Back-Testing My Investing Thought Process During a Crisis

It’s easy to be a “good investor” when everyone is making money. When the market is up 30% in a year, the odds are pretty good that you’ll enjoy logging into your TDAmeritrade account and watching the value of your positions increase. “Look at me,” you’ll chuckle to yourself, spreading your arms aloft in frontContinue reading “Back-Testing My Investing Thought Process During a Crisis”

Portfolio Haircuts and Dividend Investing in the Age of Social Distancing

The world continues to be frightening and feel insane. I, like many of you, am working from home for the next couple of weeks. It’s difficult to focus on work because I keep refreshing news sites and Google Finance, only to discover that San Francisco has a “shelter in place” order in effect, the marketContinue reading “Portfolio Haircuts and Dividend Investing in the Age of Social Distancing”

Coronavirus and the REIT Dude’s Investments: Part 2

There’s a lot going in in the REIT Dude’s life right now. I have an incredible 2-month-old baby at home. I spend my days (and the occasional night and weekend) working in the corporate world. And, it lately seems, I spend the remainder of my time looking at market news and wondering if the worldContinue reading “Coronavirus and the REIT Dude’s Investments: Part 2”

Be a Lazy Farmer With REITs, pt. 2: Gladstone Land Corporation (LAND).

Yesterday on this here REIT Blog I wrote about how you can use REITs to invest in farmland and looked at one specific agricultural property REIT–Farmland Partners, Inc. (FPI). Today, I am going to look at another agricultural REIT – Gladstone Land Corporation (ticker: LAND). Before we start looking at LAND, let’s review some ofContinue reading “Be a Lazy Farmer With REITs, pt. 2: Gladstone Land Corporation (LAND).”

How to Evaluate a Potential REIT Investment: Evaluating Essex Property Trust, Inc. (ESS)

Obviously REIT evaluation, like stock evaluation generally, is complex. There is really no end to the amount of data you can consider, analysis you can do, and so forth. Suffice it to say that I’m not going to be able to accurately or adequately sum up the entire process of REIT evaluation in a singleContinue reading “How to Evaluate a Potential REIT Investment: Evaluating Essex Property Trust, Inc. (ESS)”

What About Passively Managed REIT Funds?

In the short history of this young-but-venerable REIT blog, I have already expressed a few positions that form the cornerstones of my investing philosophy: (1.) REITs are pretty great. (2.) Diversification is pretty great. (3.) Index funds are pretty great. So it would stand to reason, then, that I must love passively managed, low-cost REITContinue reading “What About Passively Managed REIT Funds?”