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A Likely Election Winner: Television and Radio Stations

Which Media Stocks Will Do Well in this Election Year

While The Turnaround Letter does not recommend changing your allocation to stocks based on the Presidential election cycle; you may want to consider the effect that the election will have on particular stocks or sectors. One industry group that is sure to get a boost from the election cycle is broadcasting. One analyst has predicted that $4.9 billion will be spent on political advertising for the 2012 elections. The bulk of this ad spending will go to television, but radio and other media will get their share as well.

Television and radio broadcasters have struggled in recent years as new forms of competition have developed. However, the broadcasters are showing signs of regaining their footing, and the elections may be just what they need to get back on track. A number of TV broadcasters will get a further boost this year from the Summer Olympics in London. In subscriber-only version of this article we highlight nine broadcasting stocks that look interesting to us so subscribe now to see which media and broadcasting companies will thrive in this election market.



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Turnaround Letter Stock Pick Named Top Performer of 2017


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What Last Year's Top Stock Pickers Are Buying in 2018


This Forbes write-up follows up on the recent Top Stock Tips report--naming The Turnaround Letter's Crocs recommendation the top performer of 2017: With 90% gains, CROX beat out 100 other investment ideas included in the report; and the stock continues to have value investing appeal, according to Putnam.


George notes, "We see additional upside for the stock in 2018 as management's efforts continue to bear fruit, though the gains will likely be more muted than we saw in 2017."