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The ongoing spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus has investors flocking to safety. Gold prices hit a seven-year high Thursday, while U.S. Treasury yields plunged yet again.
The 10-year bond hovered at 1.53% - a pittance for investors who are looking out on a decade horizon.
Gold - which doesn't pay a yield - also isn't the most attractive option for anyone seeking income.
And things are only going to get more challenging for income-seeking investors in the months ahead...
Japanese investors - blighted by negative interest rates in their home country - are poised to swarm the U.S. markets with a huge influx of cash that will only suppress American bond yields further.
However, you don't have to settle for weak returns or no-income-generating assets...
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That's why I highly recommend that you explore real estate investment trusts (REITs) as a source of potential asset appreciation and income generation.
REITs produce gobs of cash from rent and other fees generated from properties including office buildings, storage units, multifamily units, and more.
And the three high-yield REITs I'm discussing today produce annual yields of 8%, 10%, and 12%.
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About the Author
Garrett Baldwin is a globally recognized research economist, financial writer, and consultant with degrees from Northwestern, Johns Hopkins, Purdue, and Indiana University. He is a seasoned financial and political risk analyst, with a focus on stocks, hedge funds, private equity, blockchain, and housing policy. He has conducted risk assessment projects for clients in 27 countries, and consulted on policy and financial operations for some of the nation's largest financial institutions, including a $1.5 trillion credit fund, a $43 billion credit and auto loan giant, as well as two of the largest Wall Street banks by assets under management.
Garrett joined Money Map Press as an economist and researcher in 2011, specializing in alternative strategies with an emphasis on fundamental and technical analysis.