Rising Rates Hit REITs Hard

Several years of rock-bottom interest rates, fueled by the federal government, have had investors in a desperate search for yield. That was a plus for real estate investment trusts (REITs), which are required to pay 90 percent of their profits out in the form of dividends to investors. The minute rates began to rise, suddenly the darlings became the duds.

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