Ramin Kamfar

REITs: Outperforming Stocks for 5 Decades

By Ramin Kamfar, March 07, 2019

REITs: Outperforming Stocks for 5 Decades
Investing in the stock market has always been a way for individuals to create wealth. However, another slightly less popular way is purchasing REITs, or Real Estate Investment Trusts. These investment vehicles create indirect participation in real estate investments, such as apartment buildings, cell towers, warehouses, senior living facilities and skyscrapers. REITs Have The Ability To Outperform Stocks Long-Term According to data taken from the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trust, equity REITs produced a return of 11.61% per year since 1980. In that same timeframe, the S&P 500 produced returns of 8.39% per year. This difference in return really adds up over time. For example, a $10,000 investment in the S&P 500 index in 1980 would have turned into about $197,000 by 2018. If the same $10,000 was put into REITs, it would have turned into $582,000 in the same timeframe. For more on volatility and knowing when to buy/sell, see my blog at http://raminkamfar.strikingly.com/blog/reits-outperforming-stocks-for-5-decades. Thanks!

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