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Real Estate as an Inflation Hedge? Don’t Bet On It

July 7, 2009

One major reason for investing in commercial real estate and REITs is that real estate is thought of as an effective hedge against inflation, yet commercial properties were an abyssmal inflation hedge in the early 1990s. So why are they still considered to be an inflation hedge if that isn’t always the case? As usual, […]

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REIT Stocks: 4 Ways to Play the Carnage

March 4, 2009

If you’re looking for the best REIT stocks, you should review the definition of an oxymoron and maybe also have your sanity checked. Since REITs peaked in February 2007, the sector is down 75%, as measured by the benchmark MSCI U.S. REIT Index and 64% since last September alone. Equity REIT yields are the now […]

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