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The recent cut in interest rates has investors looking at high-dividend stocks, and the best of these right now are real estate investment trusts (REITs).
In fact, our top REIT today offers a 6.23% dividend.
Not only that, but some REITs offer potential price appreciation along with their high yields. So today's best REIT can offer great returns to investors on top of a solid dividend.
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REITs are largely alternative investments in the real estate sector.
Many people think of real estate investment as buying properties for investment, such as a house or apartment building. REITs, by contrast, are organizations that buy real estate properties and manage them. They often specialize in a particular type of real estate, such as hospitals, prisons, apartment complexes, or shopping malls.
REITs are less risky than investing in a single property. They are diversified across geography, and many are diversified across sectors. As a result, the chances of a REIT's value rising significantly is increased.
What REIT investors purchase is a stock whose price is based on the underlying real estate and its management.
We're able to determine the best REITs through our proprietary Money Morning Stock VQScore™ system.
It surveys the market for investments that show the greatest earning potential. It gives each a score from 1 to 4.9. The higher the score, the more likely a big stock price jump is imminent.
Our best REIT gets a score of 4.3, placing it right in the "Buy Zone."