At the time of publication, Thomas owned shares of Realty Income (O). Follow @swan_investor This article is commentary by an independent contributor, separate from TheStreet's regular news coverage.
A new sector is being launched by S&P Dow Jones Indices after the markets close on September 16, moving the real estate companies from financials to their own segment.
These heavily shorted stocks could get squeezed much higher on any positive catalyst.
Here are four high-quality REITs that are likely to thrive even if the Federal Reserve raises interest rates. You should consider adding them to your portfolio.
Certain retail REITs have been on a run in 2016, hitting record highs, despite weak retail sales numbers. And if interest rates don't spike, the run could continue.