Top CEOs from the REIT sector are gathering in Chicago amid a tougher cost environment than they've seen in several years, reports CNBC's Diana Olick.
Jim O'Neill, Goldman Sachs Asset Management chairman, discusses the euro zone crisis; opportunities in China; and the impact of U.S. elections on the economy, with CNBC's Gary Kaminsky.
Stocks have marched higher as many investors bet that the world’s policymakers will fix what ails the global economy. But with risks across the globe still lurking, many pros are quietly sticking with quality, dividend-paying large-cap stocks.
Low interest rates and improving job picture have given real estate investment trusts a boost that will make them an attractive alternative to stocks and bonds.
Weyerhaeuser is that rare company for which money does grow in trees, says Mad Money's Cramer, discussing the stock's recent run, and 2.8% yield, with Daniel Fulton, Weyerhaeuser Company CEO, adding "We are more optimistic this year as we head into 2012."
Despite record low mortgage rates reported today and rising affordability in most U.S. housing markets, rent is the new reality for former home owners and new households alike.
Mad Money's Cramer explains why buying a 1 year REIT ETF over individual stocks, gives investors a safety play through diversification.
Entertainment Properties is a neat REIT, says Jim Cramer, with a 6.55 percent yield, but there are concerns over company charge-offs. Discussing future growth prospects, with David Brain, Entertainment Properties Trust CEO.
Like it or not, U.S. financial markets are inextricably tied to Europe's debt crisis, says Mad Money host Jim Cramer. But there is an escape plan: investors should consider high yielding utilities, REITs, and master limited partnerships, or MLPs. These groups don't trade with Europe and they aren't too exposed to the indices.
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