6 ETFs Obama’s Jobs Bill May Boost
March 19th 2010 at 3:00pm by Tom Lydon
President Barack Obama signed a jobs bill into law this week. The law will help funnel cash toward infrastructure and transportation projects, which might be enough to juice up several exchange traded funds (ETFs).
The measure is intended to put people back to work and shed some light on the employment situation. Michael D. Shear for The Washington Post reports that the timing of the bill is strategic in that the bill should have created more jobs before mid-term elections in the fall. [Health Care ETFs for an Uncertain Outcome.]
The reform is aimed at bringing in a $1.3 trillion in deficit reduction over the next two decades. The jobs bill will also encourage businesses to hire and help put Americans back to work by giving tax breaks to those who hire unemployed workers. [5 ETFs to Play Obama's Clean Tech Budget.]
A few of the ETFs that could get a push from the new law include:
- iShares Dow Jones Transportation Average (NYSEArca: IYT)
- Market Vectors Steel (NYSEArca: SLX)
- iPath DJ-UBS AIG Copper ETN (NYSEArca: JJC)
- iShares S&P Global Infrastructure Index (NYSEArca: IGF): Don’t let the “global” in the name fool you; IGF has a 23.1% weighting in the United States and is 40.2% industrial stocks
- Vanguard Industrials (NYSEArca: VIS)
- Claymore/Delta Global Shipping (NYSEArca: SEA)
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