Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters as he takes the stage for a campaign event in Dallas, Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. (AP Photo/LM Otero)


In addition to lifting the spirits of bank investors, Donald Trump’s election has also bolstered the US construction, infrastructure and defence sectors. The day after the election, United States Steel strengthened 17%, and Caterpillar climbed 8%. There were even greater gains among companies running private prisons: Corrections Corporation of America rose 43% and the GEO Group 21%. But gun makers Smith & Wesson and Sturm Ruger both fell about 15%: with less chance of more restrictive legislation on firearms, gun aficionados feel less need to stock up.