Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

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3 High-Yield Stocks in Danger of Cutting Dividends

On Monday, General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) answered the “will it, or won’t it” question and reduced its dividend by 50%. Even though the date of the announcement was known, and a cut was widely anticipated, the GE share price dropped by 8%. This drop comes after the 15% share price decline since 2017 third […]

5 REITs Raising Dividends in December

5 REITs Raising Dividends in December

We are almost at the end of another year, and I hope your dividend income stream has marched steadily higher throughout 2017. One bit of assistance I like to provide is to list those real estate investment trusts (REITs) expected to announce higher dividend rates in the upcoming months. This knowledge can give you a […]

3 High-Yield REITs for Coming Higher Interest Rates

3 High-Yield REITs for Coming Higher Interest Rates

For the past several years, the potential of higher interest rate announcements from the Fed has led to share price drops in the real estate investment trust (REIT) sector. The belief is that since REITs are owned for the dividend yield, higher future interest rates are a negative for the sector. The theory is that […]

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Buy These 5 High Yield Stocks to Replace Income ETFs

If you’re an investor whose goals include earning a decent income from the money you have accumulated, following the Wall Street herd will cost you money: possibly a lot of money. The investing advice you see, read or are told may not be well aligned with your long-term goals and success. Individual investors who are […]

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Sell These 3 High Yield Stocks Before Earnings

Quarterly earnings release time is the real news make or break time for most publicly traded companies. For investors in many publicly traded companies, these once-every-three months information dumps are the only time actual business results can be reviewed and analyzed. All the stuff you read in the 90 days between release dates are just […]

5 REITs Increasing Dividends In November

5 REITs Increasing Dividends In November

2017 has been volatile but so far into the year yielded a flat return for REIT investors. If you look at the Vanguard REIT Index Fund (NYSE: VNQ) you see that in 2017 investors have been hot and cold about REITs. The result is a sector that is just above breakeven for the year. Over […]

The 6 Stock High-Yield Portfolio in an Amazon World

The 6 Stock High-Yield Portfolio in an Amazon World

The Amazon.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) juggernaut has been and continues to be a disruptive force across a wide sector of the U.S. economy. Much of the financial news focuses on how Amazon’s growth may put traditional retailers out of business. The perception of massive e-commerce growth has hurt retail store and mall owning real estate […]

Owning the Top Preferred Stock for High-Yield and Safety

Owning the Top Preferred Stock for High-Yield and Safety

Preferred stock shares can be viewed as a hybrid of common stock shares and corporate bonds. Preferred shares pay a fixed dividend rate, similar to bond interest. Technically preferred shares are equity like common shares. The preference feature is that preferred dividends must be paid before any dividends can be paid on a company’s common […]