With our baby boomer-in-chief turning 60 earlier this summer and the baby boom generation marking that same milestone this year, we're providing a number of articles that might be useful to this noteworthy generation.
The Baby Boomers are approaching retirement age. Like me, you're probably wondering how you can profit from this demographic trend.
There are many potential paths to your Baby Boomer windfall. The demand for drugs from companies like Merck
I have chosen a slightly different path. I own shares of Health Care REIT
Shrinking supply has led to strong occupancy rates. In the last two years, national occupancy rates in assisted living facilities jumped from around 85% to 89%. Nursing facilities also saw a similar increase. I expect occupancy rates for Health Care REIT to remain strong into the future, resulting in a growing dividend.
I am not the only one who thinks highly of Health Care REIT. Mathew Emmert recommended shares to Income Investor subscribers, based on the company's long-term prospects and large dividend (currently yielding over 6%). REIT aficionado Nate Parmelee has written favorably on the company, and 29 Motley Fool CAPS players are bullish on the stock, with no bears.
Of course, Health Care REIT is not a sure thing. Other REITs in the space, like Ventas
Will I get my Baby Boomer windfall? Only time will tell. But if you're looking for more ways to capitalize on the Baby Boomer trends, take a look at this report: The Big Boom. You'll see investing ideas in health care and biotech from our top analysts. Your Baby Boomer windfall could be only a click away.
Home Depot is an Inside Value recommendation. GlaxoSmithKline and Health Care REIT are active Income Investor recommendations, and Merck is a former selection. Fool sector head Joey Khattab owns shares of Health Care REIT. The Fool has a disclosure policy.