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Mueller will win, and when he does, fortunes will be made on these stocks

On Monday morning, FBI agents, acting on a referral from Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating the Trump campaign’s possible Russia ties, raided the NY office and hotel room of Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s lawyer. With this move, Mueller is now within striking distance of Trump himself, and most everyone agrees that such a strike is very likely forthcoming. Perhaps the final showdown between Trump and Mueller is now inevitable; perhaps it always was.

In order to win, Mueller will have to provide clear and convincing evidence that the Trump campaign colluded with Russian agents in order to tip the 2016 election. Any other wrongdoing he uncovers will likely be ignored, at least as long as Republicans control the House of Representatives. Ah, but is it really so unlikely that he will provide such evidence? Rather than weigh in on that question, I’ve provided two lists of stocks: one to own if Trump wins (on Friday) and one to own if Mueller wins (today).

There will probably be a few surprises on today’s list, particularly as I didn’t say that fortunes would necessarily be made by holding stock long. Yes, a few stocks are likely to go up, but it’s the short-sellers who are truly going to have a field day. For the first five short selling ideas, simply consult the list of stocks to hold long offered in Friday’s article. For more ideas, long and short, read on.

Remember to treat these ideas as just that, ideas, and do your own research before making any investment decision.

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Julian Close

Julian Close became a stockbroker in 1995. In his 20 years of market experience, he has seen all market conditions and written about every aspect of investing. Julian has also written extensively on corporate best practices and even written reports for the United Nations. He graduated from Davidson College in 1993 and received a Master of Arts in Teaching from Mary Baldwin College in 2011. You can see closing trades for all Julian's long and short positions and track his long term performance via twitter: @JulianClose_MIC.