Top 10 Stocks – Congressional Edition

The US Congress is not the most popular group of people these days. Recently, they’ve come under fire for questionable purchases of US stocks and the potential for insider trading.

Which got me wondering about the stocks owned by members of the US Congress. I’ve learned that the Center for Responsive Politics makes this type of data available to the public each year! (Hat tip to Barry Ritholtz).

Knowing the top 10 stocks owned by the US Congress will NOT make you rich. But it is an interesting list, nonetheless. How many do you have in common?

1. General Electric (GE)
2. Procter & Gamble (PG)
3. Bank of America (BAC)
4. Microsoft (MSFT)
5. Cisco Systems (CSCO)
6. Pfizer (PFE)
7. Intel (INTC)
8. Wells Fargo (WFC)
9. AT&T (ATT)
10. Exxon Mobil (XOM)

Sources:
The 10 Favorite Stocks of the U.S. Congress
http://www.cnbc.com/id/45307704

Personal Finance Disclosure
http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/index.php

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