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Obama's Stimulus:  100 Days Later

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100 days have now passed since President Obama signed the $787 billion economic stimulus bill into law.  Signed less than a month into his administration, the stimulus package provides notable investments into infrastructure/construction, renewable fuels/alternative energy, farming/agriculture, and healthcare.

Here’s how some of the stocks in those sectors have performed since the signing back in February:

Infrastructure/Construction          Since Stimulus Bill Signing
AECOM Technology                                     +38.5%
Caterpillar                                                 +21.3%
Fluor                                                        +16.9%
Jacobs Engineering                                      +12.4%

Infrastructure/Construction ETFs              Since Stimulus Bill Signing
PowerShares Dynamic Building & Construction Portfolio     +19.7%
iShares S&P Global Infrastructure Index Fund                  +16.8%

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Homebuilders                                                 Since Stimulus Bill Signing
KB Home                                                                  +43.8%
Lennar                                                                     +36.6%
Ryland                                                                     +18.8%
Centex                                                                     +16.6%
D.R. Horton                                                                +9.6%
Toll Brothers                                                               +4.8%

Renewable Fuels/Alternative Energy        Since Stimulus Bill Signing
Yingli Green Energy                                                   +138.0%
Suntech Power                                                          +73.4%
Advanced Battery Technologies                                    +58.7%
Clean Energy Fuels                                                     +44.2%
First Solar                                                                 +38.2%
LDK Solar                                                                    -4.3%
Fuel Systems Solutions                                                -13.0%

Agriculture                                                       Since Stimulus Bill Signing
CNH Global                                                               +120.5%
CF Industries                                                             +61.1%
AGCO                                                                       +50.1%
Potash                                                                      +49.3%
Mosaic                                                                      +43.0%
Agrium                                                                      +37.6%
Deere                                                                       +32.1%
Monsanto                                                                   +6.4%

Healthcare                                                      Since Stimulus Bill Signing
WellCare Health Plans                                                  +30.0%
Coventry Health Care                                                  +20.3%
Wellpoint                                                                   +11.5%
Molina Healthcare                                                        +10.1%
Cigna                                                                          +5.3%
Amerigroup                                                                   +4.7%
United Healthcare                                                          -2.6%
Health Net                                                                    -9.9%
Aetna                                                                         -13.1%
Humana                                                                      -24.5%

Additionally, here’s how some of the major indices and sectors have performed over the past 100 days:

Major Indices                       Since Stimulus Bill Signing
Dow Industrials                          +11.9%
Dow Transports                          +11.0%
Dow Utilities                                 -3.7%
S&P 500                                    +15.4%
Nasdaq Comp.                            +19.9%
Russell 2000                               +16.8%

S&P 500 Sectors                       Since Stimulus Bill Signing
Financials                                       +52.2%
Materials                                        +28.8%
Consumer Discretionary                     +28.2%
Technology                                     +20.7%
Industrials                                       +14.7%
Energy                                             +9.9%
Telecom                                           +8.8%
Consumer Staples                              +7.8%
Utilities                                            -2.8%
Healthcare                                       -3.0%

Other Major Sector Indices         Since Stimulus Bill Signing
Banks                                              +57.1%
Cyclicals                                          +46.1%
Brokers                                            +41.8%
Oil Services                                      +40.8%
Insurance                                        +31.2%
Semis                                             +30.3%
Retailers                                         +30.3%
REITs                                             +26.6%
Housing                                          +22.2%
Natural Gas Stocks                           +17.3%
Gold Stocks                                     +16.2%
Consumer                                        +13.1%
Oil Stocks                                         +8.7%
Defense                                           +7.8%
Healthcare                                       +1.2%
Drugs                                             -0.4%
Biotech                                           -6.6%
Airlines                                            -9.8%

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