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Which Bet on Busted Boomers?

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April 20, 2007 – Comments (0)

The greatest generation here.

GET OUT OF MY YARD!

an it be true? Can the generation that has arguably lived with the greatest improvement in living standards of the modern age actually be weaker than its worked-to-the-bone predecessor? If this research is correct, and baby boomers are indeed less healthy than their parents, it suggests a few interesting investing themes for Fools.

Do we bet on the facilitators of the chubbed up, sit-on-your-duff, drive-everywhere, sedentary lifestyle: McDonalds (NYSE: MCD), GM (NYSE: GM), and Beazer Homes (NYSE: BZH)? Or do we bet on the backlash and go with something like Whole Foods Markets (NYSE: WFMI) or Life Time Fitness (NYSE: LTM)?...

 

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