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- Five Monthly Dividend Stocks for a Steady Stream of Income and Yield
The Federal Reserve will meet this week to consider raising short-term interest rates for the first time in 10 years.
Investors think real estate investment trusts will suffer if the Fed issues a rate hike.
REITs are companies that own or finance income-producing real estate, and investing in REITs is an effective strategy for earning passive income.
Still, many investors believe REITs will underperform as an interest rate hike lingers on the horizon.
Real estate investment trusts (REITs) own or finance income-producing real estate properties like shopping malls and office buildings.
They're similar to mutual funds because they provide investors stable income streams and capital appreciation.
While the investing world is focused on Greece, events unfolding right now in Africa offer another important cautionary tale.
Thanks to reckless political and economic mismanagement, Zimbabwe holds clues to the future of other nations - like ours.
Granted, this failed state's policies have been more egregious than those perpetrated by the U.S. government against its people. Nonetheless, some of the outcomes could be similar. And I'm going to tell you one way to protect yourself.
REITs are companies that own or finance income-producing real estate properties. And they've been tearing up the market lately.
An REIT ETF is the best way to own a basket of these soaring securities.
As Alibaba enjoyed sales of over $7 billion on Monday, its iconic retail antithesis in the United States edged closer to its demise.
On Friday, November 7, Sears' stock jumped by 31% to $42.81 per share after the company announced that it was considering selling 200 to 300 of its 712 company-owned stores to a real estate investment trust (REIT).
Lest you think that's great news, consider that Sears is down nearly 50% over the past five years, and nearly 60% over the past ten years.
This was the Big Bank announcement many investors have been waiting for since hedge fund billionaire Edward Lampert took over the company a decade ago and combined it with another troubled retailer, Kmart.
As it became increasingly obvious that Sears' retail business was failing, supporters of the company assured doubters that its vast real estate holdings would vindicate Mr. Lampert. After all, he bought back huge amounts of stock at prices as high as $190 per share, a massive paper loss to this point.
But the REIT announcement should be seen as the death knell for the company. Sale of its last remaining valuable assets moves Sears one day closer to being put out of its misery.
It's a sad tale for what was once an iconic American retailer, and investors need to know how this endgame will play out.
While most companies pay dividends on a quarterly basis, monthly dividend stocks distribute their dividend payouts 12 times a year.
Investors pile into monthly dividend payers for a number of reasons. Some use them as a means of getting a steady stream of income. Some find it an efficient way to budget for expenses each month. And, some simply enjoy the frequency of getting a dividend payment 12 times a year instead of once, or every three or six months.