2012 Election: Which Industries Won When Obama Did, and Which Lost

Coal Country for Mitt Romney. Beallsville, Ohio.
Coal Country for Mitt Romney. Beallsville, Ohio.


By JON C. OGG

The election has come and gone: On Tuesday, President Obama won a second term, and the balance of power in Congress didn't shift too much either way. Now, the many investors who were keeping a close eye on the polls know what they're getting (somewhat) in terms of the federal government for the next few years, and they can start moving their money accordingly.

24/7 Wall St. has undertaken a nonpartisan examination of 21 economic sectors, the companies leading them, and the exchange-traded funds that allow investors to buy into them, with a focus on how they would have been treated under Romney or Obama.

Here's their view of what the Obama administration will mean for each of those sectors:

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