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Buy these stocks and profit from America’s aging population

The population of America is getting older. This, you have heard before, but you may have gotten a skewed version of the story. Many times we have been told that the reason for the rising population is demographic, the baby-boom becoming a senior-boom, but those in the know (the US Census Bureau and the Population Reference Bureau) say otherwise. The number of Americans over the age of 65 will rise rapidly for the next fifteen years or so, but there will be no corresponding fall. The number will continue to rise at least through 2050 which is as far as the Census Bureau is currently publishing a projection, and even in the percentage of Americans over 65, there will be only a tiny pullback, and that not until the 2040s.

The conclusion to draw here is that irrespective of your own age, industries that serve the needs of older Americans will continue to expand throughout your investing life, making them excellent waters in which to fish for those giant buy-and-hold monster stocks that can change your life.

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.