Mickey: REITs are a good investment despite 2011 performance

10/24/2011 | U.S. News & World Report

One of REITs' strengths in an investor portfolio is their noncorrelation to other asset trends, writes Tim Mickey. That did not happen this year, as both REITs and the larger equity market underperformed. However, it is important to keep REITs' longer-term performance in mind, he notes, as REIT returns historically have proven not to correlate with equity returns.

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