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The REIT SWAN-A-Bees Are Coming

Mar. 07, 2021 7:00 AM ETAMT, EPRT, MPW, QTS, STAG, VICI40 Comments


  • AMT is a blue-chip REIT with an iREIT iQ score of “100” and over the last 30 days or so shares have declined by around 15%.
  • With swans being such beautiful and elegant creatures, it’s no surprise that baby swans start out incredibly cute.
  • And this got me thinking….
  • What are the up-and-coning SWANs, or what I commonly refer to as the Swan-a-bees?
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Earlier this week I was going on my routine early morning walk when I ran into one of my neighbors who also was on his daily stroll.

Dennis is his name and in addition to being a routine neighborhood walker, he's also a stock investor.

Whenever I see him, I usually provide him with my very best REIT pick, and as I explained to him last week, my Super SWAN pick was no other than American Tower (AMT).

As I explained to Dennis, AMT is a blue-chip REIT with an iREIT iQ score of “100” and over the last 30 days or so shares have declined by around 15%. We have been adding shares to our Durable Income Portfolio, and after Friday’s close – at $200 per share – AMT is now considered a Strong Buy.

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Ironically in the same day that I was recommending AMT as a SWAN, Dennis was informing me that the baby swans in our neighborhood lake had left their nest and are now paddling across the pond.

Some interesting SWAN facts, by Justfunfacts.com:

  • The swans are the largest members of the waterfowl family Anatidae and are among the largest flying birds.
  • The largest species, including the mute swan, trumpeter swan, and whooper swan, can reach a length of over 1.5 meters (59 inches) and weigh over 15 kilograms (33 pounds).
  • Their wingspans can be over 3.1 meters (10 feet).
  • Swans live for approximately 20 to 30 years.
  • Some variations exist between the more common swan species.
  • The trumpeter swan, which is the largest swan in North America, lives for an average of 24 years in the wild but has been known to live for 33 years in captivity.

With swans being such beautiful and elegant creatures, it’s no surprise that baby swans start

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