a Romney victory would clearly boost the fortunes of
offshore drillers that operate in the Gulf of Mexico, as the
current White House has been slow to reissue drilling permits
in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
[Another important note: There's a coming boom in the energy
sector that will be so powerful, so undeniable, that neither
Obama nor Romney will be able to leave it out of their energy
plan. Nathan Slaughter, editor of our
Scarcity & Real Wealth
newsletter, calls it "
the biggest story in energy.
" I'm talking about the shale oil and gas boom. Nathan has
written about how to profit from this story
5. The "Secret Investment Tip" probably missed from
While the networks and pundits were engrossed with monitoring
dubious things like verbal barbs and body language during the
debates, one of our experts was reminded of something that
could keep investors from losing their shirts. [Read Michael
Vodicka's article about Washington D.C.'s
track record of picking losers
(and stocks you should avoid).]
6. The "big government
stock to buy if Obama is elected
All of the talk in this election about big government vs.
small government led one of our writers to a brilliant idea
-- a stock that profits from "big" government (hint: it's not
a defense contractor). And surprisingly it helps "big
government" become more efficient. I think you'll be
learn what he found.
7. How to earn "bipartisan profits"
How about something we can all agree upon? Whether you intend
to vote for him or not, it's clear that Mitt Romney knows how
to create a fortune. He's worth an estimated $250 million.
What can regular investors learn from him -- and more
importantly, do to profit from moves similar to the ones he
made? Andy Obermueller, editor of our
newsletter, has the answer
in this article
And let's not forget, making a fortune is a bipartisan
game. If you thought Mitt Romney was the only well-known
politician who has made a fortune on Wall Street, think
again. In fact, Mitt Romney, Bill Clinton... and U2's Bono
have all made a fortune with this investment. The door to
this exclusive club has been shut to most regular investors
for years -- until recently. Again, Andy Obermueller
has the details
-- Brad Briggs
Brad Briggs does not personally hold positions in any securities
mentioned in this article. StreetAuthority LLC does not hold
positions in any securities mentioned in this article.