REITs Basics

February 20, 2023 Beginner
A real estate investment trust, or REIT, is a type of trust that invests in a portfolio of real estate. Learn how REITs can provide a way to invest in the real estate market.
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This material is intended for informational purposes only and should not be considered a personalized recommendation or investment advice. Investors should review investment strategies for their own particular situations before making any investment decisions.

Examples provided are for illustrative purposes only and not intended to be reflective of results you can expect to achieve.

Risks of the REITs are similar to those associated with direct ownership of real estate, such as changes in real estate values and property taxes, interest rates, cash flow of underlying real estate assets, supply and demand, and the management skill and credit worthiness of the issuer.

Investing in REITs may pose additional risks such as real estate industry risk, interest rate risk, and liquidity risk.

The example is hypothetical and provided for illustrative purposes only. It is not intended to represent a specific investment product. Dividends and interest are assumed to have been reinvested, and the example does not reflect the effects of taxes or fees.

Investing involves risks, including the loss of principal invested.

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