Re: New to REITs
If you are looking to invest in REITS, look beyond the yield - check to see how the yield is derived. And it can make a difference which type of account you are buying it for (IRA or taxable account.)
With the recent tax reform, check to see how much of the REITs dividends are considered Section 199A dividends since 20% of them are deductible for taxable accounts.
If most of the dividends are considered return of capital, you migh want to consider those for ROTH IRAs.
Two REITs each may yield 5% but if one is 100% ROC vs. the other at 100% Section 199A, you can see the difference it could make.