Best Stocks to Buy in a Trump Presidency

best stocks to buyWe don't know exactly what President-elect Donald Trump will do in office, but we know enough to start our list of the best stocks to buy for a Trump presidency.

As in any market, not every stock will be a winner, but so far, markets have liked the election outcome. The Dow Jones climbed 663 points in the five trading sessions immediately after Trump's victory. The rally surprised many investors - but one person did call the post-election stock market upswing with stunning precision...

Our very own Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald appeared on FOX Business Network's "Varney & Co." just days before the election and said we could be looking at a "beautiful set-up for a rally" if Trump won.

He was absolutely right.

Our investing experts have a solid reputation for making prescient calls, identifying stock winners (and losers we can make money on, too), and guiding Money Morning readers to extraordinary gains. In fact, those who followed along with their recommendations last year did 166 times better than hedge funds (who returned barely 0.5% for their clients).

That's why we turned to our experts to get their top picks for the best stocks to buy now, before President-elect Trump takes his place in the Oval Office on Jan. 20, 2017.

These companies operate in sectors expected to flourish in coming years as Trump works to make good on his campaign promises. Some have already notched big gains since the election, but we see more upside ahead.

We'll even spotlight some trading strategies you can use to make sure you bag maximum profit from these picks and limit your downside risk...

Best Stocks to Buy in a Trump Presidency: Profit on the Election's Defense Mandate

Money Morning Director of Tech & Venture Capital Research Michael A. Robinson has written at length about a defense "supercycle" set to fuel huge profits for the sector over the next 20 years. And now with Trump headed to the White House and Republicans controlling both houses of Congress, we're about to see one of the biggest growth periods for U.S. military spending in decades.

President-elect Trump vowed on the campaign trail to grow the U.S. military, which he says experienced deep cuts during the Obama administration. "It is so depleted," Trump said in a speech in Philadelphia on Sept. 7. "We will rebuild our military." Now U.S. defense spending could skyrocket by as much as $500 billion to $1 trillion during a Trump administration, according to Forbes.

While the sector as a whole will benefit from this injection of cash, finding the best stocks to buy to take advantage of the boom in defense spending is no easy feat - so Robinson shared three of his favorites with our readers. These were already solid investments ahead of the presidential election, and they look even more attractive now.

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One is the largest defense contractor by market cap in the world and has a track record of landing the biggest projects and successfully bringing them to completion. Its shares are up 10% since the election, with more gains on the horizon. A 3% dividend sweetens the deal.

Robinson also recommended a firm that recently landed an open-ended $80 billion deal with the Department of Defense. It could also potentially be tapped to supply surveillance and reconnaissance equipment to secure the new southern border wall Trump intends to build. You'll find both these picks, along with two more of Robinson's favorite ways to profit on defense spending, right here...

Best Stocks to Buy in a Trump Presidency: Four Stocks to Cash In on an Infrastructure Spending Boom

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America's crumbling infrastructure is in need of a massive overhaul. In its most recent report issued in 2013, the American Society of Civil Engineers gave the nation's infrastructure an overall grade of D+, citing a "pressing need for modernization." Alarmingly, the ASCE reported that one in nine American bridges are "structurally deficient."

President-elect Trump has pledged to spend $1 trillion over the next 10 years to rebuild the country's highways, bridges, tunnels, and more. Since a pricey infrastructure spending bill could meet with resistance from a fiscally conservative Congress, Trump intends to rely primarily on private financing to fund this ambitious proposal.

Governments teaming up with private-sector investors to fund infrastructure projects is a trend that's been gathering steam. It's going to create some lucrative new investment opportunities in the future, such as equity stakes in the projects themselves.

But we can profit on the coming boom in infrastructure spending right now with a pick Money Morning Executive Editor Bill Patalon recently shared.

This company offers a direct play on transportation infrastructure as a producer of locomotives and aircraft engines. But it's also a "digital infrastructure" play thanks to its transition to a digital industrial company. Its new software analytics system has the ability to capture, store, and assess data generated by industrial machines. The "Industrial Internet" will require investment of $60 trillion over the next 15 years, and this company has taken the lead to profit on that growth spurt. In fact, Patalon believes these shares could double by 2020 - get the ticker right here...

Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani is also looking at ways to play the upcoming infrastructure spending bonanza. There are many options - construction companies, heavy equipment makers, materials manufacturers, and more.

But not all stocks in this sector will get a lift from Trump's infrastructure initiative, so Gilani shared three of his favorites - all proven winners and solid dividend payers.

They've already been bid up to the stratosphere as investors pile in en masse after Trump's victory. So Gilani cautions against rushing in and instead offers two strategies you can use to maximize your profit potential while limiting downside risk. He calls it a "blueprint" for cashing in on increased infrastructure spending - you'll find it, along with his stock picks, right here...

Best Stocks to Buy in a Trump Presidency: Three More Sectors Gaining After Trump's Election (and the Best Way to Play Them)

Money Morning Options Trading Specialist Tom Gentile revealed three more sectors that are faring well in the wake of last week's historic election outcome.

Big bank and biotech stocks are seeing a "Trump bump" on expectations of loosened regulations and a more business-friendly environment, which will lead to bigger profits. A third sector was supposed to tank if Trump was elected - yet the opposite happened instead (this one might surprise you).

Gentile recommended three exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that offer a great way to pocket gains in these sectors without having to put your money on individual stocks. One fund surged 11.5% in the five trading sessions after Trump's election victory, and there's more upside ahead. Gentile even reveals a way to magnify the gains on these investments and make even more money. Find out the names of these ETFs, plus his strategy to supersize your returns, by clicking here...

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