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REIT Investing 101: Why REIT Dividends Are So Unique

REITs aren’t your typical dividend stocks for a few reasons.

[Updated: Feb 04, 2021 ] Aug 10, 2019 by Matt Frankel, CFP
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REIT Name (Stock Symbol) Type of Assets Dividend Yield
Simon Property Group (NYSE: SPG) Shopping malls 4.6%
Host Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: HST) Hotels 4.2%
Annaly Capital Management (NYSE: NLY) Mortgages and related assets 11.8%
Public Storage (NYSE: PSA) Self-storage facilities 3.7%
Digital Realty Trust (NYSE: DLR) Data centers 3.6%

Source: CNBC. Dividend yields as of 4/25/2019. Note that these aren’t intended to be stock recommendations, just examples of some of the largest REITs.

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