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Best High-Yield REIT CEF - For Growth And Income - 7.3% Yield

Published Sat, 25 May 2019 15:05:00 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

Co-produced with Beyond Saving and PendragonY for High Dividend Opportunities
At High Dividend Opportunities, we have been restructuring our portfolio to prepare for the eventual end of the bull market. Our #1 goal is to find investments that provide a high current income that is capable of enduring a potential bear market.
In our article entitled, "How To Protect Your Income From Falling Interest Rates?", we advocated a "three-legged" strategy for income investors utilizing preferred shares, bonds, and high-dividend common equities.
For the common equity leg, we want high current income, but we are also mindful that nobody can predict exactly when a recession will hit. We want to be prepared for a recession, but we don't want to miss out on potential upside while we are waiting.
As the year goes on, we have found numerous opportunities in all three legs. For the common equity leg, one of the sectors we find to be particularly appealing is REITs. As pass-through corporations, REITs are required to distribute 90% of their taxable income and that leads to a class of equities that have higher than average dividend payments.
Recent recommendations that we have made include Cedar Realty Trust (CDR), Spirit Realty (SRC), Washington Prime Group (WPG), Jernigan Capital (JCAP) and EPR Properties (EPR) among others.
These equities meet our goal of high current yield, and all have the potential for growth, which will help our portfolio's total return. They also make up... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
WP GLIMCHER 4.10   13.2 0.31 1.00 24.75
CEDAR SHOPPING CENTERS 2.93   20.9 0.14 0.20 7.04
COHEN & STEERS QUALITY INCOME REALTY FUND 14.20   0.0 0.00 0.00 6.80
EPR PROPERTIES 78.86   21.1 3.74 4.50 5.73
SIMON PROPERTY GROUP 165.27   21.6 7.65 8.20 4.92
VENTAS 69.65   55.3 1.26 3.17 4.62
DIGITAL REALTY 124.00   98.4 1.26 4.32 3.53
COHEN & STEERS 49.19   19.7 2.50 1.44 2.93
PROLOGIS 81.53   30.1 2.71 2.12 2.62
ESSEX PROPERTY TRUST 301.65   47.6 6.33 7.80 2.58


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