One of the big reasons for investing in real estate investment trusts (REITs) is the kind of dividends many pay. While Treasury bonds are just beginning to catch up with inflation, some REITs offer better yields as long as investors are willing to accept the risks attached to owning them. Here are seven REITs with better-than-average, hard-to-ignore dividend yields: AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ: AGNC) is paying 11.36% at a price of $12.57. The Bethesda, Maryland-based company specializes in res
Mortgage real estate investment trusts (REITs) have struggled mightily since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. First, they were beset with margin calls as the mortgage-backed securities market froze in the early days of the pandemic. This forced all of them to sell mortgage-backed securities at fire-sale prices in order to raise cash to meet margin calls.
These passive-income powerhouses average a 9.73% yield, which means an initial investment of $37,000, split equally, would net you $300/month in dividend income.