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Retirement Strategy: Realty Income Is One Heck Of A Moat-Worthy REIT

Summary

  • One investor who is adamant with regard to selecting companies with powerful sources of differentiation is Warren Buffett.
  • “The key to investing is …determining the competitive advantage of any given company and, above all, the durability of that advantage." Warren Buffett.
  • I sleep well at night knowing that Realty Income is my largest holding (REIT or otherwise) and that the value of my shares continues to compound.
  • This idea was discussed in more depth with members of my private investing community, iREIT on Alpha. Learn More »
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In my weekly “retirement strategy” article I decided to focus on the concept of competitive advantages, with a textbook example of my favorite REIT and largest holding, Realty Income (NYSE:O).

Keep in mind that a company can create value in

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Brad Thomas is the CEO of Wide Moat Research ("WMR"), a subscription-based publisher of financial information, serving over 100,000 investors around the world. WMR has a team of experienced multi-disciplined analysts covering all dividend categories, including REITs, MLPs, BDCs, and traditional C-Corps.

The WMR brands include: (1) iREIT on Alpha (Seeking Alpha), and (2) The Dividend Kings (Seeking Alpha), and (3) Wide Moat Research. He is also the editor of The Forbes Real Estate Investor

Thomas has also been featured in Barron's, Forbes Magazine, Kiplinger’s, US News & World Report, Money, NPR, Institutional Investor, GlobeStreet, CNN, Newsmax, and Fox. 

He is the #1 contributing analyst on Seeking Alpha in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 (based on page views) and has over 108,000 followers (on Seeking Alpha). Thomas is also the author of The Intelligent REIT Investor Guide (Wiley) and is writing a new book, REITs For Dummies. 

Thomas received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business/Economics from Presbyterian College and he is married with 5 wonderful kids. He has over 30 years of real estate investing experience and is one of the most prolific writers on Seeking Alpha. To learn more about Brad visit HERE.

Analyst’s Disclosure: I am/we are long O, ADC, AVB, BNL, EPRT, EQR, FRT, NNN, NTST, PINE, PSA, PSB, SPG, STOR, WPC. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from Seeking Alpha). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

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