Health Care is a Bright Light in a Dim Economy For Investors

Health care has always been a safe stock in the face of disaster. No matter how bad the economy is, people still get ill, thus they need medical care before anything else. Health care stocks are holding up better than the rest of the market. Up to January 25, the Morningstar health care sector is down less than 4%, of ten wide market sectors, thus making it the top dog. There are companies that recognize this trend and are pushing ahead.Healthcare of Today Inc has been continuing its plan for the acquisitions of healthcare companies despite climbing fears in other sectors of the economy. Now with a new president and new hopes in country, there calculated risk may have been perfectly timed.In a statement from the CEO (Henry Jan) he said, “We are aware the financial markets have hit hard times, but we remain committed to our company goals, while staying on top of what has happened elsewhere.” We are very excited about our success as we know our business plan is a good one, this allows us independence from the uneasy banking systems. All signs point to continued growth for the healthcare sector, and we’re going to continue to take advantage of our solid position with regard to health care projections. We need to continue forward, now more than everWhile people are losing there jobs across the country in a variety of industries, the Health Care job market has not been suffering the same fate. Jan says “the sectors of healthcare that we have handpicked to work with need us as much as we need them; Nursing schools and nursing services couldn’t be better-timed with regards to the nursing shortage that exists, as it regretfully continues to burden health in our country.”Healthcare of Today is a holding company intent on acquiring companies within the healthcare industry. Through its subsidiaries, Healthcare of Today is vertically-integrating a variety of businesses including: pharmaceuticals, residential care facilities for the elderly, home healthcare services, adult daycare, a private chef network, nurse job placement, nurse education, insurance, home care services, real estate brokerage/relocation services and in healthcare information technology.Every now and then, a company that’s enjoying good earnings growth and an upward-trending stock price will get knocked from its high horse. Sometimes, the fall is sudden. Other times, it occurs gradually. But it still happens, even in Health Care. What is making Healthcare of today so successful is its focus within the sector. Therefore an investor can just say Health Care of not Healthcare; they should do a bit more research on what is being done within healthcare.For example Nutritional-supplements maker NBTY had great expectations due to the reported monthly sales results and preliminary quarterly results, thus requiring Wall Street to drop its expectations for the company’s revenue increases; the stock had taken a hit since the spring. But recently, NBTY revenue rose a healthy but unimpressive 6%. These trends are good for shareholders. NBTY event though it took a hit and does not show the same prospect as Health Care of today inc, it is headed in a positive direction, and expectations now stand at more reasonable levels than back in the spring.So there it is, it is not all doom and gloom these days, Health Care is a strong beacon of light in what has been a dim economy. In times like these Luxury items tend to drop first, however Health Care is no luxury item.

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Commercial Mortgage Rates – Negotiate The Best Deal

Yes, it is possible to choose your commercial mortgage rates. Many banks and lending institutions tend to push a set into the structuring of the loan, but this may not always be beneficial for the business or the individual who is paying back the loan every month. Do not feel that you have to accept the first mortgage rate that they give you. Big banks are notorious for offering terms that are only beneficial to the bank. Commercial loans are not only offered through banks these days. There are a number of professional independent commercial loan companies who have specific expertise in the field of commercial mortgage loans and especially commercial loan refinancing. The rate is the amount of interest that you will be paying back to the lending institution which is based on a percentage of the total loan amount. When applying for a commercial mortgage, you need to know about the different types of c rate that are available to the consumer.Fixed Commercial Mortgage Rates.This type of rate is one that is fixed for the entire period of the loan. It does not matter what happens in the economy, or if the banks increase their prime lending rate, a fixed rate will remain constant throughout. The price of properties in the area as well as in the real estate sector as a whole will have no bearing on the fixed rate. This is a safe choice because it means that you know up front what you will be paying. It does however mean that if interest rates drop dramatically, then you will be stuck paying a much larger sum than you should be. If you find yourself in this predicament, it may be wise to talk to a professional commercial refinance company for some advice.Flexible Commercial Mortgage Rates.This rate is a fluid rate that is dependent on the rate of interest that is being charged by the banks at a particular time. A flexible rate is usually slightly lower than the prime lending rate. This is a wise choice to make because it means that you will never be paying more than you have to. The disadvantage of this rate is that if the interest rates rise suddenly, then you may be paying much more than you thought you would.Conversion Commercial Mortgage Rates.This type of rate combines the best of both fixed and flexible rates. It starts off as a flexible rate, but can be converted at any point in the loan term to a fixed rate. If the prime lending rate is low then converting to a fixed rate will ensure that when it rises again you will still be paying the lowest rate possible. The best way to decide on the type of mortgage rate that is best for your business is to consult with a professional commercial loan company who will be able to negotiate a new loan or even consolidate an existing one, and offer you the best rate possible.

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Today’s Commercial Mortgage Rates

This discussion is regarding commercial mortgage rates for loan amounts between $500,000 – $10,000,000 and for owner user type loan requests as well as non-multifamily investment properties, such as office, retail, and industrial as well as special purpose properties such as restaurants.The good news is that rates are still at very low levels when looked at from a historical levels, however many of the indexes that commercial mortgages are tied to have increased dramatically in the last 30 -45 days.For example the LIBOR SWAP Rates have jumped up between 40 and 75 basis points in this time period. No one really knows why this is occurring as the FEDS are doing all in their power to reduce and maintain low commercial loan rates. You may have heard of the Quantitative Easing measures that have been implemented by Bernanke. Regardless of the reasons why, rates have gone up by.5% -.7%.Also related, and is good news, is the fact that conventional commercial mortgage lending is starting to come back, more and more. Over the last 2 years most of the loan programs out there have been backed by the government through such programs as the SBA. Now however, non-government backed loan programs are coming back and this means more competitive pressure in the market. Which translates into more loan options for borrowers, increased underwriting flexibility and a reduction in commercial mortgage rates on the banks margin side. More competitive pressure is the best news possible for commercial mortgage borrowers.This is because commercial loan rates have two components, one is the index and the other is the margin that the bank charges. The combination of the two is the “effective rate” or your rate on the loan. Currently, margins are at some of the highest levels seen in decades. At between 4 – 6%, compared to 1.25%-2.25% that was normally charged in 2006 – 2007. As the competitive pressures step up, banks will lower these margins in an effort to win deals. And bowers will enjoy more aggressive lending standards.

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