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Independence Day Market: Clinton, Trump and Winning Stocks This Fourth of July, America ponders the upcoming presidential election. Is the person elected essential to a stock’s fate? More importantly, how can you get ahead?

On July 4, 2016, America celebrated its 240th Independence Day.

That’s quite an accomplishment, one born of the sacrifice of patriots and freedom lovers who valued liberty and emancipation from the sovereign above their own lives.

About this time each year, I like to reread Patrick Henry’s seminal speech, “Liberty or Death.” If you’ve never read it, I highly recommend doing so today.

The most famous line of the speech is its conclusion. The oratorically gifted Henry closed with the following powerful proclamation:

“I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!”

This is the kind of person I yearn for in a leader—principle, conviction, heroism, consummate leadership skills.

That’s why it’s sad to think that this year, the legacy of the likes of Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, George Washington, and the thousands of heroic men and women like them will be tainted by the Hobson’s choice we have for president.

It doesn’t matter whether you support Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump or reject both options…

No objective person with even a modicum of historical knowledge would argue with the superiority—intellectually, heroically, spiritually—of the Founding Fathers over both of these current presidential hopefuls.

Although I find it profoundly dismaying, one of these two individuals will almost certainly be elected president in November. That’s got me thinking of what the country will look like by the July 4, 2017…

More specifically, what will the country’s economy look like? How will the election of either Clinton or Trump alter the investment landscape?

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