Friday, January 18, 2013
I am reaching the point where I either have to take some more risk, or I will be stuck at my day job forever, instead of doing something that really matters to improving our society. I have been looking at some REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts) that have pretty decent dividends, such as American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp (MTGE), which has a 14.02% yield as of the close of business today, and Apollo Residential Mortgage Inc (AMTG) with a 12.77% yield. I realize that these returns imply some risk, and I would not buy more than 500 or 1000 shares of any particular REIT, and no more than 15% of total portfolio in REITs of all sorts. Any suggestions on things to watch for?