5 High-Yielding REITs for Dividend Investors

These real estate investment trusts offer above-average yields and could deliver appreciation, too. Plus, four funds to get into real estate.

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If you’re a small-time landlord, real estate can be a ton of work, with an uncertain payoff. But stick with real estate investment trusts and you’re likely to be rewarded. Over the past 15 years, property-owning REITs have generated an average annual total return of 11.2% a year, doubling the 5.5% annualized gain of Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index.

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Daren Fonda
Senior Associate Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Daren joined Kiplinger in July 2015 after spending more than 20 years in New York City as a business and financial writer. He spent seven years at Time magazine and joined SmartMoney in 2007, where he wrote about investing and contributed car reviews to the magazine. Daren also worked as a writer in the fund industry for Janus Capital and Fidelity Investments and has been licensed as a Series 7 securities representative.