Salient to Investors:
Barry Knapp at Barclays says no election has mattered more.
Jeff Kleintop at LPL Financial says many industries are heavily influenced by legislation and regulation, so a change in policymakers can have a big impact.
S&P Capital IQ says that since 1900, the stock market, economic growth and corporate earnings in the USA fared better under Democratic leadership.
A Romney win helps financial stocks, especially big banks, defense contractors, oil-exploration companies, coal stocks, luxury retailers.
An Obama win helps hospital stocks, home builders, infrastructure, alternative-energy, municipal bonds.