Why Some Investors Shouldn't Chase mREIT Yields

Mortgage REITs, like Annaly Capital Management and American Capital Agency, carry hefty dividend yields, but these stocks may not be the best fit in a retiree's portfolio.

In the following video, Motley Fool banking analyst David Hanson sits down with Fool contributor and Editor of the independent Intelligent REIT Investor newsletter Brad Thomas to discuss why he prefers REITs that own physical properties and have shown a long-term track record of increasing earnings, as opposed to the double-digit yielding mREITs. Brad specifically mentions Realty Income as good alternative in the REIT space.

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  • Report this Comment On May 01, 2014, at 2:22 PM, retrobeast wrote:

    Then again many investors should not listen to articles by those who think they know more than they do like motley tool and seeking alpha.

    Beware of anything they say and you will be better off doing the opposite.

  • Report this Comment On May 02, 2014, at 8:34 AM, ferdiefor wrote:

    If you look at the post May 2013 huge negative total returns in Mreits the proper title of this article should be changed from "some" to "NO".

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