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Investing in REITS

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Currently, there are nearly 200 publicly traded real estate investment trusts (more commonly referred to as REITs) in operation in the United Sates with a combined $500 billion in assets. An estimated two-thirds of REITS are traded on national stock exchanges. A REIT is a real estate company that offers its shares to the public. By doing so, a REIT stock becomes like any other stock that represents the holder’s ownership in a business. However, REITs have two distinct features: REITs manage groups of income-producing properties and must distribute 90 percent of profits as dividends. The Complete Guide to Investing in REITs will ...
A combination of rapidly increasing stock prices, market confidence that the companies would turn future profits, individual speculation in stocks, and widely available venture capital created an environment in which many investors were willing to overlook traditional metrics such as P/E ratio in favor of confidence in technological advancements.
REVIEWS AND OPINIONS
Why REITs should be the choice of investment | Malaysia Property News
Axis REIT Managers Bhd chief executive officer Stewart LaBrooy said what was important now to REIT players was to educate them on the benefits on investing in REITs. “We need to educate them as most of them are not really aware of the advantages, such as having a higher yield compared with some other investments,” he said yesterday at the Investor Insights into Malaysian REITs in 2010. As a result of the lack of awareness on REITs, he said, the participation from Malaysians in REITs was still small compared with other countries. “We have 13 REITs now listed on Bursa Malaysia that cover all types of industries. With a high ... market research, surveys and trends
Risks of Investing in REITs (real estate investment trusts).
A real estate investment trust or REIT is a tax designation for a corporation investing in real estate that reduces or eliminates corporate income taxes. In return, REITs are required to distribute 90% of their income, which may be taxable, into the hands of the investors. The REIT structure was designed to provide a similar structure for investment in real estate as mutual funds provide for investment in stocks. The problem with REITs is that they are often not regulated like mutual funds and can offer some of the higher commissions to unscrupulous financial advisors seeking to earn money at the expense of their clients. As ... market research, surveys and trends

SURVEY RESULTS FOR
INVESTING IN REITS

REIT ETFs | ETF MarketPro
REITs offer strong long-term total returns. During the period from January 1978 through June 2007, equity REIT performance exceeded both the broad equity market and other forms of real estate investment by more than 1 percentage point per year, producing an average annual return of nearly 15 percent. As such, a $100 million investment in equity REITs at the beginning of that time period would have been worth more than $6 billion by the end. Diversification Modern portfolio theory holds that diversification is key to minimizing overall risk. In other words, investors should populate their portfolios with assets that yield returns ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Whether or Not to Invest in REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts)
The U. S. stock market has enjoyed an unprecedented rise through 1997. Some investors, however, are becoming more nervous about the prospects for a continuing rising market. The Value Line investment survey views a total market appreciation potential in the next three to five years of 35 percent, or about 7 to 11 percent per annum. This is far less than the 20 to 30 percent returns of the last few years. At the same time, interest rates seem relatively stable, especially near term. Hence, some advisors and analysts recommend that concerned investors look at an industry that is considered defensive and should hold up well in ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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Is it the right time for REITs?
The dividend yields are fantastic. Real estate investment trusts specializing in mortgages are yielding between 9 and 15 percent. That can look awfully tempting when bank savings accounts yield only 1 percent or so, and a five-year Treasury note will get you only 1.7 percent. So what's the catch? Here it is: Mortgage REITs can take you on a wild ride. Over the past five years, they've lost as much as 42 percent (in 2007) and gained as much as 25 percent (in 2009), according to total-return figures from the National Association of REITs. This isn't an investment for nervous Nellies. Either rising interest rates or ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
REITs In The Right Cities
Investors should take comfort in the pullback that has recently hit the REIT group. These companies bounced back from near insolvency with a vengeance, but then the realities of a slow growth recovery set in. It just didn't make sense to bet on companies that were priced ahead of their earnings growth, not to mention the value of their hard assets--values that had become very slippery during the downturn. What does make sense is investing in businesses that have a proven record of managing in a volatile environment and have shown the courage to seize opportunities. This works in any market, but the key is to avoid overpaying. market trends, news research and surveys resources

INFORMATION RESOURCES

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13 Is Homeownership a Substitute for Investing in REITs? III. How to Invest in REITs p. 15. How do I Invest in a REIT? ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUSTS. A real estate investment trust (REIT) is a trust or corporation that serves as a conduit for the real estate investments of ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Institutional Investment in REITs: Evidence and Implications
investors' preference for investing in REIT stocks and in other stocks. ... than in REITs, whereas after 1990 they invest more of their funds in REITs than ...
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WikiAnswers - What are the merits of investing in REITs that focus ...
"Investing in health care real estate or hira's" is a wise investment. REITs have minimum risk of going under due to the govt. tax rules that govern them. They generally pay nice dividends. Some better than others. There are only 13 Healthcare REITs in the United States as of 2007. A REIT is a Real Estate Investment Trust. REIT is the trust formed to invest in real estate. Process of forming is like , Many investors pool money, create a trust and invest in some real estate projects. Since these projects are big it need large money and that is the reason many investors form such a trust. When a trust is formed then ...
Is investing in Wells REIT II, Inc a good idea? - Yahoo! Answers
I have heard that it would give 8% interest which I think is real good. I want to move $30,000.00 from my 401K to REIT is that a good idea? Don't know anything about it except the interest rate. NO NO NO NO! Who told you this? They should be reported to your state securities regulator. This is not a good investment, the company is in liquidation. By next quarter there won't be a Wells REIT II anymore. Look into this carefully on your own, and consider contacting your state regulator. This response isn't accurate. Wells REIT II is not in liquidation - nothing about it in their 10-Q released Nov. ...