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11 Stocks to Buy No Matter Who the Next President Is

Trump: Gage Skidmore via Wikipedia; Clinton: Zachary Moskow via Wikipedia

Boosting economic growth will be a top priority of the new president, whoever wins the election. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump differ in some ways on how to get the job done. For example, Clinton wants to slap a tax surcharge of 4% on Americans who make more than $5 million a year; Trump wants to cut the top marginal federal tax rate from 39.6% to 33%. But on other policies, they are much closer.

On infrastructure, for example. Trump wants a “trillion-dollar rebuilding program” for the nation’s highways, bridges, airports and power grid. Clinton says she’ll spend $575 billion on infrastructure over five years. Also, both Trump and Clinton have loudly opposed the Trans-Pacific Partnership, an agreement to open up trade in Asia.

Stocks of companies that build infrastructure and benefit from it, and companies that gain from reduced foreign competition would be beneficiaries no matter who takes the job. Wise investors should position themselves to profit.

All data is through August 31. Revenue is for the past 12 months. Price-earnings ratio based on estimated earnings for the next four quarters. Sources: Thomson Reuters, Yahoo.

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