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Dec
5
Ida Hansen
Hospital Stocks are Defensive Investments that Gain from Rising Healthcare Spending
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Healthcare spending continues to rise in the United States.  Almost a trillion dollars is spent on hospital expenses.  That naturally brings to the attention of investors hospital stocks such as Tenet Healthcare Corp. (NYSE: THC), Community Health Systems (NYSE: CYH), and Universal Health Services (NYSE: UHS). As detailed in a previous article on this post, […]

Dec
3
Ida Hansen
Is Now the Time to Start Investing Defensively?
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It is always a good time to invest defensively in stocks such as Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT), Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO), and Mondelez International (NASDAQ: MDLZ).  Each is a low beta stock that sells consumer goods on a global basis.  Not only do companies such as these do well in boom times, they provide a buffer when […]