REITs are one of the best opportunities on the market today.
Especially with interest rates on the way down.
Since 1960, REITs have beaten stocks by up to a full percentage point, according to a Netherlands’ report titled Historical Returns of the Market Portfolio.
After examining global stocks between 1960 and 2017, researchers found that the best investments weren’t stocks or gold – but real estate. In fact, over that time frame, real estate investment companies and trusts beat inflation by an average of 6.4% a year, as compared to 5.45% for global stocks.
In addition, over a 20-year time frame, that gap would be enough to raise your total returns by up to a third, as pointed out by MarketWatch.
The best part – real estate returns have been incredibly consistent.
Since 1960, real estate suffered maybe one bad decade – the 1990s when real estate returns were barely above zero. But in every decade other than that, real estate has produced returns ranging from 6% to 7%, according to the Netherlands’ study.
Those facts don’t lie.
Along with historical strength, most investment trusts have sky-high yields we just can’t ignore. After all, if we do, we miss out on building an explosively rewarding nest egg.
The best part – the Federal Reserve has been fueling the fire with interest rate cuts, and another likely cut just days from now. With a drop in global economic growth expectations, along with trade tensions, investors are naturally gravitating toward the safer havens, like REITs.
The best part of REITs – they’ll pay you fat dividends.
Plus, they have a strong history of outperforming in times of rising and falling interest rates.
We’ll share some ideas with you shortly. Stay tuned for more.