Dear Reader, Each quarter, my favorite earnings conference call comes from Starwood Property Trust (STWD) and its CEO, Barry Sternlicht. As the leader of both the publicly traded REIT and the private equity firm he founded, Starwood Capital Group, Sternlicht is excellent about sharing his thoughts on a wide range of financial topics, and recently […]
If you want to diversify with real estate, you don’t have to buy property. We’ll show you how real estate stocks could be right for you.
Outside of a personal residence, real estate is an asset class that often is underrepresented in investor portfolios. One reason is that it takes a lot of capital or taking on a lot of debt to buy an apartment building, office building, or a farm. Real estate investment trusts (REITs) offer a stock exchange-traded way […]
Undoubtedly, most investors were hoping that the first rally of the New Year was going to stick around for more than just a few days. The jury is still out whether or not the market is going to continue its bearish trend. But, the surprising news from Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) certainly casts a shadow over […]
Each year I am asked to participate in the MoneyShow “Top Picks” report. The folks at MoneyShow “ask the nation’s leading advisors for their favorite investment ideas for the coming year.” The Top Picks are run in series in January on the MoneyShow.com website. Highlights of the picks will also be featured on Forbes, TheStreet […]
Investing has come a long way from the days when it was just a simple choice between stocks and bonds. Typically your portfolio consisted of some mix of stocks and bonds (60%/40% stock/bonds was a pretty standard mix – and still is in some cases) with the only decision being how much to change the […]
I don’t spend a lot of time writing about real estate in this space. It’s not that it isn’t important, in fact it’s quite the opposite. Of all the sectors most impacted by a change in interest rates, real estate is at the top of the list. However, I just don’t find real estate that […]