One thing is for sure, anybody looking for income ideas certainly isn’t looking at U.S. Treasury debt. With the 30-year bond hitting almost the lowest yields ever, investors looking for ideas to generate income with at least a modicum of safety …
San Francisco Realty Investors went ahead with its purchase of stock in Real Estate Investment Trust of America, but it was not immediately clear how much of the Boston real estate trust it was able to acquire. The move followed the …
A downtown real estate investment fund has completed its first day on the Big Board. Apple Hospitality REIT began trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Monday. The company’s stock, which trades under the symbol APLE, opened at …
Institutions and high-net-worth individuals have poured tens of billions of dollars into companies that are buying homes at distressed prices, fixing them up and renting them out. But when they tried to sell stock in these companies to the …
It isn’t exactly rare for companies to go public before raking in the dough. Dot-coms do it all the time, listing on major …
Real estate investment trusts are finally getting some recognition. Last week, Standard & Poor's put six Reits into its stock indexes - one in the S&P 500, three in the MidCap 400 and two in the SmallCap 600. Experts who follow Reits
If you buy a broad REIT index fund now, it's like investing in a fund that tracks Standard & Poor's 500-stock index and paying a 15 percent premium for the assets. You obviously wouldn't want to do that. That's a rough analogy because …
The year 2013 has been an unusual one for the Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) industry, with stock prices of this special hybrid asset class seeing both highs and lows. Particularly, the concerns surrounding the interest rate …
Legislation authorizing REITs was signed into law in 1960, and the first one was listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 1965. Sometimes described as "mutual funds that hold real estate," there are strict rules governing how REITs make …