REITs Are Oversold: It Seems To Be a Good Time to Be Greedy While Others are Fearful

Gekko, greed is good

Greed is good. Some of you might remember the phrase being said by Gordon Gekko, the Wall Street villain played by Michael Douglas in the 1987 film, “Wall Street.” The actual phrase was much longer:

Greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right. Greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures, the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms; greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge, has marked the upward surge of mankind and greed, you mark my words, will not only save Teldar Paper, but that other malfunctioning corporation called the U.S.A.

Warren Buffett, another well-known, but less fictional character has another quote along those lines:

Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.

Investors have been fearful of interest rate rises and have dumped REITs. We think it’s a good time to be greedy.

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Can you hear me now? If so you should be buying American Tower Corp

Tower Companies - AMT

It dawned on me one day that my cell phone calls aren’t inadvertently disconnected as often as they used to be. The reception I get lately from most if not all locations is of very high quality. I gave credit to my cell phone service provider for expanding its network and improving its service. But then I wondered if they really deserve the credit, or if there were other reasons for our improved cell phone service. As we will go over in this article, the answer is yes, and it offers us a compelling opportunity to invest in.

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