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Getting To Know The Asset Class - REITs

REIT stands for Real Estate Investment Trust. It is a type of company structure set up for the primary purpose of managing real estate assets on behalf of investors. But since it was first created, it has evolved to include holdings outside of the real estate sector. REITs are a favorite investment vehicle of investors who are looking for passive income because they are required by law to distribute most of the cash flow from the underlying assets to the investors as dividends.

For those who are new to REITs, this introductory video will answer a few simple questions:

  1. What are REITs?

  2. What are the different types of REITs?

  3. Why invest in REITs?

  4. What are the risks when you invest in REITs?

  5. How do you invest in REITs?

I hope you get to know more about this income-generating asset class from this video and all the best in your investing!


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