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Vol. 285 - US Presidents and Your Investments
It was only two weeks ago when another gaffe from Mitt Romney led many to believe this election was all but over for the former Massachusetts Governor. Nearly all the major polls had him trailing in the crucial swing states leading up to the debate last Wednesday. However, as is the case with many prize fighters, when a politician sits on a lead and plays it safe, they leave the door open for their opponent. That's exactly what Obama did during the debate, and Romney capitalized.
Romney is now back in this race for the White House with more than a puncher's chance. According to recent polls, Romney's stock is rising quickly on the back of his strong debate performance. Nate Silver, in an article published by The New York Times, reported that:
"Four of the five national polls published on Saturday showed improvement for Mr. Romney. In the Rasmussen Reports tracking poll, which conducted about two-thirds of its interviews after the debate, we went from a two-point deficit against Barack Obama to a two-point lead. Mr. Romney gained two points in the Gallup tracking poll, which now shows him down by three. He also gained roughly 1.5 percentage points in the RAND Corporation's online tracking poll, reversing a gain that Mr. Obama had made on Friday. And a companion pair of polls published by Clarus Research Group just before and after the debate showed a five-point swing toward Mr. Romney. He trailed Mr. Obama by four points in a poll that Clarus Research Group conducted on Tuesday night, before the debate, but led him by one point in a poll they conducted on Thursday."
The next 29 days leading up to the election will likely be a back and forth battle between Obama and Romney. It will be a very close election according to just about every political analyst out there. And our investments will be influenced significantly by the winner of the Presidential race.
With the US Presidential election less than a month away, and the debate season officially kicking off this past week, it's time to see how much we all know about US Presidents and their impact on our portfolios.
Are you aware of how Republicans have influenced the economy and global stock markets in the past?
Do you know what is considered to be the most advantageous sector to invest in during a Democrats second term?
Do gold stocks perform better under Democratic or Republican leadership?
These are just some of the questions investors should ponder in preparation for determining their next investment strategy.
Given that it is Thanksgiving weekend in Canada, Columbus Day long weekend in the US and with under one month to go before the US Presidential Election, we felt there was no better time to launch our brand new Investor iQ Challenge.
Click here to take Pinnacle's US President Investor iQ Challenge.
Pinnacle's US President Investor iQ Challenge will test your understanding of how certain Presidents influenced different sectors, your historical knowledge of US Presidents, which types of investments benefit from a Republican or Democrat President, how the economy benefits under different party leadership and much more.
Our US President quiz contains 15 questions and there is a time limit. Keep an eye on the track above the questions to see where you stand after each answer in comparison to the 'Brainiacs' of our community. At the end of the US President quiz you will receive your Investor iQ score and we will provide in-depth explanations to any questions you may have answered incorrectly.
Be sure to check the Leaderboard after you have finished the iQ Challenge to see if you cracked the TOP 10. And unless you crack the TOP 10 Leaderboard (which you should be very proud of if you do), your score will only be seen by you.
Grading scale - see how you fare after taking Pinnacle's US President Investor iQ Challenge:
A+: score of 125 or higher
A: score between 110 and 124
A-: score between 100 and 109
B: score between 90 and 99
C: score between 75 and 89
D: score between 60 and 74
Whether you're a political junkie, a savvy precious metal investor or just a trivia buff, our new iQ quiz will be a fun, interactive and beneficial challenge for you.
Click here to take our US President iQ Challenge now.
All the best with your investments,
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