Articles under “REITs”

Playing the Real Estate Game (part 2)

In last week’s post we provided the logic for why you should not try to invest in individual real estate properties (beyond your home) or try to pick which real estate market is likely to outperform the real estate market. This week we’ll explain how real estate as an asset class compares to alternative investments, specifically stocks. 

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Playing the Real Estate Game (part 1)

We often get questions from our clients about investing in real estate beyond the home they live in. Many want to put money into investment properties because of the income opportunities or the perception that they know how to pick rental properties based on their experience buying their own home.

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Why You Should Exclude REITs From Taxable Accounts

A few weeks ago, we introduced a new investment mix that excluded real estate from taxable accounts. Some readers asked why I recommended excluding real estate, when in A Random Walk Down Wall Street, I supported the inclusion of REITs in investment portfolios.[1] I encourage people to follow four basic rules of investing: diversify your

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Are Rental Properties Good Investments?

Over the past six months, Wealthfront has given a seminar on how to invest well to more than 50 Bay Area-based companies, including Facebook (FB), LinkedIn (LNKD) and Yelp (YELP). The seminar helps the audience learn how to use Modern Portfolio Theory[1] to better manage investment portfolios.

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