Dangers in Unlisted Real Estate Trusts

The marketing of non-traded REITs as a stable investment for seniors is drawing scrutiny from regulators.

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It sounds like the ideal investment for a retiree: a portfolio with a nice 6% or 7% yield and a stable share price that won't bounce around with the market's ups and downs.

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Eleanor Laise
Senior Editor, Kiplinger's Retirement Report
Laise covers retirement issues ranging from income investing and pension plans to long-term care and estate planning. She joined Kiplinger in 2011 from the Wall Street Journal, where as a staff reporter she covered mutual funds, retirement plans and other personal finance topics. Laise was previously a senior writer at SmartMoney magazine. She started her journalism career at Bloomberg Personal Finance magazine and holds a BA in English from Columbia University.