BOSTON ( TheStreet) -- Heightened speculation that the Federal Reserve may keep interest rates low for a longer period confirms its commitment to safeguard the economy.Real estate investment trusts, or REITs, thrive when interest rates are low because their borrowing costs remain cheap. REITs are required to distribute the vast majority of their income to shareholders, so they offer ample quarterly distributions and lofty yields. Some forecasters expect a near-zero federal funds rate until 2012, making REITs attractive investments. Here are 10 top-ranked high-yield REITs.
10 Top-Ranked High-Yield REITs
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