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Royal Baby Buzz Is Bullish For Maternity Stocks

The world waited on pins and needles for the birth of Prince George Alexander Louis, the future king of England. And thanks to the media following Kate Middleton's every move, we got the play-by-play leading up to his birth (whether you loved it or hated it). But even in the overabundance of coverage, not too many folks were considering the investment angle of it. Believe it or not, the baby business really is a tradable trend thanks to a new Baby Boom afoot around the English-speaking world.Birth rates in Australia, the UK, Canada, Ireland and other places have spiked over the last year or so, in some cases to the highest levels seen since the 1970s. There are plenty of theories as to why, but whatever the reason, the trend is real.However, this isn't the case for the United States, but there are indications the boom may follow here as well. The birth rate has dropped to an astounding 8% in the post-recession period and has now flattened out for the first time since 2007. I believe th...

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