Rising Interest Rates and Dividend Paying REITs

This is a nice article that discusses the relationship between rising interest rates and REIT’s, and the short-sightedness of evaluating one solely based on the other. Fundamentals are an important part of any analysis, and REIT’s are no different. This article helps the investor take a longer-term view during a short-term troublesome period, and exemplifies some of the research involved in choosing investments and evaluating strategy. We hope you enjoy it.


Brad Thomas researches and writes frequently about both traded and non-traded REITs as income-producing alternatives for investment portfolios. You can find his articles through Forbes, SeekingAlpha, The Motley Fool and The Street.