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REITs were long thought to be relatively safe investments for yield-seeking investors. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed that assumption quickly and dramatically. Owning the wrong REITs could be a costly mistake, which is why we'll show you which one to avoid on top of the best REITs to buy today.
As all levels of government moved to shut down the economy and strongly suggest people stay home, rents stopped getting paid on apartments and offices across the country. Restaurants had to lay off all their workers, and they could not make rent payments either. REITs saw earnings collapse, and many have cut or eliminated their dividend payout since the economy was shut down in March.
Given that the second quarter was likely worse than the first one, we have probably not seen the last of the pay cuts from real estate investment trusts.
While it can be easy to focus on the doom and gloom of it all, all investors should keep in mind that the best time to buy is when the blood is running in the streets. While we have a healthcare crisis that is hurting the economy, a recovery is coming. Businesses are starting to reopen across the United States, and we will eventually see a return to normality.
When it does, many of the current battered REITs will see a rapid recovery in their stock price, and the dividends will be reinstated and start growing again.
That makes these two REITs some of the best investments you can make right now. And to make sure you're totally protected, we'll also show you the top REIT to avoid right now too…
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This World-Renowned Angel Investor is Sharing his #1 Secret to Pre-IPO Riches
Investing in startup companies can be one of the easiest and most profitable opportunities available today. With startups, you're getting in at the earliest possible time.
That means you're in line for the biggest possible gains – way more than you could get from the stock market.
Investing in startups used to be reserved for the mega-rich… the millionaires and billionaires of the world.
But thanks to a recent groundbreaking piece of legislation, the doors to this private market have been blown open.
As of today, any person above the age of 18 can invest in these incredible startup companies… and you don't need tons of money to get started.
Here's what you need to know:
Step 1: Transfer $50 into your checking account
Unlike most other types of investments where you need upwards of $2,500 and a verified brokerage account to get going, investing in startups is easy and affordable.
- You can do this without a broker.
- You can do this without completing a single piece of paperwork.
- You can do this with as little as $50.
In most cases, your investment comes directly out of your checking account!
So to get started, just transfer $50… $100… $500… however much you'd like… into a checking account of your choice.
Step 2: Find a startup that excites you!
Next, it's time to figure out where you'd like to invest that $50.
Whether you're into technology, health, entertainment, food… there are literally hundreds of thousands of startups available to anyone over the age of 18.
That's far more opportunities than what you'll find in the typical stock market – and dozens more startups are coming online every single week.
I'm talking about companies like…
People can't buy shares of Instagram today – they're not on the market. But you could've gotten in during the startup phase…
From their startup days to when Facebook bought them – the value of Instagram jumped 47,519%.
Anyone who was smart enough to invest even $50?
Well, they turned that $50 into $23,809.
$500? That would've turned into $238,090.
Or Uber. Now, this example is utterly exceptional – but get this:
If you had invested even $50 in Uber just a few years ago, you'd be sitting on $1.2 million today.
It's completely absurd – and, of course, your $50 could have gone poof right into zero… but find a winner like Uber, and you're set for life.
If you were to stick with conventional stocks, you can expect to need at least $2,500 just to open your brokerage account. Then, you have the usual (meager) 7% return per year to look forward to.
But with startup investing, you can experience absolutely insane returns … and it's so much more affordable to get started.
Just choose a startup that excites you, and it's on to step 3.
Step 3: The Fun Part…
Once you've got your $50 ready – and once you've identified what kind of startup you want to begin with…
The next step is the fun part!
It's also the place where the most successful startup investors are separated from the herd – where the true millions of dollars (and, in some cases, billions) are made.
This step is covered in full detail by serial entrepreneur, Neil Patel and Shark Tank's Robert Herjavec in a recent video.
Watch and you'll learn how you could access two time-sensitive deals with huge upside.