Which US sectors are danger zones as election looms?



As the American public prepare to head to the polls, Charlotte Richards asks managers which sectors face the biggest positive and negative impact.

As 6 November draws closer, investors are becoming increasingly anxious about what the 2012 US presidential election will bring. The world’s largest economy continues to battle economic woes and has just embarked on its third round of quantitative easing (QE) since the global market crash of 2008. The Federal Reserve announced the latest programme – which will see it buy additional mortgage-backed securities at a rate of $40bn per month - in September, following a wave of poor data and a weakening labour market. Due to a lethargic recovery since emerging from recession in June 2009, m...

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