We buy real estate investment trusts (REITs) for their yields first and foremost. Show us the money!
Dividend growth is good, too. A 4% yield looks twice as nice if we believe our income will double in just a few years.
After all, a 4% payer that boosts its dividend by 10% won’t yield 4.4% for very long. Investors will buy its price up and in doing so bid its payout per share back down. And that’s OK. This dividend-powered appreciation is actually the easiest way for us to double our money with safe REITs!
But dividend safety really is the key here.… Read more