With 50% of the vote, DollarBuilder names Ron Paul as winner of the 2008 Presidential Poll! We realize that an advertising affiliate, SodaHead, has comments with very different opinions about Ron Paul. However, those are not necessarily the positions of the affiliate itself, as any registered user can post on their site.
We will now shift our focus to the Democratic race. Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton scored in a statistical dead heat when placed against all other candidates. In our next poll, we will have the two Senators facing off in a one on one battle.
Today the stock market has been trading mixed. There are a number of big name mergers on the table, guiding the market upwards. However, credit worries hit another financial, American International Group (AIG), creating tension in the market.
Our analysis shows that more money is leaving the financial sector today and heading towards agriculture. Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (POT), Syngenta (SYT) and Monsanto (MON) are up nearly 4% on the day.
There is also strength in the semiconductor and solar sector. Suntech Power Holdings (STP) is up nearly 9% on the day, while First Solar (FSLR) is up almost 7%. DollarBuilder believes that the agricultural sector will continue to outperform the market in the short term.
Dollar Bill did not own any shares or short positions in any of the stocks he's mentioned at the time of publication.