From Zacks: Dependence of REITs on debt for their business makes investors skeptical about their performance in a rising rate environment. Also, the investment world treating them as bond substitutes for their high and consistent dividend-paying nature make them susceptible to rising rates.
From Contrarian Outlook: Today I’m going to show you how to get in on America’s hottest real estate with zero fees and commissions.
From Contrarian Outlook: “First-level” investors – those who buy and sell on headlines – mistakenly believe that real estate investment trust (REIT) profits will suffer if rates rise.
Investors have committed more than $35 billion to the Vanguard REIT ETF (VNQ) making it the 19th largest ETF in the marketplace. Despite its size and success, the fund is about to make some changes and dividend investors might not like it.
From Contrarian Outlook: Many retirement experts pitch real estate as the best way to bank monthly income. But do you really want to chase down rent checks and fix broken light bulbs?
From Invesco: For eight years after the global financial crisis, income-seeking investors had a dilemma — yields on most traditional bonds had fallen precipitously. To obtain a yield anywhere close to pre-recession levels, one had to assume greater risk.
From Jill Mislinski: On Friday, we reported separately on the latest residential building permits and housing starts in the government’s monthly report, courtesy of the Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
From Tyler Durden: After failing miserably if their efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare, Republicans are set to shift their legislative agenda to focus on tax reform when they get back from their generous month-long August recess (taxpayers are such great employers).
From Contrarian Outlook: Last week, I gave you a peek under the hood of my “8% No-Withdrawal Retirement Portfolio.” I also showed you a ridiculously cheap fund with a 9% dividend yield you can get in on now.
From Contrarian Outlook: If you hold any of these five risky REITs, you should sell them immediately. And put that money into two recession-proof bargains (paying up to 8%) that we’ll discuss shortly.
From Jon Markman: Everywhere you look, something in the real world seems to be getting replaced by something digital.
From Contrarian Outlook: Real estate investment trusts (REITs) are now a core source of income for investors and retirees. REITs represent more than $1.1 trillion worth of equity market capitalization. Their popularity has soared — the amount spent trading REITs is nearly double what it was just 10 years ago.
From Contrarian Outlook: They call it the “silent wealth killer” for a reason: it takes the 2.2% yield you’d get from say, a 10-year Treasury note today and almost completely wipes it out.
From Contrarian Outlook: Today we’ll talk about how to value REIT (real estate investment trust) stocks. I’ll show you specifically how to lock in high current yields and leave yourself open to 250%+ price upside as well.
From Tyler Durden: One month ago, we first presented several striking charts and observations from Credit Suisse’s retail analyst, Christian Buss, who showed the extent of the devastation sweeping through the US retail sector.