Dividend investors love real estate investment trusts, or REITs, and with good reason. In fact, I’d ask who doesn’t love them… out of everyone who actually knows they exist and what they can do, that is.
Equity REITs – those that directly acquire physical property – have been shown to be the easiest and most profitable way of investing in commercial real estate. They beat even private equity funds and privately listed REITs.
Since 1972 equity REITs have outperformed every major index. Every. Single. One.
And since 1989, REIT volatility relative to the S&P 500 has been 45% less, another major mark of long-term profitability. Moreover, that was all while they enjoyed generous, safe, and growing income over time. Read more