The Recession Resistant Triple Net REIT [Complete Guide]

The major source of income for all REITs are the rents they collect from their tenants, but how much do we know about the leases the business operate under? Most of us are not familiar with those leases and the types, such as a triple net lease. A triple net REIT is a particular kind […]

Net Asset Value Model: A Valuable Tool for Finding the Intrinsic Value of a REIT

Real estate investment trusts or REITs are companies that own, manage, and finance income-producing properties. By law, these businesses must distribute at least 90% of its profits to shareholders as dividends. Valuing REITs is a difficult proposition because of the structure of the business and the fact that shareholders receive the majority of the free […]

REITs Valuation: Methods, Metrics, and Analysis (Simplified)

Investing in real estate is one of the classic asset allocations investors have to choose, but not everyone has or wants to own physical real estate. So what is the option? How about real estate investment trusts, or REITs for short? REITs can offer fantastic returns for all investors with a higher dividend yield than […]

The High Yield Potential from REIT Dividends: Considering Taxes and Safety

Many investors look for companies with great dividend yields and distribute great dividends, and REITs are one of the best sources of dividend payers and growers. But what do we know about REIT dividends, and how do they work? Most investors know REITs first and foremost because of the attractive dividend yields they offer, relative […]

Building A Portfolio with ETFs: A Beginners Guide

Successful investing doesn’t have to be complicated; the most important factor is to find a method and strategy that works for you. Whether that be picking individual stocks or building a portfolio with ETFs. The growth in ETFs (exchange-traded funds) since their introduction in the 1990s has exploded across the investing universe. Since the first […]

What are the Stock Market Sectors? – Global Industry Classification Standards

One of the most common ways investors think about a company and analyze their portfolio diversification is by sector. There are 11 main sectors used by the S&P and MSCI in their popular Global Industry Classification Standards (GICS), which was started in 1999 to offer investors a standardized way to segment the market. From these […]

The Two Main Types of Quantitative Stock Analysis Described

Quantitative analysis for stocks means finding the value (or “valuation”) of the stock using numbers. There are two main types of quantitative valuation methods for stocks—relative and absolute valuation. Both relative and absolute valuation metrics use numbers only, making them purely a quantitative analysis. Both have already been defined, so we don’t have to reinvent […]

Stock Market Cycles: How to Analyze and Profit

“Warren Buffett tells us, “The less prudence with which others conduct their affairs, the greater the prudence with which we should conduct our own affairs.” ― Howard Marks, Mastering The Market Cycle: Getting the odds on your side Stock market cycles, represented by the bear and bull markets, ebb and flow through time. Investing during different market […]

“There is Always a Bull Market Somewhere.” Or is there?

Brand new investors might look at a rising stock market and all-time highs as a potential indicator that stocks are expensive. However, new investors should consider the quote I heard from the popular Jim Cramer when I first started investing—that “there is always a bull market somewhere”. If there’s always a bull market somewhere, then […]

Assessing The Capital Allocation Skills of Management

Capital allocation is job number one for any management team. The problem is that most CEOs lack this skill, intending to build long-term value for both shareholders and the company. Warren Buffett talks about finding management teams he trusts, who act in the best interests of shareholders; part of that is the capital allocation for […]