Retail Opportunity Investments
REITs have been on income investors' radar for the past few years, as traditional income sources like bonds yielding record-low levels. With mortgage REITs like Annaly Capital Management (NYSE: NLY) and American Capital Agency (NASDAQ: AGNC) paying out dividends over 15%, and at times well above 20% for American Capital, it’s a tempting place to invest.
Warren Buffett and Mae West have both said that too much of a more »
Kimco Realty (NYSE: KIM) and Macerich (NYSE: MAC) are retail real estate investment trusts (REITs) specializing in shopping centers. REITs buy, sell, lease, and manage buildings for profit. Companies functioning as REITs must distribute 90% of their taxable income to shareholders in the form of dividends.
Due to the fact that they give out so much money as dividends (thereby hampering their growth, as that money could otherwise be used more »
As we all know, a tsunami-like recession and global credit crisis forced many investors to reevaluate risk - especially exposure to commercial real estate. Accordingly, defensive investors are now more focused than ever on intelligently-modeled real estate portfolios that are designed to avoid risk at all cost.
Conversely, one way that real estate investors can manage risk is by investing in shares of real estate investment trusts (REITs). By diversifying in more »
The United States’ unemployment rate is again on the rise. The entire European Union is on the brink of falling into recession, as the International Monetary Fund attempts to present a response that will keep the continent currency alive. The Chinese Government is realizing their growth trend is downward sloping, and is attempting to make a “soft landing” from their glory days. Even Wall Street traders do not believe in more »