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Just what is the Strategas Lobbying Index? Find out, and you'll be keyed into an investment tool has outperformed the S&P 500 Index for 15 years and running.
As of 2012, the index had beaten the S&P 500 by 11% for 10 years straight, and 30% in 2012. It doled out an average annual return of 17.4% in both 2012 and 2013, compared to the S&P's 6%.
"It's almost in the statistically hard-to-believe category," Strategas Research Partners managing partner said to Yahoo! Finance.
His firm developed the index, which tracks the 50 companies that spend the greatest amount on lobbying as a percentage of assets. (Note: Many of the largest companies that spend loads on lobbying don't make this list, like some big banks, for instance, because their lobbying budget is such a small percentage of what they bring in.)