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The U.S. Federal Reserve wraps up its first policy meeting of 2020 today. And markets do not expect the U.S. central bank will raise interest rates this week.
In fact, given the historically low and negative interest rates around the globe, the Fed is more likely to cut interest rates again this year instead of pushing borrowing costs higher.
The International Monetary Fund recently slashed its global growth outlooks for both 2020 and 2021, citing China's worsening economy as the driver of its revisions.
With interest rates low, investors should seek income-generating assets that pay well beyond the 10-year bond and provide price appreciation upside in the process.
And the best possible assets to combine both attributes are real estate investment trusts (REITs).
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You see, REITs allow you to cash in on a company's cash flow generated by properties across various sectors.
REITs provide one significant tax benefit that will enable investors to capture more of the cash flow. And since these investment vehicles distribute at least 90% of their taxable income to shareholders, they are not subject to corporate taxation.
Today, I'm taking a look at two dividends that provide additional upside.
More importantly, they pay investors annual dividends greater than 8% and have reduced downside given their superior positions in their respective real estate sectors.
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Garrett Baldwin is a globally recognized research economist, financial writer, consultant, and political risk analyst with decades of trading experience and degrees in economics, cybersecurity, and business from Johns Hopkins, Purdue, Indiana University, and Northwestern.
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