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Intelligent REIT Investing: Dividends Are More Than Just Icing On The Cake

I consider dividends to be the “secret recipe” for REIT investing. While many analysts ignore the impact of dividend growth, I believe that the success to generating consistent and reliable returns is rooted in the overall safety of the dividend and the potential for continued dividend growth.

Summary

  • REITs help to balance the conventional common stock portfolio by reducing volatility and by providing a natural hedge against inflation.
  • Because REITs pay consistent dividends, they are more than just icing on the cake.
  • I consider dividends to be the “secret recipe” for REIT investing.