These Stocks Will Flourish During Obama Years

Health care, infrastructure, alternative energy look are looking up
By Jim O'Neill,  Newser User
Posted Nov 5, 2008 11:08 AM CST
A grain truck from a central Illinois farm arrive at the Archer Daniels Midland plant in Decatur.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Oilmen cheered when George Bush moved into the White House, and investors in Internet companies saw their portfolios gain ground under Bill Clinton. But what's going to be hot once Barak Obama moves into the White House? In Time, Stephen Gandel suggests three sectors and a handful of companies that should profit under Barack Obama’s administration.

Affordable health care for Americans sounds iffy, but hospitals could make out like bandits; keep an eye on Community Health Systems. As Obama pushes for improvements to the nation’s highway infrastructure, look for aggregate-materials producer Vulcan Materials to rebound. Finally, alternative-energy research and development is a no-brainer: Archer Daniels Midland produces more corn—a main source of ethanol—than anyone in the world.