4 retirement stocks I’d buy if I had $10,000

This week, I and fellow Motley Fool writers, have highlighted the best ASX companies we’d buy with $10,000. Despite already having a substantial amount of my own wealth tied up in the stockmarket, there are many promising investment opportunities still available inside the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) (INDEX: AXJO) for those of us willing to look hard enough.

If I were entering the market today with $10,000 and wanted to focus on less than a handful of retirement-ready shares, here’s what I’d buy.

1. ResMed Inc. (CHESS) (ASX: RMD) is a world-leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of medical devices for sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and respiratory issues. According to ResMed, the company has a huge market place with around 20% of the adult population suffering SDB, as widespread as asthma or diabetes.

2. Coca-Cola Amatil Ltd (ASX: CCA) is the exclusive bottler and distributor of Coca-Cola products to Australia and five neighbouring countries. Suffering a recent setback in price, long-term investors now have the opportunity to buy this timeless company at a significant discount.

3. BHP Billiton Limited (ASX: BHP) was, according, the world’s largest mining company in 2013. Having a global presence and diversified commodity base, BHP affords investors healthy exposure to the world’s endless demand for natural resources. It also pays a juicy fully franked dividend.

4. Computershare Limited (ASX: CPU) is another world-class company headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. Computershare is the dominant force in share registration and many other vital investor services which go on behind the scenes of the market. It trades on a good valuation and appears to be a promising ultra-long term buy and hold.

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Each of these companies are worthy of a spot in savvy long-term investors’ portfolios. My pick of the bunch is Computershare at current prices but risk-averse, dividend hungry, investors would find each a stand out investment at today’s prices.

However, if I had $10,000 right now there's one small-cap ASX stock with a 7% grossed-up dividend yield I'd strongly consider buying, before any of the above companies! Our top analyst recently dubbed it, "The Motley Fool's Top Dividend Stock For 2014 - 2015". Best of all: You can get the name and code of this ultra-promising stock for FREE! Just click here to download your free copy of "The Motley Fool's Top Dividend Stock for 2014-2015" today.

Motley Fool Contributor Owen Raszkiewicz does not have a financial interest in any of the mentioned companies. The Motley Fool owns shares of Computershare. 

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