• How Technology Helps This Sector Outperform the S&P 500

    By Bill Stoller - August 18, 2013 | Tickers: CUBE, EXR, PSA, SSS

    " … I would like to challenge someone on this call to write a very thoughtful piece on the Self Storage sector to paint us with the different brush." -- CubeSmart CEO Dean Jernigan Aug. 9, 2013

    Mr. Jernigan was trying to point out that self-storage REITs will perform well in a rising interest rate environment that is expected to result from the Federal Reserve "tapering" of quantitative easing.  In fact it appears more »

  • Which Of These 3 Stocks Can Help You Store Up Gains?

    By Chad Henage - May 14, 2013 | Tickers: CUBE, EXR, PSA

    I believe that investors should keep their eyes open for opportunities wherever they might be. Having read Peter Lynch's books multiple times, I tend to keep my eyes open when driving around to try and find new public companies, or ideas for investments. This is sort of what I was thinking when I drove past a Public Storage (NYSE: PSA) facility recently. I've identified three major companies in more »

  • Trading Down In The Housing Market

    By Reuben Brewer - January 18, 2013 | Tickers: CUBE, EXR, PSA, SSS

    A housing turnaround appears to be in the works, with big financial institutions moving into the market. This should help the self storage industry. However, this isn't the only fact that will lend support to that industry over the long term.

  • If You Like Watching "Storage Wars," You will Love Owning these Dividend Stocks

    By Jonathan Yates - September 15, 2012 | Tickers: CUBE, EXR, PSA, SSS

    Legendary investor Peter Lynch advised individuals to buy shares of the companies whose products were selling at the local mall.  He felt that individual investors had an edge on Wall Street analysts in that they could actually see, feel and touch what consumers were buying rather than just gauge the attractiveness of a company from its financial statements.  While Lynch, who guided the Fidelity Magellan mutual fund to annualized returns more »

  • Unexciting Firms Storing Up Value

    By Arthur Pinkasovitch - January 11, 2012 | Tickers: CUBE, EXR, PSA, SSS

    Sometimes investors can find value in the most uncommon place. Storage REITs, as boring as they might sound, have been producing outstanding returns over the last two years. Warehouses that let customers store their belongings are becoming rather popular; given that there is limited competition in this space, public storage units have been on a tear as of late as firm-beneficial pricing strategies are being implemented. Extra Space Storage (NYSE: EXRmore »)