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  1. Real estate investment trusts (REITs) refer to companies that own and operate real estates in order to generate income. Properties included in a REIT portfolio may include apartments, health care facilities, hotels, infrastructure (for instance fiber cables, cell towers, and energy pipelines) office buildings, retail centers, self-storage, timberland, and warehouses. A REITs was established by the U.S. Congress as an amendment to the Cigar Excise Tax Extension of 1960; of which the provision allows individual investors to buy shares in commercial real estate portfolios that receive income from a variety of properties. In a previous article, Investingport discussed REITs, the types REITs, as well as their advantages and disadvantages. In this article, we will be looking at how to invest in REITs. Investing in REITs REITs are necessary when considering any fixed-income portfolio, as they serve as a means of diversification, generating returns, as well as lower risks. They also generate dividend income and capital appreciation, making them a counterbalance to stocks, bonds, and cash. An investor can invest in publicly-traded REITs, including REIT mutual funds and REIT exchange-traded funds (ETFs), by acquiring shares through a broker. Shares of a non-traded REIT can be acquired through a broker or financial advisor who participates in the non-traded REIT’s offering. read more here
  2. Both forex trading and stock trading provide investors with a diversity of investment opportunities, each with its own features, perks, and risk levels. Though they both deal with buying and selling, their major difference can be drawn from the kind of commodities they trade—forex trades foreign currencies over the counter (OTC) while stock trading is focused on trading company shares on a central exchange. What is the Forex Market? “The forex market based on currency, it is the market in which participants can buy, sell, exchange, and speculate on currencies…the currency market is considered to be the largest financial market with over $5 trillion in daily transactions, which is more than the futures and equity markets combined.” What Is The Stock Market? “The stock market refers to the collection of markets and exchanges where regular activities of buying, selling, and issuance of shares of publicly-held companies take place." Trading Forex Vs Trading Stocks Read more here
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