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Top 5 Reasons Why I Love REITS and You Should Too

Have you ever wanted to invest in real estate but didn’t want to get your hands dirty flipping, fixing up properties, or finding tenants? There is a way to invest in real estate exactly as you would if you were investing in a mutual fund. A real estate investment trust (REIT) provides you with a great type of investment that can help you diversify your portfolio while also providing you with the dividend stream that dividend investors have grown to love. What Is A Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT)? A ...

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REIT Taxation

The following post is written by Brian So, an insurance advisor and blogger at briansoinsurance.com. Introduction to REITs REITs, also known as Real Estate Investment Trusts, are publicly listed companies that own income-producing real estate. Their assets include hotels, shopping malls, office buildings and apartments. Originally created in 1960 by the United States, REITs have spread worldwide and have a strong presence in Canada as well. In order to qualify as a REIT (in Canada), at least 95% ...

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Are REITs a Buy?

The following post was written by Ben Carlson at A Wealth of Common Sense. As interest rates have spiked higher since early May, many income producing investments have been hit hard.  Higher interest rates act as competition for yield hungry investors. This is one of the main reasons why high yielding investments have sold off since the rise in rates began a few months ago. The 10 year treasury yield has increased by almost 1.3% since the lows of May.  In that time, high yielding investments such ...

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The Risks of High Yielding Investments

The following is a guest post from Ben Carlson at A Wealth of Common Sense. Ben writes about personal finance, investments, investor psychology and using your common sense to manage your money.  You can follow him on Twitter (@awealthofcs). If you missed part one of my series on rising interest rates, please read What Happens to Bonds When Interest Rates Rise. Rising Interest Rates Rising interest rates are a hot topic in the ever changing investment landscape these days.  Historically low rates ...

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