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5 Election-Proof Stocks To Consider

5 Election-Proof Stocks To Consider

With the 2016 presidential election now less than three weeks away, a number of traders are trying to determine who will win the election and which stocks could benefit.

However, another segment of the investing world is looking to avoid any election drama one way or the other. Instead of looking for stocks that could rise or fall depending on the outcome, these investors are looking for solid investments that will likely not be impacted regardless of which candidate wins.

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Here’s a look at five election-proof stocks to consider.

5 'Safe' Bets Come November 9

1. EOG Resources Inc (NYSE: EOG).

In the second debate, both candidates discussed their energy plans, and both specifically mentioned natural gas as one of the centerpieces of the future U.S. energy industry. Barclays recently named EOG as its top natural gas stock pick.

2. Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE: PG).

Regardless of who wins the election and what it does to the country, people will still need deodorant, soap and toilet paper. Proctor & Gamble is one of the biggest blue chip consumer staples stocks in the market, and it also pays a generous 3.1 percent election-proof dividend.

3. Kroger Co (NYSE: KR).

And where do people go to buy their deodorant, soap and toilet paper? The election outcome will likely have little impact on people’s grocery shopping, which is good news for Kroger investors.

4. Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc (NASDAQ: BUFF)

No matter how bad or good things get in Washington, most people’s furry friends still get the same serving of the same dog or cat food every single day. Blue Buffalo investors care about as much about the election outcome as your pets do.

5. Anheuser-Busch InBev SA NV (ADR) (NYSE: BUD).

Depending on how things go down on November 8, the election outcome might make you want to have a few more drinks than usual. However, the fact is that people’s alcoholic beverage budgets tend to remain fairly constant no matter what else is going on in the world, making stocks like Anheuser Busch relatively unaffected by the outcome of the election.

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Editor's Note: A previous version of this article listed PetSmart in place of Blue Buffalo. PetSmart stopped trading publicly March 11, 2015.

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