Investors looking for alternatives to gold that act as inflation hedges should consider real estate investment trusts. Unlike gold, REITs pay dividends.
Forget old when it comes to protecting your portfolio from inflation three get the job done. Real estate investment trust which also has three. -- are great inflation heads and there are a wise investment thankful and here's why first. We think dividends. Last year -- average yield -- three and a half percent gold on the other hand he's no dividends. Secondly we can -- inflation which reached out 90% of their taxable income and dividends. And their income comes from friends that -- can hike the rent as the economy improves and inflation private. Your dividends of his lap. Third mortgage rates -- -- and that's good for commercial real estate because it lowers the cost for -- to finance and expand their hold it there are risks now. Reits are closely tied to both of real estate market and the stock market -- either one of them has to pick up. You could soft and performances instead. You -- -- publicly traded reits are over 10%. The very volatile gold spdr ETF it's down by double digit. If you've got more than 5% of your for falling on people consider trimming it back and adding some --