22.10.2008 - High-dividend REITs offer haven for nervous money
From Eprop.co.za: Shellshocked investors who are seeking refuge from plummeting stock prices might consider certain real estate investment trusts that offer dividend yields in excess of 10% on common stock — and even more on preferred shares However, fund managers and analysts cautioned, it is crucial for investors to look at the individual REITs' cash flow, debt load, lease expirations and credit rating to ensure that the dividend isn't at risk of being cut. "There are a lot of good opportunities," said Larry Antonatos, portfolio manager at Chicago-based Heitman LLC..... Full Article: Source