Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

Buy These 3 REITs Increasing Dividends In November

Buy These 3 REITs Increasing Dividends In November

2018 has been volatile but so far into the year yielded a flat return for income stock investors. If you look at the Vanguard REIT Index Fund (NYSE: VNQ) you see that in 2018 investors have been hot and cold about REITs. Each time the Fed has increased short term rates, REITs have sold off. […]

4 High-Yield REITs Increasing Dividends in October

4 High-Yield REITs Increasing Dividends in October

The power of a dividend focused investment strategy is the ability to build a portfolio with an attractive current yield and have the income stream grow over time. Many dividend stocks have histories of regular dividend increases. You can put some extra pop into your brokerage account values by purchasing shares of growing dividend stocks […]

Buy These 3 Stocks Paying Over 7% in the Best High-Yield Sector for Conservative Investors

Buy These 3 Stocks Paying Over 7% in the Best High-Yield Sector for Conservative Investors

High yield stocks come out of a range of different business sectors. You may be aware of business development companies (BDCs), real estate investment trusts (REITs), and master limited partnerships—MLPs. Also, on high yield investor radars will be closed-end funds (CEFs) and leveraged ETFs. For an attractive yield combined with a high level of safety, […]

Buy This 8.4% REIT That’s Raised Dividends Every Quarter

Buy This 8.4% REIT That’s Raised Dividends Every Quarter

Back in April I added TPG Real Estate Finance Trust (NYSE: TRTX) to the Dividend Hunter recommendations list. TRTX is a finance REIT focused on commercial mortgage transition loans. The commercial loan REITs are especially attractive with interest rates on the rise. Background TPG is a private equity firm with $79 billion under management. The […]

3 High-Yield Stocks Increasing Dividends in August

3 High-Yield Stocks Increasing Dividends in August

When interest rates start to go up, investors worry about the value of their higher yield dividend stocks. A defense against higher interest rates is to own dividend stocks that will grow the dividend payments. The challenge is to know in advance which stocks will make a higher dividend announcement before the rest of the […]

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Picking Out the Good Mortgage REITs From a Market Filled With Bad Ones

Individual real estate investment trusts (REITs) fall into one of two distinct categories. Equity REITs own commercial properties, including apartments, hotels, offices, industrial properties, and even prisons. Finance REITs operate on the lending side of real estate, either by making residential or commercial mortgages or owning a portfolio of mortgage backed securities. Finance REITs can […]

3 Stocks Raising Dividends in July

3 Stocks Raising Dividends in July

There is a general misconception that rising interest rates are always bad for real estate investment trust (REIT) values. However, history shows that REITs have outperformed 75% of the time during the last 16 periods of rising interest rates. One reason is that quality REITs will grow their dividends, and if the dividend increases keep […]

Separating Real News from Fake News in the Stock Market

Separating Real News from Fake News in the Stock Market

For an investor trying to build wealth, the massive amount of news coming out of the financial media can be contradictory and confusing. Investors sometimes don’t realize that there are two sides to every stock trade. The seller doesn’t want to own the shares for a range or reasons, and the buyer does so with […]