From Sweta Killa: For investors seeking momentum, Vanguard REIT Index ETF VNQ is probably on radar now. The fund just hit a 52-week high, and is up 17.9% from its 52-week low price of $71.08 per share.
From Diana Olick: Consumer attitudes toward both buying and selling homes dropped, with the former falling the most of all the six survey components, a sizable five percentage points. It tied its second lowest reading in the survey’s history.
From Contrarian Outlook: Another one bites the dust.
From Contrarian Outlook: Smart income investors know that the best REITs (real estate investment trusts) do just fine as rates rise. That’s been the case historically, and they’re rally again during this rate hike cycle too.
From Contrarian Outlook: The IRS already allows REITs (real estate investment trusts) to avoid paying income taxes if they pay out most of their earnings to shareholders. As a result these firms tend to collect rent checks, pay their bills and send most of the rest of the cash to us as dividends.
From Contrarian Outlook: Real estate investment trusts (REITs) and their typically high dividend yields are a key part of a payout-powered retirement portfolio that’s built to dish out higher and higher dividends every single year.
From Contrarian Outlook: The best way to learn about a company is directly from the executives that run the business on a day-to-day basis. However, there are thousands of actively traded stocks in the U.S. alone and CEOs rarely make the time to speak directly with anyone outside of their largest investors.
From Zacks: The stock market’s strong run over the past few years brought attention to high-flying growth stocks, usually from the technology sector, that were consistently outpacing the market. However, fresh uncertainty within the last few months has shifted some focus back towards other investment strategies, and now it might be time for investors to […]
From Contrarian Outlook: We’re 11 days into September, and if you’re like many folks, you’re probably just a little on edge–expecting the bottom to fall out of stocks any minute.
From Contrarian Outlook: If you’re worried that stocks are expensive, well, they are. The current bull market is making a run at history. But it’s also costly to stay in cash (and lock in zero income). Fortunately, it’s possible to buy some downside protection withyield (hint: think recession-proof REITs – real estate investment trusts).
From Contrarian Outlook: You’ve no doubt seen tons of articles splashed across the Web (over)hyping the hottest investing trends to jump on now. But which promising technologies can we actually tap for payouts and dividends (preferably today)?
From Contrarian Outlook: Once again, almost everyone has gotten sucked in by a tired investor slogan that’s dead wrong–and it’s costing them big gains (and income).
From Contrarian Outlook: What do most exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and many blue-chip stocks have in common?
From Contrarian Outlook: Have real estate investment trusts (REITs) finally “decoupled” from rising interest rates? In other words, has the popular (but untrue) “rates up, REITs down” reasoning been busted (again)?
From Contrarian Outlook: When investors look for dividends, they usually think about blue-chip names that are just as common on Main Street as they are on Wall Street. However, there are a large number of single-digit stocks flying under the market’s radar that also offer attractive yields.