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.


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: