Are REITs Good Dividend Investments?
August 3, 2017 | Jeff Reeves | U.S. News and World Report
Roughly one year ago, the Standard & Poor’s 500 index made a big change to its structure, giving real estate-related investments their own category.
This move increased the number of core sectors in the popular stock index from 10 to 11, and gave real estate a prominent place in the list of investments that should make up a well-balanced portfolio. According to current sector weightings right now, the real estate sector represents a 2.9 percent share of the S&P 500 – larger than both the materials and telecommunications sector.
But despite this increased attention, many investors don’t really understand what makes the real estate investment different from conventional blue-chip stocks.
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