Where to Invest as America Goes Solo

There are any number of data sources to focus on as an investor, economic, psychographic, policy both monetary and fiscal and more. Given the longer-term nature of how I like to invest, I tend to watch emerging trends in demographics and one in particular is the aging of the population given the number of baby boomers Athat have started to retire and will do so over a number of years to come. Emerging trends in that demographic can result in incremental demand for a variety of goods and services and two that have caught my eye are primed to do just that.

In 1950, roughly four million Americans lived alone and they made up only 9% of households. Back then, going solo was usually a short-lived stage on the road to a more conventional domestic life. Skip ahead to 2011's census data and we find there are nearly 33 million people living alone and that group makes up 28% of all U.S. households. To put that in perspective, people who live alone are now tied with childless couples as the most prominent residential type, more common than the nuclear family, the multigenerational family and the roommate or group home....504 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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