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Predictable Fast Growing Healthcare Dividend Growth And Growth Stocks For Your Retirement Portfolios: Part 5

Introduction

The Health Care Sector of the stock market is comprised of the most consistent and fast-growing companies of any sector. Although there are a few exceptions, for the most part publicly traded companies engaged in providing healthcare services have demonstrated long-term above-average earnings growth. Consistent with that characteristic, many healthcare stocks have also produced some of the strongest returns for their shareholders versus any other sector.

Powerful Demographic Forces Support Healthcare Industry Growth

This should come as no surprise to anyone considering the powerful demographic forces that are supporting this industry, namely the "Graying of America." But even more importantly, the future growth of this powerful demographic continues to accelerate. An article in the New York Times by Timothy Williams on May 6, 2014 reported the following:

"The number of Americans 65 and older is expected to nearly double by the middle of the century when they will make