January 04, 2012 at 08:15 AM EST
Romney's Iowa Performance Primes Stocks for Gains
Iowa Romney SantorumWednesday’s market movement should be significantly driven by the Iowa Caucus results, and given Mitt Romney’s lead in New Hampshire, the stock market has solid support from politics over the near-term.

If the tally in Iowa were to show an electable, presidential and most importantly, a Wall Street favorite as Iowa’s winner, the market should rally. Thus, the shortfall of Ron Paul, not a likely Wall Street favorite given his views on the Federal Reserve, should find approval from the market. Furthermore, the strong performance of Mitt Romney should start stocks higher on Wednesday. That’s if investors understand the fact that Romney’s position on how to handle “Obamacare” is the one that is most likely to supplant it, given possible Supreme Court cohesion.

Rick Santorum has a chance to perform decently through the national primary process and his speech Tuesday night was moving, but it appears Romney has a better chance in the general election. Look for stocks to support the GOP direction, if the Street gets Romney’s wise health care strategy.

This article should interest investors in The New York Times (NYSE: NYT), Gannett Co. (NYSE: GCI), A.H. Belo (NYSE: AHC), Daily Journal (NYSE: DJCO), Journal Communications (NYSE: JRN), Lee Enterprises (NYSE: LEE), Media General (NYSE: MEG), E.W. Scripps (NYSE: SSP), McClatchy Co. (NYSE: MNI), The Washington Post (NYSE: WPO), Dex One (Nasdaq: DEXO), Martha Stewart Living (NYSE: MSO), Meredith (NYSE: MDP), Private Media (Nasdaq: PRVT), Reed Elsevier (NYSE: ENL), Reed Elsevier Plc (NYSE: RUK), Dolan Co. (NYSE: DN), Disney (NYSE: DIS), DreamWorks Animation (NYSE: DWA), Cinemark Holdings (NYSE: CNK), Regal Entertainment (NYSE: RGC), RealD (NYSE: RLD), Lions Gate Entertainment (NYSE: LGF), Rentrak (Nasdaq: RENT), Carmike Cinemas (Nasdaq: CKEC), LYFE Communications (OTC: LYFE.OB), New Frontier Media (Nasdaq: NOOF), Public Media Works (OTC: PUBM.OB), Independent Film Development (OTC: IFLM.OB), Point 360 (Nasdaq: PTSX), Seven Arts Pictures (Nasdaq: SAPX), Affinity Medianetworks (OTC: AFFW.OB), Time Warner (NYSE: TWX), News Corp. (Nasdaq: NWSA), Vivendi (Paris: VIV.PA), Liberty Starz Group (Nasdaq: LSTZA), McGraw-Hill (NYSE: MHP), Pearson Plc (NYSE: PSO), John Wiley & Sons (NYSE: JW-A, NYSE: JW-B), Scholastic (Nasdaq: SCHL), Courier (Nasdaq: CRRC), Noah Education (NYSE: NED), Peoples Educational Holdings (Nasdaq: PEDH), Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS), Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) and Books-A-Million (Nasdaq: BAMM).

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