Government Properties

  • Slow and Steady Sources of Income

    By Wes Patoka - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: FRT, GOV, O

    Increases in rents over time is a safe bet, especially since more people are moving to the cities. Owning companies that specialize in owning buildings in high demand have time on their side to raise the rent on their tenants. 

    Pricing power

    Federal Realty (NYSE: FRT) focuses its property portfolio on high density urban areas in California and Pennsylvania metro areas. Pricing power is exactly what Federal Realty brings to more »

  • 3 High Yielding REITs with Sticky Tenants

    By John Park - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: DLR, GOV, HCP

    As a landlord, perhaps the most important factor to your success is choosing your tenants wisely. Irresponsible tenants who trash your property, don’t pay their bills and refuse to renew their leases can seriously crimp profits. In this article, I highlight three high-yielding real estate investment trusts (REITs) with a tenant base that should be the envy of any landlord. While all three REITs serve different industries, they share more »

  • 3 Simple REITs With Great Yields

    By Daniel Paterson - June 13, 2013 | Tickers: GOV, HCN, OHI

    When I first starting investing I was highly intrigued by companies like American Capital Agency Group or Annaly Capital Management. I saw companies trading less than 15 times earnings with dividend yields above 10%. How did companies like this exist? Why wasn't everyone buying these companies?

    A little more research revealed that these companies were mortgage Real Estate Investment Trusts (mREITS) and that they made their money through government more »

  • Which Real Estate Company Is REIT for You?

    By Wes Patoka - May 10, 2013 | Tickers: ESS, FRT, GOV

    REITs come in all shapes and sizes and expose their investors to different types of investment properties and risks. REITs are required to pay out most of their earnings to investors and are taxed differently than other investments, so please consult a tax specialist before investing in a REIT. REITs paying out most of their income are supposed to help investors by making manage the company’s remaining capital better more »

  • Buy These 3 Creative Dividend Opportunities

    By Shmulik Karpf - May 10, 2013 | Tickers: NLY, ETP, GOV

    In a zero percent interest rate environment, everyone has become yield hungry - retirees especially. They must earn a satisfactory return on their funds, but that's very difficult to achieve in today's economic climate. On the one hand, they can go out and buy a world leader like Microsoft or Intel and earn an annual dividend paycheck roughly in the area of 3.5%. But that's too low more »

  • 3 Unique High-Yielding REITs

    By Reuben Brewer - April 29, 2013 | Tickers: GOV, HPT, WSR

    Investors starved for income have been reaching further and further out on the risk spectrum for yield. Here are a few real estate investment trusts (REITs) that offer decent yields and solid business models.

    What's a REIT?

    Real Estate Investment Trusts are pass through entities that allow ordinary investors to benefit from the income stream of institutional level properties. REITs aren't taxed at the corporate level and must more »

  • 4 Small-Cap Low-Volatility REITs With High Yields

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - April 28, 2013 | Tickers: GOV, IRC, LTC, UHT

    Generally speaking, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) have paid attractive yields, comparable to the recent returns of this strategy. After all, they are legally required to distribute at least 90% of their taxable income to unit-holders. Especially appealing to prudent income investors seeking high yields could be REITs that offer low volatility and consistent returns over time. Here, volatility is measured as the standard deviation (or variability) of the REITs more »

  • Play Housing In The Stock Market

    By Joe Sabatucci - February 7, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, GOV, BX

    One of the great mantras in the housing market the last 15 years was Buy It, Fix It, Sell it. Back in the 90's everyone was doing it, so much so that even those who had never done it or bothered with real estate wanted to get into it. Of course, this is the true sign of a bubble and in my case it was my ex who wanted more »

  • Looking for Big Dividends? Think Small (Caps)

    By Brian Shaw - August 28, 2012 | Tickers: ASEI, CWT, CGNX, CLCT, GOV

    The first place that investors typically look for companies to populate an income-producing portfolio are well known mega caps such as Coca-Cola, Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble.  To be clear, these companies are excellent candidates for dividend portfolios given the stability created by the long history of reliable dividend growth that has earned each company a spot on the elite list of dividend aristocrats.  In fact, I recently wrote about some more »