The past few months have been a roller-coaster ride for healthcare stocks. The continued Republican attempts to end Obamacare have thrown the sector for a loop — especially after the recent successful vote in the House.
But here’s the thing, no matter what happens with Obamacare or its replacement, demand for healthcare is only going to go higher thanks to our aging population. And prices for various drugs, therapies and needs are only going to increase further.
Which will be great for healthcare stocks over the long term.
Growing demand and higher long-term prices are of particular concern for retired investors. After all, those investors near or in retirement are going to be the ones needing more healthcare and at the most risk for rising prices. To that end, adding a dose of healthcare stocks is not only practical, but an essential piece of a portfolio.
With that in mind, here is one healthcare stock, one exchange-traded fund and one mutual fund to buy today.