Realty Income Corp.
Everything seems to be going wrong for REITs. The Vanguard REIT ETF is down nearly 20% from 2012 highs, however it may not be the ideal time to blow out of your REIT investments. It could even be an incredible opportunity for long-term minded investors.
The Good Times Never Seemed So Good
In May of this year, the REIT industry was rapidly approaching historic highs. The Vanguard REIT ETF, which more »
Talks of the Fed taper, in which our central bank winds down its long-held practice of monthly bond purchases designed to stimulate the economy, have caused the markets to whipsaw over the past couple of months.
The stocks receiving the brunt of the carnage have widely come from the market’s higher-yielding sectors. One such sector getting hit hard is real estate investment trusts, or REITs.
However, the industry fundamentals more »
Despite many real estate companies realizing record profits, the companies' stocks are being hit hard from the Federal Reserve's May announcement that it would taper off its asset repurchase program. Still, one of the following three companies stands out as a solid investment that will have you locked into profits.
Realty Income is the real deal
One asset class that has received extra attention from investors over the past year, because of their tendency to provide market-trouncing dividend yields, is real estate investment trusts (REITs). These companies invest in real estate properties, and can offer such attractive yields because they are required to distribute 90% of their income to shareholders as part of their favorable tax structures.
Many REITs are on a tear since the beginning more »
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.
OK, I’ve seen several dividend websites write about the importance of yield on cost, and why it is more important than a company’s current yield. And I’ve read these articles, and tried to understand their arguments. But I have to admit, I am completely baffled.
The argument that you should hold onto a company with a high yield on cost, rather than selling it and buying something more »
The 10-year Treasury is one of the most important measures on Wall Street. The yield on the 10-year note is seen as the alternative to stocks: a longer-term investment with a risk-free return.
Stocks generally move inversely to the 10-year yield, making it a key indicator for future market movements. When the 10-year yield is over 2%, it's time to rethink a stock portfolio. Risk-free yields are at a more »
Real estate investment trusts (REITs) have sold off sharply over the last week or so. While it is too soon to call this a trend, now is the right time to decide which REITs belong on your wish list. HCP (NYSE: HCP), Reality Income (NYSE: O), and STAG (NYSE: STAG) are three to consider.
Market sectors go in and out of style all the time. There has been more »
If you’re investing for income, you probably want that income to hit your bank account as smoothly and as frequently as possible so that you can plan your expenditures with a relative degree of confidence. A roller-coaster ride of highs and lows in your bank balance would make it more difficult to pay bills on time, unless you are extremely good at sticking to a rigid budget.
To that more »
It’s a frustrating time to be an income investor. The combination of historically low interest rates and rising equity markets has brought yields down significantly in recent months.
One asset class that has received extra attention over the past couple years, because of their tendency to provide solid income above and beyond the yield available on the S&P 500, is real estate investment trusts (REITs). These companies invest more »
As American demographics change, so does the nation's asset allocation. Over the past few years, the market has supplied a number of high-dividend ETFs to give investors current income. As a result of a low rate environment, stock prices are high and yields are depressed.
There's still plenty of room to find yield, however.
REITs for long-term dividends
Real estate investment trusts have taken in billions of dollars more »
REITs are a great way to make money, especially if they have properties in great locations. Meanwhile, homebuilders can offer stellar returns, but as the economy cools, they can lose capital rapidly.
Federal Realty (NYSE: FRT) is a real estate investment trust that owns over 19.3 million square feet of retail space in high-quality metropolitan shopping centers. Federal has a lower-than-average dividend yield of 2.5%, primarily driven by more »
The investment universe today is littered with CDs, bonds, and Treasury notes that produce yields slightly above 0% and don’t even come close to exceeding the rate of inflation. Income-oriented investors seeking a reasonable return on their capital can still achieve a solid, safe and growing stream of dividend income if they select their picks carefully. However, selecting investments based on nothing more than a high current yield can more »
Is it such a surprise that investors want a little more than the few basis points a savings account offers in the current environment?
With rates so low, investors are chasing risk. Investors are especially active in the REIT space, where they're driving dividend yields down and valuations up.
REITs go big
Events of the past 45 days have been called by some a "buying stampede." And within it we've seen 10 straight up days for the Dow Jones, an unprecedented streak since I've personally started investing six years ago. For value-minded and fundamental investors, this can be a frustrating time. After all, with indices hitting all new highs, bargains are increasingly difficult to find.
I saw an article on Investorplace recently listing three high-yielding stocks that had recently raised their dividends and that had also been raising their dividends for at least ten years. Since I examine dividend stocks, I noticed that two of the names are companies that I have not yet analyzed closely, and the third I rejected some time ago, so I decided to take another look.
In my examination, I more »
The warning signs of a dividend cut should always be in the back of your mind. That said, Texas Instruments (NASDAQ: TXN) recently announced a massive dividend increase, a dedication to its policy of returning value to shareholders, and the near completion of its corporate transformation. This is the type of dividend paying company an investor could really love—there are others.
Dividends Aren't Guaranteed
Investors have had a more »
For income and/or value investors, the search for attractively valued dividend-paying stocks is never done. An asset class that has received extra attention over the past couple years, because of their tendency to provide solid income above and beyond the rates available on the S&P 500, is real estate investment trusts (REITs). These companies invest in real estate properties directly, either through properties or mortgages, and can offer more »
Armour Residential (NYSE: ARR) recently announced its preliminary estimated results for the fourth quarter and the year 2012 as well as a new preferred stock offering. In this article, I will discuss Armour Residential as an investment in relation to the estimated fourth quarter results and latest stock offering.
Preliminary Estimated Results
This week the S&P 500 index ended lower than it started, at one point dipping down to 1497 before closing at 1515. There's no doubt that valuations are higher than they were three months ago. Many seem to be waiting for a dip, and if this week's one was it, it indeed was a shallow one.
For those who are feeling nervous that the ship has already more »
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