This guest contribution is by Ben Reynolds and Samuel Smith of Sure Dividend. You may remember Ben from his other guest posts – How I Became A Successful Dividend Growth Investor and Reaching Early Retirement Through Dividend Growth Investing. REITs are a topic that come up often with Making Sense of Cents readers, so I’m glad the experts at Sure Dividend are talking about this subject today. Enjoy!
Ben Reynolds with Sure Dividend here. Sure Dividend is focused on helping individual investors build high quality dividend growth portfolios.
And to that end I wanted to inform Making Sense of Cents readers about the opportunity for investors to invest in real estate in a diversified manner through Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs).
We started covering REITs in detail at Sure Dividend back in 2016 because they have unique characteristics that make them a compelling choice for investors looking for current income and income growth.
Our audience at Sure Dividend was interested in learning more about REITs, so we did our research.
I learned how REITs are required by law to pay out at least 90% of their income to their shareholders.
That’s a powerful concept that means REITs share the vast majority of what they make with investors. [Read more…]