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THE FOOL’S EYE VIEW

Are Reits worth considering when rates rise?

A Reit's performance is influenced by two factors: the prevailing credit conditions and the state of the economy

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For long-term investors, considering the sustainability of distributions can be more satisfying than focusing on Reits with the highest yields.

WITH interest rates on the way up, an argument can be made for avoiding Real Estate Investment Trusts or Reits. After all, why opt for a distribution that is not certain, when it is possible to get a guaranteed return from money in the bank. Right now, it is possible to earn around 1 per cent on

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