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Should You Invest In REITs In 2021?

Mar. 17, 2021 6:55 PM ET3 Comments
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Yes, you should. We're doing it too.

REITs are among the highest-yielding stocks out there in an environment where investors are hard-pressed for yield. Interest rates are still ultra-low, and Fed projections say the Fed funds rate is going to hang out here for a while. Treasury and corporate bond rates are also at or near record lows.

Now, that doesn’t mean we’re yield-chasers… far from it.

But if you’re looking to generate some decent income from your investments in 2021, REITs are one of the best places you can park your cash right now.

Plus, you get to invest in real estate without plunking down a hefty down payment, paying property taxes, or dealing with the hassles of being a landlord (no trash, toilets or tenants to harsh your vibe!).

Colorado, what about the pandemic? Hasn’t it crushed retail and office REITs?

Quite a bit. You wouldn't know it from the valuations there though. The market was much too bearish a few months ago, and today it has allowed several retail REITs to recover much too far. 

Fortunately, there are many other alternatives for investing in REITs.

Plus, we’ve got a ton of exposure to mortgage REITs and preferred shares, so we’re fairly diversified within the REIT universe.

How about that track record?

Well, we hate to brag, but our performance through year-end 2020 was pretty stellar:

We thoroughly beat the four major indexes covering our types of assets:

  • MORT - Major mortgage REIT ETF

  • PFF - The largest preferred share ETF

  • VNQ - The largest equity REIT ETF

  • KBWY - The high-yield equity REIT ETF most retail investors follow

Collectively, The REIT Forum team has been researching and investing in this sector for XX years. Our experience speaks for itself.

What do I get with my membership?

When you join our community, you get immediate access to all of our premium research, including:

Safe Income Portfolio

Simple ratings on lower-risk securities for safer income.

CWMF's Portfolio

Simple ratings on each position CWMF owns.

CWMF's Trades

All trades we've placed (open and closed).

SK's Trades

All trades Scott Kennedy placed (open and closed).

Preferred Shares

Ratings, targets, and extensive information on preferred shares

Equity REITs

Ratings, targets, and extensive information on equity REITs

Mortgage REITs

Ratings, targets, and extensive information on mortgage REITs


Ratings, targets, and extensive information on BDCs

Plus, these additional bonus features:

  • A searchable index of all the common and preferred shares we own

  • A Dividend & Earnings tracker

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  • A live pricing tool

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In short, The REIT Forum is one of the most comprehensive income-oriented investing services you’ll find on Seeking Alpha.

You get ALL the research from 3 seasoned REIT investors:

  • Colorado Wealth Management Fund

  • Scott Kennedy

  • Hoya Capital Real Estate

Meet the Team

What Makes You The Best?

We are the only large REIT Research service on Seeking Alpha with:

  • A CPA on the team.

  • A record going back to the start of 2016.

  • A real-money portfolio worth over $500k with full disclosure on every trade.

  • Real-time notifications on every purchase and every sale, including exact share count, purchase price, dividends earned, and sale price.

  • Colorado Wealth Management Fund's exclusive coverage on equity REITs and preferred shares.

  • Scott Kennedy's exclusive coverage on mortgage REITs and BDCs.

  • Hoya Capital Real Estate's exclusive coverage on equity REITs.

Tipranks likes to rank analysts by the returns on their ratings. We've done quite well:

Source: Tipranks page as of 03/17/2021

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We’re so glad you asked. Subscribers to The REIT Forum get access to superior research:

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Analyst's Disclosure: I am/we are long all stocks in cwmf's portfolio.

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