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Maybe We Should Call These "Elaine Chao Stocks"

My colleagues have been busy making lists of "Donald Trump stocks."

I've done some of that myself.

But maybe we should rethink that a little.

Trump has said he plans to act more like a chairman of the board, while Vice President-elect Mike Pence and the cabinet handle the nitty-gritty of government.

So maybe we should be talking about "Elaine Chao stocks"…

After all, Trump's pick for secretary of transportation will head up much of the president-elect's $1 trillion infrastructure improvement plan.

But more importantly to our interests here, she'll be in charge of regulating self-driving vehicle technology.

If Chao's history as deputy secretary of transportation under George H.W. Bush and secretary of labor under George W. Bush repeats itself, that's good news, because she's known for a light regulatory hand.

To us, that means public companies in the self-driving space are likely to see a big boost in share price over the next four years.

Especially the one we're looking at today.

You can already find its "pre"-autonomous driving technology in many of the most prestigious nameplates.

Its technology is the force behind two of the most "public" driverless car tests over the past couple of years.

And its shares are primed to soar as much as 40% in the next year alone.

Let's take a closer look at this "Elaine Chao stock"...


Donald Trump's Corporate Tax Reform Aimed at $2.6 Trillion in Profits

A President Donald Trump corporate tax reform plan is something that could definitely get done in 2017.

With $2.6 trillion in untaxed foreign corporate profits sitting overseas, there's already a bipartisan appetite on Capitol Hill to get something done next year.

But while corporate tax reform sounds like a threat to large multinationals, the proposed changes have some surprising benefits.

Here's why tax reform could actually boost the stocks of a lot of big companies...


How Corporations Turn $1 of Political Spending into a $760 Windfall - at Your Expense

Companies that get the most corporate welfare from the government are the ones that do the most political spending.

Just $1 of political spending on campaign donations or lobbying on Capitol Hill produces a whopping return of $760.

Over a six-year period, the most politically active companies received about $4.4 trillion in corporate welfare – about two-thirds of what Americans paid in individual income taxes in the same period.

Here's where your tax dollars are really going...