Here we are on Election Day 2012. Setting your political
opinions aside (I know we all have a plethora), what stocks or
sectors do you believe will thrive no matter who takes the White
Many believe today's election will be a tough one to call, but
if you were positioning yourself right now in an investment for
the next few years what would it be?
I have been thinking long and hard about this and my favorite
is actually a commodity.
Listening to both candidates over the last six months or so,
watching three debates and reading both of their websites, it
seems to me that they both believe in an energy independent
While each differs on which technologies will be the best end
result, I think it's safe to say that an agreed upon "bridge" is
natural gas. It's cheap, in abundance and is already being
adopted by fleets, municipalities and taxis all over the
(Consumers are coming soon)
Companies like Shell, Flying J, Chesapeake and GE are working
to add thousands of CNG filling stations and infra-structure over
the next year.
While there is a large amount of supply ready to come online,
I would be a buyer of natural gas itself. While I would
prefer the actual commodity contract, UNG (ETF) would be a
Even though the U.S. Energy Information Administration and the
Potential Gas Committee has estimates a minimum of 100 years'
worth of proven natural gas reserve, the sharp increase in
consumption is sure to bolster prices.
I also have a feeling that this winter will NOT be as mild as
What are your favorite "election proof" investments?
US-NATRL GAS FD (UNG): ETF Research Reports
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