There is a lot of speculation about whether investors are making a mistake by putting their money in bonds. Corporate bonds, junk bonds, Treasury bonds, municipal bonds – if you can name it, there's a pundit out there yelling that the good days are over and the market is going to crash.
Goldman Sachs warned companies and investors to lock in low interest rates over 14 months ago to prepare for a bond-market blowup. "Bond crash dead ahead … tick, tick boom!" yelled MarketWatch this year, followed by the milder "Warning: your bond funds may lose 25%," with 10 ways to change your investments for the coming bond crash. "It's time to wager against the US Treasury," urged Forbes.
Your better off with stocks . It doesn't belong in anyones portfolio at all.
Real estate investment trusts have been getting a lot of bad press lately, as valuations for some have dropped dramatically. Some stakeholders say the entire REIT industry is going to be turned on its head in the next year, and many current players who can’t adapt will disappear.
REITs have been raising red flags in the advisory community for a while now because of issues around transparency, liquidity and pricing.