The Peace that Comes from Dividend Investing

We are living through history. And, as I suspect has been the case for most folks throughout history with a conscious feeling of “living through history,” it doesn’t feel great. The REIT Dude has been “sheltered in place” with Mrs. REIT Dude and Baby REIT Dude for a bit more than a month now. IContinue reading “The Peace that Comes from Dividend Investing”

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).”

Be a Lazy Farmer with REITs, pt. 1: Farmland Partners, Inc. (FPI).

Throughout human history, farmland has been one of the most popular investments. In many pre-industrial societies, it was essentially the only source of generational wealth. While today’s investor has infinitely more choices, farmland remains a compelling investment for many reasons: Land has a fundamental value, and there will always be demand for crops as longContinue reading “Be a Lazy Farmer with REITs, pt. 1: Farmland Partners, Inc. (FPI).”

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?”

Why Not Just Buy Index Funds?

For any reasonably aware investor, the first question for the REIT Dude would be “Why bother with any of this?  Why not just invest in a low-cost S&P 500 index fund like SPY or, even better, a low cost total-market index fund like VTI/VTSAX?  Why, You the Hypothetical Discerning Investor (“YTHDI”) might ask, should youContinue reading “Why Not Just Buy Index Funds?”

Why This Blog Exists

Who am I? I am a litigator in my early 30s from California. I don’t have an MBA, I’ve never worked on Wall Street, and the closest I’ve come to starting a hedge fund is getting together some funds to buy a hedge in the Home Depot garden department. I am, in short, an amateur,Continue reading “Why This Blog Exists”