ETFs spin off US election

Taking a punt on the US Presidential election race is as easy as E.T.F.

PORTFOLIO POINT: US index funds tracking bonds, financial and insurance stocks, healthcare and shale gas all have an indirect stake in the US election outcome. And investors are cashing in, regardless of who wins the Presidential race.

Barack Obama’s initial message of hope may have been drowned out by shouting over unemployment and government debt, but there are plenty of reasons for investors to remain optimistic heading into the next US presidential election.

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