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  • Trick Or Treat, You Can't Beat This REIT [View article]
    Hi, is there a way to find out which ETFs buy and sell O? Thank you.
    Oct 3, 2014. 04:36 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Realty Income's Portfolio Risks Are Exaggerated [View article]
    How does this work? If I'm opening a Dollar General store do I choose from several different REITs to lease me the building or do I have to lease from Realty Income because of some prior agreement?

    If I do have a choice between different REITs to rent from, what advantage does Realty Income provide for me over others? Thank you in advance.
    Jun 7, 2014. 11:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Continued Solid Performance From The Monthly Dividend Company [View article]
    Thank you very much for your replies John.
    May 12, 2014. 11:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Continued Solid Performance From The Monthly Dividend Company [View article]
    Hi, I saw a Sept 2011 interview with Realty Income CFO Paul Meurer ( http://bit.ly/1mw6aF8 ) and around 13:40 he goes into the impressive real estate due diligence they use to buy properties. He says they only buy 15% of the properties they look at. My question is how do they do this kind of detailed analysis when acquiring another REIT? How could hundreds of properties in one purchase fit all of that criteria? What do they do with the newly acquired properties that don't fit their strict criteria? Can someone please explain this process to me? Thank you!
    May 8, 2014. 10:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is There One REIT Every Investor Should Own? [View article]
    Thank you for the helpful response and link Adam. I will eventually wrap my head around this I hope. I am so used to buying an orange in a supermarket for $0.25, where as here I need to learn how to buy an orange tree and figure out which trees will produce and which won't, all while not paying too darn much for the tree, ha ha.
    Apr 27, 2014. 01:11 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is There One REIT Every Investor Should Own? [View article]
    "With this year's general sector run-up, my sense is that most REITs are trading near fair value..."

    Hi Adam. Can you explain the term fair value to me, as I've seen it used many times but I'm not entirely understanding it. If you bought a fairly valued stock, do you have a projected percentage return in your head? Do you mean you don't expect any growth in the next year possibly? I've always been confused by this term when it comes to investing. Thank you!
    Apr 26, 2014. 02:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Realty Income: Who Cares What Morgan Stanley Thinks? I'll Buy More On Pullbacks Anyway... [View article]
    Hi, I'm watching a Sept 2011 interview with Realty Income CFO Paul Meurer ( http://bit.ly/1mw6aF8 ) and around 13:40 he goes into the impressive real estate due diligence they use to buy properties. He says they only buy 15% of the properties they look at. My question is how do they do this kind of detailed analysis when acquiring another REIT? How could hundreds of properties in one purchase fit all of that criteria? What do they do with the newly acquired properties that don't fit their strict criteria? Can someone please explain this process to me? Thank you.
    Apr 21, 2014. 12:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Avoid Paying Taxes The Warren Buffett Way [View article]
    I'm a newbie at all of this stuff but two sentences jumped out at me from Buffett's op-ed "Job one for the 12 is to pare down some future promises that even a rich America can’t fulfill. Big money must be saved here."

    Can I assume that means he is in favor of cutting Medicare, Medicaid, and/or Social Security? If so, why didn't the political right embrace Buffett's op-ed? Haven't they long wanted to curb these programs to cut down the nation's debt?
    Apr 3, 2014. 02:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Separating The Yield From The Chaff With Vanguard's VIG [View article]
    Thanks River. Reading your profile, I think we share the same goals. Unfortunately, I'm thinking I may not be cut out for individual stock picking. There seems to be too many factors that I don't understand. This is why I'm thinking I may just have to park my money in one or more ETFs.
    Dec 16, 2013. 07:14 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Separating The Yield From The Chaff With Vanguard's VIG [View article]
    Oh wow, thanks Cranky. If you're asking them I feel compelled to stress that I'm not necessarily suspicious of this fund or Vanguard per se. I'm fairly new to investing and am curious as to how these ETFs work (I just happen to be reading VIG's prospectus). I suspect smurf is right, that's it's standard.

    I just didn't want to buy an ETF and find that many of them change strategies mid-stream. Thanks again.
    Dec 16, 2013. 07:13 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Separating The Yield From The Chaff With Vanguard's VIG [View article]
    Thanks smurf. It says in your profile you've invested in several mutual funds. Have you come across funds or ETFs that switch strategies unexpectedly? Thank you.
    Dec 16, 2013. 07:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Separating The Yield From The Chaff With Vanguard's VIG [View article]
    I'm reading VIG's prospectus and a couple of things jump out at me.

    "The Fund's board of trustees, which oversees the Fund's management, may change investment strategies or policies in the interest of shareholders without a shareholder vote, unless those strategies or policies are designated as fundamental. Note that the Fund's investment objective is not fundamental and may be changed without a shareholder vote."

    It goes on to say that they even reserve the right to change the underlying index without shareholder approval.

    Question: Are there precedents for anything like this with ETFs? Do ETF trustees have a history of breaking ranks from the fund's objective? Thank you.
    Dec 15, 2013. 09:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Don't Compare My Portfolio's Performance To The S&P 500 [View article]
    Newbie question about dividend investing: Is there a historic precedent(s) where many long-time dividend payers suddenly stop paying dividends (war, famine, crisis, etc.)? Thank you in advance.
    Dec 3, 2013. 05:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • SDY: A Must-Own ETF For 2014 [View article]
    Hi. Some questions from a newbie. Should we be worried about the 44% annual turnover? Correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't that mean that nearly half of the fund will be completely different from year to year? If trading fees are added onto management fees, could this be considered too much churn/over-trading? Thank you in advance.
    Dec 2, 2013. 01:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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