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Best Stocks for a Trump or Clinton Presidency

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

Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton — one or the other will be president next year. How might that affect your stock portfolio?

We've assembled two lists: One of seven firms that stand to benefit if Trump is elected, one of seven firms that stand to benefit if Clinton is elected.

In searching for potential beneficiaries of a Trump presidency, we examined the Republican candidate’s statements and positions on energy, immigration, free trade and more. Because Clinton has been in politics longer and has released a greater number of official policy positions than Trump, investors have a better chance of anticipating how various industries might be affected by a Clinton presidency than they would under a Trump administration.

Of course, neither Trump nor Clinton, the Democratic Party nominee, will be able to unilaterally push through his or her agenda after taking office. That’s because the Senate could very well flip into Democratic hands following the election, while the House is likely to retain its Republican majority.

Prices and returns for the Trump stocks are as of July 8; for Clinton stocks, as of July 11. Price-earnings ratios are based on estimated year-ahead earnings.

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