NEW YORK ( TheStreet) - The conversation among politicians and Washington commentators has heavily focused on President Obama's budget plans. Throughout the coming weeks, debate will continue to rage as he and his cabinet attempt to find middle ground between party lines.
Investors have a number of ETF options at their disposal which can help them gain access to the industries that will likely be the focus of lawmakers.
Infrastructure has become a major focus of the Obama administration as the government takes steps to revitalize and upgrade the nation's existing roads, bridges and railways. Reflecting this, Obama's 2012 budget proposal includes a six-year plan aimed at strengthening the transportation industry.
Investors seeking a way to access this region of the market should turn to the iShares Dow Jones Transportation Average Index Fund (IYT).Designed to capture a broad collection of companies involved in moving people and goods around the world, IYT exposes investors to a basket of railroads, airlines, shippers, trucking firms, and members of the delivery industry. Top holdings include FedEx (FDX), United Parcel Service (UPS), Union Pacific (UNP) and C.H. Robinson World Wide (CHRW).